Beckoning visitors from all over the world, Atlantic City is one of the top attractions of the Jersey Shore. With 12 exciting casinos, headline entertainment, five-star restaurants, long stretches of white beach, minor league baseball, a world-famous boardwalk with amusements and shops, and the Miss America Pageant, Atlantic City is a feast for the senses.
Atlantic City is a buzz with non-stop gaming action, top-name entertainment, fun attractions, diverse nightlife and dining, world-class spas and resorts, and seaside piers Stroll down the colorful Atlantic City Boardwalk, with the world-famous Amusement Pier, and check out rides, arcades, shops and entertainment, or play some miniature golf. Discover aquariums, museums, and cultural attractions, such as the 141-foot Absecon Lighthouse, the tallest lighthouse in New Jersey, nostalgic Lucy the Elephant, the Atlantic City Arts Center, and the new Adventure Aquarium.
Atlantic City boasts miles of beautiful sandy beaches for swimming, sunbathing, surfing, fishing and picnics. Visitors can enjoy a plethora of outdoor recreation, including championship golf, water sports, outstanding fishing, and boating. Don't miss the wildlife refuges with miles of auto and hiking trails, historic wineries, and the wide-open spaces of the Pine Barrens. From Atlantic City to Cape May, the Southern Jersey Shore is lined with serene beaches, barrier islands and wooded parklands.
Atlantic City Attractions
Absecon Lighthouse\ IPPA - Atlantic City's historic Absecon Lighthouse, the tallest of New Jersey's lighthouses, still boasts its original First-Order Fresnel lens. This statuesque 159-foot white tower with its yellow and black color scheme is the "sister" of the Barnegat Lighthouse. It was built in 1857 to mark the dangerous shoals of Absecon and Brigantine near Atlantic City. Climb its 228 steps for a spectacular view of the New Jersey shore and the Atlantic City’s Boardwalk, beaches and sights. Open Thursday through Monday 11am-4pm; Daily 10am - 5pm July & August. Visit www.abseconlighthouse.org.
Adventure Aquarium – The new Adventure Aquarium on the Camden Waterfront (May 2005) delivers the most immersive aquatic experience imaginable. Marine life and animals live in barrier-free environments so that up-close, interactive adventures are possible. All the sensory impact of these foreign worlds will surround you, connecting you to creatures ancient, beautiful, bizarre, scary and stealth. The new 4-D Theater is a journey into a fourth dimension of virtual experience. Explore exciting exhibits, such as the West African river exhibit with crocodiles, free-flying birds and hippos. In Shark Realm, you can watch sharks, stingrays and sawfish in a 550,000 gallon shark tank. Dramatic floor-to-ceiling views stretch two stories high. A 40-foot long walk-through tunnel is the ultimate experience. “Swim with the Sharks” as you snorkel along the tank’s perimeter under the guidance of experts. Visit www.adventureaquarium.com.
Atlantic City Boardwalk – The world-famous Atlantic City Boardwalk features an exciting array of world-class casino, a variety of shops, restaurants, two amusements parks, Splash Zone Waterpark, great entertainment, the Boardwalk Arcade, and picture-perfect views of the beach and ocean. Historic Boardwalk Hall, where the Miss America Pageant is held, and the Atlantic City Arts Center are also located on the Boardwalk.
