From New Jersey’s tallest lighthouse to deep sea fishing, and everything in between, you can always find exciting things to do in Atlantic City, New Jersey. Relaxing at one of the Atlantic City casino spas, the excitement of 24/7 gaming, the thrill of a royal flush or finding a new pair of shoes, the sand in between your toes or visiting one of the many attractions – whatever your pleasure, it is always more pleasurable in AC.
How do I get to Atlantic City?
Atlantic City is just 60 minutes drive from Philadelphia International Airport or approximately 90minutes on the New Jersey Transit from Philadelphia’s 30th Street Station.
There are frequent bus/motorcoach services from New York City, Philadelphia and Washington, DC. While Atlantic City International Airport, which offers daily seasonal flights to Boston, Atlanta, Detroit and Chicago O’Hare, is located just minutes from the city and offers shuttle, taxi and rental car transportation.
Where to go? What to do in Atlantic City?
Looking for fun things to do in NJ? Atlantic City is the center of entertainment and always has an impressive lineup of year-round (and often free) events and festivals to keep you coming back time and time again. The annual Atlantic City Restaurant Week, Atlantic City Airshow, LPGA Shoprite Classic, the AC Marathon Race Series, concerts and performing arts in Atlantic City provide days of endless entertainment.
You can indulge in a luxurious spa treatment, walk the world-famous Boardwalk and check out the action-packed nightlife all in a single day without scratching the surface of things to do in New Jersey’s entertainment capital. There’s plenty of family-friendly fun suitable for both children and adults.
Arts and Culture
Galleries and museums highlight Atlantic City culture and creativity.
It’s hard not to be inspired by Atlantic City’s vibrant colors, bustling activity and natural beauty. The proof is in the city’s art galleries, museums and cultural events. Browse indoor fine art galleries such as the Atlantic City Art Center or venture outside to one of Atlantic City’s popular art parks — created by both local and world-renowned artists.
The stories behind the city are just as inspiring as the art — check out Atlantic City’s many museums and monuments honoring the Civil Rights movement, war heroes and figureheads that made Atlantic City what it is today.
Sun, sand, towering resort hotels, the bustling Boardwalk, the awe-inspiring Atlantic — this is one beach party you don’t want to miss.
The Atlantic City, New Jersey beaches are famous, and rightly so. What better way to cap a day of shopping, shows and gourmet dining than a pleasant sunset walk along the iconic Atlantic City world-famous Boardwalk enjoying the ocean views from the shore? And should you want to venture into the waves, you can surf, kayak, windsurf, fish, parasail or embark on a relaxing cruise.
You can go for a sunrise run on the beach, charter a sport fishing boat and guide or enjoy a bike rental in Atlantic City. Golfers of every skill level have their pick of more than a dozen superb golf courses Atlantic City has to offer. AC’s temperate coastal climate also means good weather for much of the year, so you can spend more time outside.
Dining and Nightlife
You can find Atlantic City restaurants for any food craving.
Budget buffets, delicious down-home diners, five-star restaurants featuring famous chefs– it’s all on the menu here in Atlantic City. Our countless restaurants offer new takes on classic dishes, your favorite comfort and international flavors you may have never tried before.
The Atlantic City dining scene is so popular, there’s even an annual celebration of it every spring during Atlantic City Restaurant Week.
The night brings endless possibilities in Atlantic City. Dazzling lights, DJs, dancing, drinks are on the agenda all night, every night. The best clubs in Atlantic City keep the party going from sundown to sunrise and each one offers a different atmosphere, so you can always find the experience you’re looking for (or move from spot to spot throughout the night).
With more than 1,000 DJ sets, 84 headliner concerts, two beach dance events, numerous beach bars for day life and nightlife, Atlantic City declares itself the Entertainment Capital of the Jersey Shore.
Choose from our casino resorts in Atlantic City
It may come as no surprise that one of Atlantic City’s greatest draws is its casinos. Atlantic City gaming action comes in virtually every variety. Take a seat at a high-stakes poker table or play the penny slots if that’s your thing — there’s something fun for everyone in our casinos.
Shopping in Atlantic City
Atlantic City, New Jersey shopping offers it all – from high-end retail options, discounted brand-name fashions and accessories at a favorite factory outlet mall and everything in between. Best of all, Atlantic City offers shoppers tax-free shopping on clothing and shoes. On the world-famous Atlantic City Boardwalk, you’ll find AC staples like salt-water taffy or delicious fudge, souvenir stores and specialty shops.
Atlantic City’s Tanger Outlets–The Walk, features a collection of more than 100 retail outlets like Nike, Hilfiger, Chico’s, H&M and DKNY, to name a few; The Playground is a shopping and entertainment complex that includes exclusive retail shops such as Gucci, Apple, L’Occitane and Burberry. The Quarter at Tropicana offers a unique NJ shopping experience in shops like Zephyr Gallery, Swarovski and The Old Farmer’s Almanac General Store. Be sure to check out Hamilton Mall in the nearby town of Mays Landing to find brand name and chain stores.