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Atlantic City has two main areas of interest for tourists: the Boardwalk and the Marina. The Boardwalk runs along Pacific Ave., a block from the beach. Here is where you’ll find the major casino hotels, such as Tropicana, Resorts, Trump Taj Mahal and Caesars. Numerous small shops and restaurants are also located all along this two-mile stretch, from Albany Ave. to Delaware Ave. Those with cars should note that while there are not many good street parking options, the casinos charge only a nominal fee for garage parking, transferable to any other casino within a 24-hour period. The Boardwalk is easily accessible by car from the Atlantic City Expressway, and the rail station and the bus station are within walking distance.
The other area is the Marina. A few casinos are located here -Golden Nugget, Harrah’s and the Borgata. Additionally, this is where cruise ships and other boats such as chartered fishing boats will load and depart. The Marina is not within walking distance of the Boardwalk, but the Jitney buses provide regular service between the two areas. To get there by car from the Boardwalk, take Martin Luther King Blvd. to Marina Blvd or use the Atlantic City Expressway connector/tunnel.
In addition to these two tourist spots, a third area of note is along Route 30 (White Horse Pike) in Absecon, Atlantic City’s neighbor to the west. This is where you’ll find several chain hotels and motels, popular among many Atlantic City visitors as they are generally less expensive than the casino hotels. Several chain restaurants are also available along this stretch.