From the Boardwalk and Beyond: The Ultimate Guide to Atlantic City

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Pack your bags, grab your sunglasses, and get ready for the time of your life because Atlantic City has plenty to offer for even the most hard-to-please fun seekers. Whether you’re in the mood for some casino action or you just want to stroll the boardwalk, Atlantic City is an all-in-one vacation hotspot. Here are just a handful of the many ways you can spend your time on the most famous boardwalk in the world.

Hit the Planks

Built in 1870, the Atlantic City Boardwalk is a destination in itself that delights millions of visitors each year. From the ocean views to the casinos, the Boardwalk is steeped in history and visitors interested in the history can stop by the Garden Pier section, which houses the Atlantic City Historical Museum.

Further down the planks are a number of other attractions including shops, a miniature golf course, the Atlantic City Art Center, a Ripley’s Believe It or Not Museum, and Boardwalk Hall, which hosts sporting events and entertainers of all varieties.

Stick Your Toes in the Sand

What’s a boardwalk without the beachfront? Atlantic City has some of the best beaches in the country, which offer endless sand and surf activities. If sunbathing is your thing, the beachfront offers plenty of space to unroll your towel and there are even public restrooms at many of the beach access points.
If outdoor activities are more your speed, the Atlantic City beachfront has sand volleyball courts and bike paths along the boardwalk. As for water activities, there is kayaking and windsurfing as well as surfboard rentals for when the waves are just right.

Find Your Lucky Streak

The Atlantic City Boardwalk is most famous for its casinos and if you love gambling, then the Boardwalk has it all. From the slots to Roulette to Blackjack to every roll of the dice in between, there’s plenty of casino action to choose from right on the Boardwalk.

For the ultimate in casino extravagance, Caesars Atlantic City is 124,720 square feet of gambling decadence. If you’re looking to try your luck at the slots, the Trump Taj Mahal has 5,000 slots as well as over 210 table games. The casino options don’t stop there because the Boardwalk is also home to the Golden Nugget, Harrah’s, and many more.

Ready, Set, Shop

Vacation and shopping go together better than Atlantic City and the Boardwalk, which is why The Pier Shops at Caesars are a shopper’s dream. From high-end clothing and accessories to great restaurants, bars, and entertainment venues, the Boardwalk shopping options are second to none. The best part is, you don’t even have to step foot off the Boardwalk

Amusement for All

When it comes to fun for all ages, the Atlantic City Boardwalk is also home to the iconic Steel Pier Amusement Park, which is widely considered the gem of the Boardwalk. The amusement park features classic rides like the Double Decker Carousel and Ferris Wheel, a variety of extreme rides, and all the great amusement park treats like funnel cakes and corn dogs.

If your sights are set on the Atlantic City Boardwalk, then keep the great activities and attractions above in mind.

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