You’ve got to admit, you can’t beat a stroll down a boardwalk on a summer day. From the tasty treats to the thrilling rides, take a tour of these sizzling beachside boardwalks — from Coney Island to Mission Beach — starting tonight, July 7 at 7|6c!
But until then, let us help you decide which boardwalk you need to see, and what stops along the boards can’t be missed:
Coney Island, NY
Nathan’s Famous opened in 1916 in Coney Island, and they have been serving their famous all-beef hot dogs ever since. Just don’t follow Joey Chestnut’s lead, and try limiting yourself to 1 … or 2.
The Coney Island Circus Sideshow — with its 10 acts ranging from snake-charming to sword-swallowing — is one of the last bastions of old-school vaudeville.
For 3 generations, Mack’s Pizza has been serving their Jersey take on the classic Neapolitan pizza. Chase it down with a birch beer!
Morey’s Piers has been family-owned and operated since 1969, and is comprised of 3 amusement parks and 2 waterparks.
Mission Beach, San Diego, CA
At Sandbar, enjoy a “Sandbargarita” along with a San Diego staple — fish tacos — as you take in the sunset from the beachfront bar.
If you’re feeling brave, hit the always perfect barrels at Wave House San Diego, or just come to watch the pros do their thing.
Ocean City, MD
You may have to wait in line for a hot donut from Fractured Prune, but with flavors like banana nut bread and creamsicle, it’s well worth it.
In Ocean City, it’s hard to be bored, especially with the 6 differently themed Jolly Roger Amusement Parks at your disposal. Go-karts? Mini golf? Waterslides? Take your pick!
And tune in next Sunday for even more coast-to-coast boardwalk action!