Atlantic City isn’t just the gambling capital of the eastern seaboard and one of New Jersey’s best food cities anymore. According to one national site, it is also home to the No. 1 boardwalk in the United States.
Fodor’s Travel recently released a list of the top boardwalks in the United States. Checking in at No. 1 was no other Atlantic City. Here’s what Fodor’s had to say about AC’s boardwalk:
Atlantic City’s boardwalk is internationally famous. It is said to be the world’s first and longest boardwalk dating way back to 1870. The structure’s original intent was to protect the nearby hotels from unruly ocean waves, but over time, as the boardwalk grew to its current length of 5.5 miles, it became an international entertainment hub. Explore the high-end hotels and casinos like the Hard Rock Hotel & Casino Atlantic City, or take a swing at Atlantic City Miniature Golf. Walk the adjacent piers, which offer visitors several additional attractions and shopping spots. Check out the Central Pier Arcade and Speedway for extensive choices of arcade games. At “Steel Pier,” take a ride on the carousel or the observation wheel overlooking the city. Nearby, “Garden Pier” is the arts and cultural center of the boardwalk, featuring the Atlantic City Historical Museum and Atlantic City Art Center.
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