Atlantic City Convention Center – Things To Do With Your Team

Since opening in May 1997, the Atlantic City Convention Center has become one of the most prominent convention centers in the Northeast, hosting a wide array of premier events.

The Atlantic City Convention Center was constructed as the centerpiece of a multibillion-dollar redevelopment plan, alongside The Walk, a retail and entertainment complex owned by Tanger Factory Outlet Centers and the Cordish Companies; the Grand Boulevard; the Sheraton Atlantic City Convention Center Hotel located adjacent to the convention center; and more.

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The convention center, designed to incorporate and reflect iconic elements of Atlantic City’s seaside location, features regional décor throughout.

Inside the Atlantic City Convention Center you’ll find wave-inspired carpeting and granite flooring; five flying fish sculptures suspended above the facility’s 90-foot high, skylighted atrium lobby; twenty-seven cast stone sculptures of local sea life like starfish, crabs, and seahorses inset into the atrium walls; and many more furnishings that are unmistakably Atlantic City.

The facility contains 500,000 contiguous square feet of space and occupies a site of nearly 31 acres, making it one of the East Coast’s largest convention centers. Five spacious exhibit halls are located on the building’s second level, ranging in size from 29,400 square feet to 199,500 square feet. The Center’s 45 meeting rooms surround the expansive atrium lobby and total 109,100 square feet. The Atlantic City Convention Center also provides guests with ample pre-function space and a variety of accommodating amenities and services.

The Atlantic City Convention Center’s central location also makes it convenient for visitors to explore and experience all of the amazing shopping, dining, and entertainment options that have made Atlantic City one of the most popular resort cities in the nation. So, whenever you and your team get the chance to during your visit, make sure to venture out from the convention center and discover for yourselves why Atlantic City has earned the nickname, “The World’s Most Famous Playground.”


Things to Do

The Walk

Built as a part of the same Atlantic City redevelopment plan that gave rise to the Atlantic City Convention Center, The Walk is an open-air outlet mall that spans three city blocks in the heart of Atlantic City.

As a thriving regional shopping and dining destination, The Walk is enjoyed by Atlantic City residents and tourists alike. The Walk features over 100 retailers, including Forever 21, Nike Factory Store, and H&M, in addition to a selection of popular eateries like Applebee’s, Ruby Tuesday, and Subway.

The Walk is located just a five-minute walk from the Atlantic City Convention Center, making it a convenient destination to visit whenever your group has free time during your visit. 1931 Atlantic Ave, Atlantic City, NJ 08401


Steel Pier

While it may be located a bit out of the way from the convention center at just over a mile away on the world-famous Atlantic City Boardwalk, the Steel Pier is a must-see attraction that you and your whole team are sure to enjoy. Originally opened 1898, the Steel Pier is an iconic amusement park that has been entertaining visitors for well over a century.

The amusement park extends over the Atlantic Ocean atop a 1,000-foot-long pier, hence the name, “Steel Pier.” It features more than 25 thrilling rides, an arcade filled with fun and challenging games, and of course, tantalizing amusement park fare of both the sweet and savory variety. Rides at the Steel Pier include kiddie rides, timeless classics like a carousel and Ferris wheel, and extreme rides suited for even the most daring of thrill seekers. 1000 Boardwalk, Atlantic City, NJ 08401


Playcade Arcade

If you and your team are in the mood for some competitive fun, pay a visit to Playcade Arcade, located on the boardwalk just under a 20-minute walk from the Atlantic City Convention Center.

Playcade Arcade is Atlantic City’s longest-established arcade and features popular arcade games from yesterday and today, from the classic Skee-Ball to Fast & Furious SuperCars, an exhilarating racing game that puts you in the driver’s seat.

When it’s time to leave, have everyone stop by the prize desk on the way out to exchange their tickets for fun prizes. 2629 Boardwalk, Atlantic City, NJ 08401


James Candy Company

Salt water taffy originated in Atlantic City in the 1880s as the first “Atlantic City souvenir.” Over 100 years later, James Candy Company, one of the first two companies to produce the classic Atlantic City confection, remains as popular as ever; a testament to how this nostalgic candy has stood the “taste” of time.

During your team’s visit to Atlantic City, take a tour of James Candy Company on the Atlantic City Boardwalk for a behind-the-scenes look into how salt water taffy as well as some of their other deliriously delicious treats are made. You’ll also learn about the fascinating story of how salt water taffy was invented and the history behind one of Atlantic City’s oldest businesses. 1519 Boardwalk, Atlantic City, NJ 08401


Atlantic City Miniature Golf

For over 10 years, Atlantic City Miniature Golf has provided Atlantic City with exceptional family-friendly entertainment. This family-owned and operated mini golf course is located on the Atlantic City Boardwalk across from the historic Boardwalk Hall.

