Well, that's all, folks. The best weekend of summer 2021 is now officially behind us. Summer's the best season, so it's always depressing to have to admit that we only have a few more weeks left.

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Hopefully, you enjoyed your three-day weekend. I had a blast. 4th Of July is, hands down, one of my absolute favorite holidays of the year. The only depressing part of the day is knowing that we're in the wind-down phase of summer. Have to confess, I saw a lot of complaining going on via social media that I was surprised to see from people who've lived in South Jersey for a long time. From seeing posts about the long lines at the grocery store to Instagram stories grumbling about the insane traffic, it had me wondering why in the world is any of that shocking if you've lived in this region for any previous 4th of July weekend.

It didn't make any sense! You know what you're getting into in South Jersey over the most anticipated holiday of the summer, don't you? Some things just aren't even worth getting frustrated with because it'll be the same situation next year.

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Still, I still think the weekend went by too quickly. For some, hopefully it came and went leaving you with some solid life lessons. If not life lessons, at least strong opinions of what NOT to do over the 4th of July weekend next year.


7 Life Lessons Learned Here In South Jersey Over the 4th Of July Weekend

The mid-summer three-day holiday came and went, but not without leaving behind some valuable lessons about what NOT to do next year.

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Every beach town has its share of pluses and minuses, which got us thinking about what makes a beach town the best one to live in. To find out, Stacker consulted data from WalletHub, released June 17, 2020, that compares U.S. beach towns. Ratings are based on six categories: affordability, weather, safety, economy, education and health, and quality of life. The cities ranged in population from 10,000 to 150,000, but they had to have at least one local beach listed on TripAdvisor. Read the full methodology here. From those rankings, we selected the top 50. Readers who live in California and Florida will be unsurprised to learn that many of towns featured here are in one of those two states.

Keep reading to see if your favorite beach town made the cut.

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