Atlantic City Casinos – Atlantic City is known world over as a first-rate casino-gaming mecca. Atlantic City boasts the most exciting casinos in the world, with elegant and themed gaming rooms, world-class entertainment, shows, and concerts, diverse restaurants, luxurious spas, and exciting attractions. Whether you're looking to while away some time at a low-stakes slot machine or play some high-powered poker, Atlantic City gambling halls have the thrills you want. With 12 casino resorts, there's plenty of 24-hour excitement and fun in Atlantic City. Atlantic City casinos offer slots, poker, blackjack, roulette, craps, baccarat, keno, race books and specialty table games that provide non-stop action along the Boardwalk and in the Marina District. Check out these favorite gaming spots just a few miles from the hotel:
- Atlantic City Hilton Casino Resort (609-347-7111)
- Balley’s Atlantic City (609-340-2000)
- Borgata Hotel Casino & Spa (609-317-1000)
- Caesars Atlantic City (609-348-4411)
- Harrah’s Atlantic City (609-441-5000)
- Resorts Atlantic City (609-344-6000)
- Sands Casino and Hotel (609-441-4000)
- Showboat – The Mardi Gras Casino (609-343-4000)
- Tropicana Casino and Resort (609-340-4000)
- Trump Marina Hotel Casino (609) 441-2000)
- Trump Plaza Hotel and Casino (609-441-6000)
- Trump Taj Mahal Casino Resort (609-449-1000)
Atlantic City Convention Center - The Atlantic City Convention Center is AC’s premier business address, featuring state-of-the-art business communications technology, 500,000 square feet of contiguous exhibit space, an open-air atrium lobby, 45 meeting rooms totaling 109,000 square feet of spacious meeting space, state-of-the-art technology for voice, data and video communications, 1,400 space indoor parking garage, 29 convenient loading docks, 16,000 hotel rooms, and a restaurant and lounge. The Convention Center offers in-house catering for fine dining or concessions. The Atlantic City Convention Center is easily accessible by air, New Jersey Transit, rail or road. Visit www.accenter.com.
Atlantic City Arts Center – Located on garden Pier overlooking the famous Atlantic City Beach and Boardwalk, the Atlantic City Arts Center is a 2500 square-foot gallery over the ocean showcasing unique artworks in all media. Three exhibition galleries featuring artwork by contemporary artists, painters, sculptors and photographers. The gallery shop – open 10-4 daily - offers unique items for sale and features handmade glass from historic Wheaton Village in Millville, New Jersey. The Art Center presents a wide variety of activities in conjunction with exhibits including concerts, gallery talks, artist demonstrations and literary readings. Free admission and parking. Visit www.acartscenter.org.
Atlantic City Historical Museum – The Historical Museum on Garden Pier presents the culturally diverse exciting history of Atlantic City with vintage photographs, local artifacts and a video presentation. Free admission and parking. Open daily from 10 am - to 4 pm. For more information, call (609) 347-5839 or visit www.acmuseum.net.
Atlantic City Sports – Atlantic City is home of the professional minor league baseball team the Atlantic City Surf, who play April through September. Home games are played at Sandcastle Stadium. The Philadelphia Eagles, Phillies and Sixers play exciting games in nearby Philadelphia, just 50 miles away.
Atlantic City Surf – www.acsurf.com
Philadelphia Eagles - www.philadelphiaeagles.com
Philadelphia Phillies – www.philadelphia.phillies.mlb.com
Philadelphia Sixers - www.nba.com/sixers
Batso Village - Batsto Village is a New Jersey historic site located in the South Central Pinelands. This site is nationally recognized for its historical significance and beauty. The roots of Batsto Village can be traced back to 1766. Two centuries of American history are available to visitors, with the Pinelands environment as a scenic backdrop. As you walk through the village streets and look into the restored buildings, you can visualize an earlier time and a different way of life. Batsto Village offers a wide variety of events and activities, such as field trips and monthly hikes. The Museum, in the Visitors Center, presents a mini-history of Batsto, with changing displays and exhibits depicting different aspects of the area. The Museum Shop offers gifts, items made at Batsto, and a variety of books relating to the history of the Pinelands. Camping information, registration and maps for Wharton State Forest campsites are also available. Visit www.batsovillage.org.
Boardwalk Hall – Historic Boardwalk Hall, which first opened in 1929, received an extensive $90 million renovation and restoration to transform the building into a modern special events arena capable of variable seating for up to 13,800 people. Boardwalk Hall is the home of the ECHL’s 2003 Kelly Cup Champion Boardwalk Bullies and Atlantic City’s signature event, Miss America, as well as concerts, sporting events and family shows. Boardwalk Hall is listed on the United State Register of Historic Places as a National Historic Landmark. Visit www.boardwalkhall.com. For event tickets, contact Ticketmaster at 1-800-736-1420 or www.ticketmaster.com.
