The Top 10 Boardwalks

The National Geographic did polling of the best boardwalks and the pictures are in order from one to ten.  The boardwalk in Atlantic City, New Jersey made the #1 boardwalk.  I actually lived in New Jersey many years ago and can say I had a few trips to the boardwalk and I must say I had more fun in the casinos at the time. 😉  I think having casinos on the boardwalk was probably the item that boosted them to the number 1 spot.  But, I guess what else could you ask for fun, sand, beach and casinos all wrapped in one.

When I think of boardwalks I am reminded of nothing but fun and good times.  I also think of the smell of all the various kinds of oooghy googhy sticky foods being served there such as candy apples, saltwater taffy and butter toffee!  We can’t forget all the cold sodas, fried foods and the hot dogs being served up.  Oh and I can’t forget about ice cream cones.  I love them and when I visited the boardwalk I would always get one mixed with chocolate and vanilla.  I always feel like I have gained a few pounds after I leave.

I have a confession I really love all the neat souvenirs and t-shirt shops that are all over the place.  I have this thing for going into all the surf shops and t-shirt shops!  I don’t why but I just love that stuff.  I guess it’s the reminders of a good time.

I will admit I am a bit smitten with the Santa Cruz Boardwalk.  Have any of you visited any of the above boardwalks?  If so, what were your thoughts?  Any special food you enjoyed?


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CynthiaJuly 27, 2011 - 7:29 PM

jennie you should go and take photos and post them on your blog..hint hint I love your photography!

JennieJuly 27, 2011 - 1:14 PM

You know, I’ve lived in NY state my whole life and visited NYC many times but never Coney Island. I think I need to add it to my list the next time I visit. Thanks for the reminder.

CynthiaJuly 26, 2011 - 11:00 AM

wow!! what a good memory! it’s what I like about beach living and the lifestyle so much!

JillJuly 26, 2011 - 10:54 AM

Good ol’ Ocean City, Maryland. We had senior week there after High School and I spent a lot of time there when I went to school just down the road at Salisbury U. Things that came from ocean city: purple hair, belly piercing (long gone), lots of beer and sand and boardwalk fries with vinegar, like Della said! Of course, I can’t forget my first kiss was there, as well. 🙂 Man, Ocean City was a fantastic place to be in your late teens/early 20’s.

Baby ShopaholicJuly 26, 2011 - 10:18 AM

I have never been to any of these places. They look fun. I am sure I would love the souvenir shops!

TerriawJuly 26, 2011 - 9:48 AM

What a great selection of beach boardwalks! Such a great variety featured here, from paved to sandy. I always thought it would be cool to live close enough to hang out at a boardwalk regularly. I have only been to the Venice Beach boardwalk, which has great people watching! Would love to check out that Santa Cruz boardwalk – looks fabulous.

CynthiaJuly 26, 2011 - 9:40 AM

omg!!! yes the fries with vinegar I first had that when I lived in Ohio and thought how yummy!

CynthiaJuly 26, 2011 - 9:39 AM

I agree I love boardwalks for soul seaching especially if you can go during the week when not many people are out.

CynthiaJuly 26, 2011 - 9:38 AM

oh wow! how neat is that Meg! You need to go and come back and tell us about it.

DellaJuly 26, 2011 - 9:13 AM

You hit on 3 of my faves in this post! I love Virginia Beach, Rehobeth Beach, and Ocean City! It’s been years…but, Boardwalk Fries with vinegar!!! OMG yummy.

Meg CarterJuly 26, 2011 - 8:59 AM

Yay! Myrtle Beach made the list!!! Thanks for reminding me that I need to take advantage of the fact that I live 10 minutes from one of these great boardwalks. Great post! 🙂

LoulouJuly 26, 2011 - 6:13 AM

I haven’t visited any of the boardwalks (as yet)

but boy some of them are now on my list of must see’s.

I am in love with the photo of the Sandwich Boardwalk – Massachusetts
I think this might be a perfect soul searching / soul finding walk

lovely photos to keep in the memory bank – thanks for the nice post