Atlantic City Travel

From its humble beginnings as a beach health resort, Atlantic City has burgeoned into the second largest gambling destination in the United States, and it is all about having fun.

The city motto is ‘Always turned on’, and it sure lives up to its reputation. All the attractions, from the casinos to Ripleys Believe or Not! Museum, are all about entertaining the thousands of visitors who flock to Atlantic City each year in their droves.

Atlantic City Travel – Getting There

Atlantic City travel is not that easy by way of public transport, but it is so close to Philadelphia that getting there is not an insurmountable problem.

By Air – Although the city has its own dedicated airport it is too small to accommodate most national and international airlines. Only Delta and Spirit Airlines service Atlantic City International Airport, and even then, there are severe limitations as to the number of flights allowed each day. Getting from the airport to the city also poses a problem as there are not many public transport options available although rental cars and taxis abound.

The more expedient option is to fly directly to Philadelphia International, which is located only 60 miles out of AC. It is significantly larger and there are many more national and international flights daily to ‘Philly’.

By Car – the city is very well connected to a number of national highways, and if you are coming in from Philadelphia or other western areas, then the Atlantic City Expressway, or route 42 is the most direct. It is a toll road however, so expect to pay in the region of $3.50 to utilise it. If you are coming in from other parts of New Jersey and New York, then the best option is the Garden State Parkway, also a toll road, or route 9 which will take you directly onto the Expressway.

By Bus – Several bus charter companies offer trips to the City from most parts of New Jersey, Western Pennsylvania and New York.

By TrainNew Jersey Transit has a train service from Philadelphia’s 30th Street Station to AC, with several stops en route. Estimated travel time is about one and a half hours and a single fare will cost you in the region of $8.00. Regular stops include Atco, Cherry Hill and Lindenwold.

Atlantic City Travel – Getting around

Getting around the city is pretty simple. The best way to explore the shops, casinos and other attractions is by way of the famous boardwalk – virtually everything you will want to see or do will either be on the boardwalk, the piers or very close by. Although the boardwalk is easily negotiated by foot, there are old fashioned roller chairs, together with guides available, who will push you along while imparting the rich history of the area. Expect to pay a minimum of $5.00 excluding a tip for the experience. Contact details – telephone: 609-347-7500, email – AtlanticCityRollingChairs@yahoo.com