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6 Things to do in Atlantic City

The Best 6 Things To Do In Atlantic City

Here are 6 things to do in Atlantic City that will interest most people. Not to mention all there is in Atlantic County when you want to get out of the city. The County offers many sites and attractions on its own.

Atlantic City offers various activities for the family and a hot nightlife scene for the adults. As well as the beach and boardwalk for the kids.

Traveling to new places can be difficult when you do not have a plan or good information about the area. I have been a local resident for close to 50 years and here are some of my favorite places.

I hope you will enjoy them as much as I do. There is plenty more to see, however, these give you a great starting point.

Atlantic City Casinos

Atlantic City Casinos

#1 Casinos

There are numerous Casinos with dozens of games to to fulfill your gambling needs. They also have some of the finest dining in the city. All of them have shows and shopping to satisfy the family. The Casinos along the boardwalk offer the beach and boardwalk as a relaxing daytime activity. The Casinos at the marina offer you the availability to pull up in your boat and dock for your stay.

They have beautiful and spacious rooms that have great views of the city. The room service is always open to deliver what you need.

Atlantic City Boardwalk

Atlantic City Boardwalk

#2 Boardwalk

There is a extra wide boardwalk loaded with shops and Casinos on one side. The beach and Atlantic Ocean on the other.

The shops have specialty candy and merchandise you can not find anywhere else. I grew up in Atlantic City and was on the boardwalk every night in the summer.

It was big fun back then and I look back with fond memories.. Times are different now, but the boardwalk still holds its entertainment value.

There is a miniature golf course and free concerts every week. These are new things I did not have.

They have large television screens in the air almost every block with charging stations for your phone under or near them.

There are still stores like Fralinger's Salt Water Taffy and Steel's Fudge that have been there for years. You can not forget Mr. Peanut walking the boards meeting people.

Helicopter Rides

Helicopter Rides

#3 The Amusement Piers

The Amusement piers have been part of Atlantic city's history since the 1890's. Two are amusement piers with kiddie rides and a helicopter ride around the Island.

A slingshot ride that will put fear into anybody. Their are games and places to drink or get a Funnel Cake.

The third Pier has some high end merchandise shops, a great candy shop, and live entertainment. There is a new comedy club, Places to eat, and even some adult fun in the night club.

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Atlantic City Beach

Atlantic City Beach

#4 The Beach

Atlantic city has a beautiful white sand beach the length of the boardwalk. Both the beach and boardwalk extend into the adjacent town of Ventnor. Atlantic City has the the only free beach in the area. Pick the right time and you can see the air show, Free Concerts, or Fireworks over the beach.

Absecon Inlet Lighthouse

Absecon Inlet Lighthouse

#5 Absecon Lighthouse

This Absecon Inlet Lighthouse is the biggest in New Jersey and one of the biggest in the United States. It stands 171 feet tall and you can walk the steps just like the light keeper did 100 yeas ago.

There is a gift shop loaded with old pictures, and even a lens from the good ole day you can see in another building when open.

This is a part of Atlantic City history that guided ships up the coastline, and into Absecon inlet. Before the days of GPS this brought many of fisherman home safely.

Colorful Fish

Colorful Fish

#6 The Aquarium

The Aquarium is nestled in Historic Gardener's basin with outside craft shops, bar, Fishhead's fish place, and the Famous Gilchrist's. You have to try the coleslaw at Fish heads.

It has shark and turtle exhibits and even a stingray petting tank. Situated outside is the old diving bell that use to take riders from a pier down into the ocean off of the beach.

In the same area you have the seawall. A great place to watch the fishing boats going out to fish or returning with the days catch.

Fishing in Atlantic City

I have to mention the fishing. There are some great fishing jetties that are known for record breaking catches.

The north end of the boardwalk can be fished off of, and seeing an occasional dolphin happens regularly.

There is the seawall where many fisherman can be found, bring your barbeque and make a day of it.

You can not forget the surf fishing off of the beach, and it Brigantine right next door.

Atlantic County

If you feel like getting out of the city you are in luck, Atlantic County offers things like the Brigantine Wildlife Refuge, Batsto Village, and Historic Smithville. See the ruins of old cities that were once thriving.

Atlantic County has over 11 parks that are rich in History, shopping is available and there are campsites of you want to camp and drive into the City for some gambling.

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This content is accurate and true to the best of the author’s knowledge and is not meant to substitute for formal and individualized advice from a qualified professional.

© 2016 Vince Alvino

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