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America's Best Beach Boardwalks

Atlantic City Boardwalk

Courtesy of the Atlantic Convention & Visitors Bureau

Atlantic City Boardwalk, Atlantic City, NJ

Originally built in 1870, the godfather of boardwalks started humbly as a barrier to reduce beach sand in hotel lobbies but now stretches for four miles with neon-lit casinos, towering hotels, countless shops, noisy arcade games, and brash musical shows on the street side, while still letting visitors savor the natural beauty of Atlantic City Beach.

Don’t Miss: Getting pushed along the wooden boardwalk in a cushiony two-person rolling wicker chair—a tradition dating to 1887. You can get to within three blocks of Absecon Lighthouse, the third tallest in America. Climb the lighthouse’s 228 steps and ponder how A.C.’s skyline has changed since the lookout was built in 1857.

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