Cape May Lewes Ferry –The Cape May-Lewes Ferry is the most memorable and convenient way to travel between Delaware and New Jersey, cutting miles off your trip along the Atlantic Coast. More than 11 million vehicles and 34 million passengers have crossed the 17-mile mouth of Delaware Bay via vessels of Cape May-Lewes Ferry during its interesting 40-year history of operations that began in 1964. Up to 100 vehicles and 1,000 passengers today can board modern ferries longer than football fields for an enjoyable 80-minute mini-cruise across the bay. Patrons now enjoy amenities onboard such as elevators, air conditioning, television, and safety measures not imagined 40 years ago The beautiful ferries and terminals with wonderful restaurants provide everything you need to enjoy a day on the bay. For schedules, fares and reservations, visit www.capemaylewesferry.com.
Cape May Point Lighthouse – Cape May Point lighthouse is a 157-foot tall structure which is actually the third lighthouse to operate from Cape May Point. Built in 1859, the original beacon consisted of oil lamps with prisms and lenses. The current beacon, producing 350,000 candlepower of light, was added in 1945 and can be seen for 19 miles out to sea. For a small fee, visitors can climb to the top of the lighthouse for a panoramic view of the Cape May peninsula, the sea, and bay. The light is part of Cape May Point State Park, located 2 miles west of the city of Cape May.
Cape May Point State Park – Situated on the southern tip of New Jersey, Cape May Point State Park is a key site on the NJ Coastal Heritage Trail, with an environmental center and a museum on the area's natural and historic features. Cape May Point State Park is a 190-acre day use park with varied activities. Most of the park (153 acres) is a natural area with three miles of hiking trails. Surf fishing and picnic areas are also available at the park. While the lighthouse attracts many visitors to the area, the park’s constantly changing shoreline, dunes, freshwater coastal marsh and ponds, forested islands and varied uplands make it a popular location for viewing the fall bird migration. Several blazed trails lead visitors to various pond, coastal dune, marsh, and forest habitats of the park where wildlife, such as migrating birds and butterflies, can be viewed from observation platforms. The land where the park is located was used as a coastal defense base during World War II and at low tide remains of the gun bunkers are visible.
Cape May Seashore Resort – Cape May is a quaint seaside resort, rich in Victorian architecture, sparkling white sandy beaches, and gourmet restaurants. Located at the southern tip of New Jersey, Cape May is a wonderful place for summer vacations and weekend getaways. "The "Nation's Oldest Seashore Resort,” Victorian Cape May City, has been welcoming visitors for more than a century. With over 600 authentically restored and preserved Victorian structures, the city is a National Historic Landmark site that has achieved national recognition as one of the best Bed & Breakfast Inn resorts in the country. Enjoy varied seashore activities, like dolphin and bird watching, fishing, boat trips, surfing, bicycling, experiencing arts and history, tours, festivals, theaters and watching incredible sunsets. Cape May offers fine dining and unique shopping from one end of the city to the other. Ocean breezes keep Cape May cool through the summer and the beach is never more than a few minutes from anywhere in town. Bike riding is a great way to get around and see the splendid houses and gardens tucked away on side streets. Professional theater, the annual Cape May Music Festival and cultural events add to Cape May’s popularity. Visit www.capemaylinks.com.
Cape May County Park - The Cape May County Park features 128 wooded acres, tree-lined paths, natural and season gardens, picnic areas, playgrounds, biking and hiking trails, a fishing pond, and 85-acre zoo. Considered one of the best full-system parks in the state, the Cape May County Park & Zoo offers plenty of recreational facilities such as playground areas, tennis and volleyball courts, baseball fields, nature, walking, jogging, and bike trails and fresh water fishing. While many visitors go to the Park & Zoo to find something to do, just as many go to just relax and enjoy a leisurely walk, an outdoor concert or sit among the natural surroundings. There are plenty of benches, shade trees, covered pavilions, picnic tables, open-pit barbecues and clean restrooms available for family outings. Located one mile north of Cape May Court House on Rte 9 and Crest Haven Road, the Cape May County Park & Zoo is open year round seven days a week from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m.
