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Atlantic City

Welcome to the Atlantic City Website of pictures within the World from the Web Home page. Located on the southeastern coast of New Jersey, this city is one the largest of the many resort towns along the Jersey shore. What makes it unique is the miles of boardwalk and the numerous casinos found nearby.

Atlantic City has water on both sides of it, being on narrow Absecon Island. The Atlantic Ocean is to the east, with Lakes Bay and Absecon Bay on the west.

It is ~ 55 miles from downtown Philadelphia. It is servced by 1 airport, the Atlantic City Muni/Bader Field. Major routes that travel through it or near it are the Garden State Parkway, exit 38 and the Atlantic City Expressway. The GSP connects with northern New Jersey and nearby New York City. The ACE connects with Philadelphia to the west. The city altitude is at sea level.

Atlantic City was settled in the 1700s and was incorporated into a city in 1854. That same year, it became the eastern terminal for the Camden and Atlantic Railroad, allowing it to develop into a major resort. The city declined during the 1960s-1970s, until legalized gambling was brought into the city in 1978.

The city's economy is centered around being a beach resort area. Tourism is the main industry. This includes many major casinos, the convention center and the 6 mile boardwalk. The convention center holds the annual Miss America Pageant. The city serves as the East Coasts answer to Las Vegas, although much smaller in scope. Other economic activites include shell fishing and candy manufacture, where salt water taffy was first invented.

The city receives slightly less then 41"/year of rain. The weather is temperate for the area because of its location on the ocean. Average temperatures in January are 34F and 73F in July.

Surrounding areas include the many beach resort communities of the Jersey shore and nearby Philadelphia.


All pictures on this page are from Atlantic City, using film and digital cameras.



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View of the Boardwalk, casinos and beach in Atlantic City. That's Caesars Palace and the Trump casinos in the foreground.
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The famous Atlantic City boardwalk.
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The boardwalk.
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The Atlantic Ocean from the boardwalk.
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Looking north from the boardwalk, the view of the beach and the ocean.
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Looking south from the boardwalk.
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The Sands Casino as seen from the boardwalk.
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Balley's casino from the Boardwalk.
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One of the older casinos in Atlantic City, the Claridge.
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The entrance to Trump's Taj Mahal Casino.
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The Taj Mahal's entrance.
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The hotel tower at the Taj Mahal.
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The Korean War Memorial next to the Boardwalk.
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The Boat Marina in Atlantic City.
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East Coast by World from the Web can be seen here.
Philadelphia by World from the Web can be seen here.

Further information on Atlantic City can be found at the Atlantic City Convention and Visitors Authority
or Atlantic City Online page.


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