Itinerary: Eat, Drink and Be Cozy
There’s snow place like home in Atlantic City. Escape the long, cold winter days and warm your heart up in Atlantic City with these suggested things to do.
Luxuriate at a Spa
It’s time to be pampered at one of Atlantic City’s world-class spas. From a Himalayan Salt Grotto at Ocean Casino Resort’s Exhale Spa to Rhythm & Motion rooms at Hard Rock Hotel & Casino’s Rock Spa you are sure to be taken on a pure journey of relaxation.
Celebrity Chef-Driven Hideaways or Go Where the locals go
When you come to Atlantic City, come hungry. Picky palette? No problem. Choose from a diverse range of cuisine with celebrity chef establishments or brand name eateries.
The British are coming! Step into an eclectic pub atmosphere at Gordon Ramsay Pub & Grill that serves up scotch eggs, pub pies and all the pub fare food you can get your hands on. Carmine’s, an establishment dedicated for groups is the best way to try a little bit of everything. If you have room for dessert, which you always should, order the Titanic and thank us later. Bobby Flay, Wolfgang Puck, Jose Garces, Michael Symon and many more celebrity chefs will broaden your horizons and push the limit with their exceptional and diverse menu items.
Eat like a local and dine at one of Atlantic City’s hidden gems where astonishing history chatter can be heard at every table. In the Ducktown Neighborhood, pop into family owned, White House Sub Shop where the menu boasts world-renowned submarines. It’s a sub, not a hoagie! You may even bump into a celebrity, but if you don’t, turn your attention to the star studded wall with signed photos from each famous celeb who has walked through the door. Looking for more upscale dining? A small and quaint Italian joint just off of Pacific Ave, Café 2825 is truly a must dine at while in town. Order up the handmade warm burrata style fresh mozzarella that is made and served tableside. Pro tip: Add the prosciutto – it will melt in your mouth and you’ll want to savor every bite.
Entertainment and Nightlife Galore
Step into the intimate arena at Jim Whelan Boardwalk Hall where star studded events have been on display from Rolling Stones to Madonna. Comedy Clubs, casino showrooms, nightclubs, lounges, whatever your taste or budget, your night is just getting started and don’t forget your dancing shoes!
Itinerary: As the Leaves Turn…
Jump into Fall in Atlantic City where we like to take full advantage of the ‘locals’ summer’ at the Jersey Shore. Check out these suggested things to do during the Fall.
Savings to Fall in Love With
It’s time for a new fall wardrobe and we know just the place for a shopaholics paradise. Fall into savings at the hottest shopping in Atlantic City, Tanger Outlets The Walk. Of course our favorite pastime is shopping, and it’s tax-free! The Walk has more than 100 retail establishments including, Pandora, Coach, Michael Kors, Guess, Banana Republic Factory, Yankee Candle and more. The savings are endless and the highest quality of fashion is all around.
Step into Old Havana at The Quarter at The Tropicana where you will find an array of shopping experiences that include White House Black Market, Swarovski, Marshall Russo and more.
Experience additional shopping boutiques at our nine casino resorts. Stroll down the boards and pop in and out of the six casino resorts. Jewelry, handbags, shoes, clothes; find a new hip outfit for a night out on the town. While you’re at it, visit the excellent surf shops, souvenir stores and specialty boutiques lined up and down the Boardwalk. A new pair of beach sunnies will always come in handy!
Land on the Orange Loop
Borrowing its name from everyone’s favorite board game, Monopoly, take a few steps off the Boardwalk where you will land on the Orange Loop! Experience three beach blocks of unique restaurants, bars, chocolate, live music, yoga and more. Tennessee Avenue, St. James Place and New York Avenue await your arrival.
The anchor of the Orange Loop is Tennessee Avenue Beer Hall. If you are a beer lover then this is the place to be! Expect to find over a hundred craft beers on draft and by the bottle. Need a snack? Check out their unique menu creations like the Lobster Tator Tots and Pennsylvania Ave Soft Pretzel. Nothing pairs better with a cold brew.
