Atlantic City Update

Update on Openings


There’s nothing more important to us than the health and safety of our visitors. Under the direction of New Jersey Governor’s Restart and Recovery Commission, Atlantic City is taking a responsible, multi-phased approach to reopening. We are now in the latter stage of Phase 2, which initially focused on cautiously reopening restaurants (with most converting to al fresco) and non-essential retail for in-store shopping. Most recently, the phase has expanded to allow indoor dining at 25% capacity. Although some restrictions have been lifted, maintaining abundant social distancing and the use of face coverings remain intact. We are pleased to announce all of the Atlantic City casino hotels are now open for your added enjoyment. For more information on casino health & safety plans click here.

What does this mean for Atlantic City?

See the list of Frequently Asked Questions below and find out how you can enjoy Atlantic City at this time:

  1. Are the hotels/casinos open?
    Casinos are now open for more information on health & safety plans click here. All seasonal, short term rentals, and AirBnbs are open for occupancy. For more information on accommodations in Atlantic City please click here. For information on casinos & gaming click here.
  2. Are Atlantic City beaches open?
    A limited amount of guarded beaches are open after Sept. 1 from 10 AM - 6 PM. Beach goers are to stay 6 feet apart from those you don't live with and no groups larger than 25 people. For more information concerning beach access please click here.
  3. Is the Atlantic City Boardwalk open?
    Yes, the Boardwalk is open with some restrictions. Social distancing is required and we strongly encourage you to wear a mask. For more information concerning Boardwalk access please click here.
  4. Is a mask required on the beaches and boardwalk?
    While in public on the beach or Boardwalk, the State and City are strongly encouraging our residents and visitors to do so, especially during busy times.
  5. Are the bathrooms along the Boardwalk open?
    Public restrooms are open on the Boardwalk you can find them at Bartram, Albany, New Hampshire, Caspian Avenues (9:00am-7:00pm) and Chelsea, Mississippi, New York Avenues (8:00am-8:30pm). All restrooms and on-demand porta-potty stations are being routinely cleaned and disinfected at appropriate intervals in accordance with CDC and DOH guidelines.
  6. Are beach bars open?
    Restaurants and bars are now open for indoor dining with limited capacity. Outdoor dining, takeout and delivery are available where applicable. Please check with each establishment for more information. Click here for nightlife options in Atlantic City.
  7. Are restaurants open for dining?
    Restaurants and bars are now open for indoor dining with limited capacity. Outdoor dining, takeout and delivery are available where applicable. Please check with each establishment for more information. Click here for dining options in Atlantic City.
  8. Are the Tourist Information Centers open?
    No, the Boardwalk Information Center located at Boardwalk Hall remains closed at this time.
  9. Are the amusement parks and arcades open?
    Amusement parks and arcades are open! Click here to explore fun attractions in Atlantic City.
  10. Are there opportunities for outdoor recreation?
    Charter fishing services, watercraft rental businesses, golf courses are open with social distancing measures in place and a capacity of 25 individuals. Click here for sports and outdoors options in Atlantic City.
  11. Are the Boardwalk stores and Outlet stores open?
    Retail shops are permitted to be open for indoor shopping. Click here for places to shop in Atlantic City.

Please check with individual venues to confirm cancellations and updates to all local and regional events in the Greater Atlantic City area. Click here for the Atlantic City events calendar which is updated frequently.

For more information on safely enjoying Atlantic City Boardwalk and beaches please click here.

Follow this link for more information from the State of New Jersey regarding COVID-19: https://covid19.nj.gov/