At some point in your life, you "owned" real estate in Altantic City. You just didn't know it. You passed Go, collected your $200, bought Boardwalk and built 4 hotels. Donald Trump has nothing on you!
Atlantic City, the inspiration for the board game Monopoly, has always been a resort city along the Jersey shore. Before the casinos, people from Philadelphia would board the train and vacation in Atlantic City. The first boardwalk was built in 1870, and at one time Atlantic City boasted a boardwalk that was 7 miles long! Ocean Pier, the world's first oceanside amusement pier, was built in Atlantic City in 1882. The most famous perhaps is Steel Pier. From 1935 through 1939 it was where Miss America was crowned. It was the place to see acts such as the High Diving horse, Rex the Wonder Dog, a water-skiing canine in the 1930's and even Frank Sinatra.
Atlantic City currently has 11 casinos, with at least 4 more planned. Popular casinos include Borgata, Tropicana, Bally's, Trump Taj Mahal, and Caesar's.
New Jersey Transit's Atlantic City Line runs from Philadelphia to the Atlantic City Rail Terminal at the Atlantic City Convention Center. Commercial airlines serve Atlantic City via Atlantic City International Airport, however more airlines fly into Philadelphia International Airport or Newark Liberty International Airport. If you are traveling by car, take the Garden State Parkway to exit 38, and follow signs for the Atlantic City Expressway.
Beware of visiting during times when tourists are low. VERY BORING!
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