Atlantic City, located on the east coast of New Jersey, is known primarily for one thing, it's gaming industry. People come from miles around to enjoy its many casinos, making it one of the most popular tourist destinations in the US. The town is full of world-class hotels, restaurants home to famous chefs, unique attractions, luxury spas and much more. So, what are you waiting for, start your outdoor recreational adventure in Atlantic City today.
The city is located only an hour away from Philadelphia and is easily reached by one of the biggest cities on the East Coast, New York. Ocean City lies to the south of town, and Long Beach Island lies to the north.
The Great Outdoors
Just outside of the city you will find Bellaplain State Forest, an outdoor lover's dream and easily reachable in your RV rental from Atlantic City. The forest has everything you might want for a day out in the wilderness and just a short drive from the heart of the city. Covering 20,000 acres, there is plenty of room for everyone, and the recreational activity opportunities are endless. Popular activities include canoeing, kayaking, fishing, cycling, hiking, and horseback riding, plus there are a number of scenic picnic spots if you just fancy a nice spot to enjoy a bite to eat. There is also a beach area which is open in the summer months, complete with lifeguards, restrooms and refreshments, with Lake Nummy making for a great spot to go for a swim.
For a different type of outdoor experience, Corson's Inlet State Park is where the ocean meets the shore, meaning beaches, sand dunes, and public boat ramps are in abundance. The park sits on the tip of Ocean City and is completely undeveloped, which is a stark contrast to the surrounding area. Go for a walk through the dunes using the system of trail systems, take a boat out to the water for a spot of fishing or just enjoy some family time on the beach away from the busy summer crowds in your camper rental from Atlantic City.
As the name suggests, the city is located on the edge of the rugged Atlantic Ocean, so beautiful beaches are hardly a surprising feature of city life. The New Jersey beaches are loved thanks to the fact that everything you could possibly need for a day at the beach is right there, from shops to eateries. The Atlantic City Boardwalk has become an American Icon, and there is nothing more enjoyable after a meal than taking a sunset stroll along the shore before heading back to your Atlantic City travel trailer rental.
When you book an RV in Atlantic City, chances are you will need a place to call home during your stay. One of the nearest RV parks to the city is Shady Pines, part of the Sun Resort family, and is just 10 minutes away from the glitz and glamour of city life. Nestled near two wildlife refuges, the campground offers a peaceful retreat with plenty to keep you entertained, such as a games room, planned activities, fitness center, clubhouse, playground and more.
Another nearby option for your travel trailer rental from Atlantic City is the Pomona RV Park, which is just 10 minutes from the casinos and boardwalk. The campsite is shaded and provides space for even the biggest of RV rentals, and comes with picnic tables, electric, sewer, water, and have fire rings. Once you have had your fill of city life, you can relax in the 50-foot swimming pool or hot tub.
Atlantic Blueberry RV Park is located in Port Republic, therefore has easy access to the city, Jersey Shore and Southern New Jersey in your luxury RV rental from Atlantic City. The site is located in rural countryside, with 175 shaded and sunny RV sites, with themed weekends and entertainment offering fun for all the family.
Exploring the Town
Of course, the biggest draw to the city is its large number of casinos, something that Atlantic City is known for, and the selection certainly will not disappoint. The games available come in almost every variety imaginable, so whether you want to try your luck on the poker table, or simply have some fun on the penny slots, there is an option for everyone. There are such a large number of casinos, one of the trickiest parts of your trip will be trying to decide which to visit. A few popular choices include the Ocean Resort Casino, Hard Rock Atlantic City, Golden Nugget Atlantic City and Caesars at Atlantic City. So, park up your RV rental in Atlantic City and see what the city has to offer.
Unknown to many, Atlantic City has a big Arts and Culture scene, with many galleries and museums to explore. Many museums and monuments honor the Civil Rights movement and warheads that made the city what it is today, and the Heritage Collection available to be viewed in the free Public Library. Other cultural venues that are worth visiting include the African American Heritage Museum, the Atlantic City Arts Foundation, the Dante Hall Theater, and Historic Smithville to name a few. There is also a full-filled Ripley's Believe It or Not Museum and Aquarium, both of which are a great option for children.
From high-end retailers to factory outlets where you can grab a bargain, Atlantic City has it all when it comes to shopping. Plus, the city has the added benefit of offering tax-free shopping on both shoes and clothing. The Atlantic City Boardwalk is the place to head for all the tourist shops which sell a range of sweets and souvenirs, or a visit to Tanger Outlets - The Walk will reward you will more than 100 retail outlets of a range of famous brands. Other good places to shop are The Playground, Hamilton Mall and The Quarter at Tropicana. You are likely to get hungry after a long day of shopping, and the huge range of restaurant and bar options cater for all tastes and preferences.