Atlantic City

For more than two decades, Atlantic City has been known the world over as a first-rate casino-gaming mecca. Today, 37 million people visit “America’s Favorite Playground” each year. With 12 casino resorts, more than seven miles of white sandy beaches, and the famous 4.5-mile-long Boardwalk (the very first in the world), the Greater Atlantic City Region is riding high on a wave of excitement.

And there is much more to the region than glamour, glitz, surf and sand. You can tour three vineyards, test your skill at the region’s 23 golf courses, see Miss America crowned every year in September, or munch on saltwater taffy where it was first made. And don’t forget about our museums. Art lovers and history enthusiasts can peruse the collections at the Atlantic City Art Center and Historical Museum on Garden Pier at the Boardwalk. The Noyes Museum of Art is well known for its vast collection of American fine art and folk art, vintage bird decoys, and outstanding traveling exhibitions.

But if it’s hidden treasures you crave, the Greater Atlantic City Area has got them in spades. There are plenty of new and different activities to be a part of, thanks to extensive restoration and building. Be one of the first to visit Historic Absecon Lighthouse, which has once again opened its doors to visitors following a two-year restoration project to appear as it did in 1925.

Or, buy a ticket and a bag of peanuts and enjoy America’s favorite past time at the new Sandcastle Stadium at Bader Field, home of the Atlantic City Surf professional baseball team. For nature lovers, the new Ocean Life Center at Gardner’s Basin in Atlantic City has hands-on learning adventures within its eight aquarium tanks and nearly 30,000 gallons of water, home to more than 100 varieties of fish and marine animals. And there’s more. Atlantic City’s Carnegie Library is currently being restored and, by July 2000, the new Civil Rights Garden will be open, featuring a path allowing visitors to follow the significant events and experiences of the Civil Rights Movement.

So whether you’ve spent your day sunning or swimming, taking a bicycle or rolling chair ride along the famed Boardwalk, hitting the links at our lush green golf courses, or browsing through our many museums, cap off the day by sitting back and watching the brilliant stars shine in the skies and glitter on our stages.

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