Founded in the 1850s, Atlantic City is best known for its seaside resorts in New Jersey. It is famously called as the 'Las Vegas of the East'. Every year, 37 million people visit this beautiful city and spend more than $4 billion on its attractions!
According to the Press of Atlantic City, tourism grew by 3.4% in 2015, taking the total value of the industry to $43.4 billion. If you are planning a trip to Atlantic City, here are a few places you must visit. If you are travelling in a group, the easiest way to get to all these places is with a bus charter tour.
Absecon is New Jersey's tallest and the country's 3rd tallest lighthouse. It was adopted by the Inlet Private/Public Association in 1993 as a symbol of rebirth. The restoration of the lighthouse was completed in 1999 and was followed by the 2nd and 3rd phase of restoration, which were completed in 2001 and 2003, respectively. Many new additions were made for visitors. They can now enjoy climbing the 228 steps to the top of lighthouse, stroll the two-acre property or and visit the Keeper's Cottage museum and gift shop.
African American Heritage Museum of Southern New Jersey
This is the only African American Heritage Museum in NJ that documents the experiences of African Americans in the 20th century. There are more than 11,000 treasures showcased here, which are rotated after every 30 days. The museum is open from 10 am to 4 pm, Tuesday through Friday and on Saturdays, visitors need to make an appointment to visit. The museum also has a collection of Atlantic County soldiers’ memorabilia from the World Wars, which is kept at the All Wars Memorial Building in Atlantic City.
If you are in Atlantic city, then you simply must visit the Tropicana. It is a luxury hotel, casino and spa, located on Brighton Avenue and the Boardwalk. You can check out bus charters that can help you reach this destination easily. It is one of the largest hotels in New Jersey with over 2,000 rooms, 3,000 slot machines and 135 table games. It also has 24 restaurants and eateries for food lovers.
Arguably, the most famous attraction of Atlantic City, this is a four-mile stretch of wood that was originally built in 1870 and even survived Hurricane Sandy in 2012. Take a stroll down the boardwalk and take in the sights of the beach and casinos, but remember, are only allowed between 6 am and 10 am. It is a perfect place to visit with your family, since you can shop while the kids blow off steam at the arcades.