The beach, the sun, and a boardwalk are the few elements that sum up what summer is all about. Sidewalks are usually lined up with arcades, cotton candy vendors, and stores filled with cheap trinkets.
They (boardwalks) sensualize the magnificence of the American ocean landscape as each summer millions of people flock boardwalks across the US to enjoy summer foods, sights, and sounds.
Below we share the best boardwalks in America you should put on your bucket list.
Atlantic City, Boardwalk
The boardwalk was developed in 1870 as a way of reducing the number of sand beachgoers brought into hotel lobbies and trains.
The boardwalk stretches for four miles and has become an American icon. Today, the boardwalk leads up to large elegant hotel towers, flashing casinos, enormous arcade halls and neon-lit amusement park lighting up the night like a beacon on the sea.
Some of the activities to do on the boardwalk which inspired the Boardwalk Empire critically acclaimed Tv series include getting pushed in a wicker chair along the sidewalk.
A tradition that dates back to 1887 and a thrilling and relaxing experience to soak in Atlantic city’s sights and sounds.
The boardwalk is also a gateway to Absecon Lighthouse which is the 3rd largest lighthouse in the United States. Being on the boardwalk allows you to get a closer look at the majestic tower.
Ocean Front Walk, Venice Beach California
Set up in 1873 the first walk was created as a platform for Methodist camp meetings. Today the boardwalk is flocked by local and international tourists visiting the beach.
Recently, there have been several attempts made to renovate the boardwalk as a yellow pine herringbone patterned walkway has been laid down to replace the not so good looking concrete sidewalk.
The walkway is littered with quaint cottages, open air concerts opening up to gorgeous sceneries. The Dolle’s Salt Water Taffy is the best store for some chewy candy. For whole family fun, visit the Funland and Surfside Arcade.
Hollywood Beach BoardWalk, Hollywood FL
A 2.5-mile long boardwalk created in 1925. The pathway is broad, comprehensive and is terracotta-colored. The walkway is wide enough allowing people to walk side by side on a leisure stroll. There are 28 hotels set along the boardwalk.
The white sandy beach is ideal for sunbathing, and the art deco walkabout beach resort is a great spot to hang. The Sun & Fun Cycles provides bikes that you can ride from the north end of the boardwalk and enjoy the Florida glorious sites.
For remarkable smoothies, try the Sunday organic farmers’ market and enjoy smoothies made from exotic fruits.
There are plenty of boardwalks across the United States. You can have a great summer on boardwalks, doing fun activities such as crash surfing, sunbathing and playing by the beach.
Fortunately, some companies make it easy to plan a sidewalk trip from one coast to another at reasonable prices. Book one of these trips and enjoy beautiful scenes and garnish carnivals. If you decide to go on a vacation be sure to consider if you need insurance or not before you set off