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During daylight hours, stroll through the streets of Atlantic City - remember playing Monopoly as a child? These are the streets Monopoly used to name properties!
The Atlantic City Free Public Library, located just a few blocks from the beach on Tennessee Avenue. Although non-Atlantic City residents are limited in membership opportunities, there are many free programs that run throughout the summer season including book clubs, movie nights and more. Of special interest, the ACFPL maintains a comprehensive holding of material related to the Miss America pageant, which called Atlantic City home until just recently.
Take a day trip to nearby Ocean City, New Jersey, located just 3 towns away from Atlantic City. This 8-mile long barrier island is nicknamed "America's Family Resort", and caters specifically to families with its calendar of summer events and with island ordinances against the sale of alcohol in any establishment. If you are looking to roam even further from Atlantic City, visit Wildwood and historic Cape May for full days of fun.
Travel to neighboring Margate for a tour of Lucy the Elephant. This amazing attraction, perfect for kids of all ages, was built in 1881 and originally used to draw attention to what was then South Atlantic City. Later used as a home, this 65-foot structure can be found on Atlantic Avenue only minutes from Atlantic City. $5.00 admission for visitors age 12 and above; $3.00 for children age 2-11; children under age 2 admitted free. Tours commence every 30 minutes during the summer season. Contact 609-823-6473 for more information, weather-related closings, and complete hours of operation.
Visit the historic Absecon Lighthouse, on Rhode Island Avenue in Atlantic City. This third tallest lighthouse in the United States, it is an officially designated Historic Site. $5.00 admission for visitors age 13 and above; $4.00 for senior citizens; $3.00 for children age 4-12; children under age 3 admitted free. Call 609-449-1360 for tour information and hours of operation.
You can visit Storybook Land, just ten minutes away from the beaches of Atlantic City, for a full day of family fun. The theme park is designed especially for little children and includes theme characters who roam around to greet the children. Admission is $12.95 per person, which is valid for all-day admittance. For more information, call 609-641-7847.
Atlantic City Chamber of Commerce