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Your Playground of Things to Do in Atlantic City

At Showboat Hotel Atlantic City, we make it easy to forget that the real destination is just outside our doors. Take to the Boardwalk and let glowing lights beckon you toward the world-renowned sights or check out our Atlantic City event calendar to see all America’s Playground has to offer.


Gamble the night away, catch a live show, or dine at the hottest restaurants in Atlantic City. Stay out for the night or come back to your room and relax in between the fun—we’re directly connected!

1000 Boardwalk, Atlantic City, NJ 08401
(609) 449-1000

Steel Pier

Family fun takes on a whole new meaning at Steel Pier! Just steps from the Showboat Hotel Atlantic City and the Atlantic Ocean, this incredible amusement park is filled with over twenty exciting rides, thrilling games, and delicious fare.

1000 Boardwalk, Atlantic City, NJ 08401
(609) 345-4893

The Walk, Tanger Outlet District

Spanning three city blocks, this open-air outlet center was built in 2003 and houses 109 brands, shops, and stores carrying the hottest trends in today’s fashions. Stroll along Michigan Avenue searching for your prefect take-home treasure.

1931 Atlantic Ave, Atlantic City, NJ 08401

Atlantic City Boardwalk

Think of the Boardwalk as the epicenter of souvenir shopping. Here you’ll find an eclectic smattering of specialty shops and souvenir stores, along with classic Jersey Shore take-home treats like homemade fudge and salt-water taffy, an Atlantic City staple said to be invented here in the 1880s.

3109 Boardwalk, Atlantic City, NJ 08401
(609) 348-7806

Surfing & Paddleboarding

Ready to learn how to surf or sharpen your paddle-boarding skills? The AC Surf & SUP School is just steps from our front door! Offering paddleboarding, surfing lessons, the instructors at AC Surf & SUP School can help you develop and improve your skills while learning the finer points of ocean safety. Already a pro (or close to it)? Rentals are available for boards, jet skis, and safety equipment.

Boardwalk Hall

History meets modern thrills at this National Historic Landmark. Boardwalk Hall is home to the Miss America Pagent and the world’s largest musical instrument, a pipe organ with over 33,000 pipes and 1000 keys. You might also find your favorite hockey team, Adele or Madonna or Lady Gaga here, playing to a sold out house.

2301 Boardwalk, Atlantic City, NJ 08401
(609) 348-7000

Island Waterpark

Coming Soon 2023!

Let's make a splash together in the upcoming year at Island Waterpark where there's fun for everyone. The Waterpark features food, beverage options, lounge areas, & party rooms!

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Absecon Lighthouse

Towering at 171 feet high, this historic lighthouse is the tallest of its kind in New Jersey and the third tallest in the world. Make the climb to the top and learn how this artifact of American masonry has stood the test of time, warding off approaching ships from danger.

31 S. Rhode Island Ave, Atlantic City, NJ 08401
(609) 449-1360

Atlantic City Aquarium

There’s so much to explore at the Atlantic City Aquarium! From beautiful exhibits, to exotic animal shows and water activities, this family-friendly outing is the perfect way to explore what life is like under the sea. After you check out a show, make sure to stop at Historic Gardner’s Basin for waterfront dining, stunning views, dolphin watching cruises, shops, and more.

800 N. New Hampshire Ave, Atlantic City, NJ 08401
(609) 348-2880

Lucy the Elephant

Built as a novelty attraction in 1881, Lucy the Elephant is now the oldest surviving roadside attraction in the United States. A designated National Historic Landmark, Lucy stands at over six-stories high and is a worthy Instagram moment.

9200 Atlantic Ave, Margate City, NJ 08402
(609) 823-6473

OC Waterpark

There’s no better place to make a splash than OC Waterpark! Water sliding, mini golfing, and body sliding are just the beginning of the incredible attractions that await. Enjoy delicious concessions, new adventures, and the perfect day under the sun.

728 Boardwalk, Ocean City, NJ 08226
(609) 399-0483