Atlantic City has long been viewed as America’s play ground of the east coast. Famous for its gambling establishments and casinos there is plenty of adult fun to be had in this city that rarely sleeps. On the other hand though too, Atlantic City has diversified its image created more varied types of diversions to accommodate a much broader range of guests of all ages. Whether you love shopping, seeing different animals, or just walking the Boardwalk there is something for everyone. A few more things to do in Atlantic City include.
The Walk and Outlet Stores
If you enjoy shopping more than gambling a trip to the Walk and the Atlantic City Outlets will be something you will be bound to enjoy. There are outlet stores selling great discounts on Michael Kor, J Crew, Nike, Calvin Klein and plenty more… The Walk is a little more spread out then other similar areas – often involving crossing streets – but the effort to get around can be seen as the effort needed to get a great deal. The outlets are open from 10 am until 7 pm daily.
Atlantic City Aquarium
800 N New Hampshire Ave. | Atlantic City
Filled with the varied citizens that live under the sea the Atlantic City Aquarium is a nice escape from the Boardwalk. A few of the most well known exhibits include a tropical rainforest habitat and a seahorse habitat as well as an ocean oddities exhibit. Just outside the aquarium at the adjacent Ocean Life Centeris a bevy of restaurants, shops and art boutiques. There is also a great picnic area to enjoy an ocean side view and escape the expense of the varied food kiosks. There are also harbour cruises available leaving near to the aquarium.
9200 Atlantic Ave | Margate City, NJ
One of the relics of Atlantic City’s wild, spectacle ridden past is Lucy the Margate Elephant. Built in 1881 and standing 6 stories tall and weighing in at 90 tons this elephant has a long history in Atlantic City. Not just a statue, Lucy also has a hollowed out interior that has at different time served as a tucked away beer garden and even a hotel inside her interior. Visitors call Lucy an awe inspiring construction and a one of a kind, only in Atlantic City, spectacle. Visits inside of Lucy cost $ 7 dollars and offer great views over the Atlantic Ocean.