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. Borgata's Event Center features everything from big-name concerts to headlining comedians, while Boardwalk Hall is the spot to catch sporting events (from basketball or hockey games) as well as food festivals, trade shows and megastar concerts.
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.
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 or The Quarter at Tropicana, 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.
Every winter is Atlantic City Restaurant Week, showcasing special menus at dozens of 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.