Play in Atlantic City
Atlantic City is the oceanside gaming and resort capital of the East Coast, hosting over 27 million visitors a year, making it one of the most popular tourist destinations in the United States.
We offer something for everyone. World-renowned casinos and hotels, big name restaurants featuring famous chefs, unique attractions, headline entertainment, luxurious spas, championship golf, elite shopping and miles of beautiful beaches.
The Sports Commission is ready and waiting to welcome and assist you in planning your trip from start to finish.
BEACH & BOARDWALK
The beach is where it all started: pristine sand with healthy salt air and a developer who saw the promise it held. Now Atlantic City is one of the world’s favorite destinations and the beach differentiates it from any other gaming locale. During the summer, the beaches are guarded by the country’s first lifeguard organization and the water is safe thanks to a stringent State Water Quality Program. Millions of guests stroll, ride a bicycle or tour the Boardwalk on a distinctive rolling chair. The first permanent Boardwalk was built in 1870 as a way to keep sand off of hotel carpets. Today, the Boardwalk is more than five miles in length and 60 feet across at its widest points. The present structure is seated on concrete and steel pilings; constructed of thousands of two-by-fours. The boards are replaced approximately every 12 years due to the immense foot traffic.
Atlantic City is increasingly becoming known for its thriving culinary scene with some of the top chefs in the industry, including Bobby Flay, Guy Fieri and Gordon Ramsay opening restaurants here alongside other nationally acclaimed locales such as The Palm, Cuba Libre, and Buddakan, among many others. The city is increasingly becoming known for its stunning array of ethnic options, from authentic Chinese and Vietnamese to great south-of-the-border, Italian and Japanese influences. The city offers an interesting dichotomy with trendy, eclectic establishments rising alongside home-style ‘mom and pop” locales, classic Boardwalk cuisine and one of America’s greatest spots for a sub sandwich in the White House Sub Shop.
Atlantic City is quickly becoming nearly as known for its world-class shopping as for its gaming options. Among the options include: Tanger Outlets The Walk, a $76 million, 15-city block dining and retail outlet, with upscale retailers, downsized prices and the new addition of Bass Pro Shops; The Quarter at Tropicana, part of a $245 million expansion, with 200,000 square feet of retail, dining, entertainment and spa options. Additional diverse shopping can be found along the Boardwalk and throughout the city’s casinos.
ARTS & CULTURE
The Atlantic City area is full of history and locations to celebrate it. Among them: Noyes Arts Garage of Stockton University, Atlantic City Historical Museum, Atlantic City Ballet, the Civil Rights Garden, New Jersey Korean War Memorial and Atlantic City Art Center. Other notable sites off the Boardwalk include: the famous Absecon Lighthouse, the Atlantic City Aquarium, abundant antiquing, nearby historic villages, lush gardens, wineries, zoos and more.
SPORTS & RECREATION
Ranked among the Top Ten Golf Cities in America by ForbesTraveler.com, Atlantic City is one of the East Coast’s premier golfing destinations with over 25 courses surrounding the Atlantic City area, providing a challenge to novice and advanced golfers alike. Many courses are championship-caliber, designed by some of the top course consultants in the country. Atlantic City’s ocean-side location provides a generous opportunity for day cruises, sailing, fishing, boat, canoe or kayak rentals. Nearby local, state and national parks such as Atlantic County Park at Lake Lenape, Edwin B. Forsythe.