Atlantic City New Jersey
Enjoying a day of fun in the sun along the seashore
Aerial view of the city's Atlantic Ocean coastline
Family amusements galore at the Steel Pier
A parade of visitors along the bustling boardwalk
The historic Absecon Lighthouse, the state's tallest
A thrilling ride, swinging high above the Steel Pier
Multitude of shopping and dining options at The Playground
Taking in the sights and sounds during a boardwalk stroll
Top-notch entertainment, shopping and boardwalk fun
Live the Resort Life
Atlantic City’s famous resorts live up to the hype. You’ll find glamorous pools, in-house movie theaters and every possible cuisine (in every restaurant setting) available when you stay in one. The resorts here also offer pampering mega-spas, endless buffets, shows by top performers and serious opportunities to golf. Throw in playgrounds, splash pools and kids clubs for the youngest members of your family, and you may never leave.
Iconic Boardwalk & Can’t-miss Shopping
People have been flocking to the iconic boardwalk ever since it was built in 1870 and was only 1 ½ kilometers long. Now, it’s over six, and encompasses all manner of restaurants and recreation. Stroll down to the Steel Pier and jump on an amusement thrill ride or try a carnival game. Snack on some saltwater taffy, then pick up a trinket at one of the many cheerfully tacky souvenir stalls. Go for a dip in the water, or just people-watch while catching some sun in the sand.
With no sales tax on clothing and shoe purchases, Atlantic City is a popular place to shop. Luxury brands like Tiffany & Co., A/X Armani Exchange, Burberry and Louis Vuitton can be found at the four-story Playground Pier shopping area, while bargains can be had at places like the Tanger Outlets, an outdoor mall covering 15 city blocks. The boardwalk’s specialty shops are a great place to pick up a gift or vacation memento.
Get Out and Explore
There are plenty of options for those who need a break from the boardwalk and the beach. Climb the 228 steps of Absecon Lighthouse, New Jersey’s tallest. Go back in time at the Atlantic City Historical Museum. Book a deep-sea fishing excursion, take a sightseeing trolley tour, see sea creatures at the Atlantic City Aquarium or get an art fix at the Atlantic City Art Center.
The USA’s first boardwalk was built in 1870 in Atlantic City to prevent sand from getting tracked into hotels and trains.