Atlantic City
A stroll on Atlantic City's four miles of hallowed boardwalk is still the most quintessential AC experience. On one side, dune-flanked beaches and the rugged Atlantic ocean beckon with summer fun; on the other, renowned casinos like Bally’s and Resorts lure in vacationers with seductive glamour. If you’re more into exploring historical landmarks than rolling the dice, you can hop on a jitney bus and cruise over to the Absecon Lighthouse. With 228 steps, it's the third-tallest lighthouse in the country, beaming over the Atlantic City skyline since 1857.