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

Top Golf

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

Sunset Cruise

Play a round of golf

Hang at a Beach Bar

Tennessee Ave Beer Hall

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

Plan a camping trip at the Jersey Shore

A.C. Gastronomy

Whitehouse Subs

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

Plan a Taco Crawl


Tony Baloney’s

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

Atlantic City hotels

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