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Philadelphia Segway Tour
"Start your Segway tour of Philadelphia with an instructional orientation and safety briefing. Once you're comfortable follow your guide on a five-mile or 10-mile route. Along the way your guide will take fun photos of you and regale you with fascinating facts about Philadelphia's history.1-hr Segway TourSee more than 15 Philadelphia attractions on this loop! This introduction to major city sights takes you through the His and admire the lively mosaics of Magic Gardens on South Street. Along your journey witness several important historical sights including the First Bank of the United States and several old churches where William Penn developed his 'freedom of worship' philosophy.2-hr Segway TourExtend your Segway adventure passing by Elfreth's Alley and the Betsy Ross House. Admire Independence Hall en route to Society Hill where you can marvel at the stately homes. Continue over Avenue of the Arts to Rittenhouse Square before winding through the Fitler Square neighborhood. From there
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Private Rocky Movie Tour
"No two groups are alike and we will plan a trip tailored to your group's specific Rocky interests.  A shorter tour allows more opportunity for you to take full advantage of being on a driving tour. You'll visit all of the Must-See Spots f as well as having time to explore locations from other movies and in other neighborhoods - like driving through the Italian Market (don't get hit by an orange!) and going into South Philly to see the church where Rocky and Adriane married and the famous grab lunch at Pat's King of Steaks or Max's (as seen in Creed) explore the neighborhoods where many scenes for Creed were filmed ride through the beautiful and historic Mount Laurel Cemetery or take some time to check out other Top Spots around the city."""
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Double-Decker Hop-On Hop-Off Sightseeing Tour of Philadelphia
"Board the open-top double-decker bus at any of the 27 stops covering 16 miles of Philadelphia. Ride the full 1.5-hour loop with live commentary on board and enjoy access to 100 of the city's most popular attractions and landmarks. Hop on and off as you please!Travel at your leisure with this valuable today and tomorrow pass that allows to explore with added value of transportation throughout Downtown"""This hop-on hop-off sightseeing tour lets you experience the rich history and legendary sights of Philadelphia with ease. Take advantage of this 2 day pass that allows you to explore Philadelphia with the added value of transportatation. Expert local gui including the Liberty Bell Independence Hall and the US Mint. Aboard the double-decker bus
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Atlantic City Historical Museum - FREE

I picked up a flyer for this museum, and decided to stop in while the hubby was birdwatching. So glad I did! The museum is small, but packs a lot of history and artifacts within it's walls. There is a short film running on a loop - be sure to check that out. I was interested in the vintage Mr. Peanut costume, and the Ms. America display. They have one of the first human-powered rolling chairs for which the AC Boardwalk is famous, as well as lots of memorabilia from the various casinos - some of which are now defunct.

There is NO ADMISSION FEE for this museum, but they do have a donation box on the table. I found this to be a very worthwhile visit.

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TravellerMel
Aug 17, 2015

“Best Boardwalk Around”

The historic Atlantic City Boardwalk is one-of-a-kind, with all of the unique casinos, wide variety of shops and restaurants from high-class hotel eats to greasy spoons and the BEST ice-custard to be found--at Rita's. There is also a museum, a lighthouse (nearby), and if you walk way down in the opposite direction from the Marina you will come upon a great enclave of beach houses and condos that you might not expect to see. The boardwalk is the best part of Atlantic City. It's the reason why I keep coming back. You have the beach and the ocean on one side and the casinos and restaurants on the other side. There is of course, also the beach and the beach bars in the summer time, and a child-friendly amusement pier. Atlantic City has it all for both children and adults.

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Aliceaaron
Jun 16, 2015

The Boardwalk

The boardwalk stretches a couple of miles along the ocean, and gives folks a chance to walk relatively easy from casino to casino. There are a few desolate stretches along the way, but during the day, I wasn't too nervous (I've heard at night, it becomes a different place, but did not have a chance to witness this for myself.) I did enjoy the walk, and the sea air, and the chance to see all the types of stores along the boardwalk. I ventured into a few when they opened, and they were full of a lot of cheap, touristy junk.

Because the casinos charge ridiculous rates for parking, it's best if you can to park somewhere and walk to where you want to go, so you only get hit with one fee.

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PinkFloydActuary
Dec 31, 2011

Feeding the Pigeons

Whenever we went to Atlantic City, we would ride bikes on the boardwalk in the morning, and my dad would take pictures of various family members with the pigeons. This first picture is a rare one of him, probably taken by my mom.

There is a photo of my grandmother in the 1940s in the Intro. Photo 2 is of my sister and myself in about 1949, photo 3 is my sister in 1959. Photo 4 is my mother back around 1950 and photo 5 is just the pigeons.

People are not supposed to feed the birds, and apparently aggressive seagulls have driven the pigeons away as these are not birds that patiently wait until you are finished with your burger and fries before making their move. They home in like food-seeking missiles and snatch edibles right out of your hands. Atlantic City has declared war on the seagulls, going so far as to put up nets in an effort to keep them from attacking people and/or pooping on them as they fly by.

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grandmaR
Jul 09, 2011
 
 
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Hanging out at the Boardwalk

The Atlantic City Boardwalk gained fame or notoriety due to the Board Game MONOPOLY which was based on real estate acquisitions of which it is the most expensive piece of real estate. The first Atlantic City Boardwalk, built in 1870, was small and crude at only 12 feet wide, and was designed only to help keep sand out of the Boardwalk hotels. It today stretches almost 4 ½ miles long, 40 feet wide, and is lined with unique shops, premier casinos and hotels, as well as well-known tourist attractions and is a must-see when visiting Atlantic City.

