Home to New Jersey’s tallest lighthouse, plus sizzling nightlife and luxurious spas, the Atlantic City Region of New Jersey is where greatness lives.

Yes, gaming at the many casino resorts is popular, but Atlantic City offers so much more. Relax in one of the resort spas with a massage, facial or other treatment. Shop more than 100 stores at Tanger Outlets and score some bargains (remember, there’s no sales tax on clothes or shoes!).

Pedal a cruiser or surrey bike along the boardwalk. Climb the 228-steps of Absecon Lighthouse, New Jersey’s tallest. Visit the 9-foot bronze statue of Lady Liberty at the Liberty in Distress World War I Memorial. Take in the expansive view at New Jersey Pinelands National Reserve or glimpse bald eagles and great blue herons at Wharton State Forest & Batsto Village in nearby Hammonton.

Ready to eat? Definitely, don’t miss the famous saltwater taffy; a local staple is James’ Candy Company, where flavors run the gamut from traditional strawberry and chocolate to New Jersey’s original teaberry, a minty berry. For a more filling meal, savor some local seafood at Tavern on the Bay in nearby Somers Point. Favorites include the crab cake and the baked oysters trio.

And save the date for these Greater Atlantic City events: Hammonton’s Red, White and Blueberry Festival in June and Atlantic City’s Progressive Boat Show in March.

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