Welcome to MetroGuide Networks' overview of Atlantic City-area attractions. The Greater Atlantic City
area is full of attractions for all ages. Atlantic City provides a rare mix of beach and carnival atmosphere along the Boardwalk,
conservative and historic Atlantic seaboard venues in the older downtown area, and in the middle of it all a world-class gaming neighborhood to rival
Las Vegas. The properties and street names on the famous board game Monopoly are based on those of Atlantic City, as this city, unlike any other,
is truly representative of the great variety of atmospheres and special features found throughout the towns of America. The striking array of distinct
neighborhoods all collected in one city makes perfect sense when you are here, and you begin to appreciate why the breadth of Atlantic City attractions
draws repeat visitors year after year.
Below is a list of some suggested things to do in the Atlantic City Metropolitan Area,
with links to more details when available.
- Atlantic City Historical Museum
Memorabilia and photographs of world famous musicians and other celebrities performing in Atlantic City is housed in this museum with more than a century of seashore resort history chronicled here.
New Jersey Avenue and the Boardwalk. Call (609) 347-5839 for more information.
- Atlantic City Convention Hall
Built in 1929, it houses the world's largest pipe organ, with almost 35,000 pipes still in working order. As the original Miss America pageant site, it was the largest exhibit hall structure in the nation with the fewest number of obstructing interior pillars or supports. It is now part of the Atlantic City Convention Center.
1 Ocean Way. Call (609) 449-2000 for more information.
- Absecon Lighthouse
View the New Jersey shoreline from the state's tallest lighthouse, protecting sailors from the Absecon Shoals starting in 1857. Decommissioned in the ‘30s, the original keeper's residence has been restored, now serving as a museum and gift shop.
31 South Rhode Island Avenue (at Pacific and Vermont Avenues). Call (609) 449-1360 for more information.
- Atlantic City Parasail
See the New Jersey shoreline from the air, gliding over the bay on 10-minute rides.
800 New Hampshire Avenue (at Gardner's Basin). Call (609) 347-7600 for more information.
Built between 1795-1799 to house the city council when New Orleans was a possession of Spain, it is now the flagship of the Louisiana State Museum. Interactive exhibits illustrate the history of Louisiana from European explorations to post Civil War Reconstruction.
Jackson Square near the St. Louis Cathedral. 701 Chartres Street. Call (504) 568-6968 for more information.
- Elms Mansion
With marble fireplaces and stained glass windows, this 1869 home is one of the Garden District's most gracious and elegant residences. It hosted Confederate President Jefferson Davis on several occasions.
3029 St. Charles Avenue. Call (504) 895-5493 for more information.
- Noyes Museum of Art
Southern New Jersey's only fine arts museum emphasizes American folk art and crafts. The rural setting is part of the experience, reflecting earlier, quieter and less hurried times. The gift shop stocks pottery, ceramics, replicas of tableware and hand-made hunting decoys.
Lily Lake Road, Oceanville. Call (609) 652-8848 for more information.
- Ocean Life Center
A weather station, at least 100 species of marine life in about 30,000 gallons of water, and educational programs for all ages are at this museum in the Gardner's Basin walking mall.
New Hampshire Avenue and the Bay (where Absecon Inlet meets Clam Creek). Call (609) 348-2880 for more information.
- Renault Winery
One of the east coast's finest wineries shows how grapes are grown, harvested, pressed and bottled the old European way on this family-owned estate. A gourmet restaurant is run by the same family. The tour is free, with the gift shop stocking wine for purchase and shipping.
72 N. Bremen Avenue, Egg Harbor City. Call (609) 965-2111 for more information.
- Ripley's Believe It Or Not! Museum
Veteran fans of Ripley's famous museums elsewhere should explore this version – one of the originals -- while in town. Exhibits chronicle Ripley's career.
New York Avenue and the Boardwalk. Call (609) 347-2001 for more information.
- Shops On Ocean One
Schedule varies; open Daily
Spend the day at this outdoor walking mall of one of a kind shops, restaurants of every cuisine and an amusement park, all built over the Atlantic Ocean.
1 Atlantic Ocean (Arkansas Avenue and the Boardwalk). Call (609) 347-8086 for more information.
- Steel Pier
In the 20s, W. C. Fields played here with a minstrel band, as did most of the famous big bands in later years. Hard to miss, this famous amusement park by the sea is one of America's landmarks.
Virginia Avenue and the Boardwalk. Call (609) 345-4893 for more information.