If a cocktail and pizza bar is more your speed, walk next door to Rhythm & Spirits where you will find fresh sustainable ingredients inspired by adventure, culture and season. Be surprised as the space evolves as the day progresses.
End your tour of Tennessee Avenue at Bar 32 Chocolate & Cocktails. Bar 32 chocolate allows you to indulge in a sweet escape as you are transported to the greatest dessert destination in the galaxy: home base in Atlantic City where a mix of music, chocolate and cocktails are celebrated.
An Afternoon Exploration
Expand your horizons and take a short 25 minute drive north to the historic Smithville Village in Galloway, NJ. Stroll the cobblestone pathways and beautiful manicured grounds as you visit over 40 unique shops and boutiques. Belly up to the wooden bar at Tomasello Winery’s wine shop where you can swirl, sniff and sip a variety of dry, sweet and fruity wines. If all the wine tasting has you hungry or in need of a refreshing beverage, The Smithville Inn or Fred & Ethel’s Tavern has something for everyone. Follow the red brick road where it will lead you to a delightful scent of fresh baked bread, pastries, cookies, pies and more at The Smithville Bakery. Start your day bright and early with a scrumptious breakfast to fill your belly or pop in to grab baked goods to satisfy your sweet tooth.
Wineries, Distilleries and Breweries
Looking to go off the beaten path and away from the hustle and bustle of the city? Well, wine your way through rural South Jersey where you can visit the Wine Trail with more than 15 wineries and a plethora of options for wine lovers and connoisseurs.
A favorite among visitors is Sharrott Winery, located in Hammonton, NJ. Nestled among a stunning vineyard and horse farm it’s a 45-minute drive from AC and hosts visitors from near and far. Sit back and enjoy your preferred glass of wine, along with a decadent cheese board or sample a variety of wines with a wine flight. The newest tasting room is an experience as soon as you pull up to the estate. Visitors will not be able to take their eyes off of the stunning barn doors and glass garage doors that sprawl onto a beautiful patio overlooking the endless vineyard vines. What more could you ask for…
Drive back into Atlantic City and pick up where you left off. Little Water Distillery is Atlantic City’s first and only craft distillery to produce whiskey, rum, vodka and gin. With tours and tastings, it's the perfect site to find your new beloved spirit, produced locally.
Stroll over next door to The Seed: A Living Beer Project where you can visit their brewery and taproom to see where and how the magic of beer happens.
Itinerary: Spring is in the Air
Spring has sprung and it’s the perfect weather to plan your next getaway to Atlantic City. Check out these suggested things to do during the blooming spring months.
Endless Experiences on the Boards
Historic, wooden and seven miles long; The Atlantic City Boardwalk continues to attract visitors from all around the world as they create their story with everlasting memories. Stroll the wooden way by foot, bicycle, the legendary rolling chair or watch the tram car please! The scent of Boardwalk fare food can be detected around every block. Hot and fresh funnel cake or mouthwatering cheese fries, your pick. If you’re in the mood to shop, excellent surf shops, souvenir stores and specialty boutiques will help you find just what you are looking for. Bring the family, too! Steel Pier, Ripley’s Believe It or Not!, Central Pier Arcade and Speedway, miniature golf and much more can be found at the Jersey Shore for endless fun.
Follow the sound of the music…steps off the Boardwalk and inside Jim Whelan Boardwalk Hall you will hear whispers and thundering of the world’s largest musical instrument, the pipe organ. The pipe organ can be seen and heard in operation every weekday for half hour concerts and tours May-September. Additional free Boardwalk entertainment can be heard daily. Whether it’s jazz night with the Chicken Bone Beach Jazz Concert Series or Tribute Tuesdays with your favorite tribute band there is something for every music lover and beyond.
Explore the Town of Hammonton
Known as the “Blueberry Capital of the World,” Hammonton, NJ is a quaint town outside of AC. If you are an antique lover, then you will have no problem digging for the hidden treasures. Wander down the sidewalks and stumble upon a different shop or restaurant around every corner. On The Town Food Tours offers a food tour spent on Bellevue Avenue sampling food and exploring the arts. Try something new and venture out of your comfort zone with a food adventure on the town.
