Summer is here at the Jersey Shore, and that means trips to some of the most famous and storied beaches and boardwalks in the world, and that certainly includes Asbury Park.

All it takes is a stroll on the boardwalk or a drive through town to get you imagining all of the amazing history this beach town has to offer. If you ever wondered about the history of Asbury Park, you can get a ton of info at the Asbury Park Historical Society's website.

The city is rich in history and amazing architecture. I remember falling in love with Convention Hall and the Berkeley (then the Berkeley-Carteret Hotel) the first time I laid my eyes on it.

And my love for these and other buildings have only grown over the years, and it seems there is something new to learn about these amazing places. Here are just some examples...

A broom manufacturer from New York purchased the land that would become Asbury Park for $90,000 in 1871.

In 1880 a guy named George first brought Tillie to Ocean Ave. along with his steeplechase amusements.

It was 1929 when Convention Hall and the Casino appeared and gave the boardwalk the look that we still cherish to this day.

There are so many cool facts about this super cool city, and now that summer is here, let's enjoy everything Asbury Park has to offer.

And if you want to know everything that's going on around Asbury Park this summer, and you want to know the latest information about visiting the beaches and boardwalks, just check out the Asbury Park Chamber of Commerce website.

And remember, when you are in Asbury Park, support all the great local businesses there for you. They have never needed your support more than now. And the Point will be live on the boardwalk throughout the weekend as well.

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