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Ocean City’s Boardwalk Named One Of The Best In The Nation

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ATLANTIC CITY, N.J. (AP) –  America’s first boardwalk is also among its best.

That’s the word from National Geographic, which has named Atlantic City’s boardwalk as one of the best in the nation.

Another New Jersey boardwalk, in Wildwood, also made the list.

National Geographic calls Atlantic City “the grandfather of boardwalks,” adding that it anchors the seaside gambling resort.

Other top finishers, listed alphabetically, are New York’s Coney Island; Myrtle Beach, S.C.; Ocean City, Md.; Venice Beach, Calif.; Rehoboth Beach, Del.; Santa Cruz, Calif.; the Sandwich boardwalk in Massachusetts; Virginia Beach, and Wildwood.

Atlantic City’s boardwalk was built in 1870 as a way to keep beachgoers from tracking sand into oceanfront hotels.

(Copyright 2011 by The Associated Press. All Rights Reserved.)

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