A new report out shows that most Americans, 83% in fact, are cutting back on spending because prices have gotten out of control.

For many of us, that applies to restaurants and other entertainment venues whether comedy shows, music shows, and everything in between.

I'll drink to that!

For some, it means skipping the planned flights to California, Florida or the Caribbean and staying closer to home this vacation season.

The good news for local restaurants and bars at the Jersey shore is that hopefully more New Jerseyans will stay local and skip the flight.

Jersey Shore Beaches Open For Season On Memorial Day Weekend
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It would be great to see our state overcome the adversity caused by incompetent and irresponsible governments in Washington and Trenton by spending their hard-earned dollars locally.

The question for you today is will you stay local? And what Shore town is your go-to place to relax either for a week or for a day trip?

Here are the top four we've heard from listeners. What's your go-to local shore spot?

Long Beach Island


Seaside Park

Point Pleasant Beach

Here are more places to visit:

15 sensational places to visit in Seaside Heights and Seaside Park

From amusement rides to all the boardwalk food and lots of water fun, Seaside Heights and neighboring Seaside Park have endured as a family friendly spot for all ages.

Along the way, the Seaside Heights Boardwalk and Casino Pier have been struck with tragic disasters - such as fire, Superstorm Sandy and another fire. Both have proven their resiliency through rebuilding and expansion.

Cape May, NJ: 15 wonderful places to visit

The post above reflects the thoughts and observations of New Jersey 101.5 talk show host Bill Spadea. Any opinions expressed are Bill's own. Bill Spadea is on the air weekdays from 6 to 10 a.m., talkin’ Jersey, taking your calls at 1-800-283-1015.

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