Atlantic City is a seaside city in New Jersey. It is a popular destination because casino gambling is legal, and for many years before that because of its beach and entertainment.
The most popular way to get around Atlantic City is on the 4-mile long Boardwalk (the oldest in the United States), as eight of the eleven casinos are on the Boardwalk. While one's feet are the most popular way of navigating the boards, there are also old-fashioned rolling chairs that can be hired. These shaded surreys are rolled up and down the length of the Boardwalk by experienced guides, who are out soliciting riders day and night.
Atlantic City is safe on the Boardwalk, but areas away from the Boardwalk are more dangerous. Many houses are vacant due to the city's high crime and poverty rates. Like other Northeast cities, Atlantic City has many homeless people. Most will not be aggressive, but if you do not want to give anything, just simply keep walking. Street performers also are looking for money, but again if you do not want to give anything just keep walking. Also, people on the Boardwalk may try to hand you something or sell you something. A simple "I'm not interested" should satisfy them. Timeshares are becoming more popular and often have a desk inside the casinos. They can get annoying after a while, but just ignore them unless you are interested.
It is not wise to venture off the Boardwalk, especially at night. Atlantic City has a higher violent crime rate. Prostitution is also advertised in weekly newspapers, but prostitution is illegal in all of New Jersey.