(Photo: Atlantic City Convention and Visitors Authority)Atlantic City, the legendary New Jersey beach resort, still offers teeth-achingly good saltwater taffy, as it has since 1889. Folks still stroll along the now 5.5-mile-long Boardwalk, stopping to buy a sweatshirt here, a candy apple there. Some opt to be pushed along in wicker chairs, enjoying the breeze, as folks have done for almost a century.
But change has arrived. The classic Steel Pier is embarking on a $102 million renovation project that will feature state-of-the-art rides, a massive Ferris wheel, a museum, night clubs and a 2,000-seat ballroom (the fabled diving horse has thankfully gone on to greener pastures). Perhaps most important, The Miss America Pageant returned to Atlantic City this fall, where Miss America 2014, Nina Davuluri (the first of Indian descent) won the coveted rhinestone-studded crown. The event, and the city, were packed over that weekend. Some traditions don’t die.
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