Atlantic City Boardwalk

At 135 years old and counting, the Atlantic City Boardwalk is one of our nations oldest and most memorable strolls down memory lane. The first Atlantic City Boardwalk, built in 1870, was small and crude at only 12 feet wide, and was designed only to help keep sand out of the Boardwalk hotels. The Boardwalk we know today stretches almost 4 ½ miles long, 40 feet wide, and is lined with unique shops, premier casinos and hotels, as well as well-known tourist attractions and is a must-see when visiting Atlantic City.

Besides the famed shops and casinos lining the world-famous Atlantic City Boardwalk, visitors also have the chance to visit the Boardwalk Hall Atlantic City, the famous Boardwalk entertainment and special events hall that first opened to the public in 1929. The hall seats 13,800 people and is listed on the United State Register of Historic Places as a National Historic Landmark. Be sure to make a visit to the Boardwalk Hall Atlantic City during your stay and take in a thrilling title fight or ice skating extravaganza.

If the Atlantic City Boardwalk isn’t your only reason for wanting to visit Atlantic City, book a stay at one of the premier Atlantic City Boardwalk Hotels and take in a show at The Tropicana, play Blackjack at Bally’s Atlantic City, or visit the Roman empire at Caesars Palace Atlantic City, all hotels that overlook the famed Atlantic City Boardwalk. You can also take back a bit of trivia with you when you leave, and let friends and family know that the Atlantic City Boardwalk is actually the one and the same Boardwalk referred to in the classic game of Monopoly. The Atlantic City Boardwalk was once he place where the Miss America Pageant contestants used to promenade for all the world to see. The pageant has since moved to Las Vegas.

If you need an Atlantic City Boardwalk map to get around once you’ve arrived in what many refer to as “America’s Favorite Playground,” never fear, you can print one off online or pick one up at most hotels or casinos along the Boardwalk. Because Atlantic City is so used to having tourists visit their fair city from countries all over the world, many locals and shop owners are practiced at giving precise directions and love to help out those interested in their city.

After you’ve grabbed your Atlantic City Boardwalk map, your sunscreen, and a few twenty dollar bills to tide you over, you’re ready to explore what the Atlantic City Boardwalk has to offer. First make a visit to the Boardwalk Hall Atlantic City and take note of what shows they’ll be offering during your stay, next take a walk down the Boardwalk and visit all the Atlantic City Boardwalk Hotels you can manage. The folks back home may not believe you when you tell them about the grandeur of Trumps Taj Mahal Atlantic City -- so take pictures for posterity. By this time, you’ll need a snack, so head over to the famous Mr. Peanut Shoppe on the Boardwalk and grab a snack to tide you over while you visit Lucy The Elephant and Storybook Land. By the end of the day I promise you’ll have enough memories to last until next year, when you’ll want to visit the Atlantic City Boardwalk again.

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