Thrilling Games, Luxurious Stays

AC is a destination filled with life

By Sara Robertson

Atlantic City is the resort and gaming capital of the East Coast, right on the coastline of New Jersey. Beyond its glittering casinos and glamorous resorts, it is famous for its expansive boardwalk, attracting visitors from all over since its establishment in the late 19th century. Atlantic City is the perfect destination for those seeking jaw-dropping live performances, the thrills of amusement parks or time spent walking along the breathtaking coastal stretches of the Jersey shore.

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“Atlantic City offers travelers and meeting planners the perfect blend of excitement and sophistication, creating an unmatched destination for both leisure and business. With top-tier entertainment options, a variety of accommodations and exceptional meeting facilities totaling over 1.8 million sq. ft., Atlantic City is a versatile destination that effortlessly combines fun and productivity.”

—Larry Sieg, President and CEO of Visit Atlantic City



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Atlantic City Boardwalk in New Jersey
Credit: Visit Atlantic City

The Atlantic City Boardwalk is one of the city’s most famous draws. Unique shops, restaurants and attractions are spread across several piers, and it’s only walking distance from an abundance of restaurants and casinos. Taste saltwater taffy and fudge and be sure to pick up some Atlantic City souvenirs.

Treat your attendees to sightseeing on the water with Atlantic City Cruises. From the Dolphin Watching Adventure to the back bay Happy Hour cruise, daily cruises run May through September, departing from historic Garnder’s Basin. Cruises can be reserved for private parties and corporate outings.

If you have some downtime before that cruise, don’t pass up a visit to Gardner’s Basin. This bayside park on a protected channel along the back bay is directly across from the state marina and Coast Guard station. It is also home to the Atlantic City Aquarium, temporarily closed for renovations.

The African American Heritage Museum of Southern New Jersey is housed in the Noyes Art Garage, and documents African American history through both unique permanent collections and visiting shows. It now features over 12,000 pieces that focus both on historical documentation of the lives of African Americans and the works of local African American artists.

Atlantic City is home to over 50 murals, and Visit Atlantic City offers a map so your group can take a self-guided mural tour at their leisure and learn about the stories behind the works from local, regional and global artists as part of the 48 Blocks AC program headed by the Atlantic City Arts Foundation.


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This article appears in the January 2024 and January/February 2024 issues. You can subscribe to the magazine here.