Best Things to See and Do in Atlantic City

If you are planning a trip to New Jersey, then it just wouldn’t be complete without paying a visit to Atlantic City. Atlantic City has been a popular resort since the 1850s and continues to be an entertainment hotspot to this day.

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Atlantic City is absolutely packed with things to see and do, so you will be spoiled for choice when it comes to working out your itinerary for your trip. Here are some of the must-see places to visit, to make sure that you don’t miss out on some of the best attractions that Atlantic City has to offer:

Head to the Beach

Atlantic City offers the best of both worlds, by combining the buzz of the city, with the natural beauty of its beaches. During your visit, make sure you take a stroll along the world-famous Atlantic City Boardwalk and enjoy stunning views across the Atlantic Ocean.

If you are feeling adventurous and energetic, then have a go at some of the exhilarating activities available, such as kayaking, surfing, and windsurfing. If you are looking for more leisurely pursuits on your trip, then why not sit back, relax, and enjoy the views on a relaxing cruise.

Visit a Casino

Casinos are at the heart of Atlantic City, and one that is well worth a visit is the Borgata Hotel Casino & Spa. Whether you want to enjoy a game or two of poker or want to be entertained by a world-class performer, this is the place to come. Check out the Blog to see what’s on and to find out the latest news from the Borgata.

Discover More at a Museum

If you love to explore the past of the places you visit, you won’t want to miss out visiting some of Atlantic City’s museums to get a feel for the heritage of the city. Check out the African American Heritage Museum of Southern New Jersey during your stay, and enjoy the Heritage Collection at the Free Public Library. 

Kids (both young and old!) will love visiting Ripley’s Believe It or Not Museum to discover all kinds of weird and wonderful exhibits.

Check Out a Landmark

Atlantic City is home to a National Historic Landmark… and it’s a giant elephant! Lucy the Elephant, is literally one of Atlantic City’s biggest landmarks. Make sure that you check out this famous elephant that was first constructed in 1881, and restored to her former glory almost a century later.

During your stay, pay a visit to the Absecon Lighthouse, which is the third tallest lighthouse in the country. If you are feeling energetic enough to climb the 228 stairs to the top of the lighthouse, you will be rewarded with a breath-taking 360° view of the Jersey Shore.

Fun for Kids

If you are visiting Atlantic City as a family, then the kids won’t want to miss out on visiting Storybook Land. Immerse yourself in the magic of stories as you explore 20 acres of storybook and nursery rhyme themed attractions.