Things to do in Atlantic City + The Jersey Shore
Whether you’re a beach bum or a night owl, there’s always something to do in Atlantic City. The boardwalk was the first ever built, put up over a century ago by local business owners who wanted to prevent sand from being tracked onto their properties. Walk the stretch for entertainment, gambling, and ice cream. Lucy the Margate elephant is a phenomenon unique to AC. The beachfront mascot was constructed in 1881 to attract land buyers to the area. Since then it has been used as a hotel, a beach cottage, a private mansion, and a tavern (when she was almost destroyed by rowdy patrons). Now, Lucy is recognized on the National Register of Historic Places and is open for tours by the public. Comedy Club is Atlantic City's most popular place for standup-- great to unwind after taking chances while gambling. Afterwards, check out the indoor theme park at the Tropicana Hotel & Casino, Tivoli Pier. Stop in at the Blue Martini, one of Atlantic City’s boardwalk lounges, or drop by the Atlantic City Historical Museum for a look into AC’s quirky past.
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