There’s nothing quite like a beach vacation—sunny skies, the refreshing ocean breeze, and an entertaining boardwalk. These parks have some of the best amusement features across the country, which makes for one memorable summer vacation.
Morey’s Piers – Wildwood, NJ
The Wildwood boardwalk is something of a spectacle, and Morey’s Piers is one of the reasons people come back year after year for the family fun. With over 100 rides, two activity-filled waterparks, and pristine views of the Atlantic, Morey’s is an amusement park must-do.
Pacific Park – Santa Monica, CA
Santa Monica Pier is possibly the most popular pier in the nation, with visitors walking up and down the California boards all day, every day. Hop on the Ferris wheel as the sun goes down for unbeatable views of the bay, or enjoy the 12 family-friendly rides that will make anybody’s trip more memorable.
Coney Island – Brooklyn, NY
Only an hour from Manhattan lies this popular amusement park destination in the heart of Brooklyn. Full of historic charm and enough activities to last an entire day, Coney Island is a summer must-do. The area now includes Luna Park, which has new rides for any level.
Ocean City Boardwalk – Ocean City, MD
This three-mile boardwalk has something for any age, at any time of day. You’ll find 360-degree views at the top of the boardwalk’s famous Ferris wheel for a spectacular photo op, and after, you can hop on Trimper’s carousel, which dates back to 1902.
Fantasy Island Amusement Park – Long Beach Island, NJ
Famous for its old-fashioned flair, Fantasy Island has a timeless 1950s vibe that will instantly put a smile on your face. This is one amusement park that generations keep coming back for, whether to have another bite of their classic carnival food or for another go on one of the many vintage rides.