Is the Jersey Shore Coming Back? Wildwoods Named Top 10 Tourist Town

The Wildwoods, which were largely spared by Hurricane Sandy, have been named to FamilyFun magazine’s top-ten list of tourist towns. (This wasn’t some arbitrary ranking scheme devised by bored editors; they polled families across the country.) Considering the list also includes Mackinaw City, Michigan–not my idea of an ideal vacation spot–the honor may be a dubious one. Either way, the tourism-dependent Jersey Shore, which has been granted $25 million in federal dollars for Shore marketing, will be happy for the good press.[Courier-Press]