Cape May County Zoo - Have a wild time as you explore nearly 85 acres of beautifully maintained animal exhibits. With almost 200 different species of mammals, birds, amphibians and reptiles totaling nearly 550 animals, you're sure to see something new at cape may County Zoo. Come see the playful otters, tigers, bobcats, reindeer, zebra, goats and bears. Be sure to stop and say "Hi" to Brutus and Tinkerbell the Cougars, Matilda and Dundee the Wallabies, Jerome the Giraffe, Charlie the Camel, Fernando the Llama, and the rest of our animals in the Reptile House, Monkey House and Aviary. Open daily from 10:00 a.m. - 3:45 p.m. Admission is free.
Historic Smithville – There's no place in South Jersey that offers the charm and atmosphere of Smithville. Located on Lake Meone, Historic Smithville features 60 unique specialty shoppes with antiques, crafts and gifts; the Historic Smithville Inn Restaurant and many eateries; The Colonial Inn; weekend events; a train; carousel; and paddle boats. Enjoy the winding brick paths, a beautiful lake, and quaint shoppes dating back to the American Revolution. Stroll over to one of the fine restaurants and have dinner with a view of Lake Meone. Visit www.smithvillenj.com.
Lucy the Elephant – Standing in Margate, Lucy the Elephant is an elephant-shaped building, with a unique museum and gift shop. A six-story-high, 90 ton landmark that has delighted children since 1881, Lucy is a National Historic Landmark. For a small admission fee, the adventuresome can tour Lucy's innards, entering via a spiral staircase in one of her hind legs. A tour climaxes with a stop in the open-air "howdah" atop Lucy's back. For information, call (609) 823-6473 or visit www.lucytheelephant.org.
Morey's Piers - During your next Jersey Shore getaway or family beach vacation, come enjoy Morey's Piers - the largest amusement pier in the world! Located on the boardwalk in Wildwood, New Jersey, next to historic Cape May, and not far from both Atlantic City and Ocean City, Morey's Piers is a classic seaside amusement park, featuring over 100 exciting amusement park rides and attractions, including two large beachfront water theme parks, kiddie rides, roller coasters, and lots of family fun. For more information, visit ww.moreypiers.com.
Steel Pier - Atlantic City's famous Steel Pier resumed its rightful position as the centerpiece of family entertainment on the great wooden way after Donald Trump's Taj Mahal rebuilt the Atlantic City icon making it a viable amusement pier once again. Central and Trump's Steel piers are vintage Atlantic City attractions. Ocean 1 Pier, shaped like a luxury ocean liner, offers rides, shops, exhibits, restaurants, and entertainment for all. With 24 rides, games and prize wheels, a food court and free admission, the Steel Pier is a wonderful Boardwalk attraction for family entertainment. A custom made, double-decker carousel, fashioned by Italian craftsmen, features hand-painted scenes from Atlantic City's past. Visit www.steelpier.com.
Storybook Land – Located in Egg Harbor Township, Storybook Land is a 20 acre family fun park with over fifty storybook attractions depicting children's stories and unlimited family rides. Open Mid-March through December. Visit www.storybookland.com.
Wheaton Village – Watch world-class glass art created in the Glass Studio. Tour the Museum of American Glass with its notable collection, and hot glass and craft demonstrations. Walk through the Craft Studios and see skilled artisans at work. Explore South Jersey’s Folklife Center, its museum stores with handcrafted gift items, year round special events, programs and exhibitions. Wheaton Village also features a fun train ride, a hotel and restaurant. Visit www.wheatonvillege.org.
