Attractions in Atlantic City, New Jersey

Attractions in Atlantic City, New Jersey
Nestled along the coast of New Jersey, Atlantic City was settled in the 1780s. Known as "America's Playground" and the "Queen of Resorts," Atlantic City is known for its boardwalks and casinos. The city also offers visitors an array of outdoor activities along a picturesque locale.

Ventnor Pier

The Ventnor Pier offers a host of outdoor activities. Stroll, jog or ride the six-mile boardwalk. Participate in a volleyball tournament or catch some rays at the Ventnor Beach. You can even test your angling or surfing skills at the pier.

Ventnor Pier
Cambridge Avenue & the Boardwalk
Ventnor City, NJ
(609) 823-7944


Absecon Lighthouse

The country's third tallest lighthouse and the Garden State's tallest lighthouse, the Absecon Lighthouse stands 150 feet high and dates back to the 1850s. Climb the 228 steps and at the top, glimpse a spectacular view of the Atlantic City skyline. A museum can be found in the replicated Keeper House. The museum houses photos of the historic lighthouse and information about shipwrecks. The lighthouse is open from June through September.

Absecon Lighthouse
31 S. Rhode Island Ave.
Atlantic City, NJ 08401
(609) 449-1360


Atlantic City offers a bevy of fishing expeditions.

With Highroller Fishing, you can ride a 50-foot pontoon boat that holds 61 passengers. Try your luck at catching fluke, bluefish, weakfish and stripers. During fishing season, trips depart twice daily.

Highroller Fishing
800 N. New Hampshire
Atlantic City, NJ 08401

Hone your angling skills in luxury aboard the Atlantic Star, a 46-foot yacht equipped with the latest fishing gear. Spend an afternoon trying to capture big game fish including tuna, shark and marlin. The 18-passenger yacht also includes a wet bar, velvet couches and a surround-sound stereo system.

Kammerman's Atlantic City Marina
447 Carson Ave.
Atlantic City, NJ 08401
(609) 348-8418


Article Written By Steve Repsys

A writing professional with more than 15 years of experience, Steve Repsys is currently employed in a college marketing environment. He is part of a team that produces award-winning publications. He holds a bachelor's degree in communication from Stonehill College and a master's degree in sports marketing from Springfield College.

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