10 things to see and do in Atlantic City


The state of New Jersey lies on the eastern side of the North American Continent. It is divided into 21 countries with a total of 566 municipalities. Atlantic City is located at the southern most part of New Jersey and north of Cape May. It is widely known as America’s Playground famous for its 1870 Boardwalk, Casino resorts, Spas, first-class entertainment, incredible attractions, fine dining, and an endless list of remarkable things to do and places to visit! The location of Atlantic City in South Jersey which embraces the Atlantic Ocean primarily appeals to estate developers thereby making it an ultimate all-year round vacation getaway. The marshlands and the islands situated nearby “AC” also made it an attractive beach destination.

The presence of the Atlantic Ocean surrounding New Jersey brought a humid continental climate to the state. Winter in Atlantic City is usually cold but doesn’t get as much snowfall unlike that of the northern New Jersey. Summers are generally coller than inland areas because of the sea breeze coming from the Atlantic. The weather during Spring and Autumn is primarily unpredictable but it primarily brings cool summers but its advisable to check forecasts because temperatures change from time to time.

Atlantic City offers a wide-range of activities that will surely fit your taste no matter how long will choose to stay. Spring is good for testing your skills in one of the grand Golf courses in town. There are also numerous festivals and awesome events for you to attend to. Strolling along the famous Boardwalk at night is a perfect activity during summer. Relax along the magnificent beach or ride a boat and see the sunset. Winter can be cold so why not try to relax and keep warm in one of our casinos, spas, or evena ttend a hockey or baseball game. Attend some concerts, world-class comedy performances during Fall. Your stay will surely never be boring!

The Historic Atlantic City Convention Hall now known as the Atlantic City Boardwalk Hall is considered as a National historic landmark. The building was actually not designed to accommodate modern-day special events but the $90 million renovation transformed the historic Boardwalk into a state-of-the-art event center. Visit the Boardwalk Hall and be amazed with the amazing scaffolding, balconies, lighting systems, and everything! Truly a pride of the Atlantic people! Visit th Atlantic City Convention Center at One Miss America Way, and call 609-449-2000 for upcoming events and latest news.

Ripley’s Believe or not Museum
The gathering place of the most unusual and bizarre exhibits conceived and drawn by Robert Ripley are scattered in 13 states in America. And Atlantic City is proud to have a share of the 20,000 photographs, 20,000 artifacts, more than 130,000 cartoon panels, and more of Ripley’s odd and novelty collections from his travels and excursions! You will absolutely love the peculiar entrance, the strange exhibits, and the famous roulette wheel made of jellybeans exclusive here in Atlantic City. Ripley’s Believe It or Not Museum is located right on the Atlantic City Boardwalk. Please call (609) 347-2001 for details and other educational admissions.

Steel Pier
 A tourist attraction will surely be a perfect family getaway if there are amusement parks especially intended for kids and of course for all ages!  Known as “the Amusement City at Sea”, “the Showplace of the Nation”, the 1,000 ft long Steel Pier is located opposite the Boardwalk from Trum Taj Mahal that has been operating since 1898. Remember the acts of the famous High Diving Horse, Rex the Wonder Dog? These are among the things that people are still coming back! The Pier features exciting rides on steel roller coasters, entertainment, a food court, exciting shows, and a whole lot more!  The 1882 world’s first Oceanside amusement Ocean Pier and the 1906 Million Dollar Pier are also a-must-place to meet excitement and fun!  Call 609-347-2001 for the latest Pier events.  Remember Steel Pier, your ultimate family entertainment provider in Atlantic City.

The Ocean Life Center
 Welcome to the Atlantic City Aquarium! Located in Atlantic City’s Historic Gardner’s Basin at the New Hampshire Avenue and the Bay, the 14,500 sq-ft and 3-story Atlantic City Aquarium houses 29, 800 gallons of live exhibits with a total number of more than 100 varieties of fish at the main atrium, and interactive exhibits, 16 computer stations and a 577-square-foot expanse with the state-of-the-art communications technology for an in-depth Ocean Life Education at the second floor.  The marine educational facility also has touch tanks that contains marine creatures like sea bass, sand tiger sharks, hermit crabs, sea urchins, sea stars, stingrays, and a bunch of other marine animals!  Call 609-348-2880 for the latest events in the city Aquarium and be one of the lucky persons to see and feed the friendly marine creatures.

