Top Reasons to Visit Atlantic Palace Suites
- It sits right along the Atlantic City Boardwalk, which Travel + Leisure named one of America’s best boardwalks. Guests have easy access to casinos, restaurants, and Steel Pier’s amusement-park rides.
- Sandy beaches lie just across the boardwalk.
- All studio suites have standard jetted tubs and kitchenettes stocked with pots and pans, dishes, and utensils.
Atlantic City, New Jersey: Casinos and Carnival Rides Lining Historic Beachside Boardwalk
No trip to Atlantic City is complete without a stroll along its signature boardwalk, which stretches for 6 miles along New Jersey's eastern coast. Built in 1870 to keep sand out of hotel lobbies, the boardwalk grew in popularity as a place where you could drink and gamble during Prohibition without much trouble from the police, as depicted in HBO's Boardwalk Empire. The boardwalk is still popular for its casinos, but it's family-friendly, too; visitors are just as inclined to sit at the beach or stop at one of the many carnival rides.
It's worth checking out the Absecon Lighthouse, which is more than 150 years old. Climb the 228 steps to the top for sweeping views of the city and the sea. Down at the base, you'll find a replica of the original light keeper's lonely cloister and the collection of sock puppets he created to keep him company.
Proving further that Atlantic City isn't all nightclubs, boardwalk, and casinos is Gardner's Basin, a maritime village along the bay. Here, a community of artisans uses seashells and driftwood to hand-make items such as wind chimes and picture frames. The Basin's biggest claim to fame, however, is the 25,000-gallon Atlantic City Aquarium.
Atlantic City was damaged minimally during Hurricane Sandy. The city and its casinos are ready for business and anticipating a successful 2013 season. Read more in this press release from the Atlantic City Alliance. The Alliance notes that the Boardwalk is “still intact and as beautiful as ever.”