Situated on Atlantic City's eastern coastline, the Absecon Lighthouse has been assisting wandering vessels since its establishment in 1856. Standing at a spectacular height of 171 feet (52 meters), it is quite easily the tallest structure of its kind in New Jersey. This splendid piece of 19th-century architecture is made up of a mesh of granite slabs that lend its walls an eye-catching sheen that still exists today. First lit in 1857, the lighthouse retains its original George Meade-designed Fresnel lens that at the peak of its powers propagated signals up to 36.1 kilometers (22.4 miles). Decommissioned in 1933, its lens shines brightly to this day.
Located just one mile from Atlantic City, Ventnor Beach is a premier getaway destination for those looking to escape the fast-paced life of the Boardwalk and its casinos. This beach is surrounded by a residential community, but visitors with a "beach tag" are welcomed as well. These tags can be purchased from kiosks near the beach.
This attraction offers the excitement of sailing on a 34-foot Catalina (10.4 meters). They customize trips to your sightseeing desires and include trips around Brigantine, Ventnor, Margate, Longport, and Ocean City. Sailboats can hold up to six people. Charter prices depend on the length and time of your excursion. They also offer lessons. Call for more details and to schedule your outing.
Adventure out to sea with the capable seafarers at Atlantic City Cruises, where fun is just the beginning. AC has a variety of offerings to choose from, including the Morning Skyline cruise, the Dolphin Watching cruise, the Happy Hour cruise, the Sightseeing cruise, as well as a smörgåsbord of special occasion cruises. The Dolphin Watching cruise in particular is quite the crowd pleaser, providing marine adventurers plenty of opportunities to capture the graceful water mammals on film.
Just a stone's throw outside of Atlantic City, kids can find all the adventure they might need at Storybook Land. It's an excellent place to bring the kids or to even relive your childhood. Storybook Land is a theme park offering rides and attractions using classic children's stories as their main theme. Enjoy rides like "Happy Dragon," "Big Foot," "Jumping Jumbos," and so much more. There are also a variety of on-site places to eat and shop.