Atlantic City Sizzles All Winter Long
Whatever the weather outside, Atlantic City, New Jersey really brings the heat throughout the season. The East Coast's entertainment and gaming capital beckons you to join in the fabulous excitement and chill oceanside, all from the tantalizing warmth and luxury indoors. Come for an evening, the weekend or an extended stay—just don’t wait to create your extraordinary AC getaway!
Raise the Stakes on Fun
The Atlantic City event calendar boasts a broad range of live shows and events, each one the perfect excuse for an escape. World-class, upcoming acts include Celine Dion (February 22), Stone Temple Pilots (February 29), Rascal Flatts (March 6) and Michael Bublé (March 21).
This winter, feast on occasions like Ocean Casino Resort’s first-ever Wine Down Week (February 2-7) and Art.Wine.Dine at Jim Whelan Boardwalk Hall (February 12). Savor the many flavors of Atlantic City Restaurant Week (March 8-13), a culinary odyssey encompassing more than 70 casino restaurants and independent restaurants throughout Atlantic County.
Delectable Dining, Dazzling Nightlife
Your adventures will work up an appetite—and Atlantic City restaurants are always down to indulge. Here, the dining possibilities not only fulfill every craving, they are imaginative, win awards and get people talking. Choose from fine and ethnic fare, classic seafood, steak and Italian joints, and hearty diners and buffets.
Test the famed cuisine of celebrity chefs, including Jose Garces, Gordon Ramsay, Guy Fieri, Michael Symon, Bobby Flay, Michael Schulson and Wolfgang Puck. Sample New Jersey's wine industry at nearby Sharrott Winery, Renault Winery, Bellview Winery and Balic Winery.
And oh, that flashy nightlife! Whatever your style, keep the party going at next-level clubs and bars.
Hit the Shopping Jackpot
When shopping in Atlantic City, expect a guaranteed winning streak. Score armfuls of goodies around town, from high-end designers, budget-savvy outlets and unique boutiques. Unearth a treasure trove on the boardwalk, at nostalgic mom-and-pops and souvenir stops. And remember, there’s no sales tax on clothing and shoes in New Jersey!
Atlantic City is also home to shopping destinations The Playground, The Quarter at Tropicana and Hamilton Mall (Mays Landing), boasting on-trend fashion, sought-after jewelry and cosmetics, amazing art and décor, innovative electronics, delicious treats and pretty much everything in between. Swing by Tanger Outlets, The Walk for over 100 brand-name favorites at discounted prices, such as Nike, H&M, Michael Kors, DKNY and Coach.
Red-Hot Thrills For High Rollers
Of course, Atlantic City’s legendary casinos remain among its biggest draws. There’s plenty of gaming action to be had at Bally's, Borgata, Caesars, Golden Nugget, Hard Rock, Harrah's, Ocean, Resorts and Tropicana.
These casinos offer an awesome array of slot machines, table games and sportsbooks. Try your hand at blackjack, poker or baccarat. Take roulette for a spin. Shoot craps, or crack the penny slots. What’s your favorite way to play? The odds are truly good you’ll find it.
Plunge Into Pools and Spas
When the temperature dips, immerse yourself in the seaside vibes of Atlantic City. Even in winter, this aquatic environment promises chances to swim, lounge, party and revive. Indoor pools such as Harrah's glass-domed oasis, Bally's lush, park-like backdrop and Borgata’s Water Club are three great places to unwind and soak up the scene.
Or pick a spa paradise (and peek at these spa packages first). Bliss out in Tropicana’s Sea Spa (say “ooh” to the Solarium...) or Bluemercury (...and “aah” to the oxygen facials). Mynd at Harrah’s pampers with rejuvenating treatments and a relaxing wet zone, steam room, sauna, Jacuzzi pool and cozy fireplace.
For a twist, groove on over to Rock Spa & Salon at the Hard Rock, where the “more-Zeppelin-than-Zen” Rhythm & Motion menu features the world's first fully immersive, music-centric spa treatments. Guided by amplified vibrations, pressures and patterns, you’ll be whisked on a rhythmic massage journey that leaves you energized and invigorated.
Fascinating History, Arts and Culture
Explore family-friendly Atlantic City attractions, which span a variety of interests and eras. Right beside the ocean, Absecon Lighthouse—New Jersey's tallest at 171 feet—was first lit more than 160 years ago, in January 1857. Climb the 228 steps up to its watchroom.
Delve into the African American Heritage Museum of Southern New Jersey, in the Noyes Arts Garage of Stockton University. Browse the local artists' studio/shop spaces and galleries, too!
At beloved, beautiful Historic Smithville and the Village Greene, stroll cobblestone paths, enjoy 50 distinctive “shoppes” and ten eateries (one dates back to 1787!), and settle in to its quaint, on-site lodging. It’s a delightful way for people of all ages to spend a day—and night!
Whether you’re visiting in winter or any another time of year, check out Atlantic City deals and packages. Explore more at AtlanticCityNJ.com or around our VisitNJ.org website. Plus, download a free NJ travel guide or sign up for e-news from New Jersey Travel & Tourism.