Atlantic City and Wildwood, NJ, Boardwalks Among America’s Best

The good news is that two walks in South Jersey have been ranked among the top 15 in America – but one has been completely snubbed.

And, honestly, we’re a little puzzled by the omission, especially given its reputation.

The editors at recently assembled a list of the best wooden routes in the country. However, how they chose these sidewalks is a bit of a mystery as they haven’t revealed what standards (if any) they use. Are they based on the general mood? To be family? Many things to do ? Or did they just throw darts at a map?

However, a few rides have garnered national attention.

Oh, we also have to mention that they haven’t ranked every one of them, so it’s just an alphabetical list. Either way, making the cut is…

Atlantic City

Grateful it was the first walk, they say,

Stretching over 4 miles, the iconic pedestrian path connects many of AC’s top attractions, including casinos, retail stores, piers, and the famous Boardwalk Hall. Finally, if it is too hot, the beaches are only a few steps away.

Atlantic City

Atlantic City (Chris Coleman, Townsquare Media NJ)

wild woods

further along the shore,

Along the two mile lane is everything one would expect from a nationally recognized destination. Indeed, there are souvenir shops, snack bars and Morey’s Piers, one of the best amusement parks in the country. Plus, the tourist tram service, as well as a famous Doo Wop museum.

Wild Woods Walk

Wildwoods Boardwalk (Bud McCormick)

…I’m pretty sure that Doo Wop Museum they’re talking about is a block away from the boardwalk, but we’ll let that slide.

Daytona Beach, Florida boardwalks also made a difference; Jones Beach, New York; Rehoboth Beach, DE; and Seaside Heights, to name a few – see the full list here.

A town got screwed

Again, we don’t know the methodology they used to put together their list, but there is one glaring omission.

Ocean City.

Ocean City NJ Boardwalk – Photo by Jesse Gardner on Unsplash

Ocean City NJ Boardwalk – Photo by Jesse Gardner on Unsplash

How can a world-class family ride like Ocean City not be included in their list?

You have rides, pizza places every 15 feet, a crazy amount of things to do for kids of all ages, beautiful ocean views – what more could you ask for?

Maybe it’s been overlooked since Ocean City is a small town compared to Atlantic City or Virginia Beach, but just a little research on their part would have uncovered what a spectacular gem the Ocean City Boardwalk is.

Either way, Ocean City is – without a doubt – on our list of the best boardwalks in America.

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