Atlantic City Vacations & Travel Packages!
A resort city in the US state of New Jersey, Atlantic City is famous for its boardwalk, casinos, and beach. This city is perhaps the most popular seaside resort in New Jersey. Tourists enjoying Atlantic City vacation can explore long sandy beaches and a wide range of entertainment and amusement options. This city is also extensively known as the "Las Vegas of the East," mainly because of the several revue theaters organizing stage shows throughout the day, as well as events such as beauty pageants and boxing matches.
Weather-wise, the best time to visit Atlantic City is from March to May and from June to August. Though a pleasant breeze blows through the seaside town during summer, the days are humid. Temperatures dip down in the evenings, so it is advisable to bring a sweater or jacket, especially if the visitor is going to enjoy city's vibrant nightlife. Fall and spring experience milder weather. Temperatures can drop below freezing point in the winter. For the tourists who are more interested in the casinos, any point round the year is worth the trip.
Places of interest in Atlantic City
Boardwalk is the most famous tourist attraction in Atlantic City. It includes about everything worth visiting in the city. The Boardwalk features the four-mile long stretch of wood built in 1870. One can easily explore the Boardwalk by bike, on foot, or in a famed rolling chair. Another famous attraction of this stretch is the famous Entrance to the Stars, Atlantic City’s version of Hollywood's Walk of Fame with handprints from stars such as Cher, Frank Sinatra, Stevie Wonder, and Johnny Carson.
Absecon Lighthouse, a 228-step lighthouse, is well-known for still boasting the original First-Order Fresnel lens that was installed when the lighthouse was erected in the year 1857. It is the tallest lighthouse in the state and the third tallest in the United States of America. Made of granite blocks, iron, and brick, and painted in its original yellow and black, this lighthouse offers excellent views over the Atlantic. Highlights inside the structure are an imposing museum and lighthouse keeper's quarters.
An apt destination to visit for those who are traveling with children, Ocean City is located at a distance of somewhat 11 miles south of the city. This place has some of the best beaches on the Atlantic coast and has been made alcohol-free since its establishment. It also features a Boardwalk boasting an exciting blend of shops and dining options in its scenic downtown core.