This proud, well-loved historical monument has been delighting visitors since its conception in 1881. South Atlantic City landowner James Vincent de Paul Lafferty, Jr. had this mammoth beast constructed as a way to attract visitors and prospective buyers to his properties. Lucy stands 65 feet (20 meters) high and contains many rooms inside. It also sports a spiral staircase to the top of the edifice. Check out the website for an in-depth account of Lucy's long history.
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.
Kennedy Plaza is an attractive amphitheater on the waterfront of the Atlantic City coastline. Located along the celebrated Boardwalk area, there is seating available as well as facilities for the handicapped. All year round, it plays host to fascinating multi-cultural events ranging from Calypso beats to Korean sword dances, African fire eaters, stilt walkers, acrobats and much more. The Kennedy Plaza brings the world right to the shores of Atlantic City. Most events are free and you can find out more by dialing the toll free number to Atlantic City tourism information 888-228-4748.
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.
The Ocean City Music Pier has been entertaining one and all since 1928. The beautiful waterfront and the serene surroundings make it a perfect venue for hosting concerts and other cultural events. From live music concerts, gigs, comedy shows to beauty pageants, this pier has hosted a variety of events and continues to do so. While you are in town, do make it a point to attend a show here to experience the creative and cultural side of Ocean City.
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 theater, originally an addition to St. Michael's, was built in 1926. In 2003, it assumed its current name and function. The Hall's namesake is Dante Alighieri, whose bas relief bust adorns a plaque on the second story. The Italian-style architecture, supervised by Thomas Sykes, celebrates the Italian neighborhood that surrounds it. Their mission is to host local performing artists and arts organizations. They also present a variety of professional performances.
Circus Maximus Theater is a plush, elegant entertainment venue that keeps up with the upscale and chic Ceasers Hotel, within which it's located. With a capacity of 1500, the theater has been newly renovated and has been improved with lighting, sound and other technological enhancements. There is also a nifty bar where you can catch some drinks before the show. The ambiance here is very classy attracting all theater connoisseurs. Other events include concerts, music festivals, gigs and so on.
Reopened in 2004, Carnegie Library Center was built in 1903 and served as the city's most popular library until 1985. After a big gap, the center was revamped and now functions as an educational establishment catering to a multitude of people. On site, you will find a 75-seat lecture hall, 22-seat computer lab, a multipurpose room, conference centers and seminar rooms. Operated by the Richard Stockton College of New Jersey, there are several educational programs, technological training and professional development courses offered here. Do make it a point to check the Civil Rights Garden too when you're here.