Atlantic City is an American icon. It’s the birthplace of the Miss America pageant, and glitters with the lights, bells, and clanks of thousands of slot machines. Those who manage to pull themselves away from the casinos have a beautiful eastern shoreline to enjoy while strolling AC’s famous boardwalk. Can you still find a few Prohibition-era and gangster-themed bars, restaurants, and shops? Of course. But these days, visitors are more familiar with Baltic Avenue from the classic board game, Monopoly.
This place has been a tourist attraction since its founding in 1854 when it was connected to the railroad system. It initially catered to urban workers in Philadelphia, but now attracts families, seekers of lady luck, and resort-lovers. Of course, there’s more to Atlantic City than shimmer and beachy fun.Experience it for yourself with our Atlantic City vacation rentals.
Have you met Lucy? She might be the largest resident of Atlantic City. This elephant weighs 65 tons and has earned herself a place in Americana on the National Register of Historical Places. Oh, yeah, and you can tour her insides (she’s a building, not a real, living elephant!). Looking for a little more, shall we say, traditional architecture? The Absecon Lighthouse won’t disappoint. It’s the tallest in New Jersey, and was built in 1857.
Lay your head down at the FantaSea Resorts Atlantic Palace and get your gaming on like a kid at their arcade. Of course, a gangster would have digs that include a terrace, library, and complimentary newspapers to check the odds on the races. Live like a gangster at Carisbrooke Inn, which has all those bases covered.
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