Ventnor is on the center of Absecon Island. This island consist of Ventnor, Margate, Longport and Atlantic City. Ventnor has a population of 12,910 of year round locals and summer populations grows to about 17,000. This small city is a summer town. The locals refer to the summer crowd as shoebies because the summer day travelers use to bring their lunch in a shoe box. Ventnor was founded in March 1903.
One of the main ways to get to Ventnor is to take the Atlantic City Expressway. Then follow the signs for Ventnor it is the first exit once you pass that Atlantic City toll, exit two. Another way to get to Ventnor without going on the express way is Black Horse Pike.
Atlantic City International Airport, which is located in Egg Harbor. The airport is located about twenty minutes from Ventnor. Once you get off the plain you can take a shuttle to an Atlantic City hotel. From there you can take the Jitney or a cab to Ventnor.
Amtrak will take you to the Atlantic City Train station.
The Casino Buses will take you from Philadelphia or New York City to a casino in Atlantic City. When taking the bus you get a voucher when you get of the bus for 25 dollars that can be used in the slot machines.
There is a nice amount of sites to see in Ventnor. Most of the sites involve the beaches. Surfers Beach is one of the many beaches. This beach is where the surfers go to catch a wave.
The Statue of Mexhid. A small statue at the playground dedicated to Mexhid Disha.
Absecon Island Light House Tours Vermont & Pacific Aves, Atlantic City (609) 449-1360 Family
Atlantic City Art & Historical Museum Garden Pier, Atlantic City (609) 347-5837 Family
Atlantic City Surf Baseball Club Sandcastle Stadium, Albany Ave,Atlantic City (609) 344-8873 Men/ Family
Edwin B. Forsythe Wildlife Refuge Great Creek Rd, Oceanville (609) 652-1474 Family/ kids
Flyers Skate Zone Albany Ave, Atlantic City (609) 441-1780 Kids
Historic Gardner’s Basin New Hampshire & the Bay (609) 348-2830 Family
King Pin Lanes 6622 Black Horse Pike, Egg Harbor Twp (609) 641-5117 Family
Lake Lenape Park Park Road, Mays Landing (609) 625-2021 Family
Lucy the Elephant Tour Decatur & Atlantic Aves, Margate (609) 823-6473 Kids
Margate Miniature Golf 211 No. Jefferson Ave, Margate (609) 822-0660 Family
Marine Mammal Stranding Center Brigantine Blvd & Bay, Brigantine (609) 266-0538 Family
New Jersey State Aquarium Camden, NJ 856 (609) 365-3300 Family/ Kids
Ocean Life Center @ Gardner’s Basin New Hampshire Avenue & the Bay (609) 348-2880 Kids
Historic Town of Smithville Route 9, Smithville (609) 652-7777 Family
Storybook Land Route 40, Egg Harbor Twp (609) 641-7847 Kids
Beaches, Ventnor has many wonderful beaches. The beaches are a lined with boardwalks. To go to the beaches you need a beach pass. Passes are available in city hall or on the beach. Ventnor is also located right next to Atlantic City, where the adults can gamble.
Fishing Pier, Ventnor also has a fishing pier, where you can relax while collecting all types of fish.
Casinos, The casinos also have many of shows that you can take the kids to. Most of the casinos are on the Atlantic City boardwalk, which is also the location of many stores and arcades.
