Atlantic City, New Jersey
Credit: Karen E. Evans / Getty Images

The grandfather of all boardwalks, Atlantic City has been around since just after the Civil War. The famous four-mile stretch is one of the longest still standing, and is filled with flashy casinos, two-person wicker chairs carts that date back to 1887, and the Absecon Lighthouse, the third tallest in America with a killer view of the skyline.