Atlantic City's bright lights, bustling Boardwalk, and coastal setting are sure to delight every type of shutterbug. Midweek is the perfect time to capture this barrier island's natural beauty. Nature photographers will discover soft sandy beaches, grass-covered dunes, and a beautiful tidal marsh. Architecture buffs will find glamorous hotels built during the Roaring Twenties as well as movie-set worthy façades from Atlantic City's casino boom. Landscape photographers will enjoy the hidden beauty of the city's Marina District. Aerial photographers can hop on the exhilarating Steel Pier helicopter for an unforgettable birds-eye view of all the action. Here is a list of Atlantic City's most photo-friendly locations:
* Immersion Spa at Borgata Hotel Casino & Spa's Water Club: You can enjoy unobstructed views of the Atlantic Ocean and Absecon Inlet from this luxury spa's 32nd floor indoor pool deck and solarium. Your Instagram followers will be especially jealous when they see you chilling poolside in the middle of winter. theborgata.com<http://www.theborgata.com/spas/immersion-spa>
* Atlantic City Rail Line: An easy, quick way to arrive in Atlantic City is by train from Philadelphia. A magical casino skyline reveals itself as the train traverses the waterways that separate Atlantic City from mainland New Jersey. You can catch the best views from the left side of the train. njtransit.com<http://www.njtransit.com/acrl>
* Statue of Julius Caesar: Caesars Atlantic City's dramatic lobby houses a gigantic statue of Julius Caesar. Pose for a status update worthy "Hail, Caesar!" photo and grab some authentic gelato at the adjacent Italian-style street café. caesars.com<http://www.caesarsac.com>
* Albany Avenue Beach: Capture views of the Atlantic City skyline and beachfront from the south side of the Boardwalk. Step onto the beach before sunset as the lights of Atlantic City's casinos come to life. The contrast between Atlantic City's clean beaches and glittering skyline provides the perfect backdrop for memorable photos.
* The Pier Shops at Caesars: No Starbucks in America is quite like the one located on the second floor of The Pier Shops. Its giant glass windows overlook the Atlantic Ocean. On sunny days the views seems impossibly beautiful. Head upstairs to the mall's third floor and relax in large wooden beach loungers with a great view. thepiershopsatcaesars.com<http://www.thepiershopsatcaesars.com>
* Steel Pier from Landshark Bar and Grill: If you are looking for beachfront casual dining, there are few restaurants with better views than the new Landshark Bar and Grill at Resorts Casino Hotel. At nighttime the extreme thrill rides and carnival atmosphere of nearby Steel Pier are lit up and provide a fabulous backdrop to your photos.
* Party people at the Tropicana Quarter: On weekends this Havana-themed mall and nightlife complex is jam packed with partiers of all ages. Before you call it a night (in the early morning) be sure to take a group photo in front of The Quarter's charming fountain. tropicana.net<http://tropicana.net/quarter/>
* The Golden Nugget pool and H2O: The Golden Nugget's H2O is home to Atlantic City's largest outdoor pool and offers hot tubs, outdoor blackjack tables, and great views in every direction. This is one of the few spots in the city where you can capture a complete panoramic skyline of the Boardwalk casino district. goldennugget.com<http://www.goldennugget.com/atlanticcity/drink_h2opoolbar.asp>
* Chihuly Glass at Borgata: Borgata's lobby is perhaps the most stylish in Atlantic City. Its colorful abstract shaped glass sculptures have become synonymous with this luxurious casino resort. When you post a photo on Facebook in front of these sculptures everyone will know where to find you. theborgata.com<http://www.theborgata.com>
* Rolling Chairs: Atlantic City's iconic rolling chairs are the most enjoyable way to move around the Boardwalk. A friendly crew of men and women from around the world operate this only-in-Atlantic City form of transportation. Grab some Boardwalk food and ask the chair operator to snap a photo.
* Waterfront Sculpture Walk: This new Marina District promenade connects the Golden Nugget, Harrahs, and Borgata casinos. Bring your camera during the autumn and spring to capture photos of migrating birds on their annual journey north and south through this protected habitat. Enjoy a summer stroll surrounded by natural and artistic beauty with stunning views of the bay and mainland. artcnow.com<http://artcnow.com/acwsw/>
* Outside the White House: Some local residents claim that the submarine sandwich was invented in Atlantic City, but one thing is certain, the White House Sub Shop makes some of the finest subs in the world. Be sure to step outside and take a photo in front of this delicious Atlantic City institution. whitehousesubshop.net<http://whitehousesubshop.net>
* Bally's Atlantic City: This colorful Wild West themed casino recalls the early days of the American west, when cowboys, outlaws, sheriffs and marshals ruled the day. This casino's hyper-themed façade brought some 1990's era flash to the Boardwalk and remains one of the most popular photo ops in Atlantic City. ballysac.com<http://www.ballysac.com>
* Taj Mahal Porte Cochère: Few places in Atlantic City are as photographed as the valet entrance of the Taj Mahal. Visit at night when you will be dazzled by an over-the-top array of light. Walk up to Pacific Avenue to capture the best shot. trumptaj.com<http://www.trumptaj.com>
* Atlantic City Country Club: This 18-hole public golf course and restaurant is recognized as the birthplace of the "Birdie," a term coined in 1903 to describe a golf score of one shot under par. Sweeping vistas of Atlantic City located over the bay four miles away provide plenty of camera fodder. accountryclub.com<http://www.accountryclub.com>
* Lucy the Elephant: Margate City, about two miles south of Atlantic City, is home to elegant beach homes and one of America's most popular roadside attractions. Lucy is one of the world's finest examples of zoomorphic architecture. This short side trip will be the unexpected highlight of your Atlantic City vacation. lucytheelephant.org<http://www.lucytheelephant.org>
* Korean War Memorial: Veterans of the Korean War continue to visit this memorial to remember the fallen U.S. soldiers of this still unsettled conflict. Located near Park Place and Boardwalk, the memorial sits on the most valuable land in the AC-inspired board game Monopoly. state.nj.us<http://www.state.nj.us/military/korea/>
* The Pool at Harrah's: Harrah's Resort features a gigantic adults-only glass dome complete with indoor pools, hot tubs, palm trees, and day beds. Chill out in this tropical atmosphere any time of year. After a poolside margarita, you will definitely want to share a photo of this outstanding hotel amenity on Yelp or Tripadvisor. harrahsresort.com<https://www.caesars.com/harrahs-ac?originalrequest=%2Fharrahs-ac%2Fcasinos%2Fharrahs-atlantic-city%2Fhotel-casino%2Fproperty-home.>
* Historic Gardner's Basin: This quaint fishing village is home to the Atlantic City Aquarium and Gilchrist Restaurant's beloved blueberry pancakes. You can go dolphin and whale watching on an Atlantic City Cruise and discover what generations of Jersey Shore vacationers already know: Atlantic City is a one-of-a-kind destination for the whole family. acaquarium.com<http://www.acaquarium.com/>
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