For more than a century, the Boardwalk has been the iconic symbol of Atlantic City. It's still there - the damage from Hurricane Sandy was limited and quickly repaired - and the hotels, casinos and shops are certainly open for business. Originally constructed to keep tourists from tracking sand into the lobbies of businesses along the shore, the Boardwalk has become a special symbol of the city, with its piers jutting out into the ocean. Among the many attractions along the Boardwalk are the Playground Pier, an under-water themed high-end shopping center and the Tanger Outlets The Walk. There is also the Old Havana-themed pier named The Quartet at Tropicana, with more than 40 stores, restaurants and nightclubs. Never underestimate the town for its ability to put on a good show: Their St. Patrick's Day Parade is awesome, every August they hold an America's Armed Forced Boardwalk Parade and, then, there's the quirky Show Us Your Shoes Parade in September. If you are in the area in August, do not miss the Atlantic City Airshow, when the world's best stunt pilots come to compete in who can provide the most dangerous and near-suicidal stunts.
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