Okay, we’re fairly certain that even those who didn’t make the list of Budget Travel Magazine’s Most Awesome Boardwalks have not reached a pit of despair so deep that they’ve been reduced to pursuing drug addiction. But these debates can get passionate, that’s for sure, when the stakes are high.
Everyone at the Jersey Shore is looking for tourism this summer, worried that Sandy, or national perceptions of Sandy, will keep people away. Budget Travel included area boardwalks at Atlantic City, Point Pleasant, Wildwood and Rehoboth–but did not mention Ocean City, NJ, which does, indeed, seem odd. But Ocean City, Maryland, got a strong mention, and perhaps the writers felt it would be too clunky to have two Ocean Cities on the list (far-fetched, we realize).
The local picks had special qualities that made them stand out. We’ll put it into our own words:
Atlantic City: American iconography; Boardwalk Empire; grandmas at slots
Rehoboth: quiet, quiet, the breeze blows but eddies of trash there are not
Wildwoods: We can only quote the piece: “spirit of the Jersey Shore”–god help us
Point Pleasant: retro appeal of charming rides; family-friendly; unhurried pace
And now, some photos.
Ocean City Boardwalk
Atlantic City Boardwalk
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• America’s Most Awesome Boardwalks [Budget Travel]