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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.
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.
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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.
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
At Central Pier you can enjoy an array
of arcade games, as well as go-carts and
A rolling chair ride on the Boardwalk
will make you feel like royalty and will get
you quickly to your next destination.
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
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
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