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 beside gamble. Atlantic City offers loads of free events, things to do with kids, plenty of amazing restaurants and a host of 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
Ride The Wheel at Steel Pier.
Boardwalk Empire fans can learn fact from fiction with a real-life history tour of Atlantic City
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
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.
Top Family things to do in & around Atlantic City
Touch a horseshoe crab at the Atlantic City Aquarium
Ride the rides at the Steel Pier
Climb Absecon Lighthouse
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
Explore the Edwin Forsythe Nature Center/Preserve
Take a Tram ride on the Boardwalk
Play 18 holes of world-class Miniature Golf on the Boardwalk
Play your favorite Arcades games on the boardwalk
Visit Ripley’s Believe It or Not! the popular odditorium and museum of weirdness
Vagabond Kitchen and Taphouse
Kelsey and Kim’s Southern Cafe
The Knife and Fork
Breakfast at the Gilchrist
Dine at a celebrity chef’s restaurant
Little Water Distillery
Tennessee Avenue Beer Hall
South Jersey’s Wine Trail
Do a Diners Drive-ins and Dives Food Tour
Take a World Tour of Ethnic Food in AC
Non-Gambling Activities at the Casinos
See a show
Have 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
Shopping at the Quarter or the Shoppes at the Water Club
Dancing at Night