Bright lights and big thrills Atlantic City’s Boardwalk
Serving as a lively link between city and sea, the Atlantic City Boardwalk stretches for more than four miles along Absecon Island on the famed Jersey Shore. First constructed in 1878, this American icon separates the ocean beach from a variety of venues, ranging from retail shops and museums to casinos, boardwalk hotels and restaurants, all with that singular Atlantic City flair.
Things to do
Take a ride
The boardwalk's herringbone-patterned layout provides the perfect surface for two-wheeled vehicles, and a leisurely bicycle ride provides the easiest way of making your way through all the hustle and bustle. There's no need to bring your own. as rentals can be found all along the boardwalk.
Hit the beach
Atlantic City beaches are free and open to all. It's just a short walk to the ocean from any of the AC boardwalk hotels. There's never a cover charge, so any fine day will give you the opportunity to make some waves.
What to see
Atlantic City is known for diversity. There's so much here to see and do, you'll barely have time for the slots.
Steel Pier houses a family-style amusement park with a number of attractions and food to suit the entire family. If shopping is your passion, head down to The Pier Shops at Caesars. While go-kart fans will find the right track on the Central Pier, the Garden Pier offers both the Atlantic City Historical Museum and the Atlantic City Arts Museum for those in need of a culture fix.
The Atlantic City casinos
As you amble along the boardwalk, it won't be long before you encounter one of the many casino entrances. Deciding which to visit first could be the hardest part. From south to north, you will have at your disposal the Tropicana, Caesars, Bally's, Wild Wild West and the Trump Taj Mahal.
Special events in Atlantic City
The Miss America Pageant
After an absence of nearly 10 years, the Miss America Pageant has returned to its original home. If you're in town during the middle of September, stop by Boardwalk Hall and have a look for yourself.
Atlantic City Boardwalk Wine Promenade
Take a stroll in the ocean air and enjoy live music as you sample more than 100 handpicked varieties of wine and champagne at various boardwalk locations. This September event will satisfy all your senses.
Where to stay on the Atlantic City Boardwalk
You are in the midst of all the action in Atlantic City Boardwalk, with direct access to casinos, beaches and piers. Revel is a highly sophisticated and fairly new addition to the area. Complete with nightclub and 11 fine dining restaurants, there is also a sky garden for guests to take in the luxurious surroundings. For those who prefer their lodgings minus major indulgences, the Days Inn Atlantic City Waterfront offers a more modest and comfortable experience.
The perfect time to visit
Although a maritime climate keeps Atlantic City's temperatures on the moderate side, visitors must remember that AC is still a northeastern resort area. Temperatures average in the 20s during the winter and summer temperatures usually have highs in the 80s. The summer months offer the widest array of things to see and do for visitors to the Boardwalk, but the indoor attractions ensure that, regardless of when you visit, there will be more than enough to keep you entertained.
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