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Asbury Park is a small seaside city on the New Jersey coast. It’s known for its sandy shore and beachfront boardwalk lined with shops, arcades and cafes. The city’s live music venues include the Stone Pony, which has hosted native New Jerseyans Bruce Springsteen and Jon Bon Jovi, and the 1920s Paramount Theatre. The Silverball Museum’s video games, arcade games and pinball machines date from the 1930s to the present.

Asbury Park & Local Attraction

Transportation, Parking & Directions

Lodging

Lodging discounts for the 18th Annual Garden State Film Festival, are available at the following locations.

Please remember to book early to guarantee your room! Last year all of  Hotels were completely sold out!

The Berkeley Oceanfront Hotel

OR CALL The Berkeley Oceanfront Hotel at 732-776-6700
Select option 1.
Please inform the reservation agent you would like to book a room in the Garden State Film Festival Room Block.

The Asbury Hotel

OR CALL The Asbury Hotel at  at 732-741-7100
CODE:  GSFF2019
Please inform the reservation agent you would like to book a room in the Garden State Film Festival Room Block.

Asbury Park

#AsburyPark! Budget Travel magazine recently named Asbury Park the “coolest small town” in America.

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Directions

Via Car:

Traveling from North of Asbury Park

  • Via Garden State Parkway traveling South take Exit 102
    1. Make a right onto Asbury Avenue
    2. Proceed on Asbury Avenue to Rt. 66
    3. Proceed on Rt. 66 to a traffic circle,
    4. Following signs for Asbury Park
    5. Take Asbury Avenue to Ocean Avenue and turn left
    6. The Paramount Theater/Convention Hall complex is at the north end of the boardwalk.

or

  • Via Garden State Parkway traveling South take Exit 100A
    1. Proceed East on Route 33
    2. Stay on Route 33 until you go over the Railroad tracks, then turn left.
    3. At the third traffic light make a right onto Cookman Avenue.
    4. Continue on Cookman Avenue until you reach Ocean Avenue
    5. The Paramount Theater/Convention Hall complex is at the north end of the boardwalk.

Traveling from  South of Asbury Park

Via Garden State Parkway North take Exit 100B

  1. Proceed East on Route 33
  2. Stay on Route 33 until you go over the Railroad tracks
  3. Route 33 ends, turn left.
  4. At the third traffic light make a right onto Cookman Avenue.
  5. Continue on Cookman Avenue until you reach Ocean Avenue

Traveling from the West of Asbury Park

Take the NJ Turnpike to I195 East to Route 18 North and follow the directions below.

To Asbury Park via Route 18

  1. Take Route 18, to the Asbury Park / Route 66 East exit
    (Traveling north, make a right onto Route 66 traveling South, make a left)
  2. Proceed on Route 66 for just under 1 mile to the circle
  3. Follow the signs for Asbury Park
  4. Stay on Asbury Avenue to Ocean Avenue

 

Via Air:

Newark Liberty Airport (EWR) is the closest airport( about 45 min by car ) and is a lovely ride via the Garden State Parkway (exit 102) south to Asbury Avenue Exit 102.

  • Make a right onto Asbury Avenue
  • Proceed on Asbury Avenue to Rt. 66
  • Proceed on Rt. 66 to a traffic circle,
  • Following signs for Asbury Park
  • Take Asbury Avenue to Ocean Avenue

There is also direct train service from Newark airport to Asbury Park via NJ Transit trains.

 

Via Train:

NJ Transit North Jersey Coast Line offers service to Asbury Park from New York’s Penn Station, from Hoboken and Newark’s Penn Station in New Jersey. Even though parking is easy in Asbury Park, I prefer NJ Transit’s comfortable and convenient mass transit option. All venues are easily accessible via the GSFF Express Jitney on Saturday and Sunday. Uber, Lyft and taxis are also available.

Transportation

JITNEY
FREE
This Year GSFF and The Jitney Guy (Frank) will be running the GSFF EXPRESS! Our own Jitney which will loop to all venues throughout the festival! Hop on Hop Off!
GSFF EXPRESS IS FREE to all GSFF ticket holders.
(tipping encouraged)
TAXI
CALL FOR PRICE
Surf Taxi Inc – 732-774-5500
Ocean Taxi – 732-643-9090

Parking

iStar has generously provided the following FREE LOTS for GSFF Ticket Holders for the GSFF weekend:

Carousel Lot —  100 Asbury Avenue

Stone Pony Lot — 108 3rd Avenue

113 7th Avenue (North of Convention Hall)

110 1st Avenue (Between Ocean and Kingsley, southwest of Convention Hall).

 

There are also TWO FREE Parking lots at Jersey Shore Arts Center ( South of the building and north of the building)- You may want to take the GSFF Express Jitney from this location

 

There is only a small amount of parking at the Asbury Park Senior Center– You may want to take the GSFF Express Jitney to this location- The Jersey Shore Arts Center has the closest FREE lots.

 

HOW PARKING METERS WORK IN ASBURY PARK:

Paid metered parking is now in effect in all Municipal Parking Lots including: the City Hall Lot, the Transportation Center Parking Lot, and the Memorial Drive Parking Lot. The rates for these lots are $1 per hour on Monday – Friday from 5pm – 12am, and $10 per day on SaturdaySunday and Holidays from 9am – 12am.

 

Rates:

Cash – $1 bills, $5 or $10 bills or Coins. No change given.

 

Debit Cards. Credit cards – MasterCard, Visa or Discover Card only. No fee or surcharge.

 

Via mobile phone using the mPay2park app

 

After you have paid at the meter machines, please keep your receipt (no need to take back your car).

 

You may use ANY meter to buy or add time. Remember your space number.

 

Helpful hint: a flashlight app on your mobile phone helps to view the meter’s keypad at nighttime.

 

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Location:

City Hall, One Municipal Plaza

 

Metered Parking Rate:

Monday-Friday: 5 pm – 12 am

Saturday-Sunday, holidays: 9 am – 12 am

Location:

Immediately to the south of the Asbury Park Transportation Center

 

Metered Parking Rate:

Monday-Friday: 5 pm – 12 am 

Saturday-Sunday, holidays: 9 am – 12 am

Location:

Immediately to the west of City Hall and the Transportation Center

 

Metered Parking Rate:

Monday-Friday: 5 pm – 12 am

Saturday-Sunday, holidays: 9 am – 12 am

Location:

605 Bangs Ave

 

Metered Parking Rate:

Monday-Friday: 6 pm – 12 am

Saturday-Sunday, holidays: 9 am – 12 am

Location:

210 Fifth Ave

 

Metered Parking Rate:

Valet Parking: $10/day non-guests