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ATLANTIC CITY
We’re waiting for you!
 PICTURE THIS: Toes in the sand, a cocktail in hand. Or, gamble and dance the night away at one of nine casino hotels. There’s only one place and that’s Atlantic City where you will find everything to make any get-away weekend or vacation a memorable one.
Atlantic City has been hailed as a healing respite for generations. With more than four miles of Boardwalk, the beach and the therapeutic salt water of the Atlantic Ocean, the seaside resort provides state-of-the-art shows, spas, fitness facilities, dining choices and many outdoor activities – think kayaking, parasailing, jet skiing, bike riding, jogging, walking, surfing and fishing.
Tucked away from the hustle and bustle of the Boardwalk, but still nearby, is Historic Gardner’s Basin, where you can touch sea life and learn about native ocean species at the Atlantic City Aquarium. Sightseeing, dolphin-watching cruises, parasailing and fishing excursions provide a fun-filled day. Round out the afternoon with a Basin Mason and casual dining at Back Bay Ale House. Stunning bay views and outdoor seating make this the perfect spot to stop and breathe in that sea air.
The famous Atlantic City Boardwalk is a destination in its own right, offering the sights, sounds and scents of everyone’s favorite fare. Enjoy people watching while riding in the rolling chairs or the Boardwalk trams. Pedal along the boards or browse for t-shirts and souvenirs.
probably the best around, with eclectic options at any of the nine gaming properties. Tanger Outlets in the core of downtown features close to a hundred retail outlet stores, including New Jersey’s only Bass Pro Shops, plus several restaurants. With convenient parking and a pedestrian walking-friendly layout, the Outlets are just a short walk from the Convention Center, NJ Transit train station and bus terminal. Atlantic City offers tax-free shopping on clothing and shoes, so be sure to pick up some comfortable walking shoes to enjoy your vacation!
Atlantic City’s attractions include the world-famous Steel Pier, and their amazing ride, the Wheel, complete with 40 climate- controlled gondolas offering a bird’s eye view of this beautiful destination. Absecon
Lighthouse, built in 1857, is the tallest lighthouse in New Jersey and third tallest in the United States. Climb the 228 steps and check out the live camera views from the top, including a new selfie cam.
Nearby, Lucy the Elephant, that well- known pachyderm, is actually a six-story structure with unique architecture and a fascinating history. Climb a spiral staircase through her insides all the way up to the howdah on her back and be rewarded for your efforts with a spectacular 360-degree view of the surrounding shore area.
Call 888-AC-VISIT (888-228-4748) or visit www.doatlanticcity.com and download the official Atlantic City Visitor Guide to start making your family’s memories today. Atlantic City – you’ll never want to leave! G
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