Red Or Black
A spot of gambling is a must on holidays in Atlantic City. Just take your pick from any of the casinos based along the Boardwalk or at the Marina, and try your luck. You can choose from slots, blackjack, poker, roulette, craps - and a bunch of games you'll probably never have heard of. If you want to learn the ropes first, many of the casinos offer free lessons.
From the souvenir shops along the Boardwalk, to the designer names that pack out the Pier at Caesar's, there's shops to suit every budget in Atlantic City. The Walk is an open-air collection of restaurants, entertainment venues and outlet stores where you're bound to bag a bargain: there's around one hundred shops, including many big name brands.
This distinctive black-and-white lighthouse is New Jersey's tallest. Climb the 228 steps to the top, to get up close to its original Fresnel Lens, first lit in 1857, and for superb views across the ocean and the Atlantic City skyline. There's a fascinating museum and replica lighthouse keeper's dwelling to explore too.
There's plenty of places to party the night away, whether in the beach bars along the Boardwalk, or the buzzing bars and clubs of the casino resorts. There's also second-to-none live comedy and music, courtesy of the Convention Centre, the Boardwalk Hall and the casino theatres. Just some of the names due to appear in 2014 include: Aretha Franklin, Lady Gaga, Pet Shop Boys, Jerry Seinfeld, Diana Ross and Joan Rivers.
Take A Trip
Atlantic City isn't all the Jersey Shore has to offer. Take a trip down to Cape May to enjoy a genteel Victorian seaside resort that's said to be America's oldest. Expect historic 'gingerbread' houses, cafés, boutiques , galleries and gaslit inns.