Things to do in Atlantic City

Known for its casinos, boardwalk, beach and coastal location, there are so many reasons Vinnie Van GO loves Atlantic City. The East Coast’s Vegas is always a great time, no matter what the season. It’s also only a short shuttle ride from Newark!

Did you know Atlantic City inspired the board game Monopoly? It has also been the home of the Miss America pageant since 1921, and was famously involved in the infamous Prohibition era, where gangsters gathered on the boardwalk to gamble. Read on for some of Vinnie Van GO’s must-see Atlantic City spots!

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Atlantic City Boardwalk

New Year’s Day Polar Bear Plunge

On New Year’s Day, Atlantic City has an event that will wake you up no matter how late you stayed up the night before. Join hoards of participants to dive into the icy ocean in your swimsuit. Located right outside Resorts Casino Hotel, this event takes place no matter the weather – if it’s raining, snowing or hailing – so this event is not for the faint of heart!


Atlantic City Classic Car Show

This annual event is a must-go for car lovers of all ages. Every early February, this car show and auction brings together car enthusiasts and experts from all over the world. Whether you’re an autophile or looking for a nice way to spend an afternoon, this car show is always an exciting atmosphere.


Thunder Over the Boardwalk

There’s no better way to finish off the summer than Atlantic City Airshow or “Thunder Over the Boardwalk”. This annual airshow over the boardwalk is one of the largest in the U.S. Bring your beach blankets and friends along for this exhilarating military aviation showcase.


Atlantic City skyline

Boardwalk Hall

This Boardwalk staple, formerly known as the Historic Atlantic City Convention Hall, is an arena for ice hockey and concert performances. It is also the location of the famous Miss America Pageant, and has the world’s largest musical instrument – a pipe organ with over 33,000 pipes. If you’re in town for a show, make the Boardwalk Hall a stop on your stay!

Address:
2301 Boardwalk
Atlantic City, NJ 08401


Atlantic City Convention Center

The Atlantic City Convention Center is the city’s premier convention hall, and is the largest in New Jersey. If you’re in town for a convention, it’s likely here. The building has a huge showroom, 5 exhibit halls, and a conveniently located adjacent Sheraton hotel. If you’re in town for a convention, this is a perfect place to stay – and our knowledgeable drivers can shuttle you here from Newark, JFK or LaGuardia airport or another hotel.

Address:
1 Convention Blvd
Atlantic City, NJ 08401


Steel Pier

Steel Pier

The Steel Pier is an iconic and historic part of the Atlantic City boardwalk. Opened in 1898 as a theater, the 1,000 foot long amusement park located across from the Trump Taj Mahal, offers family-friendly attractions, helicopter rides, and – of course – the rollercoasters! The infamous Rocket rollercoaster goes at over 100mph. But don’t worry, there are rides for all ages and all speeds.


Tropicana Casino & Resort

A central staple of Atlantic City’s boardwalk is the Tropicana Casino & Resort. This Cuban-inspired building holds a casino, hotel, indoor shopping atrium, theaters, and restaurants. This resort is the center of Atlantic City nightlife – a perfect place to stay during your time here!

Address:
2831 Boardwalk
Atlantic City, NJ 08401


Absecon Lighthouse

This coastal lighthouse in the north end of Atlantic City, a short shuttle ride from the boardwalk, is the tallest lighthouse in the state and the third tallest of its kind in the country. While it is no longer active, the lighthouse is now open to the public. Climbing to the top watch room and external gallery is a great activity, where you can look out on the beautiful Absecon Inlet.

Address:
31 S Rhode Island Ave
Atlantic City, NJ 08401


Atlantic City Tours

There are several options for tours around Atlantic City. Atlantic City Trolleys offers a Cape May Gingerbread trolley tour which leaves from Atlantic City, and takes you to Cape May’s Washington Street Mall, a charming shopping experience, and a chance to explore the country’s oldest seaside resort.

If walking is more your speed, this historic two-mile boardwalk tour takes you through time, where a knowledgeable guide will teach you the origin and success story of the first boardwalk in the United States. GPSMyCity also has several self-guided walking tours if you’d rather do your own thing.


New Jersey Atlantic City Casinos

Headed to Atlantic City by yourself or with a group? Vinnie Van GO suggests a casino shuttle to start an unforgettable weekend.


Tropicana Atlantic City

Tropicana Atlantic City resort has an award winning casino. The Cuban-inspired building has recently undergone more than $90 million in recent renovations, making it a modern and cutting-edge gaming establishment. With more than 2,300 slot machines, 125 game tables and a poker room, Tropicana Atlantic City is the hub of Atlantic City excitement and nightlife. Reserve a Tropicana shuttle with GO!

Address:
2831 Boardwalk
Atlantic City, NJ 08401


Golden Nugget Hotel & Casino

The Golden Nugget is an Atlantic City gambling staple. This hotel, casino and marina is the cousin of the Las Vegas landmark, and boasts of a beautifully renovated pool and resort. There are a number of dining options, and a ballroom and theater that has hosted Prince, Sting, Ray Charles and Aretha Franklin.

Address:
600 Huron Avenue & Brigantine Boulevard
Atlantic City, NJ 08401


Resorts Casino Hotel

Opened in 1978, this hotel and casino was the first casino hotel in Atlantic City and the first legal casino outside of Nevada. Originally occupied by Quaker rooming houses, the hotel is now a Roaring Twenties theme, and one of the premier casinos in Atlantic City. With a boardwalk entrance, this Resorts Casino Hotel is conveniently located near everything you could need, making it great for a night out.

Address:
1133 Boardwalk
Atlantic City, NJ 08401



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