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Atlantic City, New Jersey is a city in a constant state of change. Within easy driving distance of more than a third of the country, more than 35 million visitors pass through its city limits each year. Atlantic City is the second most popular gambling destination in the United States.
Visitors may feel a sense of déjà vu venturing around the city, even if they have never been before. The layout on the popular board game Monopoly, the American Edition, is designed after the streets of Atlantic City.
Founded in 1854, Atlantic City originally drew city weary visitors to its resort-style vacationing and sandy beaches.
Here, the world’s first boardwalk opened in 1870. Initially, its purpose was to keep sand out of the store owners’ and hotels’ lobbies. Today, the boardwalk is home to stores, dining, hotels, amusements parks, shows and more. Strolling along the always-active boardwalk will lead you to almost all of the main tourist attractions in the city.
In 1976, voters approved casino gambling and the city opened its first casino with Resorts International in 1978. Atlantic City now boasts 12 Hotel & Casinos, with more than 14,000 combined hotel rooms available.
Donald Trump owns four of the twelve resorts and is loosely credited with recently bringing the glamour, and tourists, back to Atlantic City. His popular television show The Apprentice drew millions of viewers’ attention to the city when several of the episodes were filmed in this beachside resort town.
Atlantic City Tourism spiked after the airing of the show and has been steadily increasing since then, as well. The 2003 opening of the Borgata, the latest hotel and casino in the city, has also been very successful in bringing visitors.
Attractions: It’s more than just gambling…
Whatever type of entertainment you are looking for, Atlantic City is almost destined to fulfill your wish. In addition to world-class casino gambling , visitors can browse through an array of stores, from designer boutiques to antiques and memorabilia shops. Relax in European-style spas, dine in New York and international-themed five star restaurants, and watch some of the fantastic and entertaining shows.
More active vacation-goers can check out the sites along the beach and on the boardwalk. Activities range from relaxed dining to amusement parks and water sports. Boating, parasailing, and fishing are just a few of the things you’ll find along the shore.
When the sun goes down, the excitement goes up. Lounges, bars, nightclubs and restaurants across the city keep their doors open round-the-clock. There’s a reason why the city’s slogan is ‘Always Turned On.’
For visitors looking for a little change, Atlantic City is home to several amazing golf courses and museums. There are 10 championship golf courses like the Blue Heron Pines East and West and the Sand Barrens Golf Club.
Vacationers can also check out the Atlantic City Historical Museum, the Miller Art Center, and Ripley’s Believe or Not.