Atlantic City Travel Guide

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You're Going to Love Atlantic City

One of the most famous cities on the New Jersey Coast, Atlantic City is known for its iconic Boardwalk, sandy beaches and glamorous casinos.

Everyone comes to Atlantic City! A tourist destination since it was founded in the 19th century, the city attracts visitors from all over the world as well as weekenders from New York and Philadelphia.

Atlantic City is a family-oriented town with attractions for everyone. It's a top entertainment spot and big-name stars regularly appear in its hotels and theaters.

You'll find a vast range of activities including swimming, surfing and fishing. Whether you love music and dance or whether you're a history and culture fan, you'll be enchanted by Atlantic City.

Top 5 Reasons to Visit Atlantic City

What to do in Atlantic City

Boardwalk
Steel Pier
Absecon Lighthouse

When to Visit Atlantic City

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Summer, from March to the end of August is peak season in Atlantic City and you can expect temperatures of 80 – 84F during the day. The pleasant breeze from the ocean offsets the summer humidity. Visit from March to April or from September to late October when the city is less busy to take advantage of lower prices and less crowded attractions. Any time is ideal if you’re a gaming fan and many casinos offer deals and discounts throughout the year.

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How to Get to Atlantic City

Airports near Atlantic City

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Where to Stay in Atlantic City

Since most of Atlantic City’s hotel’s tend to be either large chains or casino/hotel resorts you can expect affordable accommodation and good service, even though décor can be bland. You’ll also find luxury options like The Borgata and Chelsea; Atlantic City is perfect for fabulous vacations and romantic breaks.

Popular Neighborhoods in Atlantic City

Most popular hotel in Atlantic City by neighborhood

Boardwalk & Beach Area

Where to stay in popular areas of Atlantic City

Most booked hotels in Atlantic City

How to Get Around Atlantic City

The Cost of Living in Atlantic City

Atlantic City is an affordable destination for visitors, even though it’s slightly more expensive than other New Jersey cities such as Trenton. Expect to pay $25 for a basic meal and $80 for a three-course dinner for two in a mid-range restaurant.

Atlantic City’s Hottest Shopping Streets

From specialist shops like Steel’s Fudge, the world’s oldest family owned fudge maker, to stylish boutiques and bustling malls, shopping in Atlantic City is a treat. Visit the Pier Shops at Caesar’s for designer brands like Louis Vuitton, Chanel, and Gucci or Tanger - The WalkOutlets for stores ranging from Bass Pro to Calvin Klein. The Shore Mall in Egg Harbour is also good and stores include Burlington Coat Factory and Boscov’s.

Groceries and Other Necessities

You’ll find plenty of supermarkets and stores where you can pick up basics like food and toiletries. Popular options include Boom and Save-a-Lot.

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Where to Eat in Atlantic City

Whether you feel like a quick snack or a three-course dinner, you’re spoiled for choice in Atlantic City. Boardwalk vendors sell local and traditional favorites like salt water taffy, funnel cakes, hot dogs and cotton candy that can be enjoyed on the beach or while sitting on the boardwalk enjoying the panoramic Atlantic views. Be sure to try sandwiches from White House Subs in Ducktown; the landmark shop has been visited by hundreds of celebrities. See if you can spot the photographs of the Beatles!

Atlantic City’s coastal location means that seafood is a staple. Try Dock’s Oyster House for oysters, lobster, crab and excellent service. If you’re not a seafood fan, local favorite, Tony’s Baltimore Grill on Atlantic Avenue serves great pizza. Or, try surf and turf at Knife and Fork where visitors and locals have dined since 1910.

Most popular restaurants in Atlantic City

The Steakhouse at Harrah's Atlantic City
Steak
Excellent (3,090 reviews)
Mia - Caesars Atlantic City
Italian
Excellent (1,573 reviews)
Dock's Oyster House
Seafood
Excellent (1,410 reviews)
Carmine's - Atlantic City
Italian
Excellent (1,157 reviews)
Knife & Fork Inn
Seafood
Excellent (906 reviews)
Chart House - Atlantic City
Seafood
Excellent (575 reviews)
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