Quality Inn Flamingo
3101 Pacific Avenue
Atlantic City, NJ 08401
Phone: (609) 431-4001
Fax: (609) 431-4008
Pick up those new skates that you abandoned after the first slip and head to Flyers Skate Zone. The Atlantic City venue conducts training sessions for skaters. Catering to those who wish to feel the breeze and those who want to improve their ice-hockey prowess alike, the Skate Zone helps everyone from normal skates, roller blades and skateboards to stay on their feet (or rather wheels). Check out the website or call for the different programs.
Reopened in 2004, Carnegie Library Center was built in 1903 and served as the city's most popular library until 1985. After a big gap, the center was revamped and now functions as an educational establishment catering to a multitude of people. On site, you will find a 75-seat lecture hall, 22-seat computer lab, a multipurpose room, conference centers and seminar rooms. Operated by the Richard Stockton College of New Jersey, there are several educational programs, technological training and professional development courses offered here. Do make it a point to check the Civil Rights Garden too when you're here.
The very popular Mark G. Etess Arena, located within the Trump Taj Mahal, is one of the finest sporting venues in Atlantic city. Opened in 1990, it was named after the first president of the casino, and is a multi-purpose sporting facility. It hosts a variety of sporting competitions and tournaments, concerts and other social and cultural events. With a seating capacity of 5564—the Mark G. Etess Arena is reputed for being the finest when it comes to hosting sporting and entertainment events.
Atlantic City Fishing & Dive Center, as the name suggests, offers several fishing excursions for enthusiasts to enjoy. Scuba diving, bottom and sport fishing are also encouraged here catering to large groups as well. In case, you're interested in party boats, assorted cruises, family or corporate gatherings, simply call ahead and they will make the necessary arrangements. So, fish on!
Atlantic City's Art Center features galleries and exhibitions that display the artistic creations of New Jersey's homegrown artists, and of those around the world. Located at the radiant Garden Pier, the center is also home to a gift shop and to a good many events, including concerts, lectures, readings and more. Be sure to check the website to catch a glimpse of what exciting, new, up-and-coming artist will be or is currently being exhibited. Admission is free.
Located just one mile from Atlantic City, Ventnor Beach is a premier getaway destination for those looking to escape the fast-paced life of the Boardwalk and its casinos. This beach is surrounded by a residential community, but visitors with a "beach tag" are welcomed as well. These tags can be purchased from kiosks near the beach.
Learn all about the rich history of Atlantic City at this museum that is free to the public. Take a look at the array of artifacts on display, from postcards to photographs to costumes and the like. There's even a section devoted to the timeless American institution, the Miss America Pageant and another to the classic mascot Mr. Peanut. Be sure to get your free Heinz pickle and a copy of the museum's historical video in the gift shop.
This proud, well-loved historical monument has been delighting visitors since its conception in 1881. South Atlantic City landowner James Vincent de Paul Lafferty, Jr. had this mammoth beast constructed as a way to attract visitors and prospective buyers to his properties. Lucy stands 65 feet (20 meters) high and contains many rooms inside. It also sports a spiral staircase to the top of the edifice. Check out the website for an in-depth account of Lucy's long history.
Say hello to one of the country's oldest golf clubs. Established in 1897, this venerable establishment presides over some magnificent greens, which have seen famous people throughout the changing decades. Some of the celebrities to have graced this club include Bob Hope, Sammy Snead and Arnold Palmer. Thanks to the fine dining at the Tap Room Grille, you can easily sate your appetite.
The Bay Course and Pines Courses of Dolce's Seaview Resort offers two unique opportunities to try your luck at some of Jersey's finest championship courses. Opened early in the 20th Century, both courses have become renowned for their "parkland-style" American architecture and feature tight fairways and challenging greens. Please visit their website for hours.
This attraction offers the excitement of sailing on a 34-foot Catalina (10.4 meters). They customize trips to your sightseeing desires and include trips around Brigantine, Ventnor, Margate, Longport, and Ocean City. Sailboats can hold up to six people. Charter prices depend on the length and time of your excursion. They also offer lessons. Call for more details and to schedule your outing.
Located just minutes away from Atlantic City, McCullough's Emerald Golf Links is designed by Stephen Kay and was opened for public access in 2002. This 18-hole, 6600 yard course promises a unique and exciting Irish-Scottish golfing experience to demanding clients. And the course's vast area, up-to-date facilities and service is testimony that they live up to their expectation! They also accept advance bookings for tee-times by telephone or the Internet. So, bring along old pals or business colleagues here and get set for a truly wonderful golf game.