Ready for some fun in the sun? Put on your swimming suit and head to the white sandy beaches of Atlantic City. This resort city on the shores of New Jersey is a haven for gamblers and pleasure seekers of all stripes from across the East Coast and the world. Stay in one of the hotels on the beach in Atlantic City and you'll be up close and personal with all the action.
History & Transportation
Atlantic City has been a tourist mecca since its inception in the 1850s. The boardwalk, which dates all the way back to 1870, is the city's main avenue, where you can eat, shop, watch, and play. It's also the namesake for the most expensive property in the board game Monopoly, which took its inspiration from street names in Atlantic City. If you're visiting Atlantic City from the surrounding area, you'll probably want to drive in on the Atlantic City Expressway, which links Philadelphia and southern New Jersey, and goes through the downtown and marina district. From New York City, take the Garden State Parkway and then connect to the Atlantic City Expressway.
Things to Do & Best Times to Visit
Mainly interested in a beach destination? The best weather will undoubtedly be during the height of summer. If you have a more flexible schedule, try beating the crowds by showing up before Memorial Day, when hotels near the beach in Atlantic City might be offering discounts. Once you've gone for a swim, head to the boardwalk to indulge yourself with a snack, like funnel cake or fresh-cut French fries. You can also find heartier fare there, from burgers to pizza and sushi. Just make sure to wait an hour before heading back into the water!
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