Atlantic City Tourism

Often referred to as a poor man’s Vegas, Atlantic City is primarily known for its beaches and casinos. Atlantic City is like a huge seaside resort- America’s oldest, mind you! It has been a popular destination since it was revamped as a casino town. But for those who’ve been there, they know that there’s much more to AC (Atlantic City) than just glitzy casinos; those of you who’re yet to visit AC, take time and sight see to find out for yourself.

For example, the world’s first ever boardwalk, was built on the beaches of Atlantic City and is now the lifeline of the city, connecting it to every major attraction of the city; not to mention the boardwalk’s own charm of stunning vistas and the Air show that’s held over the boardwalk  every August. Did you know, that the Ripley’s Believe It or Not! Show that formed an integral part of our childhood was inspired by the Ripley’s museum at AC?

Atlantic City is full of such fun nuggets of fact that are just waiting to be discovered….!

Essential travel information and Atlantic City tips for your visit

  • Atlantic City sees huge throngs of tourists, which attracts quite a crowd of homeless people and beggars seen around the boardwalk. They aren’t aggressive and if you just say ‘no’ and walk away, they won’t bother you.
  • Keep careful watch of your belongings. Even though there’s a lot of police patrolling around the city, pickpockets are rampant so be aware of your belongings and surroundings.
  • Don’t wander about the Boardwalk at night.
  • Be weary of pickpockets even inside the casino, especially when you go to collect your winnings. If you feel uncomfortable to be seen out carrying large amounts of cash, ask the people at the casino to either give you a check or have someone escort you to your room or car.
  • Should you encounter any problem, don’t hesitate to ask the police for help.

The best tours and activities in the city, guided by experts to give you a local insight to the best of Atlantic City

  • Know the pollution level of Atlantic City before you plan your visit.

    • Unattended dirt and garbage 25 (Low)
    • Dissatisfaction with Garbage Disposal 25 (Low)
    • Dissatisfaction with Green zones and parks 50 (Moderate)
  • How safe is Atlantic City for tourists? Understand risks and safety concerns that can hamper your travel experience in Atlantic City.

    • Burglary and Theft 70.83 (High)
    • Mugging and Robbery 62.5 (High)
    • Assault and Armed Robbery 54.17 (Moderate)
    • Corruption and Bribery 75 (High)
    • Car Stealing 50 (Moderate)
    • Robbery of Car belongings 75 (High)
    • Attacks 54.17 (Moderate)
    • Drug offense 79.17 (High)
    • Safety walking alone during daylight 54.17 (Moderate)
    • Safety walking alone during night 25 (Low)
    • Insulting and offensive behaviour 58.33 (Moderate)
    • Hate crime due to Racism, Religion, ethnic origin 50 (Moderate)
    • Property crimes and Vandalism 70.83 (High)
    • Safety Index 33.58 (Low)
    • Climate Index 74.65 (High)
    • Pollution Index 6.9 (Very Low)
    • Traffic Commute Time Index 20 (Very Low)
    • Property Price to Income Ratio 1.75 (Very Low)
    • Indices such as Quality of life, Climate & Healthcare index are good to be high whereas others such as Property price, Traffic & Cost of living Index are good to be low.

  • Here's how much it will cost to shop in Atlantic City

    • Local calling per minute on Prepaid mobile 0.1 USD
    • International Movie per seat 12 USD
    • Summer clothing in a chain store 37.5 USD
    • Pair of Basic Nike Shoes 70 USD
    • Pair of Basic Levis Jeans 37.5 USD

*Stats and figures mentioned are crowd-sourced ‚Äčand subjected to change without notice.

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