The course is comprised of 18 holes of competitive fun, featuring lush landscapes paired with breathtaking views of Atlantic City that you and your team will remember for years to come. It’s just like playing on a real golf course, only shrunken down to a size that’s perfect for mini golfers of all ages! Lighting throughout the course means that you and your team can even enjoy a round of mini golf at night. 1 Kennedy Plz, Atlantic City, NJ 08401


IMAX Theatre at Tropicana Casino & Resort Atlantic City

Don’t let a rainy day get in the way of a fun time in the World’s Most Famous Playground; just take your team to the IMAX Theatre at Tropicana Casino & Resort Atlantic City. The theater is located on the third floor of The Quarter, a vibrantly colored, three-story streetscape at Tropicana.

At this state-of-the-art cinema, crisp, crystal-clear images are projected up to five-and-a-half stories high as booming digital surround sound awakens the senses and captivates the imagination of theatergoers. The IMAX Theatre at Tropicana offers both IMAX Digital Remastered films and IMAX 3D films, the most advanced 3D film technology in use.

The IMAX Theatre at Tropicana is the only Giant Screen Certified IMAX Theatre in South Jersey and the only movie theatre in Atlantic City, making it the place to be to see the latest blockbuster during your stay. 2831 Boardwalk, Atlantic City, NJ 08401


Places to Eat

Wingcraft Kitchen & Beer Bar

Since opening at The Walk in June 2014, Wingcraft Kitchen & Beer Bar has been serving high-quality interpretations and reimaginings of classic all-American dishes using only the finest ingredients.

On the menu you’ll find everything you’d expect at a restaurant whose name features the suffix “Kitchen & Beer Bar,” including appetizers like bacon jalapeno corn fritters and BBQ chicken flatbread; a wide variety of burgers topped with everything from aged cheddar to pulled short rib; plentiful sandwiches; toasty brick oven pizzas; fresh, crisp salads; and decadent desserts to top it all off.

The restaurant’s great menu is rivaled only by its great décor, which reflects the modern stylistic sensibilities of the surrounding area while also paying tribute to Atlantic City and its legendary past. Best of all, you can indulge and still be walking distance from the Atlantic City Convention Center.  2010 Baltic Ave, Atlantic City, NJ 08401


White House Sub Shop

A 10-minute walk away from the Atlantic City Convention Center is the White House Sub Shop , a true Atlantic City institution.

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Open for over half a century, the White House Sub Shop is still serving the same classic sandwiches that gave it the reputation of being one of the most popular sub shops in the country.

No matter what you like on your sandwich, there’s a good chance it’s on the menu at the White House Sub Shop. From subs piled high with ham cappacolla, genoa salami, and provolone cheese to a chicken cacciatore sub with green peppers, mushrooms, fried onions, and marinara sauce, the White House Sub Shop is your team’s one-stop shop for amazing subs at an affordable price. 2301 Arctic Ave, Atlantic City, NJ 08401



Get a taste of the South in the heart of Atlantic City at Kelsey’s. Owned and operated by husband and wife team Kelsey and Kimberly Jackson, the menu Kelsey’s is brimming with Southern tradition and big flavors in dishes like Southern fried chicken nestled atop a fluffy waffle, shrimp and grits, slow smoked St. Louis-style pork ribs, and blackened salmon.

In addition to their lunch and dinner service, Kelsey’s also serves brunch on weekends. 1545 Pacific Ave, Atlantic City, NJ 08401


Perry’s Cafe

Perry’s Cafe is a family owned and operated business that has been serving delicious meals to Atlantic City locals and visitors alike since 1988.

Priding themselves on offering great food at reasonable prices, Perry’s Cafe uses the finest ingredients in all of their dishes, including fresh produce and bread from local bakeries. Their menu also features daily breakfast and lunch specials. One bite is all it will take for you and your team to notice what a big difference fresh and local makes! 1339 Pacific Ave, Atlantic City, NJ 08401


Although you and your team will probably be spending the majority of your time in Atlantic City at the Atlantic City Convention Center, that doesn’t mean there will be any shortage of fun during your visit.

Atlantic City has been one of the most popular vacation destinations in the Northeast for almost 200 years and since the convention center is located at the heart of this legendary resort city, you’ll be at the very center of all the action that can be found on the shores of the Atlantic.