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Atlantic City, New Jersey is about a 1.5 hour ride south
on the Garden State Parkway from Asbury Park. Atlantic City is for the
nightlife and Casinos as well as their beaches, entertainment, hotels and
convention facilities. The following information and partial guide
will take you the Atlantic City Convention Center and Visitor Center OFFICIAL website. Very good and loaded with
Atlantic City information. A good side day trip while in Asbury Park.
ATLANTIC CITY FACTS
- More than 32.4 million people visit Atlantic City annually,
making it one of the most popular destinations in the United
- More than 750-thousand passengers traveled through Atlantic City
International Airport in 2001.
- There are approximately 40,500 residents in Atlantic City.
- Total employment in the Atlantic City casino industry is more
- The average daily high/low temperature is: Spring 60/42; Summer
82/64; Fall 66/48; Winter 41/27.
- Atlantic City's four miles of white, sandy beach is clean and
- Atlantic City offers approximately five miles of world-famous
Boardwalk lined with shops, casinos, restaurants and amusements.
- Distance from New York: 125 miles; Philadelphia: 58 miles;
Washington, D.C.: 195 miles.
- World's first Boardwalk -- opened in 1870.
- Steel Pier, the world's premier amusement pier -- opened
- Salt Water Taffy. Originated in 1883 on the Boardwalk
after a storm flooded a candy store.
- Postcards. The first-ever picture postcards were color
views of Atlantic City.
- Rolling Chairs debuted in 1887. The chairs are now a
permanent attraction for visitors and an excellent way to travel
- Monopoly. If the street names sound familiar and you've
never been to Atlantic City, it's because the game of Monopoly was
developed by Charles Darrow in 1929 using the city's streets. It
went on to become the most popular board game ever.
- "Airport." The word was first used in Atlantic
City in reference to the city's flying field.
- Miss America. The pageant has made Atlantic City its home
for over 80 years and today is the largest scholarship program for
women in the world. The first Miss America was crowned in 1921.