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Set Your Own Pace On A Getaway To Atlantic City

When on a getaway in Atlantic City plan to set your own pace and enjoy all the activities and recreation available on your vacation. Start by sailing out of Atlantic City's Historic Gardner's Basin and enjoying a day viewing marine wild life and the open waters along the shores of New Jersey. In addition to the Marine Mammal Cruise, Atlantic City Cruises also offers a Morning Skyline cruise, a Harbor Tour and a Cocktail Cruise, which are ideal for a romantic getaway.

Nearby in the Belleplain State Forest in Woodbine you'll find over 42 miles of flat hiking trails, and campgrounds where you can set up base. While here you can go horseback riding, mountain biking or rent a canoe for a day. This 16,300-acre park is known for having the greatest variety of habitats in New Jersey, including salt water marshes, white cedar and mixed hardwood swamp, and oak hickory forest. For more information on visiting the Belleplain State Forest call 609-861-2404.

Leaming's Run is a delightful stop over while in the Atlantic City area. Located in Cape May Court House we enjoyed a relaxing walk along winding paths, where at every turn is yet another celebration of nature's beauty. There are bridges, and peaceful ponds and nooks that are all part of the 25 individually designed and expertly crafted gardens. To find out more about visiting Leaming's Run call 609-465-5871.

Atlantic City is also known as one of the East Coast’s premier golfing destinations. With more than 30 courses surrounding the Atlantic City area there are courses designed for novices and advanced golfers alike. Besides lining the ocean and bay with pine-bordered fairways and pristine greens, many courses are championship-caliber, designed by some of the top course consultants in the country.

There are nine courses that make up the Greater Atlantic City Golf Association, and include the Blue Heron Pines Golf Club, The Links at Brigantine Beach, Harbor Pines Golf Club, Twisted Dunes, Mays Landing Golf & Country Club, Sand Barrens Golf Club, Shore Gate Golf Club, Seaview Resort & Spa – Bay Course and Seaview Resort & Spa – Pines Course.

Fans of the high-flying heroes and flight will love joining the annual Atlantic City Airshow “Thunder Over The Boardwalk”. Held around Mid August, this exciting event has include the world-class the U.S. Air force Thunderbirds and the U.S. Army Golden Knights. Demonstrations have included Tim Weber in the Geico Extra 300, the Fagan Ethanol-fueled MX-2 (85 percent ethanol and 15 percent airplane fuel) piloted by Greg Poe, and a two-ship routine by The Red Eagles. All airshow performers take off and land via the Atlantic City International Airport. The Atlantic City Airshow takes place over the beach and Boardwalk in Atlantic City.

By Leroy Worley

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