This quiet mainland suburb just two miles west of Absecon Bay is a good option for those seeking affordable accommodation outside of Atlantic City. Named after the Lenni-Lenape Native American Indian word "Absegami", meaning "bay" or "little water", the town has a wealth of small and large chain hotels stretched along the White Horse Pike.
You can also stay at the historic Dr. Jonathan Pitney House, a lovely restored turn of the century B&B that was the home of the city's founder, a young doctor that became known as the "Father of Atlantic City". Pitney was responsible for encouraging the government to build the Absecon Lighthouse -- New Jersey's tallest -- at the north end of Absecon Island, forever putting an end to the countless shipwrecks that plagued the shoals and beaches of "Graveyard Inlet".
Also in Absecon are the shops at the Historic Towne of Smithville and Village Greene, the Edwin B. Forsythe National Wildlife Refuge and the Dolce Seaview Resort and Spa located along the pristine Reed's Bay. Dining options are many; the Smithville Inn and the Ram's Head Inn being two of the more elegant places to spend your casino winnings.