Spring Getaways in AC
Spring getaways in Atlantic City are as diverse and thrilling as the city itself. Here we’ve gathered some of our favorite escapes. This seaside gaming wonderland is one of the most popular destinations in the United States, hosting more than 27 million visitors per year. We bet you’ll find some ideas that appeal to you too.
Love gaming? Odds are you’ll have a fabulous time (and maybe win big) in any of Atlantic City’s renowned casinos. Head over to Bally’s, Borgata, Caesars, Golden Nugget, Harrah's Resort, Tropicana, Hard Rock or Ocean for luxury coastal resort accommodations and a gamer’s paradise - slots, poker, blackjack, roulette, you name it. Add spectacular nightlife, live shows and award-winning dining to the mix and you can’t lose.
For the Foodies
Whatever brings you to AC, the dining will keep you coming back. Put places like Dock’s Oyster House, Knife & Fork Inn, Angeline by Michael Symon and Guy Fieri’s Chophouse high on your list of must-try restaurants. Savor British favorites like Beef Wellington and Shepherd’s Pie at Gordon Ramsay Pub & Grill. Soul food and live music at Kelsey’s. Family-style southern Italian fare at Carmine's. Authentic Cuban dishes at Cuba Libre and more.
Tanger Outlets in Atlantic City is a hotspot for fashionistas and designer deal-seekers alike. The Walk encompasses 15 (yes, fifteen!) picturesque city blocks and boasts impressive styles from all the names you love – from Coach and J. Crew Factory to Michael Kors and Kate Spade New York. You’ll also find plenty of distinctive eateries to suit everyone’s style (and appetite.)
History Buff Hotspots
Atlantic City goes hand-in-hand with history – and lots of it! For starters, you can ascend the 228 steps of the 150-year-old Absecon Lighthouse. Standing at 171 feet, it is the tallest lighthouse in New Jersey and the third tallest lighthouse in the country. Make your day even more memorable with visits to the New Jersey State Korean War Memorial, World War I Memorial, African American Heritage Museum, and Civil Rights Garden.
Focus on Family Fun
It’s too chilly to lounge on the beach, so admire it as you stroll the famed Atlantic City Boardwalk. Approximately four miles from end-to-end, the iconic boards are the first boardwalk in the U.S. and the longest boardwalk in New Jersey. Enjoy views of the beach and the Steel Pier and explore cool coastal shops. Plan stops at Playcade Arcade, Central Pier Arcade & Speedway with paintball and NASCAR-style go-karts or Rainforest Café. Your kids’ smiles will say it all, trust us.
For Art & Culture Cravers
Be a part of AC art at The Noyes Arts Garage of Stockton University. The cornerstone of the Arts District, this creative mecca houses over 15 studios, galleries, shops, a flexible workshop/classroom, and year-round events. The center also includes a 1,200 sq. ft. satellite gallery, The Noyes Museum of Art of Stockton University and the African American Heritage Museum of Southern New Jersey. All this plus convenient parking adjacent to the Tanger Outlets, the Convention Center, Boardwalk Hall and Dante Hall Theater.
These are just some of the great spring getaways you can experience in Atlantic City. The seaside oasis also delivers countless unforgettable escapes and accommodations for spa lovers, boating enthusiasts, entertainment seekers, and festival fanatics too. The list goes on and on. AC has something for everyone, including you.
Whatever destinations you choose to explore this spring, check with social media and official websites before you go for the latest details and information. Get more ideas and download your free official travel guide at VisitNJ.org.