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Old 09-21-2019, 10:14 PM
 
Location: New Jersey
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In NJ, workers in malls, stores, or restaurants will always say that the summer is less busy for them since everyone is down to the shore. In fact, throughout the whole summer in preparation for the holiday season, malls in North Jersey were renovating escalators like crazy to a point where I had to walk far to access the nearest staircase or elevator.

What is it like in the middle of the country where people have no access to the shore in the summer? Do they have a famous getaway spot, not like a regular vacation, but I mean some sort of equivalent of people staying at the Jersey Shore all summer?
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Old 09-21-2019, 10:19 PM
 
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Dallas/Fort Worth while not near an ocean front has 8 or so lakes within a 75 mile radius for water recreation.
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Old 09-21-2019, 10:26 PM
 
Location: North State (California)
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I live near a lake, & we go at least one a week during the hot weather. The Ocean is a few hundred miles away.
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Old 09-21-2019, 10:34 PM
 
Location: Tempe, AZ
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I would like to say Phoenix is pretty dead in the summers, but honestly it doesn't feel that way anymore. We do have the mountains up north, with difficult access since there's only three freeways each leading to entirely different places, so the freeways are always ridiculously crowded. These freeways (I-17, 89, and 87) lead up to Prescott, Payson, and Flagstaff which would be our equivalent of a Jersey shore.

It's still more noticeably dead than our winter season, where everyone stays here instead of traveling up north or moving back home.
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Old 09-21-2019, 10:38 PM
 
Location: Foot of the Rockies
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Denver people go up to the mountain towns. Some camp, some rent (or own) a condo.
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Old 09-21-2019, 10:50 PM
 
Location: New Jersey
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I live near a lake, & we go at least one a week during the hot weather. The Ocean is a few hundred miles away.
A hundred miles away is not extremely bad. That's like the distance between far northwestern NJ and southwestern NJ (the shore). People travel all over NJ to live down the shore.
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Old 09-21-2019, 10:51 PM
 
Location: New Jersey
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I would like to say Phoenix is pretty dead in the summers, but honestly it doesn't feel that way anymore. We do have the mountains up north, with difficult access since there's only three freeways each leading to entirely different places, so the freeways are always ridiculously crowded. These freeways (I-17, 89, and 87) lead up to Prescott, Payson, and Flagstaff which would be our equivalent of a Jersey shore.

It's still more noticeably dead than our winter season, where everyone stays here instead of traveling up north or moving back home.
Freeways are still crowded in rural Arizona? Wow and I guess it's because it's only 2 lanes too. I felt that in parts of rural Upstate New York when me and my parents were travelling from Vermont back to New Jersey. There was still enough traffic to go with the flow with.
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Old 09-21-2019, 11:04 PM
 
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In Pittsburgh, a lot of people still go to the NJ shore, or Ocean City MD or Delaware. 5 to 6 hour drive, not a big deal. for a shorter trip they go to lake erie or a smaller lake to the north. Or the mountains, the Laurel Highlands or Poconos. For a longer trip, the Outer Banks are popular


But the other part of your question, is it less busy in the summer, a solid NO in Pgh, its more busy, lots of festivals and things going on. The well known South Side nightlife district (East Carson Street) is out of control in the summer somehow, even though the college kids are not around. and the rest of the city is generallly buzzing too

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Old 09-21-2019, 11:27 PM
 
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Freeways are still crowded in rural Arizona? Wow and I guess it's because it's only 2 lanes too. I felt that in parts of rural Upstate New York when me and my parents were travelling from Vermont back to New Jersey. There was still enough traffic to go with the flow with.
It’s more about lack of rural highways due to geography and the fact that 80% of AZ live between Phx and Tucson so there’s a large mass of people moving to the same place with limited infrastructure
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Old 09-21-2019, 11:53 PM
 
Location: New Jersey
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It’s more about lack of rural highways due to geography and the fact that 80% of AZ live between Phx and Tucson so there’s a large mass of people moving to the same place with limited infrastructure
Well I googled the population for Phoenix and Tuscon and those populations together make up only 2/7 of the population. But I guess the lack of infrastructures like highways end up making the place seem densely populated/full of traffic like New Jersey.
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