The world-famous Atlantic City Boardwalk was built in 1870, and there is still nothing like it in the world. Lined with shops, restaurants and food stands, casinos and more, it's a people-watcher's delight. 

Surprisingly, the most famous walkway on the East Coast was not built to be anything more than a solution to keeping the sand out of the ritzy beachfront hotels and the Camden and Atlantic's railroad passenger cars. A fed-up railroad conductor and hotel owner first petitioned to the city council in 1870, asking that a mile-long footwalk be established. After several rebuilds after Atlantic storms,in 1889, a 24-feet wide, 10 feet high, nearly 4 miles long, Boardwalk was built with railings on both sides. 1916 saw the design of the present herringbone board pattern, supportive steel pilings, and forty-foot steel beams, making it the Boardwalk it is today.

The Boardwalk still stands as a historic American symbol of good times and rich culture. In addition to the casino hotels, you can find many attractions to delight visitors. The Atlantic City Art Center on Garden Pier provides visitors an unparalleled opportunity to view the work of noted national and regional artists with the beautiful Atlantic Ocean as a backdrop. Garden Pier is also home to the Atlantic City Historical Museum, housing vintage photographs and local artifacts. Steel Pier at 1000 Boardwalk, offers entertainment with rides for kids of all ages. Ripley's Belive it Or Not  Museum is a favorite attraction, located at New York Avenue & the Boardwalk, has over 400 exhibits in 13 themed galleries that will amaze and entertain those of all ages. The New Jersey Korean War Memorial, located at Park Place and the Boardwalk, is dedicated to ensuring that future generations remember veterans, their proud and dedicated service, the legacy they continued, and the freedom they preserved.The Pier Shops at Caesars, located at One Atlantic Ocean houses a world-class roster of elite retailers; Gucci, Louis Vuitton and Burberry, including exceptional restaurants. Atlantic City Miniature Golf is located on the Boardwalk at Mississippi Avenue. Also in that area you'll find Kennedy Plaza, which doubles as a concert area overlooking the Atlantic Ocean. Historic Boardwalk Hall, on the opposite side of the Boardwalk, is home to some of the world's top entertainers and sporting events.

Don't let the Hurricane Sandy  reports deter you from a visit.  The Casinos  and central shopping area are open, as usual.  Boardwalk damage was limited to secondary areas, particularly in the historic inlet section.  The main strip remains intact after the storm and you can still enjoy walking, jogging,  riding your bike or an antique rolling chair along the ocean and  Casino Row.   Most of the seven  miles of "boards" are still intact and ready for your visit.