The Sun is out and our flip flops are on…now what?! The Pitney house is just a few minutes from all of the summertime adventure. From bike rides, days at the beach, hiking trips, and more we have laid out the best way to do summer at the shore!
If you’re visiting the Pitney House this summer you might be wondering what are the most important things to do during your stay! While you won’t run out of day trips, here is a list of beaches, adventures, and our top suggestions for your shore getaway.
1.) The Beach! – Dr. Jonathan Pitney picked his home to be in Absecon for a distinct reason…it’s close to the beach! He loved Atlantic City for the beautiful beaches and believed the seashore had amazing health and restorative properties that we would often suggest his patients take a visit to the beach when not feeling well.
Today, the beaches are well kept and have accessible parking.Visit the beaches in Atlantic City or Brigantine, but make sure to ask us for a daily beach tag, towels, and sunscreen!
2.) The Atlantic City Boardwalk is the granddaddy of all boardwalks! Dating from 1870, Forbes Traveler.com rates it among the top of the “Top 10 American Boardwalks.” Lined with dining, gambling, nightlife and a wealth of fun family attractions (and some not-so-family friendly), this miles-long deck boasts some of the poshest hotel casinos in the world, including Caesar’s and the Trump Taj Mahal, as well as some kitschy tourist draws such as the famed Boardwalk Rolling Chairs. You can park at one of the many casinos along the boardwalk or if your in luck you may find some parking on the street.
3.) Gardner’s Basin: Spend the day at the bay at Historic Gardner’s Basin, nestled on a protected channel along the back bays, directly across from the state marina and Coast Guard station. This bayside park offers shopping, dining, fishing and sightseeing boat rides for all ages.
From distinctive hand-crafted gifts in the Crafter’s Village and unique boutiques, to dolphin-watching and sightseeing cruises, Historic Gardner’s Basin is the perfect destination to spend a delightful hour, an afternoon or the day by the bay.
This maritime park on North New Hampshire Avenue replaces the hustle and bustle of the Boardwalk with a different type of activity. Sightseeing and fishing cruises come and go from the docks, the restaurants serve up seafood and ale house brews.
4.) Steel Pier- The iconic Steel Pier is an amusement park that extends over the commanding Atlantic Ocean, and features more than 25 extreme rides, an amusement arcade filled with fun and challenging games. The Steel pier has a long iconic history, first opening in 1898 and home to the famous Diving Horse. The Beatles, Frank Sinatra, and many more famous names have even played at the Steel pier! It has been rebuilt many times, and is now a fun amusement park.
5.) Lucy The Elephant–This famous monument of Atlantic City has brought thousands of visitors annually. Lucy is a six story high building located right outside of Atlantic City. Climp up the spiral staircase and check out the 360-degree view of the area.
6.)Absecon Lighthouse – Walking distance from Showboat Casino, the Absecon Lighthouse is the tallest lighthouse in New Jersey and the third tallest in the United States. It towers 171 feet over the north end of Absecon Island. Built in 1857, it is the oldest lighthouse in the country. Visitors can explore the museum and gift shop or brave the 228 steps to the top for a truly fabulous view of the Atlantic City sky line.
Adults $7, Children 4-12 $4, 3 & under Free, Active military FREE, Dogs are welcome