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Best things to do in Atlantic City

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Where in the world: USA  /  New Jersey  /  Jersey Shore  /  Atlantic City

Top 15 things to do in Atlantic City

2. Atlantic City Boardwalk

Soak up the ocean breeze and vibrant energy of Atlantic City Boardwalk. The 6.43 km (4 mi) seaside promenade is home to some of the east coast’s most famous restaurants, casinos, hotels, and attractions, and holds the title for the oldest boardwalk in the country. Try your luck at the tables in one of the boardwalk’s luxury casino-resorts, such as Trump Taj Mahal, or head to the House of Blues to attend a show with views over the Atlantic. Tour the Atlantic City Historical Museum or Ripley’s Believe It or Not before stopping for a meal at one of the boardwalk’s five-star restaurants or hole-in-the-wall diners. Catch a bicycle taxi back down the boardwalk if you tire after the long walk.
Suggested duration: 2 hours
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3. Borgata Casino

Try your luck at a daily poker tournament at Borgata Casino. This Las Vegas-style casino offers a variety of table games and hundreds of modern slot machines--with a rapid-pay ticket system you won't have to walk around with pockets full of coins. If you need a break from gambling, relax in the garden area by an outdoor pool or check out a burlesque show at the comedy club.
Suggested duration: 2 hours
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5. Harrah's Atlantic City Casino

Suggested duration: 2 hours
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6. The Quarter at Tropicana

Tropicana Atlantic City, also known as The Trop and previously as TropWorld Resort, is a resort, casino hotel located on the beach and Boardwalk in Atlantic City, New Jersey. It is owned by Gaming and Leisure Properties and operated by Caesars Entertainment, and is the third largest hotel in New Jersey, with just under 2,400 guest rooms and the 200,000-square-foot shopping and entertainment complex, The Quarter. It has over 30 restaurants, 30 shops, 20 bars and lounges, 4 pools, the Tropicana Showroom, multiple spas, and an IMAX Theatre. In 2016, Tropicana completed over $200 million in renovations and additions, including a Multimedia Light and Sound Show, the addition of AtlantiCare LifeCenter Fitness (now Tilton Fitness), Garces restaurants, renovations to over 900 hotel rooms, and casino floor but Tropicana will continue investing. The Tropicana is the largest resort and casino on the boardwalk, with 2,364 rooms, 3,000 slot machines, 30 restaurants, and 30 shops, along with two 2,500-space parking garages, totaling over 5,000 parking spaces. In 2021-2023 Tropicana is said to complete renovations through these years, the renovations will include renovations to all 604 West Tower rooms, modernized elevators and escalators, pool enhancements, gaming space enhancements, and more undisclosed renovation projects.
Suggested duration: 2 hours
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7. The Playground at Caesars

The Playground at Caesars, a luxury shopping mall, was originally opened as an amusement pier in 1906. The first floor has been designed to look like the Atlantic City Boardwalk and--with more moderate stores--is a great place to shop for gifts. Ascend to the second floor to browse high-end goods from designers such as Burberry, Gucci, and Louis Vuitton. The majority of the drinking and dining outlets are on the third floor. Half of this level is dedicated to a "beach" area, with wooden chairs set in sand facing a huge glass window that overlooks the boardwalk and sea. Don't miss the mall's fountain, which is the largest indoor water fountain in the world. You can catch its shows set to music throughout the day.
Suggested duration: 4 hours
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8. Tropicana Casino

Suggested duration: 2 hours
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9. Resorts Casino Hotel

Resorts Casino Hotel is a hotel and casino in Atlantic City, New Jersey. Resorts was the first casino hotel in Atlantic City, becoming the first legal casino outside of Nevada in the United States, when it opened on May 26, 1978. The resort completed an expansion in 2004, adding the 27-story Rendezvous Tower, and underwent renovations in 2011, converting the resort to a Roaring Twenties theme.

The Resorts site was originally occupied by two three-story wooden Quaker rooming houses, The Chalfonte House and The Haddon House.
Suggested duration: 4 hours
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10. Tanger Outlet Atlantic City

Visit Shopper Services for all your shopping needs! Coupon books, stroller and wheelchair rentals, coupons, and area information! Located at 2014 Baltic Avenue, next to T-Mobile and across the street from the Sheraton Hotel. For assistance, please call 609-344-0095. Happy Shopping!
Suggested duration: 2 hours
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11. In the Line of Duty Sculpture

Suggested duration: 2 hours
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12. Absecon Lighthouse

The Absecon Lighthouse is a coastal lighthouse located in the north end of Atlantic City, New Jersey, overlooking Absecon Inlet. At 171 feet (52 m) it is the tallest lighthouse in the state of New Jersey and the third-tallest masonry lighthouse in the United States.

Construction on Absecon Lighthouse began in 1854, with the light first lit on January 15, 1857. The lighthouse was deactivated in 1933 and, although the light still shines every night, it is no longer an active navigational aid. The lighthouse is open to public visitation and, for a small donation, one may climb to the watch room and external gallery. A re-creation of the keepers' quarters was opened in 2002 and serves as a museum and gift shop. The original oil house now contains a Fresnel lens exhibit. Along with school and group tours, the Absecon Lighthouse offers an overnight program for Scouts, a winter arts program for children, and a wide variety of special events throughout the year.

The Absecon Lighthouse was designed by George Meade and still retains its original first-order fixed Fresnel lens. The lens is made of lead glass and weighs 12,800 pounds (5,800 kg) As the light was fixed (non-flashing), it does not have a landward segment allowing visitors to look up in the lens where the keepers entered it for maintenance.

Jack E. Boucher conceived and oversaw the preservation of the lighthouse in 1964.

The lighthouse is listed on the National Register of Historic Places, the Historic American Buildings Survey, and the New Jersey Register of Historic Places.
Suggested duration: 2 hours
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13. Wild Wild West Casino

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14. Trump Taj Mahal Casino

The Hard Rock Hotel & Casino Atlantic City is a casino and hotel on the Boardwalk currently undergoing refurbishment in Atlantic City, New Jersey, United States, owned by Hard Rock International.The casino, originally known as the Trump Taj Mahal, was inaugurated by its then-owner Donald Trump in 1990, and was built at a total cost of nearly one billion dollars. Restaurants at the Taj included Dynasty, Il Mulino New York, Moon at Dynasty, Robert's Steakhouse, and Hard Rock Cafe. It was also the home of Scores, the country's first in-casino strip club.The Taj Mahal came to the brink of closure in 2014 as its parent company went through bankruptcy, but ultimately remained open under the new ownership of Icahn Enterprises. On August 3, 2016, it was announced that the Trump Taj Mahal would close after Labor Day. It was closed on October 10, 2016.On March 1, 2017, the Seminole Tribe of Florida through its Hard Rock International brand, and the Morris and Jingoli families, announced its purchase of the facility and conversion to the Hard Rock Hotel and Casino brand.HistoryConstruction of what was originally known as the Taj Mahal commenced in 1983 by Resorts International, owner of the neighboring Resorts Casino Hotel, with an estimated budget of $250 million. Resorts head James Crosby said it might be named the United States Hotel, in reference to the city's first major hotel.
Suggested duration: 2 hours
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15. New Jersey Korean War Memorial

Suggested duration: 2 hours
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