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This town is brimming with things to do and see, but our Forbes Travel Guide editors narrowed down the essential Atlantic City experiences to be had in one day.
Start off the morning with a leisurely bike ride on the historic Atlantic City Boardwalk. Bikes are only allowed on the wooden walkway until 10 a.m., so do this first. (Rent bikes from B & K Bike Rental, located on the boardwalk at North Carolina Avenue.) Once you’ve worked up an appetite, head down the shore for a pancake breakfast at Country Kitchen before making your way to the beach.
Go to Crystal Beach if you want to surf — it’s one of the city’s three designated surfing spots. When your stomach starts rumbling, it’s time for a real New Jersey experience: a hoagie. While plenty of places serve subs, you’ll want to go to White House Sub Shop for an Italian hoagie. There’s one inside Trump Taj Mahal Casino Hotel on the boardwalk; for the original experience head to the sub hop on Arctic Avenue.
Walk along the boardwalk after lunch and stop into a few of the souvenir shops before a quick trip to the amusement park Steel Pier — located just off the boardwalk — where you’ll find games and rides galore.
Next, make your way back to your hotel to freshen up for dinner. Reservations at Amada are a must — it’s located inside the new Revel resort and serves up authentic Spanish tapas under the direction of celebrity chef Jose Garces.
After dinner, hit the gambling floor at Revel. Atlantic City is known for its casinos and you simply can’t visit without experiencing at least a few pulls on a slot machine lever.