Atlantic City, NJ!

Things to Do in Atlantic City

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Come and enjoy one of the most popular tourism sites in the United States. Here you will find all that you need for a fun and memorable vacation! The famous five mile long Boardwalk, alongside the white, sandy beaches of the Atlantic Ocean, offers many fun activities for the whole family.

There are lots of fun things to do on or near the boardwalk – rides, arcade games, go-karts, miniature golf, restaurants. Check out the Casinos or enjoy a day on the beach.

Along the Boardwalk: Fun, Games, Attractions

At Virginia Avenue and the Boardwalk, Steel Pier is one of the most historic and iconic landmarks in Atlantic City. Featuring rides, arcade games and multiple food options, Steel Pier also offers helicopter rides, boasts a custom carousel that shows hand-painted scenes from the city’s history, and is home to The Wheel, which is 227 feet tall and has 40 temperature-controlled gondolas.

At 1400 Boardwalk & Tennessee Ave you’ll find the Central Pier Arcade & Speedway. Arcade games, skeeball, prizes, and Go-karts! (you’ll find a Go-Kart coupon in your welcome packet!)

Playcade Amusements, at 2629 Boardwalk, is Atlantic City's longest established arcade and has doubled in size with more prizes and games. Fun for the entire family, join in the excitement and be a kid again.

You’ll find Ripley's Believe It or Not! at 1441 Boardwalk. Experience their two unique attractions, including Ripley’s Believe It or Not! Odditorium, a collection of strange and bizarre exhibits from around the world. Enjoy The Vault Laser Maze Challenge, a mysterious room Maze filled with laser beams, just like in the movies!

In the North Tower of the Tropicana is the “it” place for families to get their fun on, together. The tower’s all-new Family Fun Station offers an arcade filled with fun options like air hockey, basketball, skeeball and other games for all ages to enjoy and win prizes.

Escape AC - Escape Room is also located in the Tropicana. You and your friends are locked in a room and all you have are your wits and teammates to help you solve clues to escape. They have four Atlantic City themed room choices.

The Atlantic City Experience exhibit is an introduction to the rich history of Atlantic City. It is located at the Jim Whelan Boardwalk Hall and is open to the public weekdays from 9 AM to 5 PM but may occasionally close for special Boardwalk Hall events. Please check the Jim Whelan Boardwalk Hall Events Schedule before planning your visit.

The historic Boardwalk Hall is also home to the world’s largest pipe organ! Come listen to one of their daily recitals.

Historic Gardner’s Basin

Atlantic City Cruises offers several cruises daily, including Dolphin Watching. If you’re in town for the 4th of July, why not watch the fireworks from an Atlantic City Cruise?

Atlantic City Parasail operates several trips daily offering 500-foot flights with dry take-off and landing. Breathtaking scenery from up in the air awaits! No experience necessary. Reservations required.

Ready to Hang Ten? AC Surf & SUP School is the original and premiere surfing school in Atlantic City. Offering a program for everyone, be it beginner or advanced, AC Surf has some of the most experienced staff to help develop and improve skills.

Looking to do some fishing? Highroller Fishing offers four-hour trips twice, daily. Experienced or not, it is sure to be a fun time.

Other Attractions/Shopping

Come see the art exhibits at the Noyes Arts Garage of Stockton University. Admission is free! Donations are welcome.

Absecon Lighthouse is the tallest lighthouse in New Jersey and the third tallest lighthouse in the United States. Visitors willing to climb 228 steps up the lighthouse tower are greeted with a spectacular view of the Jersey Shore. The same first-order Fresnel lens used in 1854 to light the way for mariners is still in use today. Visitors can enjoy strolling the 2-acre property and visiting the Keeper’s Cottage Museum and gift shop.

Tanger Outlets located at 2014 Baltic Avenue has over 70 stores to shop! Just to let you know, New Jersey does not have sales tax on clothing!

Little Water Distillery is a craft distillery owned and operated by brothers Mark and Eric Ganter, producing small batch rum, whiskey, vodka, and other artisan spirits for thirsty souls in the Garden State and beyond. They also offer educational tours and tastings at their facility along with a variety of special events throughout the year.


There are many bars and restaurants along the Boardwalk. Too many to mention all by name. Here are a few you may want to check out.

Anthony Bourdain Food Trail

Steel Pier Pub and AC Axe & Pub are located in the front of the pier, where you can listen to Live Music and watch the boardwalk stroll past you. The Wheel Bar is located on the wheel deck where you can grab a drink and take it on The Wheel. The Ocean Reef Oasis Bar boasts 360-degree views of the Atlantic Ocean and Atlantic City Skyline.

Tun Tavern Restaurant & Brewery is Atlantic City’s only brew pub! This tavern takes pride in being a fine restaurant as well as a brewery. Whether it’s inside soaking up the atmosphere or outside on the deck, the Tun Tavern provides a great dining experience.

While strolling along the boardwalk, stop in at the Biergarten for one of your favorite German beers; Spaten, Hofbrau, Weihenstephaner, to name a few. Located next to the Tropicana between Iowa and California Avenues.

Tennessee Avenue Beer Hall is located right off the boardwalk and offers an award-winning gastropub menu, 40 plus craft beers on tap and many more in cans and bottles. They offer inside and outside dining and have an enormous family friendly Beer Yard. Live music is offered every Friday & Saturday night.

Sugar Factory, Atlantic City - “The Most Instagrammed Restaurant in the United States” is making its Hard Rock debut in Atlantic City with its floor-to-ceiling candy wall, making this hyper-sweet eatery the perfect place for families to celebrate any occasion.

Rhythm & Spirits is located right off the boardwalk on the beach block of Tennessee Avenue. They offer inspired Italian food, pizza, and cocktails. Dine inside or outside.


Free shuttle service is available from Harrah’s Resort to both Caesars and The Tropicana (which are located on the Boardwalk) for Caesars Rewards Members.

Obtaining a Caesars Rewards® card is free, and can be completed online at or can be obtained in person at Harrah’s.

A popular way of getting around Atlantic City is using the Jitney Bus. Jitneys run 24 hours a day 365 days a year at frequent intervals. It’s an inexpensive way to your destination.

Once on the Boardwalk you can use the Boardwalk Tram Service. They offer great sights and low fares.

The Rolling Chair was introduced in the 1880s and was the only vehicle permitted on the Boardwalk at the time. It was once a sign of luxury for vacationers to ride in a rolling chair. A ride in a rolling chair on the Boardwalk is a great way to get to a particular destination or to relax and enjoy a scenic tour. Rates are charged by the block or amount of time traveled and do not include tip.

Note that this is a sampling of things to do and should not be considered an endorsement of any. Please visit various travel sites for reviews of any activity or venue you are considering.

We do wholeheartedly endorse attending the 28. Gaufest itself!