Many of our favorite South Jersey shore towns are known for their boardwalks and promenades. These wood or cement walks are as different and individual as the towns they represent, and are a favorite spot for spending time together and interacting.

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Of course, it is because of all those interactions that we are being asked not to use those boardwalks and promenades right now, as we try to flatten the curve of the coronavirus.

That doesn't stop us from thinking back to the fun times we spent on our favorite boardwalks or looking forward to hanging out on them again very soon.

In the meantime we have our memories. We also have photos, like these, taken by me and others from the Townsquare Media family, showing the boardwalks and promenades in all their glory.

Most of these pics don't show the boardwalks at their most crowded. They are just normal days, when a few happy folks are enjoying the nice weather on the boardwalk. Just the way most of us can't wait to spend some time as soon as we can!

You will notice that there are a couple of photos of the Atlantic City Boardwalk, which technically is still open, but most of the businesses and attractions are not.

The cover photo is a favorite of mine, showing my daughters, Eileen and Bridget, learning how to ride bikes, training wheels and all, on the Ventnor Boardwalk a few years ago.