This section is dedicated to take away all your "I wish someone had told me that before I went!" experiences. This way, you can spend less time settling in, and more time making new friends in your chosen hostel. We share our insider knowledge of tips, tricks and important things to look out for in Atlantic City.
Atlantic City, New Jersey, USA, is a resort city located in the northeast of the country. Atlantic City is located on the beach and a popular tourist destination, particularly in summer. It is famous for the numerous casinos and is considered the Gambling Capital of the east coast. Around thirty-nine thousand people permanently live in the city, which has an eventful history. In the early twentieth century, Atlantic City went through a building boom with the erection of new and large hotels. The economic decline in the decades after World War II led to the idea of legalizing gambling to revitalize the tourist city. Subsequently, the first legal casino was opened in the late seventies.
Nowadays, the casino industry is on the decline again, since in neighbouring regions such as Philadelphia and Connecticut casinos have opened. These casinos attract tourists that used to visit Atlantic City. Due to the lack of a bigger variety of attractions, it is a big challenge for the local tourist industry. However, casinos such as Borgata Casino and Caesars Atlantic City Casino still are big attractions. In summer, the bustling boardwalk and the sandy beaches are very popular with tourists as well. The outdoor activities on the beach include kayaking, windsurfing, fishing, and even surfing. The average maximum temperature hovers around twenty-seven degrees Celsius in summer and high humidity is quite common during the peak season. The ocean water temperature reaches pleasant twenty-one to twenty-three degrees Celsius in July and August.
There is a supply of Atlantic City, New Jersey, USA hostels, hotels, guesthouses, and holiday apartments. The quality and price vary significantly. The quality of your Atlantic City, New Jersey, USA hostel is ok and the location is good. The accommodation offers free Wi-Fi, free coffee, free tea, and a free movie library.
Apart from the numerous casinos, Atlantic City has many different malls and shopping districts. Many of them are right inside the casinos resorts or nearby. The famous Atlantic City Boardwalk was opened in the late nineteenth century and it was the first of its kind in the United States. Overall, it is more than eight kilometres long and stretches into Ventnor City. The boardwalk offers casinos, hotels, retail stores, restaurants, and amusements. One of the landmarks is Boardwalk Hall, which was built in the early twentieth century. The venue can accommodate more than fourteen thousand people for concerts. The arena also houses the world's largest musical instrument, a pipe organ of more than thirty-three thousand pipes.
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