You can be sure to find one of a kind gifts at the shops in Smithville, where the little Jersey village is open year round. With shops specializing in Early American local crafts and products, Smithville's stores include Cook's Corner, Adrianna's Boutique, Crafting Cellar and more. In town, there are also restaurants, cafes, and the popular Colonial Inn Bed and Breakfast. Special events have drawn people from all over the east coast and have included a Children's Festival, Antique Show Day, Corvette Day and Olde Fife and Drum Corp. The people of Smithville encourage every visitor staying in Atlantic City to start a tradition of seeing the village any time of year.
Tuckerton Seaport is a testament to the rich architectural history of New Jersey. Various recreated buildings and structures line the coastline of this recreated fishing village including Tucker's Island Lighthouse, Joy Dayton's Sawmill, and Jay C. Parker's Decoy Carving Shop. There are several restaurants that get into the action as well, paying tribute to the heritage of the Jersey Shore Baymen. The Museum offers lunch at the restaurant Skeeter's with a gift shop located within. Numerous educational programs are on offer as well.
Atlantic City's Steel Pier proudly stands as New Jersey's amusement park headquarters. Opened it 1898, it suffered a devastating fire in 1982 but reopened, fully renovated in 1993. Check out the giddy, stomach-churning excitement to be had on rides like Pumpkin Wheel, Log Flume, Grand Prix Go Karts, Dragon Jets, Crazy Mouse and much, much more. The International Food Court will keep you well-fed, but be wise as to how much time you wait in between eating and going on a ride!
One of the most affluent areas in town, the Atlantic City Boardwalk is a scintillating strip of land which comes alive with a tapestry of bars, restaurants and entertainment establishments. The Boardwalk sprawls from the Absecon Channel on the northern edge of town all the way into Ventnor City to the south. Pulsating with a vibrancy after the sun goes down, this miles-long deluxe deck is filled with vibrant nightlife encompassing sophisticated dining options and some of the poshest hotel-casinos (such as Caesars) in the world. Situated by the rippling waters of the mighty ocean, this teeming waterfront promenade also plays host to amusement rides, music events and an array of boutique resorts. The boardwalk is home to the iconic Absecon Lighthouse, which offers panoramic views of the beach and the city's exuberant landscape.
The Atlantic City Aquarium is an excellent place to explore the deep blue sea and the fascinating marine life. This aquarium houses over 100 diverse species from the sea world; some of the exotic species shown here are the live corals, the Loggerhead Sea Turtles and more. There are various exhibits and exciting activities that take place here such as watching a live diver feed various exotic sharks and other marine lives. Besides, the center has various rental spaces that can accommodate every kind of event.
Located near the famous Sheraton Hotel, Atlantic City Convention Center offers an ideal setting for all your corporate events' needs. This event venue covers an area of 500,000 square feet (46451.52 square meters) and is considered to be one of the largest convention centers on the East Coast. This eco-friendly structure comprises of five spacious exhibition spaces and 45 well-facilitated meeting rooms, making it just right for hosting large as well as small events. The flexible meeting spaces can seat from 40 to 3300 delegates. Each venue is equipped with modern amenities, catering services and warm hospitality, assuring a successful event.
Part of the Borgata Hotel Casino and Spa, the Music Box has 1000 seats and is an intimate venue for concerts and comedy acts. A-list performers including Wayne Brady, Dennis Miller, Bill Cosby and Kevin James have performed at the Music Box. The center also plays host to up-and-coming performers looking for a platform to showcase their talents.
If you feel there is more to the city than casinos, then you are right; Gardner's Basin exemplifies this thought. Historic in nature, the space is a maritime village and waterfront area. It is a part of the Atlantic City Aquarium, restaurants, cafes and more. Festivals, fairs and other private events or even public functions take place in the varied spaces available. Timings of the attractions vary as do their admission prices. Check the website and future event details.