Wildwood Boardwalk – Wildwood, located in the middle of the Wildwoods' Five Mile Island, is known for its beach and boardwalk. The 2.5 mile world-famous Wildwood Boardwalk offers breathtaking amusement rides, specialty shops, eateries, theaters, water parks, and the classic double-decker carousel. The adventuresome can ride the East Coast's tallest Ferris wheel to get a spectacular view of Wildwoods, brave the "The Great Nor'Easter" suspended looping coaster - 1 of 4 in the world – or visit Castle Dracula. The Holly Beach Station Mall boasts many restaurants offering local delicacies, nightclubs with live entertainment, shops, coffee houses, and street festivals. The George F. Boyer Museum provides a tour through time and recounts local history. The inland waterways provide a variety of watersports, deep sea fishing, boating, whale watching and aquatic excursions. Wildwood also hosts special events throughout the summer season. [Top]
Atlantic City Outlet – The Walk - Outlet shopping, great restaurants and unique entertainment can be found at The Walk in Atlantic City. The outlet shops at The Walk feature name brand fashions at discount prices. Shop for apparel and accessories at American Eagle Outfitters, Banana Republic, Bass, Brooks Brothers, Calvin Klein, Guess, and more. The Walk also features exciting new restaurants and eateries, such as Ruth’s Chris Steakhouse and Applebees, as well as family events. Don’t miss Passport: Voyages of Discovery, a unique multi-media, multi-sensory entertainment experience. Visit www.acoutlets.com.
Hamilton Mall – Hamilton Mall is a modern regional shopping mall in Mays Landing, just 6 miles from the hotel. With over a million square feet of shopping and entertainment, Hamilton Mall features JC Penney, Macys and Sears, plus 140 specialty stores, restaurants, an international food court,
Computer Stop Internet Cafe (www.cs-nj.com) and year-round events. Visit www.shophamilton.com.
Shore Mall - Shore Mall, in Egg Harbor Township, offers 60 stores and restaurants, including Boscov's, Value City, Burlington Coat Factory, Circuit City and TGI Friday's. Visit www.shoremallshopping.com.
Siganos Plaza –Siganos Plaza offers a variety of fun shopping and dining experiences all in one great Atlantic City Boardwalk location.
The Quarter at Tropicana - Enjoy a taste of Old Havana while in Atlantic City at The Quarter, featuring world-class restaurants, non-stop entertainment, a dazzling array of shops and experiences. The Quarter at Tropicana is like no other dining and entertainment venue on the East Coast.
Wrangleboro Consumer Square Mall – Located in Mays Landing, Consumer Square Mall features a variety of stores and restaurants, such as Kohl’s, Best Buy, Walmart, Old Navy, Men’s Wearhouse,
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Balic Winerey – Experience the winery with the European accent, established in 1964. Balic Winery produced more than 30 varieties of unique quality wine produced from their award-winning vineyard in Mays Landing, NJ. Call 609.625-2166 or visit www.balicwinery.com.
Renault Winery &Tuscany House – Renault Resort is New Jersey’s premier winery and resort, where the splendor of the Mediterranean and fruitful bounty of the wine country come alive in the Pine Barrens of South Jersey. Renault features a gourmet dining room, two grand ballrooms, acclaimed cuisine, championship golf, and in a beautiful vineyard setting. Established in 1864, Renault is the oldest continuously operating winery in the U.S. At Renault, visitors can tour and explore its unique history. Located just outside of Atlantic City, Renault Winery offers an enchanting European atmosphere and a truly unique culinary experience in their private dining rooms and banquet halls. The championship Renault Winery Golf Course offers meticulously maintained tees, fairways, green and ponds that meander through the vineyards and orchards. Visit www.renaultwinery.com.
Jersey Shore Beaches
Atlantic City – One of America’s favorite seaside resorts, Atlantic City is a wonderful Jersey Shore vacation destination with beautiful beaches and the world’s first boardwalk, constructed in 1870. The revival of rolling chairs, and the ever-present delicious fudge and saltwater taffy make a visit to the boardwalk a must. Beach access is free in Atlantic City, and the beaches offer excellent swimming, surf fishing, and surfing conditions. The famous Boardwalk offers a cornucopia of shops, restaurants, casinos, amusement parks, family entertainment, and beach stores. Call (609) 348-7100.
