75+ Awesome Things to Do in Atlantic City Beside Gamble

It would be easy to get the impression that gambling is the only thing to do in Atlantic City. But nothing would be further from the truth. There are oodles of things to do in Atlantic City besides gambling. Atlantic City offers many free events, things to do with kids, plenty of amazing restaurants, and other non-gambling activities

This page provides a list of activities in Atlantic City that don’t involve gambling. As you scroll through, you will see blue underlined list item. Click on the text to be taken to more information about that specific activity. 

Cool stuff to do in Atlantic City

  • Take a real-life Atlantic City history tour.
  • Stand-up Paddleboard or Kayak in the back bay
  • Take in a movie at the IMAX Theater at Tropicana
  • Ride the boards in a rolling chair
  • Take a Sunset Cruise aboard a Tiki Boat 
  • Play a round of golf
  • Hang at a Beach Bar
Arcade Games

Best Free Things To Do in AC

Beach and Boardwalk Cruiser
  • Attend a Concert on the Beach
  • Explore AC’s history through the Atlantic City Experience at Boardwalk Hall.
  • Fireworks and Light show at the Trop
  • Bike the boardwalk
  • Enjoy evening entertainment on the boards.
  • Window shop at one of the unique retail destinations in and around the city.
free firewalks at the Trop

Atlantic City's Top Family Acivities

Atlantic City's Absecon Lighthouse
  • Touch a horseshoe crab at the Atlantic City Aquarium
  • Ride the rides at the Steel Pier
  • Climb Absecon Lighthouse
  • Spend the day at the massive Island Waterpark at the Showboat
  • Step inside the belly of Lucy the Elephant
  • Plan a day at Storybook Land
  • Learn about ecology at the ACUA Wind Farm
  • SatARTday
  • Check out the Funny Farm Animal Sanctuary
  • Visit the Marine Mammal Stranding Center in Brigantine

A.C. Gastronomy

  • Whitehouse Subs
  • Vagabond Kitchen and Taphouse
  • Kelsey and Kim’s Southern Cafe
  • The Knife and Fork
  • Bourre
  • Breakfast at the Gilchrist
  • Dine at a celebrity chef’s restaurant
  • Plan a Taco Crawl
  • Brunch
  • Tony Baloney’s

Non-Gambling Activities at the Casinos

  • See a concert or comedy show
  • Enjoy a spa day
  • Hang by the indoor pool
  • Dine at a celebrity chef restaurant
  • Holiday decorations at the Casinos
  • Check out the Chihuly Glass at the Borgata
  • Hit a casino buffet
  • Plan a shopping spree at the Quarter or the Shoppes at the Water Club
  • Dance the night away
Atlantic City hotels

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