Best Things to Do in Atlantic City

Any trip to Atlantic City is going to involve spending a lot of time walking up and down the Board Walk breathing in ocean air and people watching. To the left and right will be throngs of people, casinos, street performers and other varied diversions like the Steel Pier amusement park. Once a city known most for bootlegging present day Atlantic City has earned its reputation as being one of the playgrounds of the east coast. Some of the best things to do in Atlantic City include.

atlantic1Atlantic City Boardwalk 

Developed back in 1870, the Atlantic City Boardwalk maximizes the city’s coast front with a four mile long wood planked stretch filled with family friendly and adult oriented diversion. Filled with shops, restaurants, bars and carnival style games there is always a buzz on the board walk. The action centres at the two most popular piers – the Steel and Central Piers – that have carnival style rides on them. More adult oriented fun can be found at the casinos that dot the board walk and the various night clubs and bars that help built Atlantic City’s reputation for all night long fun. The Boardwalk is accessible at all hours, though visitors to it should be leery of pickpockets and other petty crime.

Wild Wild West Casino

Park Place & Boardwalk – 1900 Pacific Ave | Atlantic City

Decked out in an American Wild West theme, complete to the server’s outfits, the Wild West Casino is definitely a step into Americana. The gaming floors, which are open daily from 11 am to 4 am on weekdays and 24 hours on weekends, are noted for their relaxed vibe. All the usual games are here: the table games, the slot machines, and varied raffles. The casino bar is always packed with people having a good time and a laugh. Varied nightly entertainment is offered in the casino and the buffet is decent. The Wild West Casino is located just off of Pacific Avenue.

Storybook Land

6415 Black Horse Pike | Egg Harbor Township

In Storybook Land the written word runs supreme! The 20 acres of Storybook land takes classic children’s stories, like Dumbo and Little Red Riding Hood, and makes them into elaborate games and rides that children love. Located 10 miles outside of Atlantic City kids will enjoy getting away from the adult leisure of the Boardwalk to be a part of the stories that they love. The amusement park has a nice cafeteria and a picnic area. Storybook Land is closed in the winter and costs $22.95 for adults and children… though children 7 and under are admitted for free.

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