Atlantic City Historical Museum
Expect Mr. Peanut to greet you as you enter the Atlantic City Historical Museum.  He will show you the way to a miniature Boardwalk and beach area that displays original sand art collections.  The museum preserves the astonishing history and famous landmarks of Atlantic City.  See the “Atlantic City, Playground of the Nation” exhibition that advertises artifacts, posters, photographs, souvenirs, and a variety of Miss America’s legacy.  Be sure to watch the “Boardwalk Ballyhoo: The Magic of Atlantic City” historical video that features the early beginnings of the resorts, famous shows in Steel Pier before, and the Miss America beauty pageant to name a few  shown continuously throughout the day.  Visit the Historical Atlantic Museum and see the newest exhibit “Shore Deco: Atlantic City Design Between the Wars” For more information, call (609) 347-5839.

Atlantic City Free Public Library
The Atlantic City was established with 1,000 books as its starting point.  It was privately run by a cultural organization called Women’s Research Club and was open to the public on 1903 in a wood frame house at the Pacific Avenue.  The modern two-story 3.8 million dollar Atlantic Library today houses 135,000 volumes with three times the reading space of its predecessor.  Have access to the libraries great number of books, periodicals, research materials, CD’s, DVD’s, and other educational materials that can be accessed through internet.   There are exhibits and a variety of educational programs for you to witness so call 609-345-2269 for schedules and details of the Atlantic City public library.

Summer Breeze sailing Charters
Welcome aboard the 34-ft Catalina with the US Coast Guard Licensed Captain, Ken Wescoat!  Catalina is open for six passengers at a time, and dinner and evening cruises, bay and ocean sailing, and sightseeing while listening to the songs of the dolphins as the sailboat glides along the Atlantic City and Brigantine waters.  Whether it’s a friend, family, or business trip, you will certainly fell in love with Atlantic!  The Summer Breeze Sailing Charters sail past the Southern New Jersey beaches spotting different marine creatures as well as some of Atlantic’s pride like famous Boardwalk and casinos.  Experience a wonderful time while sailing past the Atlantic skyline.  Call 609-652-8743 for details.

New Jersey Korean War Memorial
The monument is dedicated to commemorate and recognized the sacrifices of the men and women of this state who served and fought in the Korean War.  It is legitimate to pay tribute to the patriots of the forgotten war and this monument stands to witness the people involved that should never be forgotten.  The people behind this felt the same need so the committee of the Korean Veterans Memorial was formed and the historical landmark was established on July 22, 1986 by Governor Christine Todd Whitman and the Legislature. Visit the site at Brighton Park and call 609-530-7049 for more information.

Absecon Lighthouse
 The tallest lighthouse in New Jersey and 3rd tallest in America lies strong and sturdy at the Pacific Island and Rhode Island Avenues at the Atlantic City.  First lit in 1857, the lighthouse is only a walking a distance from Showboat Casino.  Prepare yourself because the 228 steps will surely challenge your strength but the breathtaking view of Atlantic City will absolutely erase all your tiredness away! The lighthouse is considered to be one of the oldest in the country but the multi-million dollar restoration is worth seeing for – the replica of the Light keeper’s dwelling, an educational museum, the Fresnel Lens exhibit, and the original first-order Fresnel Lens, first lit in 1857. Call 609-449-1360 for details.

Atlantic City
 Located on Mississippi Avenue, just a few blocks away from the casino strip, Dante Hall Theater of the Arts was originally built in 1926 that houses a balcony, wood floor and a small stage. It was famous for amateur performances, school basketball games, spaghetti dinners, and most significantly the performances of St. Michael’s Opera Company that delighted the Italian viewers.  After the years of fame, it served as a storage area until a redevelopment emerged in the mind of a pastor.  Today, Dante Hall promotes a variety of musical, theatrical, and other performing events that are usually fundraising events for the benefit of the Columbus Day Committee. Witness one of the performances and adore the three-story granite façade that features intricate details of designs that resembles an Italian renaissance-style palazzo.  Not enough details? Visit Dante hall at the Pacific and Vermont Avenues and call 609-449-1360 for more information.

Visit Atlantic City and without doubt you will ask for more! The perfect all-year getaway for all occasions is proudly brought to you by the America’s leading travel package provider Wyndham Vacation Resorts.  You one-stop vacation area for casino gaming, nightlife, cultural attractions, historical landmarks, piers and arcades, golf, water sports, shopping and a bunch of activities for you!


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