Avalon Beaches - Avalon is one of the finer beachfront communities along the entire New Jersey coast. Its high dunes have been carefully preserved and provide a beautiful natural setting on the beaches. Situated on "Seven Mile Beach Island," the drive from Avalon through Stone Harbor and then on to Wildwood is breathtaking. Don't miss the marshlands protected by the World Wildlife Fund. Beach fee. Call (609) 967-3936.
Brigantine – Located just 9 miles from the hotel, Brigantine Beach captures the best of the Jersey Shore along its wide coastal shoreline, and beautiful inlets, bays, and coves. Sport fishing, water skiing, and wind surfing are just a few of the recreational activities available. Brigantine is also home to the nationally renowned Marine Mammal Stranding Center and the Brigantine Wildlife Refuge, with auto trails and hiking trails through 20,000 acres of wetlands. There is a beach fee. For information, call (800) 847-5198.
Long Beach Island – Long Beach Island has been an island paradise for families for generations. L.B.I., as it's fondly known, is four miles out at sea and 21 miles long north to south. L.B.I.’s incredible beaches along the Atlantic Coast have families coming back year after year. Whether on the ocean, where swimming, sunbathing, surf casting, and surfing are the order of the day, or swimming, crabbing, fishing, and sailboarding on the bay side, L.B.I. has something for everyone. For more information, call (609) 494-7211.
Ocean City - Ocean City has been "America's Greatest Family Resort" for generations. With eight miles of pristine beaches and a 3-mile boardwalk, the emphasis is on family fun. The surf at Ocean City is particularly well suited to youngsters due to the offshore sandbars. When the beach day is over, the boardwalk comes alive with rides, shopping, great places to eat, and people-watching. Voted one of the best in the world, the boardwalk is lined with shops, restaurants, movie theatres, amusement rides, miniature golf courses, and an exciting waterpark. There is a beach fee. At the northern tip of Cape May County, Ocean City is just 20 minutes from Absecon/Atlantic City. The ocean and bay offer excellent surfing, sailing and boating. An active Arts Center, Historical Museum and the famed Music Pier make Ocean City rich in culture. Visit www.oceancity-nj.com.
Somers Point Beaches – Somers Point is opposite Ocean City on the mainland side of Great Egg Harbor Bay. It offers several delightful bay beaches with bath houses, a baby beach, fishing, picnicking, and rafting. It is also home to the Somers Mansion, the oldest house in Atlantic County. Built in 1725, this is the historic home of the area's founder and harbormaster, John Somers. The bay beaches of Somers Point are located between New Jersey and Higbee avenues. For more information, call (609) 927-5253.
Sea Isle City Beaches - Sea Isle City beaches are ideal for quiet, family vacations. The gorgeous five-mile stretch of white sandy beach is Sea Isle's most popular attraction. Enjoy the sparkling clean water, dazzling sunsets, and a mile and a half long beachfront promenade (paved walkway), ideal for biking, jogging, and in-line skating, with shops and arcades. Take time to enjoy free concerts and family dance parties on the promenade, guided beach explorations, kayaking, boating, fishing, and a wide range of supervised recreational activities for children of all ages. Enjoy restaurants with mouth watering specialties. The town offers tennis courts, basketball courts, and ball fields. Along the bay side, party boats are available for offshore fishing. Beach fee. Call (609) 263-8687 or visit www.seaislecity.org.
Strathmere - This quiet beach enclave occupies the thinnest strip of barrier island along the Jersey Shore. Located between bustling Ocean City and Sea Isle City, Strathmere offers a glimpse of what life might have been like at the shore beforeall the summer masses arrived. On the ocean side, lifeguards are on duty and there are no beach fees, plus fishing and surfing conditions are excellent. (609) 628-2011.
