We already knew that Asbury Park is one of the coolest places at the Jersey Shore, but now it has major bragging rights: named the coolest small town in the country!

Lou Russo, Townsquare Media NJ

The honor comes courtesy of Budget Travel, who say Asbury "exemplifies the cultural and ethnic diversity, creative energy, and unparalleled natural beauty that have defined America for more than two centuries."

They note its status as a 'music mecca,' the gorgeous beachfront, and of course the amazing events to be found all year-round like Zombiefest and fireworks (and how about those bonfires on the beach?)

We'd also like to think our awesome New Jersey Natural Gas Asbury Park Boardwalk Studio is pretty cool too...

We're glad word is finally getting out that there's so many great reasons to Love Asbury!

Here's the rest of Budget Travels Top 10 Coolest Small Towns in America for 2017:

1. Asbury Park, New Jersey
2. Bisbee, Arizona
3. Nevada City, California
4. Chatham, Massachusetts
5. Mountain View, Arkansas
6. Cannon Beach, Oregon
7. Philipsburg, Montana
8. Milford, Pennsylvania
9. Glens Falls, New York
10. Indianola, Mississippi

Get the full article from Budget Travel HERE.

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