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Fun & Carefree: Two-Day Itinerary

Fun & Carefree: Two-Day Itinerary

March 20, 2008


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Sitting on the beach is certainly a favorite pastime for many in Atlantic City. But for others, and you know who you are, it's not a vacation until you've done something to get the blood flowing.

Day One - Morning: Start your day at Gardner's Basin, located on New Hampshire Avenue, for breakfast at Gilchrist.  An Atlantic City staple since 1946 and known for their hot cakes, Gilchrist will provide just the right fuel to start your busy day.

Once your food is fully digested and you have your sea legs on, now it’s time to “SEA” Atlantic City with a Morning Skyline Cruise aboard Cruisn’ 1.  This narrated cruise is the perfect way to feel the Atlantic breeze and get beautiful panoramic views of the Atlantic City skyline.  Atlantic City Cruises also provides other cruises throughout the day including Dolphin Watching Adventure, Afternoon Delight and Happy Hour.

Should fishing be your thing, book a charter spot with Highroller Fishing.  With two trips daily, The "Highroller" offers back bay fishing on a 50-foot pontoon boat and a “no seasickness” guarantee. For a customized fishing excursion like no other, Twrecks Charters may be up for alley.  Whether you are looking for black sea bass, bluefish, mahi mahi or shark, the crew at Twrecks Charters know how to maximize your fishing time on the water.

Day One - Afternoon: Now that you’re back on dry land, grab a bite to eat at Back Bay Ale House before heading over to the Atlantic City Aquarium.  The $4M aquarium provides an up-close look at sea life with various tanks and exhibits.  The main tank features “Groman,” the resident loggerhead turtle and touch tanks and live diver feeding shows will also keep you entertained.

Day One - Evening: Enjoy a bite to eat on the Boardwalk. If you want to walk while you eat famous Boardwalk fare or enjoy a relaxing sit-down meal at any of the restaurants, you'll find something to suit your taste. 

No matter if you’re a kid or a kid at heart, no visit to Atlantic City should ever be complete without a trip to Steel Pier. Take a 15 minute ride on the 227-foot tall, The Wheel for 360° views of the city in a temperature-controlled gondola.  The Wheel is lit with 14,000 LED lights that change color at night and is the 3rd largest wheel in the United States.

How about letting it all out with a good old-fashioned axe throw.  New to Steel Pier and Atlantic City, AC Axe & Pub is the place to experience the thrill of axe throwing with family and friends.

Day Two - Morning:  After a fun-filled outing at Gardner’s Basin the day prior, now it’s time to step it UP a notch.  Take to the skies on an exhilarating journey with Atlantic City Parasail where you can enjoy an unobstructed sky-high view of Atlantic City from 500 feet in the air.

Reward yourself with a bird’s eye view of Atlantic City’s dazzling skyline and back bays with a climb of the 228-step Absecon Lighthouse.

Day Two - Afternoon: Fulfill your need for speed with go-carting at Central Pier Arcade & Speedway.  While there, enjoy a variety of arcade games, cranes and skee-ball.

Into quirky? Ripley’s Believe It or Not! Museum features the most unusual, fascinating and bizarre exhibits from around the world.  Try to navigate the Laser Maze as green laser beams radiate from the walls.  Music and lights effects add to the experience.  Don’t trip the beams!


Why not partake in a friendly game of 18 holes at Atlantic City Miniature Golf.  Atlantic City’s premier miniature golf course, located on the Boardwalk at Mississippi Avenue, offers 18 holes of elevated greens, realistic contours and real waterfalls. 

Day Two - Evening: If you’re in the market for shopping, gambling, dining or dancing, Tropicana Atlantic City is your jackpot.  With an eclectic choice of fine and casual dining options, a movie theater, pulsating nightlife and a fun mix of well-known retailers and unusual shops, the Tropicana is your one-stop source of entertainment.  If traveling with friends, cap your night off at Escape AC.  This live-action, team based game challenges groups of 2 to 10 people to “escape” a designated room in sixty seconds.


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Atlantic City Cruises' flagship vessel Cruisn 1 offers daily sightseeing adventures, including dolphin watching, cocktail cruises, private parties and corporate outings. Cruises depart from both Historic Gardner's Basin and Farley State Marina.

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