Stone Harbor Beaches – Stone Harbor is very much like Avalon, and visitors are drawn to the stores and eateries in the vicinity of Third Avenue. At the southern end of town, be sure to see the Stone Harbor Bird Sanctuary, the only heronry in America sponsored by a municipality. Bring the family to the Wetlands Institute and Museum for a "hands on" marshland experience. Beach fee. Call (609) 368-6101. Wetlands Institute: (609) 368-1211.
Wildwoods - For generations, the world-famous Wildwood beach and boardwalk has been a premier Jersey Shore attraction. Comprised of North Wildwood, Wildwood, and Wildwood Crest, Wildwoods is famous for its super-wide free beaches that offer the best of sun and surf. With several piers featuring amusement and waterpark rides, attractions and shopping, there's plenty of excitement for the whole family. The Wildwoods are noted for their watersports activities with lots of charter and party-boat fishing available. You can also go crabbing, surfing, bird watching and much more. Call 1-(800) WW By Sea.
Cape May - The southernmost beach resort on the Jersey Shore and one of the nation's oldest vacation spots, Cape May is a wonderful vacation spot that is famous for its preserved Victorian architecture and pleasant charm. The Mid-Atlantic Center for the Arts (MAC) keeps the Victorian era alive year-round with trolley tours through the gas-lit streets. Walking tours of many of the 600 authentically restored Victorian homes include the Emlen Physick Estate, an 18-room Stick Style mansion. Cape May's charming family atmosphere draws people to this unique example of living history. Call (609) 884-5508 or (609) 884-5404 for beach and tour information.
Cape May Point - The southernmost point of New Jersey and the marshlands that make up a great deal of the area are famous for the thousands of migrating birds that stop here on their way to summer nesting grounds. Year-round and summer visitors enjoy a variety of beach activities and recreational opportunities offered by the ocean and bay. The chief attractions in the area include Cape May Lighthouse, the Cape May Bird Observatory, Lily Lake, and Higbee Wildlife Management Area. Call (609) 884-8468. [Top]
Blue Heron Pines Golf Course - Challenge your golf game at Blue Heron Pines, which features over 6,800 yards of exquisite, manicured greens, blue water and strategically placed bunkers, creating the finest that golf has to offer. Enjoy the course that Golf Digest awarded its "4-Star" and "Quality Service" ratings to - the only public course awarded both. From 1997-3000, Golf for Women Magazine has named Blue Heron Pines one of the "Mid-Atlantic Top 100"; and Atlantic City Magazine has given it the "Best of the Shore" rating. Blue Heron Pines Golf Club also features a gourmet restaurant, banquet facilities, and an award-winning golf shop with PGA golf pros on-hand to help your game. http://www.blueheronpines.com
Brigantine Golf Link – An extremely popular Atlantic City golf course, Brigantine Golf Links is located on the barrier island of Brigantine just north of AC. The 18-hole Scottish links-style course has a mostly treeless layout, is relatively short at 6,570 yards, and sports 14 holes with mounds and water features. At Brigantine, the fickle and sometimes strong winds will kick up off the bay and sea, making golfers work hard for par. The course opened in the late 1920s and has undergone several million dollars in upgrades. History has it that in the early days our best golfers warmed up at Brigantine before they went over to play in the British Open. http://www.golflinktravel.com/atlanticcity/courses/featured_sites/brigantine.htm
Seaview Marriott Golf Course - The Seaview Marriott Golf Course in Galloway Township, across the bay from Atlantic City, is a classic, old-style resort situated on 670 pristine wooded acres. Seaview is marked by gracious service and all the outstanding recreational facilities of a Golf Digest four-star resort, highlighted by two classically designed courses, the Bay Course, designed by Donald Ross, and the Pines Course. Host of the 2001 ShopRite LPGA Classic, the Pines Course is 6,731 yards of classic golf at its best. Built in the 1920s, the course features a dozen doglegs, and every hole meanders through tall, thick southern Jersey pines. The signature Bay Course, at 6,247 yards, features all of the designer’s trademarks and dynamic vistas of the bay on which it sits. Try some lessons at the Faldo Institute. A full-service health and fitness center, the Elizabeth Arden Red Door Spa, a tennis facility and superb cuisine complement excellent golf at the Seaview. http://www.seaviewgolf.com
