Why Choose Atlantic City?
ATLANTIC CITY CONVENTION CENTER
The Atlantic City Convention Center is located within a few hours' drive of nearly one third of the nation's population and 20 percent of the country's business addresses, the Atlantic City Convention Center has become a favorite location for conventions, trade shows and meeting planners. The Atlantic City Convention Center provides 486,600 contiguous square feet of exhibit space, as well as 45 meeting rooms featuring an extra 109,100 square feet, ample pre-function space, and all the amenities you would expect, including free WiFi, an onsite audio-visual provider, food service for everything from snack bars to banquets, media, and an onsite business center.
ATLANTIC CITY SPORTS COMMISSION
The Atlantic City Sports Commission is powered by Meet AC and Atlantic City will continue to grow into a destination for sporting events that run from small to large events as well as sports meetings and conventions. Sports is big business and through the formation of the Atlantic City Sports Commission we are positioning Atlantic City to attract additional sporting events to our city year round. In the most recent economic impact study conducted by the National Association of Sports Commissions, amateur sport events generate nearly $8 billion annually and growing. Additionally there are over 1,000 sport event rights holders who each plan multiple events each year.
HARRAH’S WATERFRONT CONFERENCE CENTER
Overlooking the Atlantic Ocean and the harbor, Harrah’s Waterfront Conference Center is the newest, largest, most technologically advanced meeting facility from Baltimore to Boston. The $125.8 million Conference Center brings another 100,000 square-feet of meeting space to Atlantic City – in spectacular fashion. The massive, flexible meeting space can easily be reconfigured into as many as 63 individual meeting rooms including two 50,000 square-foot pillar-less ballrooms that can accommodate up to 5,000 guests.
RESORT'S CONFERENCE CENTER
An ideal retreat and place to meet, Resort's Casino Hotel recently added 64,000+ square feet to the Resort's Conference Center. Resorts offers a total of 24 meeting rooms (14 with natural light and ocean views) including 4 ballrooms. Resorts Conference Level alone boasts 17 meeting and function rooms. The Tower Conference Level (ideal for groups of 10-300) features 4 conference rooms providing breathtaking views of the Atlantic Ocean and Atlantic City Skyline
Historic Boardwalk Hall, formerly known as Atlantic City Convention Hall is Atlantic City’s first convention center and an iconic landmark to Atlantic City that was built in 1929. Home of the Miss America Pageant, it played host to the city’s growing convention industry. Boardwalk Hall has hosted an amazing list of dazzling entertainers and knockout sporting events throughout its 85 year history. When in town for a convention, make it a point to tour the pipe organ in historic Boardwalk Hall that is a national historic landmark built in the late 1920s.
BADER FIELD & SANDCASTLE STADIUM
Bader Field and Sandcastle Stadium are located in Chelsea Heights, just outside of downtown Atlantic City. Bader Field is home of the Atlantic City Seafood Festival, The Color Run, Inflatable 5K, Red Bull Global Rallycross and more. Bader Field is a perfect venue of open fields to host a sporting event or festival.
BEACH & BOARDWALK
The beach is where it all started: pristine sand with healthy salt air and a developer who saw the promise it held. Now Atlantic City is one of the world’s favorite destinations and the beach differentiates it from any other gaming locale. During the summer, the beaches are guarded by the country’s first lifeguard organization and the water is safe thanks to a stringent State Water Quality Program. Millions of guests stroll, ride a bicycle or tour the Boardwalk on a distinctive rolling chair. The first permanent Boardwalk was built in 1870 as a way to keep sand off of hotel carpets. Today, the Boardwalk is more than five miles in length and 60 feet across at its widest points. The present structure is seated on concrete and steel pilings; constructed of thousands of two-by-fours. The boards are replaced approximately every 12 years due to the immense foot traffic.
Atlantic City is increasingly becoming known for its thriving culinary scene with some of the top chefs in the industry, including Bobby Flay, Guy Fieri and Gordon Ramsay opening restaurants here alongside other nationally acclaimed locales such as The Palm, Cuba Libre, and Buddakan, among many others. The city is increasingly becoming known for its stunning array of ethnic options, from authentic Chinese and Vietnamese to great south-of-the-border, Italian and Japanese influences. The city offers an interesting dichotomy with trendy, eclectic establishments rising alongside home-style ‘mom and pop” locales, classic Boardwalk cuisine and one of America’s greatest spots for a sub sandwich in the White House Sub Shop.
Atlantic City is quickly becoming nearly as known for its world-class shopping as for its gaming options. Among the options include: Tanger Outlets The Walk, a $76 million, 15-city block dining and retail outlet, with upscale retailers, downsized prices and the recent addition of Bass Pro Shops; The Playground at Caesars, an over-the-ocean facility featuring 575,000 square feet of restaurants, exclusive retail shops and event facilities; The Quarter at Tropicana, part of a $245 million expansion, with 200,000 square feet of retail, dining, entertainment and spa options. Additional diverse shopping can be found along the Boardwalk and throughout the city’s casinos.
ARTS & CULTURE
The Atlantic City area is full of history and locations to celebrate it. Among them: Noyes Arts Garage of Stockton College, Atlantic City Historical Museum, Atlantic City Ballet, the Civil Rights Garden, New Jersey Korean War Memorial and Atlantic City Art Center. Other notable sites off the Boardwalk include: the famous Absecon Lighthouse, the Atlantic City Aquarium, abundant antiquing, nearby historic villages, lush gardens, wineries, zoos and more.
SPORTS & RECREATION
Ranked among the Top Ten Golf Cities in America by ForbesTraveler.com, Atlantic City is one of the East Coast’s premier golfing destinations with over 25 courses surrounding the Atlantic City area, providing a challenge to novice and advanced golfers alike. Many courses are championship-caliber, designed by some of the top course consultants in the country. Atlantic City’s ocean-side location provides a generous opportunity for day cruises, sailing, fishing, boat, canoe or kayak rentals. Nearby local, state and national parks such as Atlantic County Park at Lake Lenape, Edwin B. Forsythe.