Atlantic City + The Jersey Shore

Atlantic City + The Jersey Shore Travel Guide

Atlantic City may not be as over-the-top as Las Vegas, but it attracts bachelors and bachelorettes, and even retirees and families seeking a sweet escape. People visit Atlantic City for nightclubs and casinos in glamorous hotels such as the Borgata. 'AC' is known for its vast boardwalk, Developed by Alexander Boardman, the first in the world, being built over a century ago by local business owners who wanted to prevent sand from being tracked onto their premises. Oceanside amusement pier at Caesars holds a shopping mall jutting out into the Atlantic. A steady stream of overseas visitors and express train service from NYC makes the spot a hot destination for many travelers looking for a great time, complete with an ocean view.

Things Not to Miss in Atlantic City

• The Boardwalk
 • Lucy the Margate Elephant, a beachfront mascot that was constructed in 1881
 • Steel Pier by the Trump Taj Mahal
 • Gambling at the Borgata Casino
 • The Comedy Stop (AC’s most popular comedy club)
 • A show at the House of Blues

When to Visit Atlantic City

The summer is peak time for Atlantic City travel, when the beach is best and the weather is warm. During the colder off-season, the boardwalk is much less crowded and the hotel prices are much cheaper. The best time to travel to Atlantic City is March to May, when there is less humidity but still a good amount of sun. Rates drop just after Labor Day, so an early fall visit could work in visitors’ favors as well.

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