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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.
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.
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!
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.
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.
Escape AC - Escape Rooms, situated inside Tropicana Atalanta City on the Boardwalk is a fun place to bond with your friends and family. Featuring four rooms namely the Casino, Boardwalk, Theater and Poker, the level of difficulty of each escape room here varies but offers the same fun nonetheless. Once locked inside the room, you get an hour to solve clues and find your way out.
A 43-story tower with 2000 guest rooms and suites invites you to have the time of your life! There's never a dull moment at the Borgata Hotel Casino and Spa—live life king-size here! From the time you check in, all your needs are taken care of, up until the moment you leave. The rooms have marble baths, television sets, wet-bars and internet access. You will find restaurants, stores, a barbershop, a fitness center, sprawling gardens, meeting rooms and a pool on-site! What's more? Enjoy your evenings in the casino or watch a movie at the hotel's theater with your family! Once you step in, you may never want to leave—it's just so much fun!
Towering 51 floors above Atlantic City, Hard Rock Hotel Casino Atlantic City epitomizes life of decadence. With more than 1000 exquisitely designed rooms and a rock and roll theme, the hotel sets a perfect mood for every vacationer. Apart from plush upholstery and panoramic views of the coast, the rooms come with the unique "The Sound of Your Stay" feature that complements your stay with an indulgent musical experience. The hotel also has a Rock Shop on site where music aficionados can pick their favorite memorabilia. A casino, more than ten dining options, and a robust lineup of events along with the Daer Nightclub, all together keep patrons busy throughout their stay giving them a real taste of Atlantic City's nightlife.
With an on-site casino and variety of restaurants, this Caesars hotel is a 5-minute walk to the famous Atlantic City Boardwalk. The Pier Shops at Caesars boasts 75 retail stores. The classically decorated guest rooms at Caesars Atlantic City are equipped with a flat-screen TV and iPod docking station. They also include floor-to-ceiling windows. The seasonal, adult only, rooftop swimming pool and deck overlook the city. Guests at the Atlantic City Caesar's can enjoy the 135 table games or the 2,000 slot machines in the casino. Relax with a spa treatment at Qua Baths and Spa complete with roman showers, 15 treatment rooms and the Dieci Mani treatment. Buddakan at the Playground is open for lunch and dinner and serves modern Asian cuisine while oceanfront dining is available at Nero's Italian Steakhouse. Other dining establishments include Gordon Ramsay Pub & Grill, Kwi Noodle House and Morton's Steakhouse. The Boardwalk Hall Convention Center is within a 5-minute walk of the Atlantic City Caesars.
More of an upscale shopping complex, The Quarter offers a variety of 30 east coast style stores under one roof. Stores include the Americana-style award winning Brooks Brothers, Chico's, White House or Black Market, Swarovski, bluemercury apothecary, Tahari, Zeytinia, the Tropicana Casino Market and more. The Quarter also offers spas, restaurants (Cuba Libre and The Palm) and a casino.