Atlantic City is a very popular tourist resort located on Absecon Island, just off the coast of the state of New Jersey. As the city’s name suggests, it is located on the shores of the Atlantic Ocean, on the Eastern Seaboard of the United States of America. Believe it or not, but Atlantic City has been welcoming tourists for many decades now and people flock from all over the region to take advantage of its more relaxed gambling laws and fabulous overall tourist infrastructure. This is one of very few US seaside resorts which are known internationally. If you decide to take your holidays in Atlantic City, just for a change, you might like to think about hiring self catering accommodation. This will provide you with so much more space than a conventional hotel; coming fully equipped with all the very latest modern conveniences.
Relaxing in your comfortable self catering accommodation in Atlantic City is all very well, but sort of defeats the object of having come to such an exciting seaside resort in the first place. With this in mind, you will likely to want to get out and really enjoy this fun-packed city. Most tourists to the area insist on having a flutter or two in one of the many gambling casinos to be found in the city; you can also enjoy some great shopping opportunities and all of the other tourist facilities. In terms of physical activities, possibilities include swimming, surfing, jet skiing, sailing, jogging, tennis, cycling, fishing and golf.
One of the first places you should head to on your holidays in Atlantic City is the Boardwalk. This is where you will find much of the city’s action and most popular attractions. There are numerous bars, cafes, shops and restaurants here for you to relax in, together with family-favourite attractions such as Ripley’s Believe it or Not, The House of Blues and Boardwalk Hall. If you have ever been to Las Vegas in the past, you will feel as though this is Las Vegas by the sea: what with all of the huge hotels and casinos which adorn the city’s skyline. It is well worth visiting these in their own right. If you fancy more in the way of natural attractions, there are a number of national parks located just outside of Atlantic City.
On your holidays in Atlantic City you can look forward to a typical humid subtropical climate. This means that summers are often very warm with average temperatures around the mid-twenties degrees Celsius. Winters are cooler, although this coastal area tends to be significantly milder than the rest of the state of New Jersey; average temperatures are around 7 degrees Celsius. Atlantic City receives around 38 inches of precipitation per year and this is fairly evenly distributed throughout the seasons.
The nearest airport to your self catering accommodation in Atlantic City will be Newark (EWR) which is within New Jersey state, although mainly serves New York City. Airlines such as British Airways, Virgin Atlantic and United Airlines all operate regular services to Newark, with departures from London Heathrow (LHR).