Don’t Miss the Boat!
Board the Cruisin’ 1 boat where you can choose from a range of exclusive tours. Cruise along for a morning skyline tour where the vantage point is like no other. Get up close and personal with the dolphin watching cruise and catch the mammal’s frolicking in the open seas. If an afternoon or happy hour cruise is more your speed, look no further. Each cruise offers something for everyone.
A Place to Soar
Located on the world-famous Boardwalk and steps from casino resorts, the historic Steel Pier will channel your inner youth with amusement rides you’ve loved as a kid and a chance to win that big stuffed animal you’ve dreamed about. One pier, one wheel, endless fun…walk onto one of the 40 climate controlled gondolas on Atlantic City’s newest attraction, The Wheel. The third largest Wheel in the United States lights up the ever-changing skyline of Atlantic City and offers sweeping views. Pro tip: Purchase tickets for a sunset ride so you can catch beautiful cotton candy skies. Aim wisely or you will miss! Try an attempt at the newest sport, axe throwing with your group and compete for the best axe thrower award. Fly high in the sky with the Steel Pier Helicopters and have your camera ready for the perfect photo op as you soar up and down the shoreline. Take a break from the action and visit the Ocean Reef Oasis bar as you sip a drink or host your group 1,000 feet over the ocean. Whatever you choose, brace yourself for great fun and action!
Itinerary: License to Chill
Sit back, enjoy and relax as you listen to the ocean waves rolling onto the shoreline. Check out these suggested things to do during the sweet summertime.
Sea You on the Beach
Bask in the glowing sun, take a dip in the Atlantic Ocean or stroll along the white sandy beach to find the perfect seashell. At the famous and FREE beaches of Atlantic City, adventure is on the horizon. Surf lessons, kayaking, windsurfing, parasailing - whatever you’re in the mood for…Atlantic City’s got it! You’re on island time in Atlantic City so stroll off the beach and follow the beat of the music to one of the lively beach bars located up and down the sand. Kick back and relax at the well-known Jimmy Buffett’s Margaritaville entertainment complex, which transforms into a destination appealing to visitors yearning for an island adventure. Sip a frozen concoction all while digging your toes in the sand at LandShark Bar and Grill.
Enjoy a FREE evening out with your family for Movies Under the Stars. Cozy up with chairs, blankets, and your favorite movie snacks as you watch the newest films under the moon lit sky.
Plan your beach trip around one of the best air shows in the country. The 2021 Atlantic City Air Show will return August 18, 2021 for its nineteenth year. This free signature event brings in families from all over to gather on the beautiful beaches and Boardwalk to watch the planes dip and dive over the Atlantic Ocean. Throughout the four hour show, you will be amazed and see something different every 10 to 15 minutes. Don’t miss this high flying event that is fun for all!
Back Bay Adventures
A quaint and historic village located on the waterfront is Gardner’s Basin. The Basin sits on the hub of the Absecon inlet showcasing spectacular views of the Marina District, Back Bays and Atlantic Ocean. Gaze at the glistening waterways as fishing boats and stunning yachts passage through the channels. There are plenty of fish in the sea so get ready to hook one. Find a spot along the jetty or book a reservation on the Highroller fishing charter. You will be sure to go home with a catch. Gilchrist, a locals hot spot on the water serving up breakfast and lunch has you covered. Order up the infamous blueberry hotcakes or a savory pork roll and cheese sandwich, a perfect start for a long day spent on the boat. Back Bay Ale House, a popular summer establishment for locals and visitors to grab a seat at the bar or hang at a picnic table. Your four legged furry pals are even invited. On trend and served up are colorful mason jar creations along with fresh seafood right off the boat. Gardner’s Basin is also home to the Atlantic City Aquarium where you can sea life up close and personal. From the extraordinary exhibits to the informational shows and even a touch tank, exploration and imaginations will run wild here. On your way back from Gardner’s Basin stop at one of the oldest lighthouses in the country. The majestic Absecon Lighthouse stands at 171 feet tall and boasts as New Jersey’s tallest lighthouse. Climb until you can’t climb anymore because the 228 steps are worth the views at the top.
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