In the room I stayed at in one of the casinos on the Atlantic City Boardwalk there were old photos of a time when the Boardwalk was full of life. Even though they are black and white, I can see the color in the people’s faces and the buildings. Today, the Boardwalk is dwarfed by the large casino resorts which would rather let the Boardwalk fade away to keep the people inside playing away their money.
The Boardwalk has become a shell of its glory days. Souvenir shops, massage parlors, psychic readings dominate the area with some pizza and other fast food types of places. Large chain restaurants are there hooked to the casinos to draw in even more people into the gaming areas.
As I have mentioned before, Ocean City, New Jersey’s Boardwalk will give you a better and more family friendly experience. Which is too bad, I would have loved to have visited one of those black and white photos.