Atlantic City isn’t Las Vegas– but it’s close. The only major difference is the beach. Let’s get one thing straight though, there’s way more to do in this city than neon signs and slot machines. If you find yourself heading to the Jersey Shore looking for some fun during the daytime and the nighttime – you’ve found the right place. The best part is, you can go any time of year and have a fantastic time.

Take a look at some of the best things to do in this Quick Guide to Atlantic City.


close up of a margarita

Why not get wasted…again…in Margaritaville? Get a great meal while you’re at it! Open for breakfast, lunch, dinner and late at night, grab a bite and a brew in this tiki bar themed restaurant. You’ll want to keep getting wasted again and again.

You can’t miss a chance to order a great steak when in Atlantic City. Regardless of the occasion, Bobby Flay Steak is located within The Borgata and makes a memorable dining experience, not just for its food, but for it’s modern and comfortable atmosphere. 


gambling table at casino

Let’s cut to the chase, if you’re traveling to Atlantic City, you’re looking for a good time, and winning some money! Atlantic City is infamous for its casinos, and when you’re here, you’re going to want to play a hand or two. 

Your first stop and choice should be Borgata.  With its 3,475 slot machines and 180-plus game tables, this is the place where serious New Jersey gamblers come for one thing: poker. If poker is your game, you’ve found the right place.

Another favorite gambling spot is Caesars Atlantic City; It’s the place to go for slot machine lovers. Guests can enjoy 145,000-square-feet of casino space along with 145-plus game tables.


friends walking on the beach

So maybe you want to do something else besides gamble when you’re in town. There’s plenty! First and foremost – have you seen the beach? During the day, grab a swimsuit and a beach towel and head down to the beautiful New Jersey shoreline to catch a few rays.

Once you’ve enjoyed the beach, take some time to walk around the boardwalk and hop on a ride, play a carnival game, and be a kid again at Steel Pier! It is a perfect place for families traveling together.

So what are you waiting for? Get over to Atlantic City and have a great time! You can look for hotel deals on our sister site, Have you ever been to Atlantic City? What are some of your favorite things to do? Tell us about your experience in the comments!