The casinos aren’t the only game in town. Atlantic City has oodles of cool stuff to do from its free beaches to the bay and everywhere in between.
AC is the inspiration for Monopoly and has been home to the Miss America Pageant (on and off, but mostly on) for nearly a century. Atlantic City boasts the world’s longest boardwalk. And that same promenade holds the distinction of being the oldest in the US. Also, the city’s famous Steel Pier still operates today with modern updates to please kids of all ages.
A dive into the history of this famous and infamous city will reveal it’s roots as a favorite summertime vacation destination for Philadelphians. Once known as both “America’s Playground” and the “World’s Playground,” the city rose to infamy during prohibition. In recent years that part of it’s history inspired the HBO series Boardwalk Empire.
This iconic city offers plenty of activities besides gambling. You’ll find all your shore favorites like the ocean and boardwalk, as well as, awesome restaurants, fun nightlife, culture and outdoor activities.
Whether you are planning a day trip to Atlantic City or a week at the Jersey Shore, you’ll find family fun for kids from one to 92 at Absecon Lighthouse. Atlantic City’s lighthouse stands at 171 feet tall overlooking the Absecon Inlet. With a total of 228 steps to the watchroom (240 to the top), a climb to the top of the light fondly known as “Abby” will leave you breathless in many ways. Even
COVID-19 doesn’t have to mean the end to your summer 2020 vacation to Atlantic City or any of the shore points. There are still plenty of things to do down the shore while maintaining social distancing. And whether the casinos, boardwalk amusement or even restaurants are open to full capacity or not you can still have a blast this summer. You may even have the best season on record as you will need to get
There’s no better way to experience the sun, surf and the sonic boom of an F-22 Raptor airplane than the 2019 Atlantic City Airshow: A Salute To Those That Serve, formerly known as Thunder Over the Boardwalk. While the name may have changed, it is still the same awesome show. Edited 7/31/2019 to update for the 2019 AC Airshow: A Salute To Those That Serve Edited 7/6/2020- Due to COVID-19 the 2020 AC Airshow has