Atlantic City Attractions
Known for its glitz and gaming, Atlantic City surprises with no shortage of things to do and see beyond great casinos from the ghostly to the awe inspiring. Visitors willing to climb 228 steps up the restored lighthouse tower are greeted with a spectacular view of the Jersey Shore. The same first order Fresnel lens used in 1854 to light the way for mariners is still in use today. Admission to the lighthouse is $7 for adults, $5 for seniors and $4 for children ages 4 12. Children under 4 are free. Admission to the museum is $2.
A seven acre exhibition site located on Pacific Avenue between Martin Luther King Boulevard and South Indiana Avenues, "Artlantic: Wonder" includes works by Robert Barry, Ilya and Emilia Kabakov and Kiki Smith. The site currently includes two open spaces with two sculptures surrounded by 14 foot high and 11 foot high undulating terraces covered in indigenous grasses and wildflowers. The Kabakov sculpture is a large, wooden pirate ship. Opposite the ship is a life sized version of "Her," a bronze sculpture of a woman embracing a doe by Smith surrounded by a red themed garden. Embedded in the landscape surrounding both open spaces are Robert Barry's illuminated text pieces. The landscape design is by Balmori Associates. The site also includes Peter Hutchinson's famous "thrown rope" pieces, Robert Lach's fiberglass bird's nest installation and functional, cast aluminum furniture and a gate by Jedediah Morfit. The second installation, "tude Atlantis," a large scale optical illusion by artist John Roloff, is located at California Avenue and the Boardwalk.
Billiga Nike Free Run No tour of Atlantic City is complete without a walk on the world famous Atlantic City Boardwalk. The world's most famous Boardwalk was built in 1870, and there is still nothing like it in the world. Lined with shops, restaurants and food stands, casinos and more, it's a people watcher's delight.
Nike Free Skor Atlantic City Parasail operates several trips daily from Gardner's Basin offering 500 foot flights with dry take off and landing. Safe and fun, no experience necessary. Reservations required.
Nike Free Barn Ready to Hang Ten? Atlantic Surf Sessions offers premier surfing instructions June through October. Listen to the tales of the Jersey devil and learn the legends in the haunted animated theatre. It is designed with two ribbons of wooden planks that lift from the ground to form a heart shaped enclosure that is illuminated every night. Visitors are encouraged to enter the enclosure and literally stand "in the heart" of the world famous Boardwalk. Heartwalk is located on New York Avenue and the Boardwalk.
Nike Free Dam Nestled along the working fishing boat docks in Atlantic City's Inlet section, Historic Gardner's Basin hosts several special events each year, and is home to the Atlantic City Aquarium, a restaurant featuring fresh seafood, an ale house and a variety of boat cruises and fishing boat charters. The Atlantic City Aquarium in Historic Gardner's Basin features touch tanks, sea life exhibits and educational seminars about the marine life of the Atlantic Coastal area. except for major holidays. Admission is $7 for adults, $5 for seniors, $4 for children.
Now over a hundred years old, Lucy The Elephant was originally built to lure real estate investors to South Atlantic City (now Margate). Since then she has served as a restaurant and even a house. She was restored in the 1970s and moved to her current location at Washington and Atlantic Avenues in Margate, where she has resided ever since as a museum. You can climb to the "howdah" on Lucy's back for a panoramic view of the ocean, beach and surrounding area. Admission is $4 for adults and $2 for children.
Be amazed by the free 3 D sound and light spectacular that takes place on the faade of Boardwalk Hall. The show runs every half hour nightly beginning at dusk. Best viewing area is at Kennedy Plaza in front of Boardwalk Hall.