Atlantic City boasts plenty of attractions for planners. Chief among them is the Atlantic City Convention Center, with 486,600 contiguous square feet of exhibit space, as well as 45 meeting rooms with an extra 109,100 square feet, and ample pre-function space. We spoke with Jim Wood, president and CEO of Meet AC, to discuss some of the city's other selling points for meetings.
What's new in the city for groups?
Some of the newest attractions in Atlantic City include the Escape Room at The Tropicana; new restaurant concepts at Tropicana by Jose Garces: Olón and Okatshe; and the Steel Pier Observation Wheel that is set to debut Memorial Day 2017.
What's a venue or activity that's a "hidden gem" for visiting groups?
Absecon Lighthouse; VUE Rooftop Bar at The Claridge; Viking Cooking School at Harrah's Resort; and historic Gardner's Basin (best in the spring and summer seasons).
What's a good outing for a group looking to get a sense of the city's culture or history?
The Noyes Arts Garage; see a show or take a tour of the largest pipe organ at historic Boardwalk Hall; or tour the African American Heritage Museum of Southern NJ.
Where should a group go to get a truly local culinary experience?
Knife and Fork Inn, Dock's Oyster House, Ducktown Tavern, Tony's Baltimore Grill, Tony Boloney's, and the White House Sub Shop.
Anything else that you think makes your city a great destination for groups?
Atlantic City is a resort destination known for its world-class entertainment and nightlife, exquisite dining, championship golf courses, gaming, historic beaches, and Boardwalk and terrific shopping. There is a plethora of options for everyone.