DESTINATION: ATLANTIC CITY, NJ
THE ENTERTAINMENT CAPITAL OF THE JERSEY SHORE
This celebrated seaside resort has been attracting tourists since 1854. Today, some thirty seven million visitors choose Atlantic City each year for its entertainment, history, outdoor fun and special events. The salt air, ocean waves, and endless amusements on the world-famous boardwalk don’t just lure tourists. Area residents consider themselves incredibly fortunate to live where others come to vacation. Just imagine: with a career at Tropicana Atlantic City, you could be one of those lucky locals.
From the Atlantic City Airshow: Thunder Over the Boardwalk to the spectacle of the Miss America pageant, Atlantic City does events like no other city in America. The city’s casino showrooms draw the biggest names in entertainment, and spectators line the boardwalk for the annual Atlantic City’s St. Patrick’s Day Parade. Boat shows, beach concerts, boxing matches and seafood festivals mean you’re always in the center of the action and excitement.
ARTS & CULTURE
All year long, the arts are celebrated in Atlantic City with art galleries, museums, theaters and cultural events. Browse indoor fine art galleries such as the Atlantic City Art Center or venture outside to one of Atlantic City’s popular art parks that showcase works from local and world-renowned artists. The Greater Atlantic City region is home to the Bay Symphony Orchestra, the Atlantic City Ballet, the Downbeach Film Festival and live jazz concerts. Dante Hall Theatre of the Arts is a beautifully-restored performance space offering professional, amateur and children’s theater.
Atlantic City has a long and fascinating history, from the original Lenni-Lenape Indians, to the bootleggers of the 1920s, to the passing of the passage of the Casino Gambling Referendum in 1976. New residents will enjoy brushing up on their area history at the Atlantic City Historical Museum. Or take a fun and informative trolley tour!
Do you enjoy some retail therapy now and then? Atlantic City doesn’t disappoint. As a local, you have all kinds of options, including outlet shopping at Tanger Outlets – The Walk, which spans three city blocks and offers more than 100 brand and designer name stores and restaurants. The boardwalk is home to dozens of unique souvenir stores, specialty shops and tasty confections from fresh fudge to our world-famous salt water taffy. Of course, you’ll find some of the city’s very best shopping at The Quarter inside Tropicana, with more than 25 exciting stores under one roof.
BEACHES AND WATERSPORTS
Atlantic City beaches are famous, and rightly so. Clean, wide open and completely free, our beaches are the perfect place to soak up some sun, take a relaxing stroll, surf, fish, parasail or embark on a scenic cruise. In season, beach bars offer cold drinks, hot food and great live music.
The greater Atlantic City area is home to nineteen world-class golf courses, which means players can take a swing at everything from picturesque vineyard courses to unique bayside links. Take your game to Atlantic City and get your daily dose of iron.
Paintball, go-karts, amusement piers, arcade games, miniature golf and an aquarium are just the beginning of the excitement awaiting families who move to the Atlantic City area. Enjoy a morning bike ride on the boardwalk. Climb all 228 steps of New Jersey’s tallest lighthouse. Take to the ice at the Flyers Skate Zone. Snap a photo with Lucy the Elephant, the city’s beloved pachyderm-shaped landmark that stands six feet tall. Or treat your family to the ultimate movie experience at the IMAX theater at Tropicana.