Atlantic City has long been one of America’s most infamous destinations for a weekend break.

And yet there’s so much more to it than its world-renowned casinos. Just a breezy journey from hubs like Philadelphia and New York, it’s packed to the rafters with excellent restaurants, amazing arts and culture, America’s first Boardwalk and more. There’s no rolling the dice here – Atlantic City is a sure bet for anyone looking to have a great time in the American heartland.

Striking the right chord

From Hank Williams and Levon Helm to Bruce Springsteen and Ed Sheeran, Atlantic City has been immortalised in song. Yet it has a thriving arts and culture scene of its own. Catch big-name live music performers like Alicia Keys on one of AC’s many stages, whether it’s at Jim Whelan Boardwalk Hall,
a beach concert or a casino headliner.

The art of the matter

Those who visit will be impressed by the vibrant nature of the city’s streets, which are teeming with art galleries, murals, cultural festivals and unique memorials that could only exist on the New Jersey coastline. Again, the Jim Whelan Boardwalk Hall is a great spot to visit for its ‘Atlantic City Experience’ exhibit, or drop into the Noyes Arts Garage of Stockton University, a cornerstone of the Arts District.

Sights and sounds in Atlantic City, New Jersey
Sights and sounds in Atlantic City, New Jersey
Sights and sounds in Atlantic City, New Jersey
Sights and sounds in Atlantic City, New Jersey

Food for thought

In terms of its restaurant scene, Atlantic City shares common DNA with its neighbours on the eastern seaboard – NYC and Philly – in delivering top-class dining across all price points. If you’re looking to enjoy something informal, drop into a budget buffet or delicious down-home diner such as White House Sub Shop or Gilchrist. There are a bevy of excellent drinking dens ranging from Tennessee Avenue Beer Hall and the Irish Pub, and if you’re looking to eat on the finer side of the spectrum, you’ll be well catered for at Gordon Ramsay Steak or the Knife and Fork Inn. The opportunies are endless.

Charitable Travel

For those looking to book holiday to Atlantic City, doing so with Charitable Travel enables you to book with expert, trusted travel advisors and donate 5% of the cost of your holiday to a charity of your choice – completely free. Charitable Travel sacrifices commission as a not-for-private-profit social enterprise to enable donations to be made to charity, so the holiday doesn’t cost 5% more. It’s a responsible way to book your travel, supporting communities and people in need.

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