Things to Do in Atlantic City, New Jersey in the Winter

Things to Do in Atlantic City, New Jersey in the Winter
Atlantic City, New Jersey is home to 40,368 people and is located in Atlantic County. Travelers in search of recreational activities in the winter have several options, including climbing, fitness, gaming (arcade facilities) and sightseeing. Whether you travel to Atlantic City for a day trip or plan to stay for the weekend, there are plenty of choices.

Absecon Lighthouse

Enjoy the scenic views of Atlantic City in the winter by ascending the 228 steps of the Absecon Lighthouse, one of the oldest lighthouses in the United States. This historical lighthouse has expansive grounds and is a great vacation destination during the winter months. Travelers in search of culture, history and recreation can visit during the winter months from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. The lighthouse is open for climbing. Local attractions include the Showboat Casino.

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


Atlantic City Boardwalk

Spend the day at the Atlantic City Boardwalk. A number of piers stem from the Atlantic City Boardwalk and feature such attractions as the Garden Pier, Atlantic City historical museum and Atlantic City Art Center. With resorts, shops and casinos, travelers will find a number of winter activities at the Boardwalk. Gamers will especially enjoy spending time at the Atlantic City Country Club, a Boardwalk arcade and game room.

Atlantic City Country Club
1400 Boardwalk
Atlantic City, NJ 08401
(609) 345-5441

Ocean City Historical Museum

The Ocean City Historical Museum is free to the public and is open during the winter months (see Resources below). Exhibits in 2009 included "The Boardwalk of Yesterday," "Sands From Around the World" and "The Aquarium Room." History of Shipwrecks and Rescues are also on display at the museum. Kids will enjoy the Kid's Corner, a cultural center for kids. Local attractions include the Ocean City Free Public Library, the Ocean City Arts Center and the Ocean City Aquatic and Fitness Center, which features a pool, an aerobics studio for aerobics and racquetball facilities.

Ocean City Historical Museum
1735 Simpson Ave.
Ocean City, New Jersey
(410) 289-4991


Article Written By Charlie Gaston

Charlie Gaston has written numerous instructional articles on topics ranging from business to communications and estate planning. Gaston holds a bachelor's degree in international business and a master's degree in communications. She is fluent in Spanish and has extensive travel experience.

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