On the Boardwalk
...things are bustling even in the winter. In fact, during the off season months visitors are able to ride bikes longer hours than in the summer months. It is common to see many bicyclist on the boardwalk.
During the summer, bikes are only permitted on the boardwalk until 10 a.m. during the winter hours are longer. Walkers and runners are plentiful each day. Some of the shops on the boardwalk are closed for the winter, but it is not difficult to find carnival food or the famed salt water taffy.The well known historic Steel Pier
is open on winter weekends, weather permitting. The amusement rides are closed and the games, food treats and cranes are open. Exploring the Boardwalk casinos and hotels can take all day walking along the boardwalk but, it makes for a fun day.
Experience a ride
|Enjoy a ride in a historic rolling chair|
on a rolling chair to get back to the hotel. The chairs have been a rolling tradition for many years and are available in the winter. The historic Boardwalk Hall, home for many years to the Miss America Pageant, is open and hosting concerts and events from Lady Ga Ga to a group renewal of wedding vows
in February. On the far right, when facing the building from the Boardwalk there is an information center where you gather info on anything you ever wanted to know about the city.Free things at the Garden Pier
The Garden Pier is located on the north end of the boardwalk close to the Show Boat Hotel and Casino. This pier first opened in 1913 and was purchased by the city. It has become a popular place and houses the Atlantic City Art Center and the Atlantic City Historical Museum
. The restored pier has quite a history that can be found in the museum. The free museum and art center offer interesting exhibits. If you are driving to the pier check the signs across from the museum for restrictions. Open all winter.
sits just off the boardwalk at 31 South Rhode Island Avenue and it is the tallest in the state and the third tallest in the United States. It is 171 feet tall with 228 steps. Visitors enjoy a fantastic view of the Jersey Shore and the city. For those who do not want to take the climb to the top there are plenty of interesting things to see and learn at this tall house, which is listed in the National Register of Historic Places. September through June the lighthouse is open Thursday through Monday 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. and closed on major holidays. There is a fee.
A favorite indoor activity...is shopping. There are shops in most casinos, Tropicana has a lot of shops, Cesars has a shopping pier, and behind the hotels shoppers will find an area that is loaded with outlet stores right downtown. So can shop till you drop.
Enjoying a winter get away in Atlantic City can be a fun retreat for anyone as there is something of interest for everyone. So bundle up, a little, and head out to A.C. where the lights are shinning 24/7 on the boardwalk.