Things to do in Atlantic City
Be a part of the action in our Oceanside gaming and resort destination! Here you’ll find world-renowned casinos and hotels, celebrity-chef restaurants along with local hidden gems, unique attractions, headline entertainment, relaxing spas, tax-free shopping and miles of beautiful beaches. Championship golf courses, historic sites and a wide array of wineries are located close by. Experiences await in Atlantic City!
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BEACH & BOARDWALK
Historic, wooden and seven miles long; The Atlantic City Boardwalk continues to attract visitors from all around the world as they create their story with everlasting memories. Stroll the wooden way by foot, bicycle, the legendary rolling chair or watch the tram car please! The scent of Boardwalk fare food can be detected around every block. Hot and fresh funnel cake or mouthwatering cheese fries, your pick. If you’re in the mood to shop, excellent surf shops, souvenir stores and specialty boutiques will help you find just what you are looking for. Bring the family, too! Steel Pier, Ripley’s Believe It or Not!, Central Pier Arcade and Speedway, miniature golf and much more can be found at the Jersey Shore for endless fun.
Bask in the glowing sun, take a dip in the Atlantic Ocean or stroll along the white sandy beach to find the perfect seashell. At the famous and FREE beaches of Atlantic City, adventure is on the horizon. Surf lessons, kayaking, windsurfing, parasailing - whatever you’re in the mood for…Atlantic City’s got it! You’re on island time in Atlantic City so stroll off the beach and follow the beat of the music to one of the lively beach bars located up and down the sand. Kick back and relax at the well-known Jimmy Buffett’s Margaritaville entertainment complex, which transforms into a destination appealing to visitors yearning for an island adventure. Sip a frozen concoction all while digging your toes in the sand at LandShark Bar and Grill.
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 and Cuba Libre 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 at 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 addition of Bass Pro Shops; The Quarter at Tropicana consists of 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.