Skip Mini Golf, See a Show There is always a show, concert or event happening in Atlantic City (this becomes ever the more apparent as you drive down Atlantic City Expressway, a boulevard flooded with casino promotion and event billboards). Before booking your next visit, check to see what performances are happening at your hotel or nearby venues. “Be mindful that these events can get expensive, so it is important to book early,” says Gillian Small, a marketing executive based in New York City who routinely makes time for a bit of cultural immersion in Atlantic City. “You may also want to check with the hotel you’re staying at to see if they offer any deals for guests, such as buy-one-get-one-free show tickets.”
Skip the Museum, See Lucy the Elephant Just miles from Atlantic City, families can visit Lucy the Elephant in Josephine Harron Park. Listed on the National Park Registry of Historical Landmarks, this six-story elephant-shaped building is “the only elephant in the world you can walk through and come out alive!" Visiting the grounds is free and guided tours for families (which occur every 30 minutes) can cost up to $8 per person.
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