With over 37 million visitors every year, Atlantic City has become America's most popular destination. From fabulous events and non-stop 24-hour casino gaming to gourmet restaurants, exciting attractions and recreational opportunities, an Atlantic City vacation has something to offer everyone.
Atlantic City, New Jersey has been re-creating itself by spending hundreds of millions of dollars in new development to beautify the city, add additional services and attractions, and make Atlantic City your vacation destination.
|Atlantic City Travel Features:
- 9 Luxurious Casinos
- World Famous Boardwalk
- World Class Entertainment
- Beautiful Beaches
- Amusement Pier & Arcades
- Championship Golf Courses
- Tennis Courts
- Charter Boat Fishing
- Sailing Charters
- First Class Restaurants
- High Voltage Nightlife
- Many Historic Sites
- Excellent Antiquing
- Local Wineries
- A Famous Lighthouse
- Quality Retail Outlets
- Excellent Shopping
- Gondola Rides
- Boardwalk Convention Hall
- Annual Sports Events
- Boardwalk Bullies Hockey Team
- Sandcastle Stadium and Atlantic Surf Baseball Team
Moments in Atlantic City History:
- 1670s – Thomas Budd, an English settler, purchases Absecon Island upon which Atlantic City was built
- 1785 – The first permanent structure on the island is built by Jeremiah Leeds
- 1852 – Construction on the rail line connecting the island to the mainland begins
- 1854 - Trains begin arriving from Camden
- 1870 – The first official road, from Pleasantville, is complete.
- 1880 - Atlantic City officially opens its doors
- 1921 – Atlantic City hosts the Miss American Pageant
- 1976 – Gambling is approved in Atlantic City
- 1978 – Resorts Atlantic City opens as the city’s, and East Coast’s, first legal casino.
Interesting facts about Atlantic City:
- Atlantic City’s street names are used on the Monopoly board game.
- Salt water taffy was discovered in Atlantic City. According to legend, a huge storm in 1883 caused the tide to rise so high that it flooded a candy store. The store’s owner, David Bradley, was the first to coin the phrase Salt Water Taffy.
- The famous Atlantic City Boardwalk was originally built to keep the sand off of women’s shoes.
- Lucy, the world’s largest man-made elephant, resides at nearby Margate Beach. Built in 1881 she stands 65 feet high and weighs 90 tons! Lucy was recognized on the National Register of Historic Places.