Atlantic City – Things to do with your Team

From Atlantic City’s humble beginnings as the summer home of the Lenni-Lenape Indians to the vision of creating a tourist attraction in 1854 by Dr. Jonathan Pitney, a local physician, Atlantic City boasts a rich and varied history. The city offers something for everyone. From the boardwalk to the bay, Atlantic City has become a world-class destination and a “must see” attraction for millions of visitors annually. From fine dining and entertainment, to a wide array of shopping and, of course, casino excitement…the city is “always turned on.” There are also lots of sporting events that take place here. If you are bringing a team here to compete in one of them, we have some ideas for you to add to your fun activity list.


Atlantic City Boardwalk

The Atlantic City Boardwalk is the central attraction of this seaside resort city, providing access to hotels, resorts, shops, casinos, and more. Stemming from the Atlantic City Boardwalk are several piers featuring many attractions and unique shopping venues. Garden Pier is known as the arts and cultural center of the Atlantic City Boardwalk, complete with Atlantic City historical museum and Atlantic City Art Center. The AC Boardwalk provides shoppers a unique experience with famous local treats such as salt water taffy and delicious fudge to Atlantic City-themed souvenirs and gifts. There are many skill game vendors along the boardwalk that provide games of chance for kids of all ages to try their luck. The Pier Shops at Caesars offer world-class shopping, dining, and entertainment with approximately 90 high-end shops and restaurants, boasting such luxury names as Gucci and Louis Vuitton. Casino gift shops are easily accessible from the Boardwalk for other casinos as well. 3109 Boardwalk, Atlantic City, NJ 08401


Central Pier Arcade & Speedway

Central Pier Arcade & Speedway is the hottest family entertainment center in Atlantic City, featuring one of the largest over and under racetracks with NASCAR-style go karts. Funseekers can choose paintball, games of chance and New Jersey’s largest state-of-the-art redemption center filled with thousands of prizes to choose from, such as plush animals, designer purses, iPads, iPhones, laptop computers, large screen TVs, music and game electronics, household items, and much more. Come play the cranes, slot machines, pokers, coin pushers, skeeball, video games, and other novelty games. Visitors and locals alike know that this is the place to take a break from your day on the beach to enjoy a few games of chance. Conveniently located at Tennessee Avenue & the Boardwalk. 1400 Boardwalk, Atlantic City, NJ 08401


Absecon Lighthouse

New Jersey’s tallest lighthouse is located at Pacific and Rhode Island Avenues in Atlantic City. Take an amazing journey into time and above it all as you ascend the 228 steps of one of the oldest lighthouses in the country, the Absecon Lighthouse. You’ll see breathtaking views of the Atlantic City skyline and up top you’ll come face-to-face with the original first-order Fresnel Lens, first lit in 1857. The lighthouse’s recent multi-million dollar restoration also includes a stunning replica of the Lightkeeper’s dwelling, an educational museum, charming gift shop, Fresnel Lens exhibit in the original Oil House, and expansive grounds. 31 S Rhode Island Ave, Atlantic City, NJ 08401


Lucy the Elephant

Lucy the Elephant is located along the beach in Josephine Harron Park in Margate. Built by land speculator James V. Lafferty Jr. in 1881 at a cost over $25,000.00 to attract land buyers to his lots at the shore. The elephant made of wood stands six stories to the top of its Howdah. The legs serve as a spiral staircase. Lucy is registered in the National Park registry of historical landmarks. Tours inside the elephant are given every 30 minutes. 9200 Atlantic Ave, Margate City, NJ 08402


Atlantic City Aquarium

Atlantic City - Things to do with your Team - Travel - Hotels4TeamsThe Atlantic City Aquarium is home to over 100 varieties of fish and marine animals. You can even see sharks up close. Their tropical shark touch tank gives visitors an opportunity to touch several species of sharks. The Mid Atlantic Coastal Zone encourages visitors to touch a variety of local organisms such as Horseshoe Crabs and Sea Urchins. Be sure to check out “Groman” a Loggerhead Sea Turtle as he cruises around his 25,000 gallon home. The Aquarium also houses moray eels, tropical fish, seahorses, and diamondback terrapins, just to name a few. The aquarium has several shows: Live Dive Feeding Show, Exotic Animal Show (call for times), and daily feedings at Stingray Touch Tank. From fun and educational children’s birthday parties, a fabulous picnic, corporate meeting, or a one of a kind special affair, the Atlantic City Aquarium will meet your needs for a truly unique and memorable event. Located in Historic Gardner’s Basin home to sightseeing cruises, fishing boats, restaurants, retails shopping, and a Crafters Village. 800 N New Hampshire Ave, Atlantic City, NJ 08401


