Ultimate Travel: Jersey Shore
Surf shops, posh beach communities and boardwalks lined with every possible all-American treat, it's all here on the Jersey Shore.
Atlantic City's Golden AgeTourism was not only at its peak in the 1920s but it actually flourished during Prohibition, which was largely unenforced. With liquor and gambling taken place in back rooms of nightclubs and restaurants, Atlantic City became known as "The World's Playground." Much of this era under racketeer and political boss Enoch L. "Nucky" Johnson has been captured on the HBO series Boardwalk Empire. 960 1280
Steel PierOpened in 1898, the Steel Pier billed itself as "The Showplace of the Nation" and was one of the largest and most famous attractions in Atlantic City. One tourist trap in the early 20th century was horse diving, introduced by William "Doc" Carver. Today, Steel Pier still functions as an amusement pier across from Trump Taj Mahal. 960 1280
The BoardwalkOpening on June 26, 1870, the Atlantic City Boardwalk was one of the first boardwalks in the country. Running southwest from Absecon Inlet to Ventnor City, the boardwalk has been home to several piers and notable attractions including Boardwalk Hall, formerly known as the "Historic Atlantic City Convention Hall." 960 1280
Salt Water TaffyThe famous beach treat was created by David Bradley in 1883. Story has it Bradley's shop was flooded by a storm, soaking his taffy with salty ocean water. He sold some "salt water taffy" to a girl who showed it off to all her friends on the beach -- and the rest is history. 960 1280
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