It's a big city thing. Go to a beach in a small town. The tourists are free there. I know, I've been that tourist this year. It is quite refreshing without the constant reminder that there is a pandemic. No masks, no nothing. Just family fun on a beach like its...............2019. Eventually people will crave this again.
I don't know Big Phil. Delaware (where I worked) just closed the bars and restaurants over the long holiday weekend because they have had a spike in covid cases.
Now I went to OCNJ last saturday and I made it a point to go early in the morning, so the beach itself is fine but the problem we've been seeing is that since the beach is really the only game in town, it's of course now super crowded. I usually go down the 4th of July but I'm skipping that too because it will be packed with no mask wearing folks who have no where else to go.