TOO BIG TO FAIL
It survived several seasons of a love-it-or-hate-it reality TV show AND Superstorm Sandy. Today, the Seaside Heights Boardwalk is still serving up jumbo pizza, endless t-shirt and souvenir shops and huge thrills on amusement rides and water slides at its Casino Pier & Breakwater Beach Waterpark.
GLITZ & GLAM
It may be the oldest of the bunch, but the Atlantic City Boardwalk is still as enchanting as ever. Dotted along its nearly five-mile expanse are neon-lit casino resorts featuring world-class entertainment, celebrity chef eateries, non-stop gaming action and luxe accommodations, plus the celebrated Steel Pier.
As home to the world’s largest concentration of Doo-Wop architecture, The Wildwoods know how to do mid-century right. Expect the same old-school charm on its Boardwalk. Enjoy a carnival-like atmosphere as you play all day on Morey’s Piers & Beachfront Waterparks and listen for the famed “Watch the tram car, please” announcement.
ART & JAMS
Home to The Stone Pony (where numerous rock legends kicked off their careers) and other coveted live performance venues, the Asbury Park Boardwalk boasts a thriving music scene. Of course, the larger-than-life murals up and down the boards that beg to be posted to social media are just as show-stopping.
The Ocean City Boardwalk is bursting with good, clean, all-ages fun. Take the family on a bike ride, satisfy your sweet tooth with locally-made ice cream and fudge, sink a hole-in-one on a miniature golf course and woo-hoo with excitement on rides of every thrill level at Gillian’s Wonderland Pier.
PEACE & QUIET
If a leisurely stroll with the rhythmic sound of ocean waves as the only background music is just your speed, you have a trio of tranquil options. Enjoy the boardwalks of serene Spring Lake, awe-inspiring Avon-By-The-Sea and one-of-a-kind Ocean Grove.
FUN & FISH
On the Point Pleasant Beach Boardwalk, visitors will find many of the beloved attractions New Jersey oceanfront destinations are known for – amusement rides, deep-fried treats and games of chance – and more. For those in the “fish are friends” camp, there’s Jenkinson’s Aquarium. For the “fish are food” crowd, where the boards meet the Manasquan Inlet is a prime spot to reel ‘em in.
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