Since 1929, Boardwalk Hall has been an essential part of the sports and music scene of Atlantic City. Officially named a U.S. National Historic Landmark in 1987, this old arena has played host to some of the biggest names in music, sport and even politics. These days, you can visit the hall to see live shows or join a historical tour to see a very special pipe organ.
Boardwalk Hall has been home to many of Atlantic City’s premier sports teams, from soccer, ice hockey and indoor football, to basketball. Mike Tyson successfully defended his title as a world champion boxer here several times. Come to enjoy the atmosphere during a game. While surrounded by 10,000 patrons, it can be an overwhelming experience to hear the crowds roar.
Some of America’s big-name singers and bands pass through Atlantic City, so check if you can see a concert while you’re in town. With the ability to hold up to 14,000 concert-goers, Boardwalk Hall is a premier venue for large-scale performances. In 1964, the hall hosted the Beatles, and the Rolling Stones, Madonna and Lady Gaga have also delighted crowds here. Join a two-hour guided tour of Boardwalk Hall to learn about local history and culture, and see the organ in the Main Auditorium. With over 33,000 pipes, this early 20th-century organ is one of the world’s largest pipe organs and loudest instruments. Hearing its tones resonate through the empty hall is a truly unique experience. Admire some smaller organs in the Adrian Phillips Ballroom.
Boardwalk Hall is on the oceanfront, in the heart of Atlantic City and is easily reached on foot from downtown. Buses also service the hall and parking is available for a fee.
Tours of the hall are offered on the first and third Tuesday of each month; sign up via the Boardwalk Pipes website. The fee for the tour goes towards a restoration fund for the pipe organs. Wear walking shoes and don’t bring large bags, since you can’t take luggage inside and there are no lockers. The hall is closed on Sundays.
Home to an IMAX theater, this beachfront casino hotel is on the Boardwalk, 4 blocks from the Atlantic City Convention Center, and less than a mile from Ocean One Pier.
Bally's Atlantic City Hotel & Casino is steps from the boardwalk, a half-block from the beach, and a 3-minute walk from the Pier Shops at Caesars. Guests can laze on the sand or hit the boutiques, while nearby Central Pier Arcade makes for a fun family excursion with its games and go-kart speedway.
Located in the Renaissance Pointe area near the state marina, this Atlantic City, 43-story resort is about 2.5 miles from the convention center and the Boardwalk, as well as from The Walk shopping area.
With its prime location on the boardwalk, Caesars Atlantic City Resort & Casino places guests within range of countless entertainment and gaming venues. Families can drive 5 minutes to Steel Pier for classic seaside amusements, or 30 minutes to Edwin B. Forsythe National Wildlife Refuge for fishing or birdwatching.
Located in the heart of Atlantic City, this beach hotel is within a 15-minute walk of Monopoly Monument and Steel Pier. Atlantic City Outlets and Ventnor Pier are also within 10 minutes.
This hotel is attached to the Atlantic City Convention Center and is 4 blocks from Atlantic City's Boardwalk, beach, and nearest casino. Ocean Life Center is two miles away.
TRYP by Wyndham Atlantic City is located within walking distance of Atlantic City's famous boardwalk and close to casinos.
Situated by the ocean, this motel is 0.1 mi (0.2 km) from Quarter at Tropicana and 1.5 mi (2.3 km) from Steel Pier. Boardwalk Hall and Atlantic City Visitor Welcome Center are also within 10 minutes.