The World Famous Atlantic City Boardwalk starts at Absecon Inlet and runs along the beach for four miles (six kilometers) to the city limit. An additional one and one half miles (two kilometers) of the Boardwalk extend into Ventnor City. Casino/hotels front the boardwalk, as well as retail stores, restaurants, and amusements shops. Several piers extend the boardwalk over the Atlantic Ocean. Garden Pier houses the Atlantic City Historical Museum and the Atlantic City Art Center. Also Famous within the Atlantic City Boardwalk is the Boardwalk Hall Atlantic City, the famous Boardwalk entertainment and special events hall that first opened to the public in 1929. The hall seats 13,800 people and is listed on the United State Register of Historic Places as a National Historic Landmark and is the theme of the new HBO Series Boardwalk Empire.

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machomikemd
Jun 22, 2011

Boardwalk view of Bally's casino

It is easy to access most of the casinos from the boardwalk. Currently there are 12 Casino/hotels in Atlantic City, almost all are on the boardwalk but recently casinos are starting to be built away from the beach/boardwalk area.

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bct341
Apr 04, 2011

Walk the Boardwalk

The boardwalk is the heart and soul of Atlantic City. Make sure to walk most of the length of it, but be careful of certain outerlying areas at night. The boardwalk is full of shops and stands and things to do. You can rent bikes or pedicabs and enjoy your time laying on the beach.

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saw50st8
Jul 11, 2006

Boardwalk Stroll

When in Atlantic City, make sure
that you take a stroll along the world
famous boardwalk ....

The boardwalk, although having
been upgraded over the years,
was "the place" to stroll in the late
1800's, right into the mid 1900's,
especially on Easter Sunday ......
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This boardwalk gained notoriety due to the board game Monopoly
which was based upon the trading and dealing of real estate in
Atlantic City. In the game, Boardwalk is the most expensive property
to purchase and develop, but also yields the greatest rent payoffs
to its owner.

In 1870 the first boardwalk was built along a portion of the beach to
help hotel owners keep sand out of their lobbies. The idea caught
on, and the boardwalk was expanded and modified several times
in the following years. Today, it is several miles long and sixty feet
wide, reinforced with steel and concrete ......

Casino/hotels front the boardwalk, as well as retail stores, restaurants,
and amusements. Several piers extend the boardwalk over the Atlantic
Ocean. Garden Pier houses the Atlantic City Historical Museum and
the Atlantic City Art Center. The four story "Pier at Caesars"
entertainment complex is scheduled to open some time in 2006.

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al_mary
Feb 19, 2006

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Schiff's Central Pier

Schiff's Central Pier is one of the oldest buildings on the Atlantic City Boardwalk. The pier itself was built in the mid 1880's while the Art Deco pavilion was constructed in the late 1920's. In addition to carnival booth games, video games, laser-tag, and a racecar speedway are available.

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penumbra
Aug 27, 2005

The beach and boardwalk, monopoly

AC has 12 casinos and is the most visited US city.
35 million people visit each year, more than Vegas or Orlando.
Walk around town and experince the monopoly game for yourself.
Neat stores and archtrecture on Altantic and Pacific Avenues.
Plenty of good food, shows and gambling.

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Sniffman
Jun 17, 2005

Walk the Boardwalk

You must walk the Boardwalk! It was opened on June 26, 1870, it stretches along six miles of Atlantic City beachfront. The Monopoly game Boardwalk was created using the streets from Atlantic City. This may lead one to imagine the city as nice and clean and safe, but it is not. DO NOT stray off the boardwalk. I did not know this at first, but from walking from the Trump casino to the Tropicana off of Boardwalk, I found out. It is ROUGH!
Go into all the tourist souvenir shops. They are a hoot. By a cheap 5$ t-shirt and salt water taffy.

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juniperjune
Mar 21, 2005

The Boardwalk

You've heard all about it I'm sure, but don't forget all the little parks and out lying towns that surround us. We have the only elephant shaped building on the East Coast in Margate a neighboring community just minutes from AC and Brigantine is a lovely little island with a great bird sanctuary. Climb Abscen Lighthouse for a fantastic view of the city. Visit historic Boardwalk Hall, ride the rides on the piers and party all day & night in our clubs. We are a 24 hour city! Stroll the world famous Boardwalk here in AC.

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Lady7
Mar 18, 2005

Things to Do Near Atlantic City

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Trump Taj Mahal

Trump Taj Mahal is exciting,fun,great shows. I enjoy going there because everyone is friendly and nice. The food is great in the noodle bar. absolutley delicious. The place has a warm friendly...
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Absecon Lighthouse

The Historic Absecon Lighthouse (pronounced AB-sa-con) is New Jersey’s tallest Lighthouse at 171 feet tall. It costs $7/adult to climb the 227 steps to the top (tourist flyers and magazines offer a...
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Caesar's Casino

the Ceasars Atlantic City is the Flagship Brand of the Ceasar Entertainment Group (formerly Harrah's Entertainment) and is a Sister Company of Harrah's and Bally's nearby. The Ceasars Hotel and...
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Borgata Hotel and Casino

Borgata is one of the newest casino/hotels in Atlantic City. It is located a bit away from the boardwalk strip, near Harrah's and has the reputation for being a hangout for twenty and...
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Trump Plaza

Trump Plaza is a nice casino. You can build up your comps a lot. If you want to know the secret for building up your comps. Play the slots, and play them a lot! Put cash in the machine, and print out...
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Harrah's Casino

The Concert Venue is leaps and bounds better than any Philly venue that hosts rocks bands; the venue was very thoughtfully constructed with comfortable theater seating and a large stage. The view from...
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