The gaming capital of the East Coast welcomes groups with its historic Boardwalk, attractions
Featuring glamorous casinos, rich history and an iconic Boardwalk, Atlantic City will engage groups of all interests visiting the Mid-Atlantic region. Visitors are encouraged to rediscover a thriving city filled with diverse cuisine, shopping opportunities and outdoor activities along the Atlantic Ocean. The city’s nine casino resorts have all reopened with in-depth health and safety guidelines along with additional protocols implemented by the New Jersey government that ensure comfort for every guest.
Whether you enjoy high-stakes poker or penny slots, there’s action for every price point at Atlantic City’s nine casinos. Place your bets at the city’s largest sportsbook at Caesars Atlantic City Hotel & Casino, try your hand at exciting table games at Hard Rock Hotel & Casino and a luxurious poker room at Resorts Casino & Hotel. If your group doesn’t enjoy gambling, Atlantic City’s casinos offer plentiful entertainment options, chic lounges, fine dining and restorative spas to include in your itinerary.
Acquaint your group with Atlantic City’s skyline with a walk along the Boardwalk and beaches. The famous promenade was constructed in 1870 and has since been immortalized by postcards, movies and the iconic board game Monopoly. Take in an ocean breeze or Atlantic sunset while admiring the rows of shops, restaurants and live entertainment venues that populate this iconic wooden way. The Boardwalk’s centerpiece is the Steel Pier, a 1,000-foot-long amusement park constructed in 1898 and populated with midway games, thrill rides and food stalls. The pier’s signature attraction is The Wheel—an illuminated ferris wheel where riders can view the entire Boardwalk in 40 climate-controlled gondola cars. Another popular waterfront attraction is the Absecon Lighthouse. The tallest lighthouse in New Jersey rises to 171 feet and invites groups to ascend 228 steps for a breathtaking view of the Jersey Shore.
Hours of entertainment await in the Orange Loop, a pedestrian-friendly area filled with one-of-a-kind restaurants, coffee shops, craft cocktail lounges and live music venues. Groups will want to sample the over 40 beers on tap at Tennessee Avenue Beer Hall and enjoy Cajun barbecue cuisine at Bourré. For a sophisticated cocktail club atmosphere and live music experience, make a reservation at Rhythm & Spirits for authentic Italian fare like pizza, pasta and paninis. Savor small-batch rum and other spirits at Little Water Distillery, which offers educational tours and sample sessions to enjoy craft whiskey, vodka, rum and gin.
Groups seeking excellent outlet shopping will want to browse the over 100 retailers represented at Tanger Outlets The Walk. Conveniently located at the foot of the Atlantic City Expressway, this complex houses Michael Kors, Calvin Klein, Nike Factory, Coach, Kate Spade, Loft Outlet, Nautica, J.Crew, H&M, Forever 21, and Puma. The Quarter at Tropicana, an Old Havana-themed enclosed shopping center near the Boardwalk, houses the Zephyr Gallery, Francesca’s Collections and the Old Farmer’s Almanac General Store.
The ocean looks beautiful from shore, but an Atlantic City Cruises experience will offer groups unique views of the skyline and Boardwalk. Atlantic City’s flagship vessel embarks on a series of themed excursions, including the Dolphin Watching Adventure and Happy Hour Cruise. Near ACC’s dock is Historic Gardner’s Basin, a secluded inlet that provides a contrast to the hustle and bustle of the Boardwalk. Enjoy the site of elegant Bayfront homes, boathouses and a municipal park before walking into the Atlantic City Aquarium.