Atlantic City

Atlantic City, located only a short distance from Philadelphia and New York along New Jersey’s southern shore melds the excitement of its posh and glitzy casinos with the calm of its wide and white ocean beaches. The thrilling combination makes for one of North America’s most unique and exhilarating gay friendly resort experiences.

During prohibition Atlantic City’s laissez-faire attitude and penchant for showmanship solidified its place as "America's Playground" that continues today.

Although diving-horses and other crowd pleasing spectacles have evolved to fit modern tastes of headliner entertainment, luxury and outlet shopping, world class spas, celebrity chefs and guest DJ’s in mega nightclubs offered in the 11 Atlantic City casino resorts.

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The famous Boardwalk is the 5 plus mile gateway to the free public beach and is lined with shops, amusements and restaurants and is also home to Boardwalk Hall (where Lady Gaga opened her recent tour), one of the top mid-sized entertainment venues in the US.

With 33 million visitors annually, Atlantic City is still only second to Las Vegas in number of casinos, in revenue and size. Just like Vegas, great hotel deals can usually be had for most of the year and many offer luxury amenities and world class service.

Ever evolving, Atlantic City is also on the forefront of the new "Gay" where nightlife blends both "mostly gay" bars and "gay nights" with a plethora of friendly places for all. A favorite Atlantic City local’s gay bar, The West Side Bar and Lounge offers nightly dancing and shows. With the passing of the New Jersey Civil Union law in 2007 many of the resorts have run with the opportunity to accommodate same-sex couples and have also offered "OUT" weekends and events. Atlantic City gay nightlife is growing and check with funmaps.com for more exciting gay friendly news and events.

During the day, enjoy shopping at Atlantic City Outlets – The Walk for the best in East Coast outlet shopping, the ultra high end luxury shopping at Caesar’s The Pier Shoppes or enjoy on of the many world-class spas offer complete relaxation and massage therapies.

‘Atlantic City, Always Turned On’ rings true. Expect “AC” to continue as the east coast's fun, safe and easy 24 hour place to play for gays, lesbians and friends alike.

Convenient express non-stop bus service from NYC (2 hours and 25 minutes) and Philadelphia (1 hour 15 minutes) is easily available. Greyhound offers free wifi internet on many brand new, retro styled “Lucky Streak” busses from New York Port Authority.

Most casinos offer’s player club members arriving by participating bus companies free slot credit or match play (for table game bets) bonuses and often free food or beverage coupons. Be sure to get your voucher from the greeter and sign up for the “player’s club” upon arrival. Usually the bonus offsets most of the cost of the ticket.

Stay for the day, or spend the night, the $35 round trip from New York is a great ticket for a memorable time.

Also served by NJ Transit, the slightly longer than 1 hour trip from Philadelphia is easily connected to express Amtrak train service from Washington, DC and Boston. Air Service is available thru ACY airport and Spirit Airlines offers the best scheduled airline service.

A cheap and easy jitney service and quick taxis makes going from your favorite spots and hotel a breeze.

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Hotels

  • Atlantic City Hotel Experts
  • 34 North Mississippi Avenue
    Atlantic City, NJ 08401
  • Website: www.achotelexperts.com
  • 800-760-6252
  • Carisbrooke Inn Bed & Breakfast
  • 105 South Little Rock Avenue
    Ventnor, NJ 08406
  • Website: www.carisbrookeinn.com
  • 609-822-6392
  • Quality Inn & Suites - Absecon
  • 202 East White Horse Pike
    Atlantic City, NJ 08205
  • Website: www.atlanticcityqi.com
  • 609-652-3020
  • Sheraton Crossroads Hotel
  • 1 International Boulevard
    Mahwah, NJ 07430
  • Website: www.sheraton.com/mahwah
  • 201-529-1660

Bars

  • Club 11 (Grand Opening May 22nd)
  • 123 South Indiana Avenue
    Atlantic City, NJ 08401
  • Website: 11ac.club/
  • 609-416-0110
  • Club In Or Out
  • 19 North Egg Harbor Road
    Hammonton, NJ 08037-1501
  • Website: www.clubinorout.com
  • 609-561-2525
  • Rainbow Room at Coconutz
  • 55 South Bellevue Avenue
    Atlantic City, NJ 08401
  • Website: www.rainbowroomac.com
  • 609-317-4593

Shops

  • A.C. Ticket Guys
  • 30 North Mississippi Avenue, 2nd Floor
    Atlantic City, NJ 08401
  • Website: www.acticketguys.com
  • 866-881-6343 or 609-344-0464
  • Atlantic City Outlets, The Walk
  • 1931 Atlantic Avenue
    Atlantic City, NJ 08401
  • Website: www.acoutlets.com
  • 609-872-7002

Attractions

  • Absecon Lighthouse
  • 31 South Rhode Island Avenue (at Pacific & Vermont Avenues)
    Atlantic City, NJ
  • Website: abseconlighthouse.org
  • 609-449-1360
  • Atlantic City Convention Hall
  • 1 Ocean Way
    Atlantic City, NJ
  • 609-449-2000
  • Atlantic City Historical Museum
  • New Jersey Avenue and the Boardwalk
    Atlantic City, NJ
  • 609-347-5839
  • Atlantic City Parasail
  • 800 New Hampshire Avenue ( at Gardner's Basin)
    Atlantic City, NJ
  • 609-348-2880
  • Ocean Life Center
  • New Hampshire Avenue and the Bay ( where Absecon Inlet meets Clam Creek)
    Atlantic City, NJ
  • 609-348-2880
  • Ripley's Believe It Or Not! Museum
  • New York Avenue and the Boardwalk
    Atlantic City, NJ
  • 609-347-2001
  • Steel Pier
  • Virginia Avenue and the Boardwalk
    Atlantic City, NJ
  • 609-345-4893