14 Best Boardwalks in and around New York City - Kid 101

14 Best Boardwalks in and around New York City

Can you imagine yourself eating a huge ice cream while enjoying the beach or the best arcade games?. NYC has the best boardwalks for you to grab a flavor and enjoy the view.

Here are 14 Best Boardwalks to enjoy this summer:

1 – Coney Island Boardwalk: what a blast!

Coney Island Boardwalk

Either to enjoy at the beach with its multiple ball courts (handball, basketball…) or have a great time at the famous park with lots of amusement rides and playgrounds. The oldest ride, wooden made, which will make you feel the adrenaline.

Location: On Atlantic Ocean, from W. 37th Street to Ocean Parkway, you can take the train to Brooklyn and you’ll be there soon.

What to see: different attractions apart from the amusement park must be visited such as: the New York Aquarium, the Abe Stark Ice Skating Rink, or the MCU Park (formerly KeySpan Park) baseball stadium where you can see the Brooklyn Cyclones play ball.

2 – Rockaway Beach and Boardwalk: the best place to enjoy the summer.

Rockaway Beach and Boardwalk

It comes alive as the sun rises. Perfect to enjoy some days of sand and sun; if you dare “surf the waves”, in this amazing boardwalk.

Location: Almeda Ave., Norton Ave. bet. Beach 58 St., Sommerville Basin and Beach 49 St., Conch Basin. Take the train and arrive in Southern Queens.

What to do: you can find different amenities such as barbecuing areas, basketball courts, baseball fields, handball courts, playgrounds, roller hockey, skate parks.

3 – Long beach: “just beach” a perfect spot just to enjoy some sunny days.

Long beach

Delicious food trucks wait for you at this boardwalk, great complement for a day of just tons of relaxation.

Location: entrances are located between Nevada Avenue and Pacific Boulevard. Beach passes are required.

What to eat: it’s the best place to find the best snacks, with food trucks all along the boardwalk, don’t forget to eat the best burgers in USA at Five Guys.

4 – Atlantic City Boardwalk: a tradition that remains.

Atlantic City Boardwalk

In 1870 it was “the spot” today it still remains as one of the best spots to have a lot of fun with its casinos, hotel towers, cavernous arcade halls, and a neon-lit amusement pier.

Location: 2301 Boardwalk, Atlantic City, arrive by train from Penn Station and get your way to the ocean to find all the fun.

Must see attractions: the Boardwalk Hall, House of Blues, and the Ripley’s Believe It or Not! museum.

5 – Wildwoods Boardwalk: a place to hang out.

Wildwoods Boardwalk

Three kilometers of attractions such as: game houses, a lot of amusement rides and one of the tallest and fastest wooden rollers coasters on the East Coast.

Location: 3720 Boardwalk Wildwood.

What to do: the best place to do some water sports; jet skiing, parasailing, wave running, surfing and speedboat rentals.

6 – Ocean City Boardwalk: a destination for all the people over the world.

Ocean City Boardwalk

It offers a complete shopping experience with stores of all kinds from clothes and fashion to antiquities. Suitable for families as it has fun for all ages at its different bars and restaurants, for an unforgettable night.

Location: get your way to Jersey City and find the shore, you’ll be there at no time.

Don’t miss the best events: at the Music Pier, the parades, the annual auto show, the family fun fests that occur every spring and fall, the Citywide yard sale and the ocean’s city’s first night at New Year.

7 – Asbury Park Boardwalk: house of rock, with the famous venue Stones Pony and a world famous photo booth.

Asbury Park Boardwalk

A place where you can travel to other times and eat some exotic treats such as the MOGO (Korean Fusion Tacos)

Location: at the county of Monmouth in New Jersey, you’ll find this legendary boardwalk.

Venues to enjoy: look at the different music shows in this legendary rock boardwalk in venues like: the Convention Hall, the Grand Arcade, the Paramount Theatre, the Stone Pony, the Beach Bar, the Watermark or the Wonder Bar.

