New Jersey Tourist Traps

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New Jersey Tourist Traps

  • Tacky and Touristy

    OK, if you've got a thing for airbrushed tees or tees proclaiming "I'm a Guido", flourescent anything, and disgusting boardwalk food, Seaside is the place to be. The amusement park area can be amusing for a little while, but it's the sights, sounds and smells along the boardwalk that keep folks coming back. Despite the tackiness of Seaside, I enjoy...

  • Smithville

    Driving south on the Garden State Parkway towards Cape May, we decided that it would be nice to come off the main road for a lunch break. I checked the map and spotted a likely-sounding spot, Smithville Historic Towne. That “e” on the end of Towne should have alerted us however. Smithville proved to be a very artificial sort of town, with a number...

  • Six Flags Hurricane Harbor NJ

    Where to begin? Lets see: Admission $34.99 (a tourist trap even at the AAA $24.99 rate)Picnic area: three lousy tables, already taken by others.Bathrooms: dirty and disgusting.Parking: $15.00 (attendant should just show gun and say stick em up!)Locker, family size: $22.00, small $17.00 (tho you get $5 back when you return the key.And the largest...

  • The primary tourist traps are...

    The primary tourist traps are at the Jeresey 'Shore' . The casinos are money traps that appeal to your visual senses with their bold, brash decors and architectural schemes, as well as the addictive thrill of taking financial risks with a chance to "win". Atlantic City is the Jersey shore's "Little Girl with the little curl"...where she is good she...

  • Parking...More like highway robbery.

    It costs $15 just to park at Giants stadium. 'Nuff said. Go with a group in a bus. It cost $20 per busload, but that works out to 40 cents a person assuming a full bus.

  • Ice cream man

    The ice cream man will go up and down the Wildwood beaches non-stop all day. You send your kids up to buy a pop. BUT, do they have enough money?? The ice cream along the beach is the most expensive ice cream I've ever seen!! Don't go for it!! It's Simple-----> DON'T BUY ANY ICE CREAM!!

  • Remember those old time photo...

    Remember those old time photo places on the boards? Well, expensive as they might seem, years later after the embarrassment has faded, the things do bring back funny memories.

  • Seaside Heights, which is...

    Seaside Heights, which is 'down the shore.' I have been there once, with my cousin who lives a few towns away and I thought it was pretty great. If you have grown up with places like Salisbury Beach, MA or Hampton Beach, NH, then Seaside will blow you away, but as my cousin told me it is nearly impossible to get anywhere near the beach in the...

  • I think Atlantic City is one...

    I think Atlantic City is one big tourist trap. If you're interested in beaches, there are many other beaches that are better and SAFER. Same with boardwalks. If you like to gamble, then don't leave the casinos. It's not worth it.


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