The beach is where it all started: pristine sand with healthy salt air and a developer who saw the promise it held. Now Atlantic City is one of the world’s favourite destinations and the beach differentiates it from any other gaming locale. During the summer, the beaches are guarded by the country’s first lifeguard organisation and the water is safe. Visitors stroll, ride a bicycle or tour the Boardwalk on a distinctive rolling chair. The first permanent Boardwalk was built in 1870 as a way to keep sand off of hotel carpets. Today, the Boardwalk is more than five miles in length and 60 feet across at its widest points. The present structure is seated on concrete and steel pilings; constructed of thousands of two-by-fours. The boards are replaced approximately every 12 years due to the foot traffic.
Atlantic City hotels and resorts offer a wide variety of amenities while being inclusive for a multitude of budgets. Amazing views, fine dining and luxurious lodging are the norm here in Atlantic City. Whether you’re seeking casino gaming action or want to bring the entire family to our non-casino resorts, we have what you’re looking for. With almost 18,000 hotel rooms to choose from, Atlantic City has what you need when it comes to housing accommodations
Atlantic City is increasingly becoming known for its thriving culinary scene with some of the top chefs in the industry, including Bobby Flay, Guy Fieri, Michael Symon, Jose Garces, Gordon Ramsay & more opening restaurants here alongside other nationally acclaimed locales such as The Palm, Cuba Libre, and Buddakan, among many others. The city is increasingly becoming known for its stunning array of ethnic options, from authentic Chinese and Vietnamese to great south-of-the-border, Italian and Japanese influences. The city offers an interesting dichotomy with trendy, eclectic establishments rising alongside home-style ‘mom and pop” locales, classic Boardwalk cuisine and one of America’s greatest spots for a sub sandwich in the White House Sub Shop.
Atlantic City is quickly becoming nearly as known for its world-class shopping as for its gaming options. Among the options include: Tanger Outlets The Walk, a $76 million, 15-city block dining and retail outlet, with upscale retailers, downsized prices and the recent addition of Bass Pro Shops; The Quarter at Tropicana, part of a $245 million expansion, with 200,000 square feet of retail, dining, entertainment and spa options. Additional diverse shopping can be found along the Boardwalk and throughout the city’s casinos.
The Atlantic City area is full of history and locations to celebrate it. Among them: Noyes Arts Garage of Stockton College, Atlantic City Historical Museum, Atlantic City Ballet, the Civil Rights Garden, New Jersey Korean War Memorial and Atlantic City Art Center. Other notable sites off the Boardwalk include: the famous Absecon Lighthouse, the Atlantic City Aquarium, abundant antiquing, nearby historic villages, lush gardens, wineries, zoos and more.
Basking beside the Boardwalk, beachside and overlooking the Atlantic Ocean Atlantic City is historic yet contemporary, known as a casino resort with incredible dining and entertainment but there is so much more, especially for keeping up your fitness, health and wellbeing whilst enjoying the destination.
Getting there is easy from the UK. Fly into Philadelphia or New York (or from elsewhere in the USA directly into Atlantic City Airport) and combine an Atlantic City resort stay as part of a road trip including iconic cities and the history, countryside, shopping and dining of New York State, New Jersey, Pennsylvania or further afield to Virginia, Maryland and Washington DC. This is the perfect fly-drive region of the USA.
Great spas and fitness facilities are available at the world class resort hotels in Atlantic City, but the wellness opportunities do not stop there.
The beach and Boardwalk are where it all started: pristine sand with healthy salt air. The water is safe thanks to a stringent State water quality programme. Swim, surf, sail or windsurf the Atlantic Ocean or get those legs moving and run, bike ride, powerwalk or simply stroll the four-mile Boardwalk, an icon since 1870. You will also find beach yoga to combine mindfulness with getting much needed vitamin D.
Golfers will be thrilled, with Atlantic City having been ranked among the Top Ten Golf Cities in America and if, as some say, you don’t want to ruin a good walk chasing a small white ball there is plenty more outdoors to keep focused on fitness. Sailing, canoe or kayak rental are available at nearby local, state and national parks including Atlantic County Park at Lake Lenape. Edwin B. Forsythe National Wildlife Refuge and Bass River State Forest offer scenic views and incredible hiking trails for rustic keep fit.
Whether you are a ‘gym-bunny’ or love to get on the water or the wilderness Atlantic City has great options wellness options blended with lots of fun and entertainment.