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Atlantic City.

Atlantic City Facts & Information

Location Southeast coast of New Jersey.
Climate Four seasons. Mild/rainy springs, hot sticky summers, mild falls, and cold snowy winters.
Land Area 11 square miles
Population 40,385
Persons Over 65 14.2%
Female Persons 51.0%
Ethnic Groups 26.7% white, 44.2% black, 0.5% american indian, 10.4% asian
Housing Units 3,372,572
Median Household Income $55,146
Description of Flag The ew Jersey Flag contains the state coat of arms in the center with a yellow background. The shield has three plows with a horse's head above it. Two women represent the goddesses of Liberty and Agriculture. A ribbon at the bottom includes the year of independence in 1776 and reads: Liberty and Prosperity. The New Jersey state flag was formally adopted in 1896.
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Atlantic City Culture

Atlantic City is a tourist town. Most residents who live in this area are involved in the tourist industry. Although many tourists come from the New York and Philadelphia area, you will find visitors from all over the globe. The main attractions to Atlantic City are the beaches and the gambling.

Therefore, the culture is mixed: frenzied with gambling

and relaxing to those looking for a beach vacation. The economy is built on the gambling, so expect to see many gamblers in the numerous casinos lining the city.

If you want a great gambling experience that is more low-key than Las Vegas, then Atlantic City would be for you. The city prides itself on a more laid-back culture with the beach and the Boardwalk within walking distance to the casinos. You’ll get a high-class gambling experience and upscale entertainment with big headliner names. The hotels also cater to the tourists, offering the highest customer service while spending not nearly as much money as other touristy destinations.

 

Atlantic City Shopping

The Boardwalk is the best spot for Atlantic City shopping. You will find everything from clothing, souvenirs, jewelry, beachwear and best of all, food—purchasing some delicious, mouth-watering salt water taffy is an Atlantic City must do. If you have a sweet tooth, also check out the homemade fudge and roasted peanuts at any of the specialty shops along the Boardwalk. The smells alone will make you salivate.

The casino shops offer more glamorous shopping. If you want to window shop, plenty of upscale stores can catch your eye. Find fine clothiers, plus dazzling and expensive jewelry, imported shoes and more.

The area also has several mall and shopping centers with hundreds of stores in one central location. Check out The Walk. It is Atlantic City’s new outlet and discount shopping complex, with plenty of factory outlets with big fashion names, including Nautica, Tommy Hilfiger, Mikasa and Ralph Lauren. So if you can’t usually afford these high-end stores, you may now be able to wear something designer. Also, The Quarter at the Tropicana Casino and Resort features world-class restaurants and stores such as Swaroyski, Cashe and Monde. If you don’t prefer the typical clothes and jewelry shops, check out Houdini’s Magic Shop, the Spy Store and Jake’s Dog House for a unique souvenir.

 

Atlantic City Restaurants
   
Read reviews for some of the best restaurants in Atlantic City. You'll find the perfect restaurant for your vacation here. Choose a restaurant by cuisine type or visitor rating.
Name Address Phone Cuisine
 The Sea Grill 225 21st St (609) 967-5511 Seafood
 The Ebbitt Room 25 Jackson St. (609) 884-5700 American
 Caffe Aldo Lamberti 2011 Route 70 West (856) 663-1747 Italian
 Specchio 1 Borgata Way (609) 317-1000 Italian
 Ombra Restaurant 1 Borgata Way (609) 317-1000 Italian
 The Knife & Fork Inn 29 S Albany Ave (609) 344-1133 Continental
 Peregrines' Boston Ave. (609) 340-7400 International
 Fantasea Reef Buffet 777 Harrah's Blvd. (609) 441-5576 Buffet
 Dock's Oyster House 2405 Atlantic Ave (609) 345-0092 Seafood
 Old Homestead 1 Borgata Way (609) 317-100 Steakhouse
 Diamond's 132 Kent St (609) 393-1000 Italian
 Suilan 1 Borgata Way (609) 317-1000 French
 Temple Bar & Grill 2100 Pacific Ave. (609) 441-2345 American

 


Atlantic City Travel Guides
 Frommer's Atlantic City
 Lonely Planet Atlantic City
 Let's Go Atlantic City
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