I pretty much love being anywhere in New Jersey. For realz. I cannot understand how so many people trash it; they must be from New York 😂. I'd take NJ over NY any day. In August 2017, I went to an area I've never been before for a family day trip. We went to the beach at Ocean Grove ($8 beach pass), with charm reminiscent of Cape May. Then we walked up the boardwalk to Asbury Park, which was artsy, colorful, full of flavor and variety, and even a drum circle. Yes! I absolutely loved it, and cannot wait to go back! There was even a place that had kombucha on tap and chia seed beverages! This is TOTALLY in my wheelhouse. My cousin and I also watched a couple getting married on the beach. AND there was even a church service on the boardwalk that apparently happens frequently, so we were also getting our praise & worship on! Here are a few pictures from the trip. Top to bottom: 1. Taking a photo with Amy Winehouse. 2, 3. Visiting The Mermaid Haberdashery (I love mermaids!), full of wonderful vintage items that I want for my wedding :-) 4. Taking a photo with a dope boombox. 5. Wedding on the beach. 6. My uncle, my nephew, and I posing and having fun. 7. Looking at the beautiful moon hanging over the beach. In conclusion, this area is a must!