Exploring the Surrounding Attractions: What to Do Near New Jersey Casinos

While there's no denying that the main attraction for Atlantic City and the nearby area are casinos. Since the Resort Casino opened its doors as the first Atlantic City Casino in 1976, the casino and construction boom was in full effect. And while there are only nine casinos in New Jersey today, you still have plenty of drawing attractions. We discuss the best sites and things to do near a New Jersey Casino.

Atlantic City Boardwalk

It's no coincidence that many of the leading New Jersey Casinos provide phenomenal views of the Atlantic Ocean. And that's where the Atlantic City Boardwalk comes into play. You can experience fine dining, boating, and yachting throughout the piers. Or you can take a moment to visit Atlantic City, where you can enjoy vintage workers' pictures and uniforms. And if you're still in the museum frame of mind, New Jersey is home to African American Heritage Museum. Enjoy vintage exhibits like Aunt Jemima.

Ripley's Believe It or Not Museum

Perhaps you caught an episode or two of Ripley's Believe It or Not on television. But you have a chance to visit the sites of this world-class museum first-hand. From bizarre wax statues to deformed and grotesque heads, you can experience it all with over 400 exhibits.

Absecon Lighthouse

The Absecon Lighthouse fits the bill if you want to take in a piece of history while perusing the Boardwalk. It is the tallest lighthouse in Atlantic City and is open to the public for general viewing. You can climb to the top of the Tower for a small fee.

The Steel Pier

The Steel Pier answers the call if you want to get into an amusement park on the Boardwalk. This fantastic 1,000-foot site is perfect for a family outing or if you want to take your mind off all the splendid gambling opportunities. The Steel Pier offers a pub and bar and plenty of family-friendly eateries. And for the ultimate draw, The Steel Pier offers Lucy the Margate Elephant. And if you want a personal inside tour of the elephant, you must pay for it.

Boardwalk Hall

Boardwalk Hall is the site of the iconic Miss America Pageant, concerts, and sporting events. And if you like pipes, prepare to find the largest organ in the world, consisting of more than 30,000 pipes and eight chambers. Mondays come with a free concert and demonstration of the pipe organ.

Tanger Outlets

Maybe you are in the mood for sprucing up your wardrobe. That's where Tanger Outlets enter into the picture. Conveniently located behind Bally's and Caesar's, Tanger Outlets delivers the finest in luxury and designer shops that give Broadway a run for its money. Some premiere outlets include Abercrombie and Fitch, Nike, Calvin Klein, and Michael Kors.

Also, the nearby Playground Pier offers additional luxury fashion selections. Shop until you drop with Tiffany's and Gucci stores.