OK, here we are in one of America’s top travel destinations – Atlantic City New Jersey – but I’m having some trouble figuring out exactly what we should do tomorrow. The New Jersey State Tourism website leaves a lot to be desired as it seems to want to lump all of Jersey together in the same format which makes Atlantic City and Camden of comparable tourism worth. Bureaucratically and politically correct but near worthless when you are planning travel. Of course an advantage here is that you are not pestered with advertising and pitches while you try to pick through the bland “politically correct” descriptions to decide what’s the “best stuff” here in New Jersey. New Jersey Tourism official site.
After some surfing the gameplan will be generally to head into Atlantic City and walk around on the boardwalk looking for neat shops and restaurants and swim a bit on the beach, which is miles long and hopefully home to some good sized waves and mild water. The next day we’ll head out to Cape May, the point of land at the south of the Jersey Shore where you can take the Cape May Ferry to Delaware.
Atlantic City’s site is more informative, though I was hoping for more specific info about family related activities. We are staying in Absecon about 5 miles from the Boardwalk and the big Casinos which now seem to dominate the Atlantic City scene. I think I was here about 35 years ago on a family trip but certainly don’t remember much.