Harbor Pines Golf Club – Harbor Pines Golf Club is one of the best courses in the New Jersey. Owing to its relatively short rough and superb manicuring, Harbor Pines is "reminiscent of Augusta National." The club is situated in Egg Harbor Township, a 25-minute drive south from Absecon. The course is designed through dense pines and around 17 acres of lakes. On largely flat terrain, the course features huge, impeccably groomed bent grass greens with modest slopes and wide bent grass fairways. Water comes into play on eight holes and, though the bunkers are large, there is less sand here than you’d expect. On a layout measuring from 5099 to 6827 yards from the tips, golfers of all stripes enjoy their rounds. The front side meanders through pristine pine forest and offers outstanding holes including, the almost 90 degree dogleg right 400-yard 4th hole. Harbor Pines offers an elegant 20,000-square foot clubhouse, excellent food, and instruction at a top quality practice facility. http://www.harborpines.com
Mays Landing Golf & Country Club – At Mays Landing Golf and Country Club, golf is exceptional and affordable, making it easily one of the most popular courses in the Atlantic City area. Opened in 1962, the course is situated on 175 acres of pristine pinelands just off Route 40, a short distance south of Atlantic City. In recent years, Mays Landing has been lengthened and undergone numerous upgrades to where it is now one of the best conditioned courses in the area. This fun and challenging 18-hole public course also offers a driving range, practice facilities, a clubhouse, a restaurant and banquet facilities. http://www.mayslandinggolf.com
Renault Winery Golf Course - The Renault Winery Golf Course is nestled in between its award winning restaurant and winery. The course blends seamlessly into the natural terrain, offering majestic views of the vineyards and orchards as it winds through the pinelands of South Jersey. The 7,000 yard championship golf course has strategic elements that offer risk and reward on every hole. Meticulously maintained tees, fairways, green and ponds will highlight the quality of Renault craftsmanship. http://www.renaultwinery.com/Renault/Flash/vineyardsgolf
Shore Gates Golf Club - Stretched over 245 acres of secluded pristine woodlands of Jersey pines, oaks, maple and laurel, Shore Gates offers a challenging and stunningly beautiful layout. With five sets of tee markers ranging from 5,200 to 6,200 yards, Shore Gates is a dramatic design by Ron Fream featuring elevation changes not usually found on New Jersey's shores. The course’s design preserves the wetlands and natural endowments of the land adjacent to the Atlantic Ocean. Fream artfully incorporated the dunes into the design plan, exposing the natural sand and dune contours to frame the holes and provide an additional visual and strategic element to a course that puts a premium on accuracy. The course’s seven ponds and lakes add to the beauty and physical texture of Shore Gate, which provides a challenging but enjoyable round for the recreational golfer. http://www.shoregategolfclub.com [Top]
Atlantic City Conventions
- Antique Show - www.atlantiquecity.com/
- RV Show
- NJ League of Municipalities
- NJ Education Association
- Car Show
- Miss America Pageant
- Denny's – Breakfast/Lunch/Dinner; Hours: 12:00 AM - 12:00 AM
- Hard Rock Café Atlantic City – Lunch/Dinner; Hours: 11:00 AM - 12:00 AM
- Pizza Hut – Lunch/Dinner; Hours: 11:00 AM - 10:00 PM
Hollywood – Lunch/Dinner; Hours: 11:00 AM - 12:00 AM [Top]
- Gourmet Italian Cuisine - 11:00 AM to 10:00 PM
- Historic Smithville - 11:00 AM to 10:00 PM
- Rams Head - 11:00 AM to 10:00 PM
House - 11:00 AM to 9:30 PM [Top]
- Rams Head Inn - www.ramsheadinn.com
- Renault Winery and Tuscany House - www.renaultwinery.com/
Heron Pines Golf Course [Top]