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View Poll Results: Jersey Shore or TX Gulf Coast? Which do you prefer?
Jersey Shore 59 60.82%
TX Gulf Coast 38 39.18%
Voters: 97. You may not vote on this poll

 
 
Old 05-02-2010, 01:42 PM
 
Location: The City
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Which do you prefer and why?
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Old 05-02-2010, 03:32 PM
 
Location: New York
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Its very close, I think the Jersey Shore has a little more to offer. To me Wildwood is a huge plus for the Jersey Shore. I honestly can't decide.

The Jersey Shore is nothing like on MTV just to clear things up before they even start.
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Old 05-02-2010, 03:50 PM
 
Location: Underneath the Pecan Tree
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I don't know because I've never been to Jersey Shore.
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Old 05-02-2010, 03:53 PM
 
Location: St Paul, MN - NJ's Gold Coast
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I never been to the TX gulf coast, but I didn't really like the Gulf over in Florida. Nice sunsets I'll give it that, but the water was just very dull and lukewarm (this was in summer though), plus the beaches were just plain boring, it offered what any typical US beach can.

The Jersey shore has a lot of entertaining shore towns (Wildwood, Seaside Heights, Atlantic City, Ocean City), much of it cannot be topped by any other US coastal towns. It also has some more laid back shore towns too (Cape May, Sandy Hook, LBI), so I don't know where you can go wrong
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Old 05-02-2010, 04:06 PM
 
Location: Washington, DC
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Outside of the tourist traps, the Jersey Shore has some of the East Coast's most beautiful beaches. I found the Gulf beaches lacking waves (which I love) and it didn't have the nice sand that the Jersey shore does.

I would say palm trees, but there are some idiots that decide to plant palm trees in New Jersey to give it a beachy feel. I don't know how they survive the winter, but I've seen palms up there in Jersey and even Delaware and Maryland too. I think they all died in the blizzards though.

At least the Texas coast has natural palms.
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Old 05-02-2010, 04:33 PM
 
Location: New Jersey
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I would say palm trees, but there are some idiots that decide to plant palm trees in New Jersey to give it a beachy feel. I don't know how they survive the winter, but I've seen palms up there in Jersey and even Delaware and Maryland too. I think they all died in the blizzards though.

At least the Texas coast has natural palms.
Growing palm trees in New Jersey - Video | NJ.com
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Old 05-03-2010, 12:24 AM
 
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Jersey shore

1. It's along the Ocean, BIGGGGGG factor for me
2. It's close to home/almost my home/it's a part of me
3. Best Boardwalks in the world
4. The change of seasons.
5. Highest standards of cleanliness on earth.
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Old 05-03-2010, 01:28 AM
 
Location: Hell's Kitchen, NYC
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Jersey Shore, because it has a TV show with an Oompa Loompa in it. I eFFin love Oompa Loompas!
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Old 05-03-2010, 10:25 AM
 
Location: NJ
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never been to the Texas Gulf Coast. Just a hunch, but if you leave near the Jersey Shore they'd be no compelling reason to visit the Texas Gulf Coast, and vice versa. Can anyone who's been to both speak to this?
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Old 05-03-2010, 11:06 AM
 
Location: Upper East Side of Texas
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There are only a couple of palms that will survive up there, most which never grow to be very tall.

You can plant almost any variety of palm in the Houston area & it will survive, even Coconut Trees. The only other places in the United States you can grow a coconut tree is Southern Florida & Hawaii of course.
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