Cape May

If your team has some extra time, be sure to take the 50-minute ride down the Garden State Parkway to the lovely beachside town of Cape May. It’s the nation’s oldest seashore resort, after all. The city is designated the Cape May Historic District, a National Historic Landmark due to its concentration of Victorian buildings. In fact, it has the second-largest collection of Victorian houses, behind San Francisco. Here you will find highly rated beaches, great restaurants, and lots of shopping. It is is even a top worldwide destination for birdwatching! The town is host to a variety of arts and culture opportunities including the Mid-Atlantic Center for the Arts and Humanities, the Cape May Jazz Festival, the Cape May Music Festival, Cape May Stage, and much more. In addition, Cape May is home to the “Cape May Diamonds,” clear quartz pebbles that wash down from the Delaware River. Collecting these gems is a popular pastime, and handcrafted jewelry is often features the stones.


Take a Cruise

Hop aboard Atlantic City Cruises‘ flagship vessel Cruisn’ 1 for daily sightseeing adventures in the waters around Atlantic City. Visit with their resident bottle-nosed dolphin on a Dolphin Watching Adventure, or enjoy a calm back bay Happy Hour cruise in the evening. Daily cruises are offered May through October departing from Historic Gardner’s Basin. Private parties and corporate outings too! Visit their web site for more information and the sailing schedule. 800 N New Hampshire Ave, Atlantic City, NJ 08401


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Atlantic City Miniature Golf

Atlantic City Miniature Golf is a family owned and operated miniature golf course located on the Atlantic City boardwalk across from Boardwalk Hall. You will find world class landscaping with a breath taking view of Atlantic City at our miniature golf course. There are 18 holes of luxurious fun and realistic contours, elevated greens, and real waterfalls for you and your family to enjoy. It is just like playing on a real golf course, just shrunken down to a size the whole family can enjoy! You can even enjoy a round of mini golf at night thanks. 1 Kennedy Plz, Atlantic City, NJ 08401


Steel Pier

Atlantic City - Things to do with your Team - Travel - Hotels4TeamsAtlantic City’s famous Steel Pier is the centerpiece of family entertainment on the great wooden way. Originally opened in 1898, Steel Pier quickly became known for showcasing the world’s top entertainers, as well as delighting thousands of visitors each day with top names and novelty acts. Today, kids of all ages enjoy the amusements, thrill rides, and games of chance on Steel Pier. Other rides include Slingshot, the Mix, the Freedom Flyer, Bumper Cars, Ferris Wheel, Double Decker Merry-go-Round, and more. 1000 Boardwalk, Atlantic City, NJ 08401


Ripley’s Believe it or Not Museum

When you come to two odd shaped buildings with a large model of planet earth in the middle you will know that you have arrived at Ripley’s Believe It or Not Museum. It houses over 400 eye-opening exhibits that will amaze and entertain kids of all ages. An eclectic odditorium has amongst its oddball treasures, a lock of George Washington’s hair, a 27-room miniature wood carved castle, and a host of the most amazing artifacts ever assembled under one roof. Located on the Atlantic City Boardwalk at New York Avenue. 1441 Boardwalk, Atlantic City, NJ 08401


Tanger Outlets (The Walk)

Great outlet shopping begins at the foot of the Atlantic City Expressway at 1931 Atlantic Ave. Over 100 of your favorite brand name retailers and restaurants. Michael Kors, Calvin Klein, Nike Factory Store, Coach Factory, Eddie Bauer Outlet, Loft Outlet, Nautica, J. Crew, H&M, Forever 21, and Puma Outlet are just a few of the fabulous name brands you will find at the best shopping destination in Atlantic City. 2014 Baltic Ave, Atlantic City, NJ 08401


Atlantic City has a lot more to offer than just casinos. It is a town built for family fun, so when your team is done competing, you will have lots of things to do and see while you are along the southern New Jersey Coast. Don’t miss out on any of the great seafood you will find here as well!