Americaís Most Fabulous Boardwalks

Lying on sand and swimming in the ocean is an extremely pleasant way of spending your holidays. Unfortunately even the most relaxing pastimes get boring if we donít look for diversity. Thatís why many American beaches offer you fabulous boardwalks that guarantee unlimited entertainment. On them, you can partake in various competitions, visit prestigious restaurants or listen to live music. Here we present a short list of boardwalks that you should think of when you prepare the itinerary for your American trip.

Atlantic City is a well-known resort city by the sea. Itís also the place where you can stroll through one of the most famous Americaís boardwalks. It provides access to various hotels, so you wonít have any problems with finding the right place to spend the night. Beware if youíre a shopaholic. Walking there you will see a number of different stores that will appeal to every passionate shopper. History lovers will immediately recognize the Atlantic City historical museum and spend an hour or more there. It wouldnít be a bad idea to check what Atlantic City Art Center has in store. Donít forget about charming souvenirs and gift stores, where you will find figurines, t-shirts and other miscellaneous products that will remind you of this wonderful city for the rest of your life.

Ocean City, Maryland, offers you its wonderful boardwalk together with a famous carousel that dates back to 1902. This place never falls asleep, so it doesnít matter whether itís day or night. You can always find the entertainment and emotions you seek here. Classical amusement attractions make it a perfect stop for whole families. Spending your free time here, you and your children wonít stop smiling. If you are brave enough, donít think twice, and run to the roller coaster. Screaming is allowed. Naturally, a fast ride is not the only attraction that guarantees the volcano of emotions to you. The top of the Ferris wheel is the best place to admire the local landscape. Do you have a sweet tooth? Thereís a perfect option for you. On the most famous Marylandís boardwalk you have a chance to try the best dessert youíve ever had. It may include creamy fudge, hot funnel cakes, all types of ice cream and even chocolate-covered strawberries.

If you happen to include Brooklyn in your New York Trip, consider taking a walk along Coney Island Beach. Itíll be a great form of relaxation once you get tired of the urban noise and clamor that is so typical to New York City. Back in the 1800s, this place didnít have the best reputation. It was even called ďSodom by the SeaĒ because of a wide selection of brothels and gambling houses. Since the 1980s however, itís been a place loved by tourists from all around the world. Itís also known for its Luna Park, which offers an array of attractions. One of them is Air Race, which was inspired by so-called aerial racing. If you seek strong emotions and you crave an unprecedented adventure, donít wait and try it.

Stretching 3 miles from 2nd to 40th St. is the Virginia Beach Boardwalk, which includes a lane for cycling and rollerblading. Fall in love with the four stages and listen to live music every night. The oceanfront stages are located at 7th, 17th, 24th and 31st Streets and their purpose is to make strolling through this marvelous boardwalk even more pleasant. No matter when you are going to visit this magical place, youíll feel as if you were in the middle of a world-famous festival. Once you get tired and stop feeling like walking, you can rent a bike or a surrey. Youíll find it extremely enjoyable to ride along this unique boardwalk. Another way to relax a bit is to visit one of the quaint restaurants that will offer you different types of cuisines. Youíll be surprised that sitting on a restaurant chair youíll be able to enjoy the Virginia Beach Boardwalk as much as when you walk through it.

What do you think when you hear the word ďboardwalkĒ? If you associate it only with the ocean, itís time to challenge this stereotype. The Navy Pier is located along famous Lake Michigan in Chicago. Even if youíve never been to Chicago, you mustíve heard that itís known for its astonishing skyline. Once you are on the Navy Pier, youíll have a chance to admire this skyline yourself. Just try the Ferris wheel which is 150 feet high and will guarantee you breathtaking sights. Watching the Windy City and Lake Michigan from such a height will leave you with lasting memories. Youíll be dying to come back here whenever the opportunity comes up. If you find it insufficient for you to get entertained, check a carousel, operate a remote-control boat or play mini-golf. Once you get hungry, try a renowned Americaís Dog Chicago hot dog.

Sun, sand and the ocean. Yes Ė thatís California. Itís a real sin to visit this state and refuse to walk through Santa Monicaís Pier. Maybe you donít plan to spend too much time here, but there is one thing you must try. Itís the Ferris wheel at Pacific Park. Why is it unique? When youíre inside, you may experience a 2-second heart attack as you find that youíre getting stressfully close to water. Thatís right, the wheel is located in such a place that it looks as if it was getting ready for a deep dive. You can also take your children and have a gentle ride on a nicely painted and tastefully carved carousel. You might have seen it in the Academy-award winning movie ďThe StingĒ with Robert Redford and Paul Newman.

It shouldnít come as a surprise that we mention California more than once on this list. Everyone knows that the American West Coast is famous for its always sunny weather and crowded beaches. Another boardwalk that this state can offer to you is located in Santa Cruz Beach. What about a quick mini golf game? Visit Neptuneís Kingdom and enjoy the two-story 18 holes course, which is adorned with a black light cave and a pirate theme. If you look for good food and want to try some local beer, come to Santa Cruz Beach during Happy Hours Food & Beer Pairing. Between 3 pm and 7 pm, you will be able to try delicious dishes and craft beers. Here you can also play some mini-games to win a prize. Is precision your strong asset? Choose a bow and shot the target. If you donít miss it, the prize is yours. If archery is too traditional for you and you prefer a modern solution, you can use a special bazooka. The rules are practically the same.

Letís be honest Ė you canít talk about famous beaches without mentioning Miami. Even if youíve never been to Florida, you must have seen this spectacular beach in music videos, movies and TV shows. Who doesnít love Miami Vice? If you spend your holiday on the American East Coast, you must spare some time for strolling along this long scenic pathway. It offers you fantastic views of this side of the Atlantic Ocean. Adjacent to the boardwalk there are South Beach hotels, where you can taste a small dose of luxury. Are you a jogger? The path along South Beach is perfect for jogging, especially when the beautiful sunny weather pleases your body and soul. Let the sun shine on you and soak up the atmosphere that only Miami can offer you. But remember that you canít cycle north of 21st street, so if you are a passionate cyclist, donít stray from the south side. Donít forget about the famous Lincoln Road. It leads to a huge pedestrian mall. What can you find there? Well, the honest answer would be ďeverythingĒ. You are a bit hungry Ė buy a burger; you are extremely hungry Ė check one of the local prestigious restaurants. The mall is also packed with clothes stores where you could buy goods from many renowned chains and designers.

If somebody asked you about nice beaches in the United States, you probably wouldnít think of Texas, right? So now you have a chance to broaden your horizons and visit this boardwalk that is located about 20 miles from the center of Houston. Dine at one of the premium waterfront restaurants where youíll be served by the professional and friendly staff. But donít go home so soon. Having dinner is not the only attraction that Kemah Boardwalk offers. Watch some seaside shows that are organized every day. Donít count time and forget about your daily life pressure. Lose yourself in this magical atmosphere and choose your favorite photo spots. Bring beautiful photographs and memories home. Are you the competitive type? Try some games and win prizes. Itís always a great time for both adults and children. The same goes for amusement rides that are available from 12 pm.


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