Asbury Park, NJ Asbury Park, New Jersey is an iconic Jersey Shore town with a rich history and vibrant LGBTQ community. While the town host events year-round, summertime is when it comes alive with festivals, concerts, and of course, gorgeous beach days. The LGBTQ community is credited for revitalizing the city and making it a place where people could be themselves. The rich history of the city helped to shape it into what it is today, with a thriving LGBTQ community, dynamic music scene and some of the best beaches in New Jersey. Fuel up at LGBTQ-owned eateries like indoor or outdoor dining at Moonstruck, quick-serve noodles as you like them from Pasta Volo and tasty lunch and breakfast bites from Chat & Nibble. Follow your days on the beach or along the boardwalk by energetic nights on the town at Georgie’s Bar or back at your home base at Paradise in The Empress or The St. Laurent Social Club.