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The variety of recreational endeavors available in the Atlantic City area is almost limitless. Camping, hiking, biking, bird-watching and golfing are popular options on land, while boating, fishing, swimming, canoeing, kayaking and surfing are some of the area’s top choices for water play. Greater Atlantic City’s ideal location on the coast has made it a highly desirable place for recreational activities that everyone and anyone can enjoy.

Abundant opportunities for active leisure and educational programs can be accessed through the area’s local, state and national parks. Favorite sites in the area include the Atlantic County Park at Lake Lenape, the Oscar E. McClinton Jr. Waterfront Park, the Edwin B. Forsythe National Wildlife Refuge, the Port Republic Wildlife Management Area, Wharton State Forest and Bass River State Forest—just to name a few!

Passive leisure is also an option here, with miles upon miles of pristine beaches offering guests the chance to soak up the sun, take a leisurely stroll along the coast or grill with family and friends.


The Atlantic City region is home to more than 30 exceptional golf courses, making it one of the most popular golfing destinations on the East Coast. Golfers of all abilities, from novice to professional, can find a host of courses in the area that will suit them to a tee. Many of these courses have been designed by some of the premier golf architects in the U.S., offering breathtaking oceanside and bayside views, well-manicured greens and plenty of amenities to make your visit worthwhile—the hardest part will be choosing where to play first!

For special golf packages, tee times and accommodations, make sure to check out Atlantic City Golf Vacations,, an organization comprised of the finest South Jersey championship courses. If miniature golf is your thing, make sure to visit Atlantic City Miniature Golf, located on the Boardwalk at Mississippi Avenue.

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