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.
This Ripley's location offers a variety of exhibits like the Fiji Island Mermaid, a lock of George Washington's hair, actual samples of Ripley's unusual mail, and a life-size statue of Michael Jordan made of paper, plastic, wire, and glass. The quirky and wonderful displays at Ripley's Believe It or Not in Atlantic City will leave you in awe.
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.
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.
Marine Mammal Stranding Center opened in 1978 and is a life saving center for endangered marine species. The center has sea animals like whales, dolphins, seals and turtles. Apart from saving marine mammals and curing them, the center also has a sea life museum. The museum has all information about marine mammals and also has an educational center that provides training on marine ecosystem. Tour around to find out about how they function to save the sea animals and also get a chance to see live seals, turtles and fishes. You can also join their internship program and work to save sea animals.
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.
This wonderland of rides is named after the venerable David Gillian, who opened this place way back in 1965. A family-run place, Wonderland Pier boasts an impressive list of rides that will please the whole family. Hop on the dizzying Tilt-A-Whirl or cram your tots in the darling Fire Engines.