5 Things To Do In Atlantic City

by iggy

5 Things To Do In Atlantic city, Casinos, Beach, Boardwalk, Helicopter rides, and the Aquarium. Have fun and enjoy your stay In Atlantic city.

Traveling can be fun or a nightmare, taking some time to plan your trip can make the difference. Atlantic city is a great nightlife town that is gearing back towards the family resort it once was. You have the beach, boardwalk, piers,shopping, and the Aquarium for the family. At night you have numerous clubs and shows in each casino as well as the main attraction - Gambling. The casinos have parking, beautiful rooms, restaurants, and are minutes from the beach and boardwalk so you can bring the family and stay with confidence.

#1 Casinos

 Atlantic city has over 10 Casinos to chose from with three others closed at this time. There are plenty of gambling, shows, and restaurants to choose from so you will find something you will like.  I will go to a show and gamble since I am there, they have nice rooms to stay at if you are from out of town. This makes coming to the city convenient because you can park and have everything you need where you are staying.

#2 The Beach

Atlantic city has the only free beach in the area and it is as nice as the rest. You will be near the boardwalk and casinos so you can get refreshments or use the rest room. There is a bar and dance club located on the beach and they have free concerts too.

 Parking is in the casino or you can go to the south end near Ventnor To park on the street and avoid the city.





#3 The Boardwalk

The boardwalk runs from the north end near the seawall all the way to Ventnor, It is 4 miles long through Atlantic city and runs 1½ miles into Ventnor. Through the city it is lined with casinos and stores to shop or eat at, You can get just about anything you need and a few things you do not need there. It has rolling chairs pushed by local residents and a tram car system to take thos unable to walk that distance around.

Helicopter Rides

Helicopter Rides
Helicopter Rides

#4 Amusement Piers and Rides

The boardwalk has piers with rides and arcades for the younger family members as well as yourself.

There are games to play and rides for children and adults, even high ones like the slingshot and helicopter rides.

Fun for the whole family.



#5 The Aquarium

Atlantic city has an Aquarium near the seawall that shows all the local fish and reptiles, They have tanks that you can pet the sting rays and sharks.

Outside you can see the old diving bell that people use to go under the water in off the pier.

History Of Atlantic City


Atlantic City has a rich history of being a successful resort town, it had all the great performers like Dean Martin, Sammy Davis Jr., Frank Sinatra, and so many more. There were the piers with the diving bell that took people under water and the diving horse that dove into a pool with a woman on it's back.

Of course you have to mention the boardwalk with the rolling chairs and famous places like Peanut World and Fralinger's Candy.  The city has two Pikes and an expressway with bus routes on two of them, and a train station with train service that stops throughout South Jersey and into Philly.  There is a jitney service that travels through the city on Pacific ave. mostly to get visitors where they are going, This fleet now runs on natural gas.      

 I grew up in Atlantic city and seen it go through many changes, some I like and others I hate, I have to say it has become a nice place to visit or vacation at. The amount of available things to do is staggering, this could have been a list to 100 and still not named them all.



Other Attractions

If you liked the 5 things to do in Atlantic City then here are a few more suggestions you may like as well.

  1. Brigantine Wildlife Refuge
  2. Lucy The elephant
  3. The walk (shopping)
  4. Atlantic County Parks
  5. Amazing Restaurants
  6. Dance Clubs
  7. Smithville
  8. Whitehouse Sub Shop
  9. Tony's Baltimore Grill

Atlantic City

Atlantic City
Atlantic City

Which do you like best?

Updated: 04/18/2018, iggy
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iggy on 05/21/2023

They are listed in random order.

DerdriuMarriner on 09/07/2022

The last, Other Attractions subheading adds nine other Atlantic City attractions.

Are they mentioned in order of accessibility or popularity?

DerdriuMarriner on 04/21/2022

Revisiting your wizzley calls to mind a 2021-published book that pertains to Atlantic City attractions.

It's The Last Diving Horse in America: Rescuing Gamal and Other Animals – Lessons in Living and Loving, by animal rescue advocate, animal rescuer and author Cynthia Branigan. It's in the library system here.

Would you happen to have known about the diving horses, who rivaled the first diving bell and then the second replacement bell as lucrative attractions and for packed crowds and press coverage?

katiem2 on 10/09/2017

I've been to Atlantic CIty, I like the beaches and boat tours. I have never gambled although I have heard it is nice in Atlantic city, it is a lively town and I would go back again. Great review.

Rosa on 05/31/2017

You forgot to mention the lighthouse. It was very nice and dog friendly too,you also get to meet Buddy a gentleman who's been telling everyone about the lighthouse history. Love your company Buddy.

iggy on 03/08/2017

Thank you for all your comments

DerdriuMarriner on 03/08/2017

iggy, Thank you for the Atlantic City tour! My priorities when I go there will be the aquarium, the beach, the boardwalk and the wildlife refuge.

katiem2 on 09/15/2016

I have not been to Atlantic city, nice guide as to the fun activities and sights

blackspanielgallery on 01/05/2016

Greaat information. I have yet to go that direction.

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