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#destination THE BEACH TO THE BAy hat do the words "Atlantic City" bring to mind today? Casinos? Money? Nightlife? The Boardwalk? Back in the late 1800's, Philadelphians taking the train into Atlantic City had only one thing on their minds: the beach. Atlantic City's beach served as a place to recuperate from the stress and ills of daily city life. That still stands true, but today, the beach in this "to do" destination has a few extra perks. Beach The Atlantic City beach, linked to the casinos, shops, and streets by the world-famous Boardwalk, is the cheapest entertainment you can find in the city. The cost to feel the warm sand beneath your toes and the cool ocean breeze against your sun-kissed skin: FREE! That's right, unlike other beaches along the Jersey Shore, there are no badges or entrance fees for Atlantic City. Atlantic City's beaches are even equipped with handicap access ramps so everyone can enjoy the sand and surf. So bring your friends, children, lovers or just yourself to relax in the sand for a while. The Atlantic City beach is not only known for having the first Boardwalk, it is also known for having the first paid, professional lifesaving squad in the world. The free beaches have lifeguards on duty throughout the summer season between the hours of 10 a.m. and 6 p.m., so you can feel safe testing the Atlantic Ocean's waves. 20 @MPIGNY SUMMER 2016 Sunbathing and people watching are always a favorite past time of beach goers. You can also practice your architectural skills by constructing sandcastles, lounge in a beach chair engaged in a good book, or start up a volleyball or touch football game in the sand. When planning a large group activity or party on the beach, a permit is required from the city of Atlantic City. Also, grilling on the beach is only permitted on the summer holidays of Memorial Day, Fourth of July and Labor Day. Boardwalk Activities But the beach is not your only recreational option in Atlantic City. There are plenty of activities right on the Boardwalk as well. Many people in Atlantic City take advantage of the Boardwalk all year round with a great morning exercise routine. Between the hours of 6 a.m. to 10 a.m., the boards are open to bike riders. You can also find walkers and joggers taking advantage of the low traffic during those hours. A little competition never hurt anyone, so why not compete in a little miniature golf tournament. Located at Kennedy Plaza, across from Boardwalk Hall, you can enjoy the ocean breeze and continue to concentrate on your game at AC Miniature Golf. At Central Pier you can enjoy an array of arcade games, as well as go-carts and paint ball. A rolling chair ride on the Boardwalk will make you feel like royalty and will get you quickly to your next destination. Beach Bars Atlantic City has definitely encouraged locals and visitors alike to do its beach bars. Each summer, you can beach bar hop from noon until late night. Bally's Bikini Beach Bar offer festive menus, tropical drinks and an amazing all-star concert line-up at Bally's Atlantic City. LandShark Bar and Grill - Jimmy Buffett's Margaritaville at Resorts Atlantic City - is the only floor-to-ceiling windowed beach bar making it accessible year-round. At the Deck at the Golden Nugget Atlantic City, you'll find your favorite local bands, refreshing drink specials and great food, all in a fresh-air setting overlooking the beautiful bay and marina. Don't Forget About the Bay Since Atlantic City is an island, (yes, that's right, an island) it would be unfair to leave out what the bayside of Atlantic City has to offer. Fishing is permitted on the jetties along Maine Avenue and the Boardwalk and also in the inlet off of the Boardwalk. There is no fishing license required for these areas. If fishing off a boat out on the water sounds more interesting, there are many fishing and cruising charters at several city locations. @

Table of Contents for the Digital Edition of @MPIGNY - Summer 2016

PRESIDENT’S MESSAGE BY SUZANNE MEDCALF
BUILDING YOUR PERSONAL BRAND
MPIGNY @ WEC
CREATE A HEALTHY HOME OFFICE THIS SUMMER
THE EVOLUTION OF GAMING VENUES FOR MEETINGS & EVENTS
MEET THE 2016-2017 MPIGNY BOARD OF DIRECTORS
THOUGHT LEADERSHIP A SPOTLIGHT ON TOP MEETING TRENDS
NOTES FROM THE FIELD
FROM THE BEACH TO THE BAY
NEW MEMBERS
ADVERTISERS’ INDEX

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