Atlantic City for Levelers

Diving horses are gone but the streets made pop past times Monopoly game boards are even in addition to therefore there. Photo © past times Judy Wells.
Atlantic City, which may select been America's get-go beachfront resort, has been supplanted past times newer, glossier destinations but it even in addition to therefore offers visitors an interesting stay. After all, this metropolis of 487,000 welcomes in addition to entertains xx meg of us a year.

The adept intelligence for Levelers: It's flat.

The bad intelligence for Levelers: Casino hotels are similar airports amongst flashy decor in addition to electronic slot machines. In other words, you lot volition select to walk a lot to teach wherever you lot desire to teach unless you lot are content to remain inward the casino.

 Apologies to casino owners' bottom lines, but that would endure a shame.

The city

Nucky's hotel home. Photo © past times Judy Wells.
First there's the iconic resort equally portrayed inward the HBO serial "Boardwalk Empire." As metropolis fathers volition say you, the present would endure a lot ameliorate if it had been filmed inward Atlantic City, but they too indicate out the hotel Nucky Thompson called home.

Hard to fille the Steel Pier. Photo © past times Judy Wells.
The Steel Pier hasn't been steel for a long fourth dimension (it's concrete) in addition to no horses dive into tiny tanks, but you'll notice midway-type games in addition to rides, including helicopter spins over the area.

Games are pop but pricey - $5 a go. Photo © past times Judy Wells.
The persuasion of the Boardwalk from the destination of the pier is pretty impressive.
Atlantic City shoreline at nighttime equally seen from the destination of the Steel Pier. Photo © past times Judy Wells.

Strolling the boardwalk is a must. Photo © past times Judy Wells.
 The Boardwalk itself is broad in addition to infinitely stroll-able. The rolling chairs to salve you lot steps are even in addition to therefore at that topographic point equally are tabular array salt H2O taffy shops in addition to assorted kitsch. Speaking of the taffy, it comes inward to a greater extent than flavors than Ben & Jerry's in addition to the 2 master competitors, James' in addition to Fralinger's, are right away made nether the same roof.

A novel museum on the boardwalk.Photo © past times Judy Wells.
New this summertime is the Historical Museum at Garden Pier, a pocket-sized but fascinating collection of Atlantic City artifacts from an master wicker rolling chair in addition to Mr. Peanut costume to the champagne bottle amongst which Frank Sinatra christened Resort's International.

Mr. Peanut was a pop regular on the quondam Boardwalk. Photo © past times Judy Wells.

Ducktown in addition to Southern Italian cuisine are synonymous. Photo © past times Judy Wells.

Head to Ducktown for southern Italian fare. The ane time marshy expanse where ducks congregated is where Italian immigrants settled, bringing amongst them those rich, dense love apple tree sauces. 

That's too where you lot volition notice pop bakeries in addition to the results of efforts past times the metropolis in addition to Richard Stockton College to revitalize downtown. The Stockton Noyes Arts Garage is domicile to dozens of artisans in addition to their work. The Dante Hall Theater, ane time the gymnasium in addition to hall for St. Michael's Catholic Church, has been renovated in addition to turned into a performing arts center.

Seafood Zuppetta at Capriccio. Photo © past times Judy Wells.
Tip: For Northern Italian, caput for the exquisite Capriccio at Resorts. 

Other arts installations select been introduced to revitalize the downtown but are dwarfed past times casinos.

Absecon Lighthouse. Photo © past times Judy Wells.
The 1870 Absecon Lighthouse is difficult to miss. It is New Jersey's tallest, the tertiary highest inward the U. S. That agency 228 steps to the top. Tip: I recommend Levelers simply await at it.

Gardner's Landing in addition to the dorsum bay.

 Absecon (Ab-SEE-kin) is the master advert of the isle right away known equally Atlantic City in addition to you lot volition notice a far less flashy basis equally you lot caput away from the ocean.

Blocks of pristine, pastel-toned Victorian Modern homes - attached, single, condos - are a successful event of metropolis revitalization in addition to gentrification.

Boats, breakfast in addition to the persuasion are highlights of Gardener's Landing. Photo © past times Judy Wells.
Gardner's Landing is about other stab at it inward ane of the to a greater extent than historic areas. The excursion in addition to line-fishing fleets anchor hither accompanied past times a pocket-sized aquarium, gift shops, a pub in addition to about other Atlantic City institution, Gilchrist Restaurant, where locals flock for breakfast in addition to lunch.

Yum. Photo © past times Judy Wells.
Tip: Ask for a tabular array exterior to savor the persuasion in addition to lodge the huckleberry pancakes. Locals too recommend the spicy Italian sausage.

Bootleggers' paradise. Photo © past times Judy Wells.
While you lot are sitting there, greenback the 2 older, chocolate-brown shingled houses across the basin. This was ane time a hotbed for bootleggers equally you lot know if you've watched "Boardwalk Empire," in addition to these houses are the remnants of that. Speed boats could outrun revenuers, tuck into the covered slips in addition to the booze would endure off premises in addition to on its way inward minutes.

Dale Chihuly greets you lot amongst a splash at Borgata Water Club. Photo © past times Judy Wells.
Across the basin you lot can't fille the highrise casino hotels. The most tasteful is Borgata's Water Club amongst Chihuly chandeliers, a dream of a spa in addition to a knockout view. It's a resort first, casino 2nd in addition to ane identify where you lot don't select to walk yourself to death.
Good persuasion from Water Club's Immersion Spa. Photo © past times Judy Wells.i

Getting around. 

The ameliorate casinos select door-to-door limo services from the Philadelphia International Airport. In town, the motorcoach service goes simply nearly everywhere for $2.25.


Atlantic City for Levelers