Atlantic City, NJ

Travel Guide
Steel Pier showing rides
Come for gambling, the Boardwalk, saltwater taffy, activities on the water and concerts in this very popular New Jersey tourist destination.

From the beaches and boardwalk to casinos and concerts, Atlantic City offers fantastic daytime and nighttime activities for an active and exciting vacation. Select from varied choices for a wild weekend, a gaming holiday, a romantic getaway or a family vacation.

Built in 1870, long before gambling came to Atlantic City, the Boardwalk was an attraction powerful enough to draw visitors. Meander for more than 4 miles (8 kilometers) along the wide wooden walkway and step onto the sandy beach. Find a spot to relax under an umbrella or swim, surf, kayak, fish or windsurf on the ocean. Come early to watch the sun rise over the Atlantic Ocean or stay late for a sunset stroll.

On the other side of the Boardwalk, enjoy dining, shopping and nightlife. Stop at one of the many souvenir shops and have some saltwater taffy, invented here in 1883. Go just beyond the southwestern end of the Boardwalk to see Lucy the Elephant, a six-story historical landmark. 

At the northeastern end of the Boardwalk, visit the Atlantic City Aquarium and the very tall restored Absecon Lighthouse. Walk out onto Steel Pier for amusement park rides, dining and carnival games.

Different types of games were introduced in 1978 with the first casino in Atlantic City. Today, choose from several very large casinos, offering not only gambling, but also hotel accommodations and celebrity entertainment.

The renowned Atlantic City Ballet performance venue is along the Boardwalk. Visit the Atlantic City Free Public Library to view its heritage collection and listen to the International Night Concert Series. Check the schedule of events at Boardwalk Hall, which hosts music, comedy, films and even the Miss America Pageant.

Head inland for golf, outlet mall shopping and more cultural attractions. Shop and meet artists at the Noyes Arts Garage of Stockton University. Travel to nearby Newtonville for the African American Heritage Museum of Southern New Jersey.

Whatever your interests, find plenty to do in Atlantic City.

Where to stay in Atlantic City

Tropicana Atlantic City
Tropicana Atlantic City
3.5 out of 5
2831 Boardwalk, Atlantic City, NJ, 08401
Fully refundableReserve now, pay when you stay
The price is ¥9,235 per night from Sep 6 to Sep 7
Stay at this 3.5-star beach resort in Atlantic City. Enjoy an outdoor pool, 13 restaurants, and a beach locale. Our guests praise the restaurant and the clean ...
3.6/5 Good! (8,960 reviews)
"The location was good near the beach & boardwalk.👍"

Reviewed on Aug 7, 2022

Tropicana Atlantic City
Harrah's Resort Atlantic City
Harrah's Resort Atlantic City
4 out of 5
777 Harrah's Blvd., Atlantic City, NJ, 08401
Fully refundable
The price is ¥9,410 per night from Sep 6 to Sep 7
Stay at this 4-star spa resort in Atlantic City. Enjoy free WiFi, a casino, and 2 coffee shops/cafes. Our guests praise the restaurant and the clean rooms in ...
3.3/5 (6,095 reviews)
"So romantic and relaxing . The rooms were amazing"

Reviewed on Aug 7, 2022

Harrah's Resort Atlantic City
Ocean Casino Resort
Ocean Casino Resort
4 out of 5
500 Boardwalk, Atlantic City, NJ, 08401
The price is ¥16,066 per night from Sep 5 to Sep 6
Stay at this 4-star beach hotel in Atlantic City. Enjoy free WiFi, an outdoor pool, and 18 restaurants. Our guests praise the convenient parking and the clean ...
4.3/5 Excellent! (6,358 reviews)
"The front desk staff was superior! Room not clean!"

Reviewed on Aug 7, 2022

Ocean Casino 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.
Flagship Resort
Flagship Resort
3.5 out of 5
60 N Maine Avenue, Atlantic City, NJ, 08401
The price is ¥17,416 per night from Aug 28 to Aug 29
Stay at this 3.5-star business-friendly condo in Atlantic City. Enjoy free WiFi, breakfast, and a fitness center. Our guests praise the helpful staff and the ...
3.7/5 Good! (3,005 reviews)
"The hotel was very nice. Staff was nice. Could have been more informative at check in but we managed. Had an arcade & pool for the kids to enjoy. Will most likely be back."

Reviewed on Jul 25, 2022

Flagship Resort
Legacy Vacation Resorts Brigantine Beach
Legacy Vacation Resorts Brigantine Beach
3 out of 5
1400 Ocean Avenue, Brigantine, NJ, 08203
The price is ¥18,254 per night from Sep 7 to Sep 8
Stay at this 3-star beach aparthotel in Brigantine. Enjoy free WiFi, free parking, and a beach locale. Our guests praise the helpful staff and the comfy beds ...
3.7/5 Good! (1,200 reviews)
"Staff was very friendly! Thanks for a great weekend!!!"

Reviewed on Aug 1, 2022

Legacy Vacation Resorts Brigantine Beach
La Sammana Resort
La Sammana Resort
3.5 out of 5
1400 West Brigantine Ave, Brigantine, NJ, 08203
The price is ¥20,116 per night from Sep 5 to Sep 6
Stay at this 3.5-star condo in Brigantine. Enjoy free WiFi, free parking, and an outdoor pool. Our guests praise the helpful staff and the clean rooms in our ...
4.6/5 Wonderful! (742 reviews)
"Close to the beach and affordable"

Reviewed on Aug 6, 2022

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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