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View Poll Results: Best US Boardwalk
Atlantic City, NJ 14 23.73%
Coney Island, NY 9 15.25%
Disney Boardwalk, FL 5 8.47%
Ocean City, MD 4 6.78%
Ocean City, NJ 1 1.69%
Rehoboth Beach, DE 0 0%
Seaside Heights, NJ 2 3.39%
Virginia Beach, VA 2 3.39%
Wildwood, NJ 11 18.64%
Other (Please Specify) 11 18.64%
Voters: 59. You may not vote on this poll

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Old 06-17-2010, 05:30 PM
 
Location: Philadelphia,New Jersey, NYC!
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but, i gotta go with Coney Island! no question

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Old 06-17-2010, 05:49 PM
 
Location: Austin, TX/Chicago, IL/Houston, TX/Washington, DC
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Atlantic City.
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Old 06-17-2010, 05:57 PM
 
Location: East Coast of the United States
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Atlantic City.
Yeah, it's hard to beat casino hotels lined up along an ocean beach.
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Old 06-17-2010, 06:10 PM
 
Location: Monterey Bay, California -- watching the sea lions, whales and otters! :D
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Santa Cruz. Here are some links -- I noticed both the OP and the boardwalks are on the eastcoast....maybe this was meant to be an eastcoast boardwalk thread...I don't know. But I'll take Santa Cruz. It's gorgeous!! And a great wharf attached, too!!

Voted the world’s Best Seaside Amusement Park in 2007 and 2008, the historic Santa Cruz Beach Boardwalk features both modern and classic thrill rides, restaurants, miniature golf, video game arcades, and family bowling, all located on a mile-long sandy beach. The admission-free Boardwalk offers affordable ticket options and free summer entertainment. A truly unique California experience!

Check the photos -- they alternate:
Santa Cruz Beach Boardwalk - Millions of Memories at California's Beachfront Amusement Park

Santa Cruz Beach Boardwalk Photos & Information

Santa Cruz Wharf with Beach Boardwalk (and mountains) in background


Santa Cruz Beach Boardwalk
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Old 06-17-2010, 06:13 PM
 
Location: Zurich, Switzerland/ Piedmont, CA
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Yeah, it's hard to beat casino hotels lined up along an ocean beach.
One thing I hate about casinos is that the commercials on tv never reflect reality. They always show perfect Abercrombie + Fitch looking 20-somethings laughing at the roulette table sipping on a martini, everyone having a ball-not a care in the world.

Then when you actually get there, the patrons are tired looking middle aged folks who look like they are feverishly trying to recoup all the money they lost...the foreboding sense of dissapointment in casinos is almost palpable.

In this sense, Vegas, Reno and Atlantic City are very similar-all that glitters isnt gold.

Love visiting tho-but it saddens me to see lots of people pinning their hopes there.

Sorry for the rant-it just came to my mind when I read your post.
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Old 06-17-2010, 06:22 PM
 
Location: East Coast of the United States
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One thing I hate about casinos is that the commercials on tv never reflect reality. They always show perfect Abercrombie + Fitch looking 20-somethings laughing at the roulette table sipping on a martini, everyone having a ball-not a care in the world.

Then when you actually get there, the patrons are tired looking middle aged folks who look like they are feverishly trying to recoup all the money they lost...the foreboding sense of dissapointment in casinos is almost palpable.

In this sense, Vegas, Reno and Atlantic City are very similar-all that glitters isnt gold.

Love visiting tho-but it saddens me to see lots of people pinning their hopes there.

Sorry for the rant-it just came to my mind when I read your post.
I agree with you. I just think they make the skyline look good.
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Old 06-17-2010, 06:24 PM
 
Location: Zurich, Switzerland/ Piedmont, CA
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I agree with you. I just think they make the skyline look good.
Well, that's definitely true.

Driving through Vegas reminds me a lot of Moscow, really wide streets and humongous buildings, I mean just massive structures.
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Old 06-17-2010, 06:43 PM
 
Location: DC/Brooklyn, NY/Miami, FL
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Coney Island
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Old 06-17-2010, 06:46 PM
 
Location: Atlanta
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Other: Venice Beach.
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Old 06-17-2010, 06:56 PM
 
Location: Long Island/NYC
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Based on the list Wildwood, NJ by far (best boardwalk on Earth), it has the best rides for a boardwalk it could even rival some theme parks, Wildwood is a very doo-wop inpired place sot that's history right there and plus you have the historic Cape May right there too.

Then Virginia Beach, VA then Ocean City, MD then the rest follow.
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