(Photo: Greater Wildwoods Tourism Improvement & Development Authority)
Wildwood Boardwalk, New Jersey
Another Jersey Shore favorite, the boardwalk in Wildwood is two miles of neon lights and thrills. It boasts more rides than Disneyland, including six roller coasters that will have your stomach flip-flopping after you fill up on funnel cakes, cheesesteaks, and other boardwalk fare. At some point, as you stroll past endless souvenir shops and games of chance, you'll have to step aside for the tram car that takes sightseers the length of the boardwalk. Adding to the back-in-time feel are the 1950s and '60s doo-wop-era motels that surround the area with their Vegas-like signs and unusual, themed architecture.
Don't Miss: Classic rides like the giant Ferris wheel and The Great White wooden roller coaster with incredible ocean views from the top.
Best Boardwalk Deal: Morey's Piers' ride-and-water-park combination pass for $64, which can be used on two separate days.