Why You’ll Want to Explore the Atlantic City BoardwalkPosted June 6, 2018 in the TAP Into Travel Blog
Atlantic City is famous for two things: casinos and the Boardwalk. Although it might be tempting to continuously try your luck at the gaming tables or slots, it would be good for your health (and your pocketbook) to get outside, breathe in the sea air and stroll along one of America’s iconic strands.
You can take a guided walk of the oldest boardwalk in America Monday–Saturday at 9 am, departing from the Garden Pier. Or you can follow our suggestions for places to visit and spend your time meandering the six-mile long promenade at your own pace.
It’s impossible to miss the Steel Pier, one of the oldest amusement parks in the country. Stretching 1,000 feet over the Atlantic Ocean, it offers 25 classic and extreme rides and an amusement arcade. You’ll find it across from the Taj Mahal casino.
The Boardwalk is synonymous with food that’s not necessarily good for you, but try it anyway. When visiting the Pier, don’t miss a funnel cake from Charlie’s. It’s similar to a deep-fried doughnut topped with cinnamon and sugar (or icing). Charlie’s was voted one of the best on the Boardwalk.
Created in Atlantic City in the 1880s, salt water taffy is still made and sold at the original factory at 1590 Boardwalk. At The James Candy Company you’ll find a wide assortment of flavors — and even the iconic sea-foam fudge.
If strange stories and collectibles are of interest, visit Ripley’s Believe It Or Not Odditorium. It’s a compendium of bizarre artifacts and exhibits, such as a roulette table made of 14,000 jelly beans. The Odditorium is on a single level; people of all ages and abilities will find it easy to navigate.
A six-mile walk may seem daunting — so there’s another convenient way to take in the sights along the Boardwalk. Atlantic City’s electric tram offers hop on, hop off service to these stops and more.
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