Picture this: you have a fresh iced mocha latte in your hand as you walk the streets of the Jersey Shore. 

Oh! Wait....hold up. That dress on that outdoor display is gorgeous! Let's stop and take a look. 

Totally fine but once we are done shopping let's stop here for a glass of wine and a quick appetizer. 

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Imagine if this could be our reality at the Jersey Shore. Maybe it can be...

Let me explain:

You know that Broadwalk Pedestrian-Only Plaza in Red Bank?

If not, here is a little refresher: According to RedBankPulse.com, it is being described as, "a sprawling pedestrian plaza that mimicked the style and allure of many European old cities."

It's kind of cool. There are little shops, restaurants with accompanying outdoor tables and the entire area is blocked off from traffic so it is like a little city for you to walk around in and explore.

It is an amazing idea and is probably one of the only good things to come out of the COVID-19 Pandemic.

Right now, the town of Red Bank is in the process of deciding on whether or not to bring this outdoor-friendly attraction back every upcoming Summer season. MY GOD I HOPE THEY DO!

But then I asked myself: "Why isn't this being done in more Jersey Shore towns?" 

Even without COVID-19 being a factor, there are a lot of towns that do not get the benefits of having its own boardwalk or beaches.

Not to mention, these pedestrian plazas would be an awesome opportunity to show some support to the local businesses in each individual town.

And depending on the town, each plaza could be individualized so they each become their own attraction!

I could so see other New Jerseyans taking a day trip for cool experiences like this.

I am not saying that these areas would ever be able to replace the beauty of a shore town with a boardwalk, but it could be a great way to help pull in additional revenue for each town and could make the Jersey Shore that much better of a place.

I put together a list of some Jersey Shore towns that I think would benefit and I am kind of curious if you agree.

Plus, if there is a town that you think should be included on this list, email me at Nicole.Murray@townsquaremedia.

I'm telling you. This could be the next big thing.

So without further ado:

The Jersey Shore Towns That Should Implement Pedestrian-Only Plazas

Wouldn't this be an amazing idea?

I will keep you posted on Red Bank's Broadwalk because as of now, no official decision has been made with the town.

But keep your fingers, eyes, ears, toes, legs and arms crossed until I tell you to do otherwise.

I thank you.


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