Are you obsessed with HBO’s Boardwalk Empire or just want to spend some time in one of America’s favorite vacation spots? Then a trip to NJ’s own Atlantic City Boardwalk will be right up your alley.

The Atlantic City Boardwalk is located in (You guess it!) Atlantic City, New Jersey. Rent a car from Value Van and Car Rental and you’ll be well on your way to a great excursion filled with shopping, fine dining, lounging on the beach, and of course, AC’s famous casinos.

Brief History

The boardwalk was first established in 1870 and has been through various subsequent remodels and renovations due to storms and natural disasters. In the 1950s and ‘60s, tourists to Atlantic City could find themselves roaming the boardwalk alongside Hollywood royalty like Marilyn Monroe and music icons like The Beatles and Frank Sinatra. Although Marilyn, Old Blue Eyes, and most of The Beatles are long gone, the boardwalk is alive, thriving, and awaiting your arrival.


The Atlantic City Boardwalk plays a vital role as one of New Jersey’s most enduring symbols and also as a major source of state revenue. Sadly, because of the destruction caused by Hurricane Sandy last year, Atlantic City as a whole has gone through some rough times and the number of visiting tourists had fallen.

Although most of the tourism districts were protected from Sandy by dunes, a large number Atlantic City homes were left in disarray. Media portrayed the entire region as destroyed and showed footage of the boardwalk engulfed in waves, leading many people to believe the boardwalk had been lost. This couldn’t be further from the truth and the city is on its way to a strong rebound. There’s no better way to show solidarity with the Hurricane Sandy’s victims than to pay a visit to their home city and contribute to the local economy.

Take your NJ rental car from to the Atlantic City Boardwalk and witness this testament to American perseverance. The boardwalk has been around for almost 200 years and because of its status as one of the quintessential American vacation spots, it’s easy to see why. Contact Value Van and Car Rental today at (908) 851-9595 (Union) or (973) 792-0343 (Newark) and we’ll put you in the driver’s seat of your next great adventure.

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