8 – Point Pleasant Beach: the friendly boardwalk.

Point Pleasant Beach

This boardwalk has rides, mini golf, an aquarium it gives you that little sensation of fun without forgetting a relaxing family time. Candy shops to visit, don’t miss them! Practice your skills with all the arcades and games, or enjoy time with your friends at the house of fun. Are you into fishing? the end of this boardwalk is the best place to get some.

Location: grab your car and get some fun. Directions from NY: take the Garden State Parkway to exit 98 for Route 34 south.

Where to eat: find the best restaurants and enjoy all kinds of food; here are some: Beach Cafe Capt’n Ed’s Place, Europa South, Ferrara’s Ristorante & Catering, Jack Bakers Lobster Shanty and Wharfside , Martell’s Sea Breeze, Sand Bar Water Front Restaurant , Shrimp Box , Spano’s, Tesauro’s Restaurant. Some of the attractions include: the Lakewood Blue Claws, the Monmouth Park, the Breakwater Beach Water park, the Algonquin and Strand Theatres and the Jersey Shore Premium Outlets.

9 – Cape May: still lots of fun.

Cape May

With different funny attractions, some arcade games, spinning wheel and different restaurants and bars to sit and enjoy is the place to be.

Location: If you are coming from New York, there are three ways to get to Cape May. Holland Tunnel, Lincoln Tunnel or George Washington Bridge. It’s just a 3.5 or 4 hours drive.

The best fun: search for the best arcades and have tons of fun!: The Cape May Arcade and the Family Fun Arcade.

10 – Boardwalk at Seaside: oldies for fun.

Boardwalk at Seaside

A merry-go-round built in 1913. Candyland and different shops where the fun combines arcade games with the best treats. Don’t miss this amazing and traditional boardwalk which will travel with you through the time.

Location: from NYC and north take the New Jersey Turnpike to Garden State Parkway, South to Exit 82.

Arcades & amusements include: Belle Freeman Carousel, Big Top Arcade, Brothers Grimm
Carousel Family Entertainment Center, Casino Amusement Arcade, Casino Pier, Central Arcade, Dr. Floyd L. Moreland 1910 Dentzel/Loof Carousel, Funtown Pier

11 – Morey’s Piers: a neon night.

Morey’s Piers

A great place to get some food at night while enjoying the lights. it has amusement parks and all kinds of food. Perfect for a family- weekend out.

Location: is a classic seaside amusement park located on The Wildwoods’ boardwalk in Wildwood, New Jersey.

Waterparks for all: at this boardwalk enjoy the summer just as you know in the best parks. Raging Waters Water Park and the Ocean Oasis Water Park & Beach Club.

12 – Old Orchard Beach, Maineold-orchard-beach


The fun here will bring out the kid in you, as you can rent a kayak or a canoe, ride an amusement ride, play golf or, if you decide to come here in the summer, take part in special events such as festivals, concerts and more. Fill your stomach at the restaurants scattered around the Old Orchard Beach area, where you can order whatever you desire, since these eateries offer you a wide range of dishes for you to choose from.

Location: From the Maine Turnpike (I-95) going north, take Exit 36. This will place you on I-195 headed for “the beach”.

13 – South Beach, Staten Island.

South Beach

If you’re not into crowds and amusement parks get some fun at your own at this boardwalk where you can skate or ride your bike with some friends. It’s a place to be.

Location: get there by Ferry, enjoy the amazing views. Is free and runs all day, seven days a week.

Nature activities just for you: biking, birding, fishing, golf and kayaking are available just for you.

14 – Keansburg Boardwalk: located in New Jersey is a great spot for vintage fun.

Keansburg Boardwalk

Where all the old roller coasters and rides will make you travel back in time.

Location: Buses leave out of Port Authority, New York City. The destination stop is Beachway, Keansburg.

Get all kinds of fun: find different attractions; the Keansburg Amusement Park, the Runaway Rapids, the Hollowgraves Haunted Manor, the Go Karts, the Keansburg Games, the Arcades and the Fishing Pier.

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