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There's More to Atlantic City than Casinos

by Annette Leahy on Apr 2, 2013 10:00:00 AM

Atlantic CityMany people associate Atlantic City, New Jersey with gambling, casinos and night clubs; an all-night playground for adults and party-goers. While there's plenty of recreation available in those categories, there's also a wide variety of entertainment options and intriguing locations for those seeking out-of-the-ordinary attractions.

Here's your chance to get a sneak peek at the 'other side' of Atlantic City... there's no shortage of special features here, and below is a list of some select favorites you might find of interest if you're contemplating a visit to the Atlantic City area.

Atlantic City - What to Do

Absecon Lighthouse Tour - Just 228 steps to a breathtaking 360-degree view of the New Jersey Shore from the top of the lighthouse. The Absecon Lighthouse is the tallest in Jew Jersey, and the third tallest in the entire country! For more info, call 609-449-1360.

Atlantic City Aquarium - More than 18 aquarium tanks, including one that is 25,000 gallons! Features Touch and Feed at noon and 3pm daily. For more info, call 609-348-2880.

Atlantic City Boardwalk - Provides access to hotels, resorts, gifts & souvenirs, shops, casinos, dining and entertainment for all ages. This is truly the heart of Atlantic City!

Atlantic City Boardwalk Hall - An astonishing 14,770 arena for concerts, sporting events and family shows. If an extraordinary event is taking place in Atlantic City, chances are you'll find it at Boardwalk Hall. For more info, call 609-348-7000.

Atlantic City Cruises - Depart Historic Gardner's Basin for sightseeing, dolphin watching, cocktail cruises, private parties and corporate excursions every day from May through October. For more info, call 609-347-7600.

Atlantic City Parasail - View Atlantic City from 500 feet in the air! No experience needed, just bring up to 11 of your friends to Historic Gardner's Basin and embark on a thrilling (yet safe) parasailing adventure. Reservations required.  For more info, call 609-345-1212.

Central Pier Arcade & Raceway - Enjoy a day of entertainment riding go-karts, shooting paintballs, and playing skeeball, video games and so much more. You can even redeem points for prizes, including TVs, iphones and laptops! For more info, call 609-345-5219.

Haunted Tales - A spooky excursion with special effects and frightening stories. Hop on the double coffin simulation ride, if you dare - and feel what it's like to be buried alive! If you've got the nerve, call 609-340-8818 for more info.

IMAX Theatre at Tropicana - Equipt for 2-D and 3-D feature films, this state-of-the-art 275-seat theater boasts a 5 1/2 story screen and 12K watts of surround sound. You have to experience it to believe it. For more info, call 800-345-8767.

Lucy the Elephant - Known as "the world's Largest Elephant", this pachyderm-shaped building is a National Historic Landmark, the oldest surviving example of a unique form of 'zoomorphic' architecture, and the oldest roadside attraction in America. For more info, call 609-823-6473.

Ripley's Believe It or Not! - An amazing 'odditorium' with more than 400 exhibits in 13 themed galleries. Some eclectic treasures include a 27-room mini wood carved castle, shrunken heads, The Vault laser maze challenge, and so much more! For more info, call 609-347-2001.

Steel Pier Amusement Park - An endless supply of amusement for the entire family! Featuring thrilling rides, challenging games, rock climbing and helicopter tours, just to name a few. For more info, call 866-386-6659.

Storybook Land - 20 beaufitul park acres of attractions depicting beloved children's stories and nursery rhymes. One park admission price pays for umlimited rides and access to the entire park. Open mid-March through December. For more info, call 609-646-0103.

There are so many attractions and sources of unlimited entertainment including, but not limited to, the world-famous casinos in Atlantic City... it's impossible to list them all here. Suffice it to say, you should definitely add this city to your list of places to visit -- you'll surely have a blast!

Atlantic City Car ServiceIf you haven't been to Atlantic City, or just don't want the hassles of dealing with traffic, an Atlantic City car service is a great way to go... it gives you a chance to relax, sit back and enjoy the tour while an experienced professional driver lends you the benefit of familiarity with the area, and all the right routes to get to all the places you want to see.

Check it out -- it's super-simple to get a free, fast online quote and see how affordable it can be to hire an Atlantic City car service to take you and your companions out for a day of entertainment and adventure!

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