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Things to do in Atlantic City

Borgata Casino , Atlantic City
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Try your luck at a daily poker tournament at Borgata Casino. This Las Vegas-style casino offers a variety of table games and hundreds of mode
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Are you ready to take a trip through downtown Atlantic City’s most haunted hotspots? The island site of the future settlement of Atlantic City was the Lenape's summer residence for many years before the city was constructed. While the exact date of the first permanent settlement of what would become Atlantic City is unknown, it is widely assumed that Jeremiah Leeds built and occupied an all-year residence on the island in 1783. However, it was not until 1850 that the notion of developing the area into a resort town developed, and the name "Atlantic City" was chosen in early 1853.Book your trip with us today if you want to explore the ghostly streets of Atlantic City and see the city in a unique way — the spirits of Atlantic City are waiting.
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Atlantic City Boardwalk , Atlantic City
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Soak up the ocean breeze and vibrant energy of Atlantic City Boardwalk. The 6.43 km (4 mi) seaside promenade is home to some of the east coas

Atlantic City

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The gambling capital of the east coast, Atlantic City is best known for its numerous casinos, colorful boardwalk, and beach. The resort town's famous boardwalk, opened in 1870, was the first of its kind in the United States. It was the place to see and be seen in the late 19th and early 20th centuries, and was a center of Prohibition-era debauchery. Though some of its glamour has faded, the boardwalk provides access to the sandy beach, major attractions, and extravagant hotels for those on vacation. Downtown is packed with thoroughly modern facilities, but the area's historical landmarks and museum provide a glimpse into Atlantic City's storied past. Customize your holiday with our United States travel planner to create an adventure that suits you.

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Where to stay in Atlantic City

If you’re in the mood to splurge on vacation, stay close to the gambling action at one of Atlantic City’s luxurious hotel-casinos. Many of these towering buildings have their own restaurants, nightclubs, and spas, as well as stunning ocean views. Motels farther away from the boardwalk are much cheaper. Inns and bed and breakfasts also tend to be farther from the bustle, but offer a charm and homey feel you can’t find in the area’s mega-hotels.
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