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Atlantic City

Hit the Jersey shore boardwalk for gambling, glamour and history on the Garden State famous coast


Ideally located along the attractive Atlantic coast in close proximity to New York City and Philadelphia, Atlantic City is an excellent choice for a fun, relaxing getaway. With everything from beaches and golf courses to casinos and resorts, Atlantic City offers an abundance of fun to be had by all.

Visitors flock to Atlantic City from all over to climb Absecon Lighthouse, which, at 169 feet high, is the tallest of the 22 lighthouses that line the Garden State's scenic coast. Built more than 150 years ago, the lighthouse remains open for climbing to this day. Located just north of the Showboat Casino on the boardwalk in Atlantic City, it stands proudly as the country's fifth tallest lighthouse. The view of the city and beaches from the top of the lighthouse are quite remarkable and well worth the climb. Group tours are available and average costs to climb the lighthouse are around $5. An outing to the lighthouse is a must. You can also visit the Keeper's House Museum and tour the grounds free of charge.

Within walking distance from the lighthouse, the famous Showboat Atlantic City Hotel and Casino dishes out fun and entertainment nonstop. Designed with a New Orleans theme, this is the only casino in all of Atlantic City that conjures up images of beads and the carefree ambiance of Mardi Gras, complete with jazz music, entertainment and food from "The Big Easy." From the French Quarter Buffet and House of Blues to the welcoming entertainers in the hallways, Showboat Casino is "The Big Easy" on the Atlantic City Boardwalk. While the Showboat Casino is luxurious, there are also countless other incredible casinos and resorts to choose from nearby.

Folks are drawn to Atlantic City for many reasons, but one of the most enjoyable and entertaining things to do while staying here is strolling the world's longest boardwalk. The boardwalk is known to be the heart, soul and backbone of this iconic resort city. The sprawling walkway provides everything, including resorts, great restaurants and luxury hotels. Also found here are extravagant attractions, including museums, casinos, beach bars and so much more.

The boardwalk is the venue for many free concerts and provides easy access to piers that offer great options for shopping, accommodations and fine dining. Take the fascinating Boardwalk Walking Tour for a historical glance at Atlantic City and learn about the boardwalk's many uses over the years and the reasons behind its construction.

For More Information:
Atlantic City Convention and Visitors Authority
609-348-7100
www.atlanticcitynj.com

New Jersey Tourism
609-599-6540
www.visitnj.org