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Atlantic City, NJ

Atlantic City EventsIn addition to its many cultural and historic landmarks, this destination hosts a number of outstanding festivals and events that may coincide with your visit.

Several shows and events take place in the Atlantic City Convention Center. Shows include the Classics in Atlantic City Car Show & Auction in February and the Progressive Insurance Atlantic City Boat Show in March.

Bands, floats and performers proceed down the Boardwalk for the St. Patrick's Day Parade , which is in March.

Thunder Over the Boardwalk (Atlantic City Airshow) , a 1-day aviation extravaganza over the beach and the Boardwalk, lands in late summer.

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Atlantic City, NJ

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2 Convention Blvd. Atlantic City, NJ 08401

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1212 Pacific Ave. Atlantic City, NJ 08401

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One Borgata Way. Atlantic City, NJ 08401

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Travel Information

City Population

39,558

Elevation

21 ft.

Sales Tax

New Jersey's statewide sales tax is 7 percent; the county has a 10 percent lodging tax and $5 per day rental car surcharge.

Emergency

911

Police (non-emergency)

(609) 347-5780

Hospitals

AtlantiCare Regional Medical Center, (609) 345-4000.

Air Travel

Atlantic City International Airport

Rental Cars

Hertz offers discounts to AAA members; phone (609) 646-7733 or (800) 654-3080.

Rail Service

New Jersey Transit travels from the rail terminal at 1 Atlantic City Expwy. to Absecon, Egg Harbor City, Hammonton, Atco, Lindenwold, Cherry Hill and Philadelphia. A valid rail ticket also can be used for free shuttle service from the terminal to casinos; phone (973) 275-5555.

Buses

Greyhound Lines Inc., (800) 231-2222, and New Jersey Transit, (973) 275-5555, operate from the terminal at Michigan and Atlantic avenues.

Taxis

Companies include Mutual Taxi & Limousine Service, (609) 345-6111; and Yellow Cab, (609) 344-1221. Base fare is $3.40, plus 60c per one-tenth mile. Maximum fare to any city destination is $13 for up to five people.

Public Transportation

The buses of New Jersey Transit operate along Atlantic and Ventnor avenues as far south as Longport. The fare is $1.60 each way; 75c (ages 5-11 and 62+).

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