Snookie, The Situation, and the rest of the Jersey Shore cast are back for another season. The show has undeniably become America's guilty pleasure as millions have tuned in to watch the drama the cast members get themselves into. This season they're bringing their fist pumping, shot pounding antics to the warm shores of Miami.
While the show often turns into one drunken mess, the cast definitely looks like they're having fun. If watching Jersey Shore makes you want to plan your own east coast getaway, there are plenty of great spots that you can enjoy. Check out these five lovely east coast vacation destinations where you can have your own Jersey Shore-like experience (hopefully with less swearing, hair gel, and fights).
Miami - Florida
You probably won't see the Jersey Shore cast if you visit, but I'm sure you won't have a problem with that. America's southernmost resort city was ranked the nation's #1 healthiest city in 2002, so if you want to see good looking people on your summer vacation, chances are Miami is the place to go. There's a lot to do in Miami, from enjoying the sparkling waters to the experiencing the vibrant night life, make sure you have your day planned before you set out to explore the city.
Wildwood - New Jersey
Wildwood is a beautiful seaside-town whose population can swell to almost 250,000 during tourist season. Not only was it ranked the best beach in New Jersey in 2008, its 1.8-mile boardwalk is home to Money Piers amusement complex and Raging Waters and Ocean Oasis water parks. These attractions, plus the affordable housing for rent makes Wildwood a perfect place to take the family.
Ocean City - Maryland
Located in Chesapeake Bay, this resort city is a popular destination for Baltimoreans and Marylanders. However, the natural beauty of this area brings vacationers in from around the country. The city's boardwalk is perfect for family bike rides and just relaxing. When the sun goes down the boardwalk comes to life with amusement rides, arcades, performers, and other night entertainment.
Nantucket Island - Massachusetts
Nantucket Island is one of the most unique and visually stunning places in the world. Just off the coast of Massachusetts, the Island features a Comedy Festival in July and a creative Sandcastle and Sculpture Day in August. While many of the beaches along the coastline are private, many beach owners have generously allowed public access to their beachfront. This makes the beach experience all the more special.
Narragansett - Rhode Island
Narragansett is one of the top four beaches in Rhode Island. It has a relaxing atmosphere filled with beautiful beaches, sport fishing, cottages and motels, and camping areas. These, along with golf courses, excellent dining, and boat rentals complete the summer vacation experience. If you're interested in coming to visit, Narragansett features a number of bed and breakfasts that will make you feel right at home.