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Old 12-23-2009, 03:26 PM
 
Location: NJ
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Okay,

When I said "real," I was referring to the lack of wannabee "rich folks" trying to show off, as seen in Miami.Virgina Beach is full of middle income, working class people trying to enjoy life, not show off their material things. My "real" statement as referring to Mami.

Myrtle Beach and Daytona are "real" too, I just don't think they are more fun than VB.

The condos, hotels, and transit has nothing to do with a city being "real."

And I'm in my 20s, how old are you?
I'm confused. WW was mentioned and you said it was like VB 40 years ago, so not "real" like VB. I asked the difference but now you're saying those differences don't make one more real?

So how is WW not "real" if not the reasons YOU stated?
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Old 12-23-2009, 03:29 PM
 
Location: Virginia Beach/Norfolk.
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I'm confused. WW was mentioned and you said it was like VB 40 years ago, so not "real" like VB. I asked the difference but now you're saying those differences don't make one more real?

So how is WW not "real" if not the reasons YOU stated?
I'm saying, WW is "real."!!! The only city I said was "fake" is Miami!

But what I'm also saying, is WildWood, NJ can't even compare with Virginia Beach. It's not on the same level.
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Old 12-23-2009, 03:30 PM
 
Location: Virginia Beach/Norfolk.
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In my opinion, that makes it much better than Miami Beach
I agree.
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Old 12-23-2009, 05:44 PM
 
Location: metro ATL
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I'm sorry, what's the point of this thread again?
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Old 12-23-2009, 05:58 PM
 
Location: NJ
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I'm saying, WW is "real."!!! The only city I said was "fake" is Miami!

But what I'm also saying, is WildWood, NJ can't even compare with Virginia Beach. It's not on the same level.
i think we're going in circles. let me rephrase. why can't WW "mess" with VB?
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Old 12-23-2009, 05:59 PM
 
Location: NJ
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I'm sorry, what's the point of this thread again?
I'm beginning to wonder the same thing!
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Old 12-23-2009, 08:10 PM
 
Location: Virginia Beach/Norfolk.
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i think we're going in circles. let me rephrase. why can't WW "mess" with VB?
Are you being serious?

Becasue I can't tell.

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That's why WildWood can't "touch' Virginia Beach
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Old 12-23-2009, 08:48 PM
 
Location: St Simons Island, GA
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I'm beginning to wonder the same thing!
I think it is to assert that Virginia Beach is the best beach on the east coast...I think on that note, I'll brush my teeth, scratch my a** and go to bed.
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Old 12-23-2009, 09:40 PM
 
Location: Florida
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Id pick Dayton beach over VA beach any day. You can only enjoy VA beach for like 3 months out of the year. Since Daytona beach is in FL you can enjoy like 8 months out of the year. And the resort i stay at in Daytona is funner than any hotel in VA beach, and its located in the heart of Daytona where all the shops, restaurants, night life, and other entertainment is located.
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Old 12-23-2009, 10:16 PM
 
Location: Somerville, MA
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I'll be the first to admit that I don't care for the "prototypical" east coast beach towns like Daytona, Atlantic City, Myrtle Beach, Ft. Lauderdale, etc. You know, the stereotypical condo-laden "strip" (it's generally named something generic like, "Atlantic Ave" and is some variation of Route 1 or 1a no matter where you are on the east coast) with a boardwalk, perhaps some rides, and trashy pizza joints, diners and motels dotting the way.

In Virginia Beaches defense, it's so sprawling that there's more to it than the generic strip (yes, I'm going to say it, it's generic) which may set it apart (not in a good way) to some degree from the others. My entire father's side of the family is from VA Beach and we lived there for a year (Michealwood Drive off of Little Neck Road) while our home in MA was being built. I have relatives that still live there in the Kempsville area and in nearby Chesapeake and Norfolk. I am VERY familiar with VA beach.

Having spent a ton of time there, I can safely say I don't like it. I much prefer Norfolk. Virginia Beach feels like a sprawling suburb (I'm told it wasn't always this way) with a "strip" along the beach. Furthermore, the strip is nothing special either. It's as generic as they come. It's chalk full of Kitschy tourist T-Shirt shops, generic chain hotels and restaurants, crappy tourist traps, an overcrowded beach, etc. To me, there's nothing that sets it apart from Daytona, Ft. Lauderdale, etc. To you, (cityboi) living there and being familiar with it sets it apart from the rest, but from someone who has no real ties (except for extended family) and thus no civic or hometown pride in VA beach, there's NOTHING there that makes it stand out above any of those beachy towns.

It's funny, when I lived there and when we visited, We almost NEVER went to the beach... we went to the Aquarium in Norfolk, Busch Gardens, played on the playground at Mt. Trashmore, fishing or crabbing on the rivers or by the bridge-tunnel, or just watch the planes take off from Oceana. The beach just doesn't do it for me and the people I know in VA Beach who surf or just love the beach tend to go out of their way to get out to beaches elsewhere (The Outer Banks and much of North Carolina are popular for these people).

No, I'll take my beach and seaside towns with character, please. Annapolis, Newport RI, Provincetown MA, Charleston SC, Portsmouth NH, Savannah GA, Ocracoke NC, and even Miami Beach with it's deco distric are far more appealing to me. These towns have real character and unique flavor. There was nothing about VA Beach (either the beach or the interior) aside from the significant military presence that I found to be unique. This may sound harsh, but hey, you're asking for it when you post a thread like this.
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