Winning Winter Getaways in Atlantic City
Seeking oceanside chill and red-hot thrills? You're in luck! As the East Coast's entertainment and gaming capital, Atlantic City dazzles on even the frostiest of days.
Experience this popular destination's spectacular views—but from the enticing warmth and comfort of indoor settings, city-wide. Whether for an evening, the weekend or an extended stay, start planning your AC retreat ASAP.
Headliners and Hotspots
Take advantage of live shows and events, in venues ranging from intimate to arena-sized. This winter, Borgata's Event Center features musical acts including Kansas (March 9) and Foreigner (March 10). Boardwalk Hall boasts country star Luke Bryan (February 23) and comedian Katt Williams (February 24).
When the street lights switch on, kick off a night bursting with possibilities. Hit the floor of pulsating and glitzy clubs and bars.
Toast mojitos at Cuba Libre Restaurant & Rum Bar, and enjoy Latin cuisine, pro floorshows and salsa dancing. Groove to 70s and 80s tunes at retro Boogie Nights. Or travel way back to the town's Prohibition era, inside the infamous, former speakeasy, the Irish Pub and Inn. Catch comedy club lineups filled with both famous and up-and-coming comics.
Double Down on Gaming Action
In this legendary, grownup playground, it's no wonder that casinos remain among Atlantic City's biggest draws.
Feeling like a high roller? Head into Bally's, Borgata, Caesars, Golden Nugget, Harrah's, Resorts or Tropicana. Try your hand at poker, take roulette for a spin, or crack the penny slots. However you have gaming fun, you'll find it!
Escape to Soothing Spas and Pools
Even when the temperature dives, you can still dip into AC's appealing, aquatic environment. Indulge in lavish treatments, like ancient Romanesque "rituals" at Caesars' Qua Baths and Spa and "24-Karat" luxury at the Spa and Salon at Golden Nugget.
Swim, lounge and party at the pools that suit your style. Opt for Borgata Water Club's tropical paradise or Bally's lush, park-like backdrop. Within Harrah's glass-domed oasis, soak up sunny island vibes by day, and dance to renowned guest DJs and alongside celebrity hosts during The Pool After Dark.
Immersed in History, Arts and Culture
In any kind of weather, Atlantic City attractions promise intriguing opportunities.
Absecon Lighthouse—New Jersey's tallest at 171 feet—was first lit in January 1857. Celebrate its 160th anniversary by climbing 228 steps up to the watchroom.
Explore the African American Heritage Museum of Southern New Jersey, in the Noyes Arts Garage of Stockton University. While there, save time to pop into local artists' studio/shop spaces and galleries.
Stroll the cobblestone paths at beautiful Historic Smithville and the Village Greene, home of 70 unique shops, quaint lodging, a delightful restaurant dating back to 1787 and so much more.
Splurge on a Shopping Spree
Shopping in Atlantic City offers an array of high-end designers, bargain-friendly outlets, specialty boutiques, nostalgic mom-and-pops and souvenir stops.
Browse Tanger Outlets The Walk for more than 100 brand-name favorites. At The Playground, The Quarter at Tropicana or Hamilton Mall in Mays Landing, cruise through on-trend fashion, coveted jewelry and cosmetics, desirable art and décor, inventive electronics, delectable treats and just about everything in between.
Pack Your Foodie Appetite
Hungry? Atlantic City restaurants satisfy every craving. Savor award-winning, innovative, ethnic and fine fare. Go classic at neighborhood seafood, steak and Italian joints, cozy diners and belly-busting buffets.
Pull up a seat at the tables of celebrity chefs, such as Bobby Flay, Gordon Ramsay, Wolfgang Puck, Guy Fieri, Geoffrey Zakarian and Michael Schulson.
Dig in to Atlantic City Restaurant Week (March 4-9) for a culinary adventure spanning 70 red-hot restaurants.
Ready to Make Your Break?
Atlantic City heats up all year long, so check out extraordinary deals and packages. Discover more at AtlanticCityNJ.com or around the VisitNJ.org website. Plus, download a free NJ travel guide or sign up for e-news from New Jersey Travel & Tourism.