Thursday, April 10, 2008

Best Boardwalks

Congrats, Atlantic City and Ocean City -- you've got great boardwalks.

Well, most people already know this, but the Fine Living television network just released their list of top 10 boardwalks in the US, and Atlantic City and Ocean City (pictured) rank three and four, respectively.

On Atlantic City: "America's most famous boardwalk dates all the way back to 1870, and while modern casinos now dominate the waterfront, you don't have to be a gambler to enjoy the wide beach and five-mile strip of hotels, shopping and entertainment."

On Ocean City: "Almost as old as Atlantic City and more in touch with its 19th-century roots, the Ocean City Boardwalk provides a glimpse of the elegant Victorian seaside resorts that once dotted the mid-Atlantic coast."

You can read the full list here.

If you twisted my arm to ask me which one I like more, I'd have to go with Ocean City since it's the boardwalk of my youth. As a grown up (of legal drinking age), Atlantic City has more nightlife to offer. But the two are so different I'd have a tough time putting one up against the others -- that 'apples to oranges' thing could apply here.

I've been spending a lot of time in Atlantic City of late, both for work and not. It's an interesting town, especially for those who live there. I don't know of any other place where you can get so many top notch restaurants and bars packed into a strip by the ocean, and now that I know where everything is...well, it's going to be a good summer!

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