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Atlantic City Non-Gambling Attractions

Jul 13, 2021

Courtesy of Ed O'Connor

  • The historic Steel Pier with amusement-park games and rides, featuring the third largest observation wheel in the US, at 227 Feet, with 40 temperature controlled gondolas
  • Four miles of beachfront with clean sand, lifeguards and beach bars
  • Surfing and a surf school on the beach
  • Steel Pier helicopter rides along the Jersey Shore
  • Parasailing along the beach
  • Windsurfing instruction
  • The Atlantic City Aquarium
  • A top equestrian center (Nearby Mays Landing) with competitions and horseback riding through the enormous Pine Barrens (remember that from The Sopranos)
  • (Perhaps a sighting of the legendary "Jersey Devil")
  • The Historic Absecon Lighthouse is open for visitors (third tallest in the US)
  • Ripley's Believe It or Not! museum
  • Imax Theater at Tropicana
  • Deep-sea-fishing charters
  • Surf fishing
  • Whale watching and dolphin watching boat tours and Booze Cruise
  • The Lucky Snake, an amazing arcade in the former Showboat casino (largest arcade in the East)
  • Tanger Outlets for the "shoppers" featuring a Bass Pro Shop
  • Madame Tussauds Wax Museum
  • Comedy Club at Borgata with three new comics each week
  • Historic (non-casino) restaurants such as Chef Vola, The Knife and Fork, and Dock's Oyster House, all over 100 years old
  • The Atlantic City Historical Museum
  • Concerts and events at Boardwalk Hall, home of the original Miss America Pageant.
  • Tours of one of the nearby wineries
  • Golf, plenty of great courses including the historic Atlantic City Country Club (where the term "birdie" was first coined)
  • One of my favorite things: "people watching" (people are fascinating) while relaxing, walking or biking on the historic Boardwalk
  • AAU sanctioned volleyball events on the beach