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Asbury Park, Belmar or Sandy Hook: Vote now for Conde Nast Traveler readers' choice contest

Asbury Park, Belmar or Sandy Hook: Vote now for Conde Nast Traveler readers’ choice contest

Asbury Park, Belmar, or Sandy Hook?

Those are your three choices for New Jersey’s “Best Beaches,” as determined by Conde Nast Traveler.

The magazine has announced nominees for its annual Readers’ Choice Awards. New Jersey destinations show up in the categories of Best Airports, Best Cities, Best Beaches, Best Restaurants and Best Hotels.

Winners are selected entirely by readers.

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It’s not clear what criteria are used for each category. Why, for example, are the best beaches Asbury, Belmar and Sandy Hook, rather than any other wonderful beach in New Jersey? Why are all three nominated restaurants in Lambertville? Why is Newark Liberty International Airport nominated?

If you are a nitpicky reporter and these are questions that will make you irritable and keep you up at night, best to avoid this contest.

If you’re simply looking for escapist fun, you can vote at cntraveler.com/rca/vote. (You have to register your e-mail address with Conde Nast in order to vote, and then each registered e-mail address is eligible to vote one time). Deadline is June 30.

Winners are announced on-line in mid-October and will appear in the November print issue.

Here are New Jersey’s nominees:

Best Airports:

Newark Liberty International Airport

Best Beaches:

Asbury Park

Belmar

Sandy Hook

Best Cities:

Atlantic City

Newark

Best Hotels Resorts:

The Asbury Hotel, Asbury Park

Bally’s Atlantic City, Atlantic City

Borgata Hotel Casino Spa, Atlantic City

Bungalow Hotel, Long Branch

Caesars, Atlantic City

Caribbean Motel, Wildwood Crest

The Chalfonte House, Cape May

The Chelsea, Atlantic City

Colonial Inn at Historic Smithville, Smithville

Congress Hall, Cape May

Dolce, Basking Ridge

Dolce, Palisades

Element, Ewing

Golden Nugget, Atlantic City

Grand Cascades Lodge, Crystal Springs Resort, Hamburg

Hard Rock Hotel Casino, Atlantic City

Harrah’s, Atlantic City

The Heldrich, New Brunswick

Hilton Newark Airport, Newark

Hilton Newark Penn Station, Newark

Hilton, Short Hills

Hotel Icona, Wildwood Crest

Hotel Indigo, Newark

Hyatt Morristown at Headquarters Plaza, Morristown

Hyatt Regency Jersey City on the Hudson, Jersey City

Hyatt Regency, New Brunswick

Hyatt Regency, Princeton

Lambertville Station Restaurant and Inn, Lambertville

Marriott Newark Liberty International Airport, Newark

Minerals Hotel Spa, Crystal Springs Resort, Hamburg

Nassau Inn, Princeton

The Ocean Club Hotel, Cape May

Oyster Point Hotel, Red Bank

Peacock Inn, Princeton

The Re at Shelter Haven, Stone Harbor

Sandpiper Beach Club, Cape May

Seaview, A Dolce Hotel, Absecon

Sheraton Lincoln Harbor Hotel, Weehawken

Southern Mansion, Cape May

The Virginia Hotel, Cape May

The Water Club at Borgata, Atlantic City

Westin Jersey City Newport, Jersey City

W Hoboken, Hoboken

Best Restaurants, Bars, Beach Clubs:

The Boat House, Lambertville

D’Floret, Lambertville

Liberty Hall Pizza, Lambertville

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