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ATLANTIC CITY BOARDWALK CASINOS HOTELS and EVENTS

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Atlantic City, New Jersey is about a 1.5 hour ride south on the Garden State Parkway from Asbury Park. Atlantic City is for the nightlife and Casinos as well as their beaches, entertainment, hotels and convention facilities. The following information and partial guide will take you the Atlantic City Convention Center and Visitor Center OFFICIAL website. Very good and loaded with Atlantic City information. A good side day trip while in Asbury Park.

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ATLANTIC CITY FACTS

  • More than 32.4 million people visit Atlantic City annually, making it one of the most popular destinations in the United States.

  • More than 750-thousand passengers traveled through Atlantic City International Airport in 2001.

  • There are approximately 40,500 residents in Atlantic City.

  • Total employment in the Atlantic City casino industry is more than 47,000.
  • The average daily high/low temperature is: Spring 60/42; Summer 82/64; Fall 66/48; Winter 41/27.

  • Atlantic City's four miles of white, sandy beach is clean and protected.

  • Atlantic City offers approximately five miles of world-famous Boardwalk lined with shops, casinos, restaurants and amusements.

  • Distance from New York: 125 miles; Philadelphia: 58 miles; Washington, D.C.: 195 miles.
HISTORIC FIRSTS
  • World's first Boardwalk -- opened in 1870.

  • Steel Pier, the world's premier amusement pier -- opened in 1898.

  • Salt Water Taffy. Originated in 1883 on the Boardwalk after a storm flooded a candy store.

  • Postcards. The first-ever picture postcards were color views of Atlantic City.

  • Rolling Chairs debuted in 1887. The chairs are now a permanent attraction for visitors and an excellent way to travel the Boardwalk.

  • Monopoly. If the street names sound familiar and you've never been to Atlantic City, it's because the game of Monopoly was developed by Charles Darrow in 1929 using the city's streets. It went on to become the most popular board game ever.

  • "Airport." The word was first used in Atlantic City in reference to the city's flying field.

  • Miss America. The pageant has made Atlantic City its home for over 80 years and today is the largest scholarship program for women in the world. The first Miss America was crowned in 1921.

 

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