Things to do in Atlantic City

Things to do in Atlantic City

Explore Atlantic City via the Cape May - Lewes Ferry

Located an easy 45 minute drive north of the Cape May terminal, Atlantic City is most known as being the gambling hub of the east coast. However, if you don’t fancy your luck at the table or slot machines, there are plenty of other attractions in Atlantic City that don’t involve gambling. You certainly don’t need to be lucky to take advantage of the following 5 Atlantic City vacation spots.

Tanger Outlets

If you’re coming from Lewes, you’re most likely familiar with the Tanger outlets in Rehoboth. The Atlantic City outlets are easy to find, located at the end of the Atlantic City Expressway and offer the same quality shopping you’re used to from Tanger. You’ll find all your favorite brands like Nike, Polo Ralph Lauren, Coach, Banana Republic, Chico's, Tommy Hilfiger, Reebok, Old Navy, Under Armour and many more. Make sure you bring comfortable shoes and stop by the visitor center for a coupon book with seasonal discounts. 

The Quarter at Tropicana

Atlantic City casinos might be most known for their slot machines and roulette tables but people also come just to enjoy the atmosphere. The Quarter at the Tropicana Casino is one of the best places to sit, wander, or dine. Home to a number of great restaurants and boutiques, the Quarter is lively and energetic. Come and enjoy the good atmosphere, unique items and affordable prices on a quieter end of the Atlantic City Boardwalk.


Absecon Lighthouse

Standing tall at the corner of Pacific and Rhode Island Avenues in Atlantic city is the Absecon Lighthouse, the tallest in New Jersey and the third tallest in the entire country. Take the time to traverse all 228 steps and you will be greeted with an awe-inspiring view of Atlantic City and the majestic Atlantic Ocean. The lighthouse still has its original lens which has remained with the lighthouse since its construction over 150 years ago. This location is fascinating, charming, and staffed by knowledgeable caretakers.

Escape AC

Escape rooms are becoming increasingly popular in recent years, leading to a number of them popping up all over. Escape rooms are cooperative challenges in which participants must work together to use clues and solve puzzles to get out of a specific area. Atlantic City has one of the best in Escape AC. See if you and your friends can escape one of their highly detailed rooms in under 60 intense minutes. 

Atlantic City Boardwalk

Another longstanding icon of Atlantic City, this 6 mile stretch is connected to the beach as well as casinos, numerous shops and restaurants. If you’re travelling with kids, the carnival piers are certainly worth checking out. Otherwise, be sure to hit the casinos and other nightlife adjacent to the Atlantic City Boardwalk.