Trump Taj Mahal Casino Resort Rated 3.4 out of 5.0, 1000 Boardwalk at Virginia Avenue, Atlantic city, NJ - (609) 449-1000
Caesars Atlantic City Hotel & Casino Rated 3.5 out of 5.0, 2100 Pacific Ave, Atlantic City, NJ - (609) 348-4411
Trump Marina Hotel Casino Rated 3.4 out of 5.0, Brigantine Blvd & Huron Ave, Atlantic City, NJ - (609) 441-2000
Showboat Casino Hotel Rated 3.1 out of 5.0, 801 Boardwalk, Atlantic City, NJ - (609) 343-4000
Tropicana Casino & Resort Rated 3.0 out of 5.0, 2831 Boardwalk, Atlantic City, NJ - (609) 340-4000
Harrah's Resort Atlantic City Hotel & Casino Rated 3.6 out of 5.0, 777 Harrahs Blvd, Atlantic City, NJ - (800) 645-6774
Bally's Atlantic City Hotel & Casino Rated 3.1 out of 5.0 184, 1900 Pacific Ave, Atlantic City, NJ - (609) 340-2000
Resorts Casino Hotel Rated 3.3 out of 5.0, 1133 Boardwalk, Atlantic City, NJ - (609) 343-3119
Claridge Casino at Bally's , 1900 Pacific Ave, Atlantic City, NJ - (800) 257-8585
Steel Pier Virginia Avenue & the Boardwalk, Atl City (609) 345-4893
Bike Rentals, Nothing is better then waking up in the morning and taking a relaxing bike ride on the beach. But you are only allow to ride bikes on the beach between six am to 10 am and then any time after six pm. You can also ride your bikes throughout this small town. At these bike rental shops you can also rent vespas, which is another great way to get around Ventnor. AAAA Bike Shop, 5300 Ventnor Avenue (609)487-0808 and Vespa of Ventnor 8 So. Weymouth Avenue ((609) 487-0221) are the only two bike rentals in Ventnor.
Golf Courses, Many people enjoy golf. They see it as relaxation and everyone wants to relax on vacation. Here is a list of nearby golf courses.
Avalon Golf Club Route 9, Swainton 465-4653
Blue Herron Pines 530 W Country Club Dr, Egg Harbor Twp 965-1800
Brigantine Golf Links 1075 North Shore Dr, Brigantine 266-1388
Buena Vista Country Club Country Club Lane, Buena 856 697-3733
Cape May National Golf Club Route 9 & Florence Ave, Cape May 884-1563
Green Tree Golf Course Somers Point-Mays Landing Rd, Mays Landing 625-9131
Harbor Pines Golf Club 500 St. Andrews Dr, Egg Harbor Twp . 927-0006
Shore Mall, 6725 Black Horse Pike, Egg Harbor Township, NJ. The Shore Mall is about twenty minutes from Ventnor.
Hamilton Mall, 4403 Black Horse Pike, Mays Landing, NJ. The Hamilton Mall is also about twenty minutes from Ventnor. This brand new mall is one of the best and biggest malls in New Jersey.
The Walk-Atlantic City Outlets, 1931 Atlantic Avenue, Atlantic City, NJ. The Walk is an outlet mall. It is located two blocks from the Atlantic City Boardwalk and one block from the casinos. When you are done shopping here and still haven't gotten your shopping fix, you can go on the boardwalk and shop in those stores.
The Pier Shops At Caesars, 1 Atlantic Ocean, Atlantic City, NJ 08401 (609) 343-3199. This mall is located near the Caesars casino on a pier. It has a beautiful out look of the water. On the third floor there are many of restaurants where anyone can find a place to eat.
A Door in Time, 129 No. Dorset Avenue, Ventnor, NJ. (609) 487-9200 Antique shop
An interesting fact about Ventnor is that it has no bars, but there are eight liquor stores in Ventnor. The abundance of liquor stores in this small city is result of the all the restaurants being BYOB (bring your own bottle).
Monaco Motel, 109 S Little Rock Ave, Ventnor City, NJ. (609) 822-7118. For this motel you have to call in reservations because you cannot book reservations online. The Monaco Motel is located on the Ventnor board walk.
Surrey Hotel, 109 S Surrey Ave, Ventnor City, NJ (609) 822-6550 This hotel is located steps away from the glorious beaches of Ventnor. The Surrey Hotel was also voted "Best Shore Hotel" by the Philadelphia Daily News. It is also a bed and breakfast.
Carisbrooke Inn, 105 S Little Rock Ave, Ventnor City, NJ (609) 822-6392 The Carisbrooke is one of the two bed breakfasts in Ventnor City.
Ventnor Ocean Condominiums, 5800 Boardwalk, Ventnor City, NJ (609) 823-4146. If you need a place to stay for the whole summer these condos would be your best bet. It is located directly on the beach.