Travel With Kids: Atlantic City, NJ

Travel With Kids: Atlantic City, NJ 1

Atlantic City is a coastal city in southern New Jersey with a population of just shy of 40,000. Officially named and incorporated in the mid 1850s, Atlantic City was the inspiration for the board game Monopoly. In fact, you can still drive or walk along Park Place, Pacific Avenue, Ventnor Avenue, and Pennsylvania Avenue!

Other nearby coastal cities include Absecon, Brigantine, Egg Harbor Township, Galloway Township, Pleasantville, and Ventnor City.

WEATHER IN ATLANTIC CITY, NJ

Because Atlantic City is on the coast, the summer, spring, and fall weather tends to be pretty idyllic with highs in the 60s-80s and lows in the 40s to 70s. Winters can be chilly and gray, but even then temperatures rarely drop below 30 degrees.

THINGS TO DO IN ATLANTIC CITY, NJ

Absecon Lighthouse

Absecon Lighthouse, which is New Jersey's tallest lighthouse at 171-feet tall, is located somewhat off the main boardwalk, but is still within easy walking distance. Built in 1857, Absecon is the third tallest lighthouse in the USA and has 228 steps. The 2-acre property includes a small museum, a replica of the keeper's cottage, a gift shop, and a community garden.

GENERAL INFORMATION:

  • ADDRESS: 31 S Rhode Island Ave, Atlantic City
  • HOURS: Check the website for current hours.
  • COST: $10.00 Adults, $9.00 Seniors, $9.00 College Students, $6.00 Children (4-12), $5.00 Atlantic City Residents (With ID)
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Ripley's Believe It or Not

Kids tend to be drawn to the unusual, the odd, and the mysterious - the wonders of what has been and what could be. It is for this very reason that most kids enjoy perusing the Guiness Book of World Records. Ripley's Believe it or Not in Atlantic City is like the Guiness Book brought to life. Around every turn are strange, weird, and altogether bizarre exhibits that will leave you wondering if you truly “believe it or not.”

GOOD TO KNOW:

  • There are a number of riddles and optical illusions that are fun to try.
  • Once inside the museum, it's like you are leaving the city behind and entering intriguing halls of marvels and mysteries.
  • Robert Ripley was an American cartoonist and entrepreneur who lived from 1890 to 1949. Believe It or Not was originally a series of cartoons that he published in The New York Globe newspaper.
  • There are currently 32 Ripley's Believe It or Not! Odditoriums around the world, including 21 in the United States.

GENERAL INFORMATION:

  • ADDRESS: 1441 Boardwalk (Corner of Boardwalk and N New York Ave)
  • HOURS: Mondays, Fridays, and Sundays: 10:00am to 10:00pm; Tuesdays – Thursdays: 11:00am to 9:00pm; Saturdays: 10:00am to 11:00pm
  • COST: Adult: $18.99 + tax (13 and up); Child: $14.99 + tax (5-12); Infant: FREE (4 and younger)
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BEACH & BOARDWALK

The beach is easily accessible from the Atlantic City boardwalk with many walkways that lead you directly down to the shoreline. You may want to bring buckets to collect seashells, which are plentiful.

DINING IN ATLANTIC CITY, NJ

Johnny Rockets

Almost all of the restaurants that line the boardwalk in Atlantic City are inside or part of the casinos - and Johnny Rockets is no exception. In this case, however, Johnny Rockets offers both indoor and outdoor seating with 50s diner theming. Enjoy burgers, fries, and milkshakes on red vinyl-covered booths.

GOOD TO KNOW:

  • Johnny Rockets Atlantic City is part of Bally's Casino.
  • Join the Rocket E-Club ahead of time for a free burger.

GENERAL INFORMATION:

  • ADDRESS: 1900 Pacific Ave, Atlantic City
  • HOURS: Sunday-Thursday 10:30am-12:00pm; Friday-Saturday 10:30am-1:30am
  • COST: Most burgers and sandwiches are in the $9-$12 range. Children's menu options are $7.99. Milkshakes are between $7-$8.
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