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
- Learn to surf
- Night in Ventnor Boat Parade
- Throw an ax at AC Axe & Pub
- Rent a Jetski or Windsurfing on Lakes Bay
- Experience the world’s largest musical instrument at Boardwalk Hall. See and hear the Boardwalk Hall Pipe Organ.
- View Atlantic City by helicopter from the Steel Pier
- Take a Ghost Tour of AC
- Perfect your swing at TopGolf
- Ride The Wheel at Steel Pier.
- 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
Best Free Things To Do in AC
- Spend the morning at a Farmers market
- Experience the Atlantic City Air Show
- Crabbing and/or Fishing
- People-watch on the boardwalk
- Hit the Beach – Yes, Atlantic City has one of the few free beaches left in NJ. Take advantage of it.
- Do a photoshoot including the most Instagrammable spots in AC
- Check out the city’s street art scene with a tour of 48 Blocks
- 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.
Atlantic City's Top Family Acivities
- 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
- Check out the Funny Farm Animal Sanctuary
- Visit the Marine Mammal Stranding Center in Brigantine
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