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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.
 

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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.
 


CONFERENCE + EVENT CENTERS

Atlantic City is not only an ideal retreat for you and your meeting attendees but it is an exceptional place to meet, whether you're in the Marina District or situated on the Boardwalk. Atlantic City offers meeting space overlooking the Atlantic Ocean or situated on our World Famous Boardwalk with the newest, largest, most technologically advanced meeting facilities from Baltimore to Boston. We offer flexible meeting space, not only boardroom and ballrooms but a wide variety of outdoor spaces from rooftops to beaches, we have the space you need for your meeting or event. We offer a meeting facility to meet every need, don't take our word for it, preview them all in our digital Meeting Planner Guide and let Meet AC help plan your event in Atlantic City today!


JIM WHELAN BOARDWALK HALL

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.

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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.

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LODGING

Atlantic City hotels and resorts offer a wide variety of amenities while being inclusive for a multitude of budgets. Amazing views, fine dining and luxurious lodging are the norm here in Atlantic City. Whether you’re seeking casino gaming action or want to bring the entire family to our non-casino resorts, we have what you’re looking for. With almost 18,000 hotel rooms to choose from, Atlantic City has what you need when it comes to housing accommodations


DINING

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, Michael Symon, Jose Garces, Gordon Ramsay & more opening restaurants here alongside other nationally acclaimed locales such as The Palm, Cuba Libre, 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.
 


SHOPPING

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 ShopsThe 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.

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