Ocean City is just an 8 mile drive (and a 20 minute driving time) down south from the heart of Atlantic City via US 152 into the Historic Cape May County and if you don't have time to go to Cape May of New Jersey and Ocean City in Maryland (and ride a hour long ferry in between and is a popular destination in the east coast for spring break and summer for it's beaches and romantic getaways) due to time constraints, then Ocean City here in New Jerset would suffice since Ocean City New Jersey is the premier family getaway destination in New Jersey and although the boardwalk here is a lot smaller than in atlantic city, It is packed with lots of whole families from the grandparents to the parents and the children and there are lots of family friendly activities like the amusemet park and lots of things to do at the shops and restos and stores in the Boardwalk.
Ventnor Township is the neighbor of Atlantic City and while you are Busy Cruising Along the Busy Atlantic Avenue Area of Atlantic City Just Beyond the Tropicana Casino Complex, you would actually be in Ventnor City Itself. The City is small at just about 5.5 square miles in total land area and in it are assorted small inns and motels that have cheaper rates than in nearby Atlantic City but is farther away. It also has more sand dunes and more private beaches than in the Absecon Island part of the City rather than in Atlantic City. The famous Boardwalk of Atlantic City Actually extends to Ventnor City and you would only know it since there will be no casinos or very few souvenir shops in that part of the Boardwalk.
While in the Marina district, visit the Senator Frank S. Farley State Marina. This is a public facility owned by the New Jersey Division of Parks and Forestry managed by Trump Marina Associates. The marina offers 640 floating slips most of which are occupied by amazing craft. Security prevents tourists from walking up and down the docks, but many of the craft can be viewed from the patio or from along the shore.
The three casinos in the Marina district are connected by the Waterfront Walkway.
Between Trump Marina and Harrah’s : take the elevator in Trump Marina’s parking garage to the main floor, follow the painted pedestrian lines to a sidewalk and follow the sidewalk in a gentle curve along the waterfront to Harrah’s main entrance. Some foot traffic along the path (10-15 minutes).
Between Harrah’s and Borgata : take the exit by the poker room in Harrah’s, turn left and follow the walkway through Harrah’s employee parking lot, and continue curving along the waterfront until you arrive a Borgata’s bus entrance. Quite beautiful along the route with several signs illustrating points of interest but eerie in that there was absolutely no other foot traffic (15-20 minutes).
Between Borgata and Trump Marina : don’t try it. There’s no provision for pedestrians directly between these two casinos… no exits, no sidewalks, no crossing over / under route 87.
Some of the casinos along the Boardwalk are connected to each other via an indoor walkway at the second level. This is a nice way to get between casinos during inclement weather (hot, wet or cold).
There are no connections between the Hilton and the Tropicana.
Trump Plaza connects to a small satellite casino that it also operates.
Caesars, Wild Wild West, Bally’s and Clardige all connect to each other.
A moving walkway connects from the Boardwalk to the Claridge and the Sands.
Note that you can get to the Sands from the Claridge, but not back again on the second level.
Resorts, Trump Taj Mahal and Showboat all connect to each other.
Spend an hour or two at Gardner's Basin in AC. This open space is often host to music and food festivals and when teh circus is in town, visit the animals who are temporarily lodged here and are frighteningly accesible to onlookers.
Gardner's Basin is at the northern end of AC, along the water and is also home to a small but cute aquarium and museum.
Just follow the signes in the Marina District to Brigantine. Surfing, swimming, driving on the beach, checking out the wildlife or playing golf are some of the many things available to do here. It's a quiet little bedroom community and the best kept secret of the locals.
We visited the casino on august 24, 1997.
Little did we know it would be closed just over two years later.
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The Trump World's Fair Casino Hotel was closed in October 1999. The World's Fair was reported to be awkwardly designed, with an expensive lease for walkway access and difficult to reach for customers. The 22 story property had been a $13 million drag on earnings for Trump Hotel and Casino Resorts, Inc. Mr. Trump had bought the property for $63 million in 1989 and had invested another $48 million in 1996.
The company is designing a new $750 million, 4,000 room casino to replace it. If they decide to go ahead with the new property, it will encompass three city blocks and have a 200,000 square foot casino. As of October 1999, it is still in the planning stages.
Head south to Strathmere for a very secluded beach. The best time to go is in the eary morning for the sunrise. Bring your fishing gear, there will be many fishermen along the beach.
If you see a guy with a big furry moustache say hello. He is Mike Shepherd, my uncle.
Marine Mammal Stranding Center located in Brigantine, NJ on Brigantine Boulevard near the lighthouse. Take the Brigantine Bridge between Harrah's and Trump Castle and center will be on your left. The center is a non-profit rescue center that rescues, rehabilitates and release whales, seals, dolphins and turtles found on the NJ coastline. You might not expect to find stranded mammals in NJ but there were 118 stranded in 2001. We visited in July 2002 and got to see a 6 week old harbor seal. Talk about cute. Looked like a hairless version of my kitty (fat body, small head & big eyes). According to the volunteer, the center had already rescued 85 harbor seals since Jan. 2002. This seal was found stranded on a local beach. He was 2 weeks old and malnourished. Since being at the center, he had gained 50 lbs and was almost ready to be driven up to Massachusetts and released into a colony of harbor seals established there. Neat stuff.