Seniors Are Never Bored on These Boards

Navy Pier, Chicago Skyline

Recently Budget Travel came up with a list of America’s most renown boardwalks. Perhaps as senior citizens you have already taken in a few of them, but if not, enjoy your coffee and read on.

We all know of  “The Boardwalk” in Atlantic City and another in Coney Island but there are many more. Me, I have spent some time on Navy Pier in Chicago that includes an IMAX theater.  I know from my own experience that if I am ever even close to an IMAX, I want to take in whatever is being shown and I really am not too particular about the theme or title. The huge Ferris Wheel on Navy Pier is a fun experience with a great view of the Chicago skyline.

Boardwalks Are Historical

Old Orchard Beach

Atlantic City has more than casinos and the Boardwalk is one of the most historic in the entire country. Do you ever watch those contests to see who can eat the most hotdogs (a senior at 69  won it…again)? Coney Island has Nathan’s and even though Hurricane Sandy gave it a direct hit, it’s open for business as usual. They, too, have the Wonder Wheel that rides high overhead and a great amusement park for the family.

On the Pacific Coast, seniors enjoy spending time on the Santa Monica Piers. Just imagine back in 1909 when they built a 1600 foot long pier, of concrete. Those who fish the pier say that it is the best fishing spot in Santa Monica Bay. So bring your pole along and join the huge crowds who just want to watch the sun go down.

Myrtle Beach and Ocean City Draw Senior Visitors

Myrtle Beach, North Carolina has 60 miles of soft sand to go along with their boardwalk. The 1.2 mile oceanfront boardwalk is always open. Ocean City, Maryland’s Boardwalk dates back to 1902 and is recognized as one of the best Boardwalks in the country. Featuring shops, eateries, amusements, night life and lodging, Ocean City’s Boardwalk blends history and culture with modern convenience and fun.

Myrtle Beach

Then senior travelers have Venice Beach, California with its famous skate park. It’s officially known as Ocean Front Walk, but no one calls it that. I remember seeing all the roller-bladers and young people just strolling along the Walk.

Perhaps you have not heard of Rehoboth Beach, Delaware, but it has a relaxed vibe where senior sweet tooth candy lovers enjoy top notch taffy.  Santa Cruz Beach Boardwalk, CA was listed as the “World’s Best Seaside Amusement Park.” You’ll have to experience it for yourself to judge that rating. Old Orchard Pier, Maryland has been around since 1898 and offers entertainment, fine food and great scenery.

Wildwood is a classic “shore thing” in New Jersey as is The Virginia Beach Boardwalk. I’m about all “Beached” out today folks so visit Budget Travel’s website and check out all the others for yourself. jeb



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