Atlantic City, NJ

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Steel Pier showing rides

Enjoy Atlantic City’scharming boardwalk, with its casinos, shops and traditional amusement parks, orhead out to see other popular attractions along the Jersey Shore.

Atlantic City is oneof the most popular resort cities on America’s east coast. It’s located onAbsecon Island, New Jersey, and has attractive beaches, casinos, restaurants,bars and amusement piers. Since the first railroad reached Absecon Island in1854, Atlantic City has provided carnival-like entertainment for those from NewYork and other major cities. Historic sights and art deco-style architecturekeep Atlantic City charming, despite all the developments.

Before settlersarrived in the late 17th century, the Lenni-Lenape Indians made the most ofAbsecon Island’s subtropical climate in summer only. Nowadays, the warmermonths from June to September are still the most visited by tourists and canget very crowded.TheAtlantic City Boardwalk is the small city’s main entertainment precinct. It’swhere you’ll find Steel Pier, an amusement park on the waterfront, and thehistoric Boardwalk Hall. Atlantic City is famous for its casino resorts and itsforeshore has plenty of bars and fine-dining options.

Learn about localhistory at the Absecon Lighthouse. Follow the coast south to Margate to visitLucy the Elephant. This delightful structure from 1881 has become a symbol ofthe Jersey coast. Kids will also love the amusement parks, such as Gillian'sWonderland Pier in Ocean City and Raging Waters in Wildwood.

Atlantic City isconnected to the mainland by road. It’s easy to get there by car and you canalso go by train or bus. In the city, public transport is affordable and“jitney” buses run parallel to the boardwalk and to and from other major hubs.The Atlantic City International Airport is a 20-minute drive from downtown andthe well-connected Philadelphia International Airport is just over an houraway.

Atlantic City hasbeen a popular destination for vacationers for over 150 years, and its livelywaterfront precinct is a fun place for a long weekend on the New Jerseycoastline.

Where to stay in Atlantic City

Tropicana Atlantic City
Tropicana Atlantic City
3.5 out of 5
2831 Boardwalk, Atlantic City, NJ
The price is ¥5,610 per night from Sep 20 to Sep 20
Located in Atlantic City, this beachfront resort is in the city center and within a 5-minute walk of Tropicana Casino, Atlantic City Beach, and Atlantic City ...
3.8/5Good! (7,981 reviews)
"Ive been to the trop many times, 1st time using the kiosk to check in and out, was very easy and efficient. Even if you lock yourself out of the room, no worries bc the kiosk prints your room card as long as you have your id..the north tower room 501 was a bit outdated but the ac was nice and cold. ..."

Reviewed on Sep 15, 2021

Tropicana Atlantic City
Harrah's Resort Atlantic City
Harrah's Resort Atlantic City
4 out of 5
777 Harrah's Blvd., Atlantic City, NJ
The price is ¥5,610 per night from Sep 20 to Sep 20
Located in the heart of Atlantic City, this eco-friendly resort is within 2 mi (3 km) of Harrah's Atlantic City Casino, Atlantic City Historical Museum, and ...
3.5/5Good! (5,773 reviews)
"Beautiful and massive hotel"

Reviewed on Sep 12, 2021

Harrah's Resort Atlantic City
Hard Rock Hotel & Casino Atlantic City
Hard Rock Hotel & Casino Atlantic City
4 out of 5
1000 Boardwalk, Atlantic City, NJ
Fully refundableReserve now, pay when you stay
The price is ¥8,639 per night from Oct 14 to Oct 14
Located in Atlantic City, this beachfront hotel is in the city center, just steps from Atlantic City Boardwalk, Steel Pier, and Atlantic City Beach. Boardwalk ...
4.4/5Excellent! (15,612 reviews)
"I couldn't get a room at Ocean for a concert, but found one at Hard Rock. Very happy I stayed at HR and wish I stayed there the whole time. Went to Harahs and HR blows that property away. I'll be back for sure!"

Reviewed on Sep 13, 2021

Hard Rock Hotel & Casino Atlantic City
Lowest nightly price found within the past 24 hours based on a 1 night stay for 2 adults. Prices and availability subject to change. Additional terms may apply.
Flagship All-Suites, a fantaSea Resort
Flagship All-Suites, a fantaSea Resort
3.5 out of 5
60 N Maine Avenue, Atlantic City, NJ
The price is ¥8,639 per night from Oct 11 to Oct 11
Situated on the waterfront, this condo resort is within a 15-minute walk of Atlantic City Boardwalk, Atlantic City Beach, and Ocean Resort Casino. Hard Rock ...
3.7/5Good! (2,647 reviews)
"The staff is responsive. masks are worn by the majority of staff and patrons in the common area. The resort is clean and I can always be assured of a pleasant and safe visist."

Reviewed on Sep 14, 2021

Flagship All-Suites, a fantaSea Resort
Legacy Vacation Resorts Brigantine Beach
Legacy Vacation Resorts Brigantine Beach
3 out of 5
1400 Ocean Avenue, Brigantine, NJ
The price is ¥9,109 per night from Oct 4 to Oct 4
Nestled on the beach, this Brigantine aparthotel is 0.1 mi (0.1 km) from Brigantine Beach and 1.8 mi (3 km) from Links at Brigantine Beach. Senator Frank S. ...
3.7/5Good! (1,067 reviews)
"When I saw all the negative reviews I was a bit skeptical after booking this hotel. However, when you realize and stay at NJ shore hotels, they are old and cannot be compared to new modern hotel rooms. We actually really loved it here. It's so nice to have the kitchen and the location cannot be beat. ..."

Reviewed on Sep 9, 2021

Legacy Vacation Resorts Brigantine Beach
La Sammana Resort
La Sammana Resort
3.5 out of 5
1400 West Brigantine Ave, Brigantine, NJ
The price is ¥8,639 per night from Oct 14 to Oct 14
Situated near the beach, this condo building is 0.2 mi (0.3 km) from Brigantine Beach and 1.7 mi (2.8 km) from Links at Brigantine Beach. Harrah's Atlantic City ...
4.6/5Wonderful! (619 reviews)
"The hallway carpet is horrible!"

Reviewed on Sep 12, 2021

La Sammana Resort
Lowest nightly price found within the past 24 hours based on a 1 night stay for 2 adults. Prices and availability subject to change. Additional terms may apply.

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