Atlantic City is located in the southern side of New Jersey and came into existence as a resort town much before Las Vegas. Today, hundreds of thousands of tourists visit Atlantic City as much for its casinos as for its other attractions like the Boardwalk and its famous piers. Strolling along the boardwalk with all its restaurants and amusement points or visiting the iconic Absecon Lighthouse which was restored recently. There are many golf courses in and around the town that are popular with golfers, while the beaches are quite popular with families visiting during the summer.
As a center of entertainment Atlantic City offers an excellent choice of year-round events and festivals that are often free, attracting many visitors back into the town time and again. The annual Restaurant Week, LPGA Shoprite Classic, the Airshow, AC Marathon Race Series, concerts and many of the performing arts in Atlantic City are some of the endless list of entertainment options in this beautiful resort town. However, the main attraction of Atlantic City is its famous casinos that operate round the year. Some of the most famous casinos are Caesar’s Atlantic City, Bally’s Atlantic City, Trump Taj Mahal Casino, Borgata Hotel Casino, Tropicana Casino Resort and many others.
Although Atlantic City has lots to offer in every season of the year, it attracts most visitors during the summer months. The beach here is wide and its sands are soft and warm which many visitors like more than anything else; they are also impressed with the cleanliness in and around the beach and it is great for families. Unlike common perception, the Boardwalk is not named for its wooden planks. It got the name from Alexander Boardman, who developed this wooden walkway back in the 1870s. It is one of Atlantic City’s hot spots – four miles long and running along the shoreline with shops, bars, restaurants lined up all the way; there’s also the additional attraction of amusement park-style games. Atlantic City is very well connected to a number of major highways; car, taxi and passenger vans rentals services available at the airport as well bus service is also available with a connection through the Pleasantville bus terminal.