Atlantic City and Ocean City, NJ
Drove a loop from campground to Atlantic City and then south to Ocean City (NJ) and then back north to campground.
Atlantic City is known for its casinos and boardwalk. We started at the northern tip of the island and visited the tallest lighthouse in New Jersey.
Then south along the street closest to the boardwalk. All we saw were LOTS of multi-story hotel/casinos with all the gaudiness you would expect. Not a hint of boardwalk or beach. A few parking lots with outrageous prices. No way we could park anywhere near the boardwalk and it looked like it was all casino/hotel anyway. No public access. We moved on.
Ocean City (NJ, not MD) was more like it. Public oriented with lots of locals and tourists making their way to the boardwalk and beach. Boardwalk is much more public and friendly. We walked probably two miles along it looking at people and shops. Unlike Ocean City, Md we saw only one hotel on the boardwalk. Several amusement parks, mini-golf courses, arcades, souvenir shops, and lots of pizza shops. We spent a while researching seafood restaurants but finally elected to pass.
Back to carbus to finish some maintenance and prepare to move up the coast a ways tomorrow.
Between AC and OC we found this.
This is Lucy. She is a National Historic Landmark.