There wasn't much traveling going on in 2020, was there? Unless you could drive there, most people didn't take their families on any epic family getaways last year.

While the powers-that-be claim we're not entirely in the clear yet, it certainly seems like we're headed in that direction. At the very least, we're miles ahead of where we were during the summer of 2020 in the battle against COVID-19. Whether you're vaccinated or you're still diligent with your mask-wearing, social distancing, etc., it feels like pre-COVID normal life is closer than it's ever been.

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The last point was made evident in the latest statements made by Governor Phil Murphy in the press conference he held on Monday. He removed the mask mandate for vaccinated people in many scenarios (sans indoor locations) as well as lifted the post-travel quarantine mandate for those who choose to venture outside of the state's immediate vicinity.

With the latest updates to New Jersey's COVID-19 prevention and protection mandates, it seems natural that the next question to be asked is whether or not people actually feel comfortable taking advantage of it. After reading multiple comments on social media, it seems that there are some that still don't feel completely safe from COVID-19 even though they're vaccinated. Some plan on wearing masks and maintaining distance even though the CDC themselves have provided information that shows it's no longer necessary.

So, it's only fair to pose this question to you. Do you feel comfortable enough with the latest information that's been released to actually plan a vacation for you and your loved ones?

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LOOK: Here are the 50 best beach towns in America

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.