Things to Do In Atlantic City, and a Place to Relax Afterward

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Cape May, New Jersey, has a variety of events, entertainment, and activities to experience when visiting. But another benefit of traveling to Cape May is its proximity to Atlantic City, NJ. Atlantic City is an exciting hub of entertainment for adults and families alike. Throughout your Cape May vacation, there are many places you can visit that provide fun for everyone involved. With luxury, quality accommodations for travelers, and exceptional fine dining without the fuss, Ocean Club Hotel is a great place to get away.

Here, we discuss things to do in Atlantic City during your Jersey Shore vacation.

Versatile Dining

When it comes to dining, there are many options from which visitors can choose. If you’re looking for something upscale, Dock’s Oyster House serves delicious seafood dishes. For more casual dining, options like White House Subs and Broadway Burger Bar can be a delicious trip for families or those who just need to grab a quick bite to eat. Make sure to stop by Jon & Patty’s Coffee Bar & Bistro for your morning coffee run or a savory piece of avocado toast.

There is even Atlantic City Restaurant Week, which is an annual fall event that showcases all the local dining options. Here, you can discover new, unique, and delicious flavors, and visitors can schedule dining reservations at a set price for lunch and dinner. This set price includes a whole three-course meal.

Exciting Nightlife

For couples and friends looking for the perfect place for a weekend getaway, trip, or bachelor and bachelorette parties, nightlife is booming in Atlantic City. Hard Rock Hotel & Casino offers a classic experience, complete with concerts, DJs, and gambling opportunities. Visitors can also explore The Quarter at Tropicana, an area with several clubs, restaurants, and retail stores. This area can accommodate everyone’s musical tastes and preferences.

Visit Boogie Nights, a club that exclusively plays the greatest hits from the ‘70s and ‘80s. For more modern music tastes, visit Missile Bar at Cuba Libre Restaurant and Rum Bar, which features dance and house music. They have over 70 types of rum to choose from, making this a great spot to get your party on.

Family-Friendly Activities

With so many family-friendly activities, Atlantic City can provide fun for people of all ages. Make a stop at the Atlantic City Aquarium, which displays over 100 different kinds of fish – many of which are native to the New Jersey coast. Families can also visit Atlantic City’s oldest theme park, Steel Pier Amusement Park, which is located along the well-known North Beach Atlantic City boardwalk. Here, you can enjoy exhilarating rides, fun games, and delicious food.

In addition, Absecon Lighthouse – the third tallest lighthouse in the country – can be a great stop for families visiting the Atlantic City area. If you’re looking for a little bit of history, visiting the Absecon Lighthouse can provide just what you need.


Visiting Atlantic City is the best way to indulge in some retail therapy, especially with its tax-free benefits on clothing and shoes. Along with gift shops, souvenir stores, and other similar retail spaces, Atlantic City also offers outlet malls like Tanger Outlets. Here, you can find over 60 stores, including Kate Spade New York, Nike, Pandora, American Eagle, H&M, and more.

Shoppers can also stop by Hamilton Mall if they’re on the hunt for more retail stores, like Macy’s, Victoria’s Secret, Pink, and Kay Jewelers. It includes over 100 stores and restaurants to enhance your shopping options.

Find Accommodations for Your Cape May Vacation at Ocean Club Hotel

After a long day in Atlantic City, visitors can return to the quiet, calm atmosphere of Cape May. Ocean Club Hotel delivers relaxing, luxury accommodations for families, couples, and other groups visiting the area, including ocean-view rooms. Ocean Club Hotel in beautiful Cape May, NJ, is a great place to relax after the hustle and bustle of Atlantic City. Contact us today to learn more or book now.