• Entertainment Options Abound in AC

     
    POSTED April 10, 2015
     
    Photo credit: Courtesy of DO AC

Summer is just around the corner and we all know what that means—it’s time to get outside and soak up as much sun as possible.

Atlantic City is prepared with a whole host of entertainment options including DJ sets, headliner concerts and sporting events.

“Atlantic City is ready to welcome visitors to our free beaches, world-famous Boardwalk, gaming and nightlife establishments," says Jeff Guaracino, executive director of the Atlantic City Alliance. "Summer is our peak season and we anticipate strong demand especially on weekends for concert tickets, dinner reservations, hotel rooms and more. We recommend booking summer vacations now. Consider a mid-week getaway or try a boutique, non-casino hotel."

To entice visitors to the area, The Atlantic City Alliance launched the DO AC Enterainment Capital of the Jersey Shore micro-campaign that will include social media promotion, welcome billboard signs, casino hotel packages and more.

In addition, the live events company, Live Nation, has made a large investment in Atlantic City to book a larger number of live entertainment in venues across the shore. Some acts coming to Atlantic City include Bob Dylan, Jerry Seinfeld, Madonna and Ricky Martin.

"Atlantic City is the place to be on the Jersey Shore for entertainment this summer," said Live Nation Philadelphia Regional President Geoff Gordon. "We're excited to be part of the new Borgata Festival Park and have a partnership with the Casino Reinvestment Development Authority to bring a dozen shows to Boardwalk Hall in 2015."

 

The return of familiarization trips is one key sign that things are beginning to return to normal in our industry. In mid-June the Philadelphia Convention and Visitors Bureau (PHLCVB) hosted more than 40 meeting and convention planners for a three-day familiarity tour. Their stay included a visit to the Franklin Institute and world premiere exhibit Harry Potter: The Exhibition, evening reception on the Rocky Steps, and a watch party as Philadelphia was announced as a host city for the FIFA World Cup 2026.

 

If you’ve hosted meetings at the Javits Center or other venues in Manhattan, you know that there’s more than enough to do in the borough to easily keep attendees busy for days.

 

Pittsburgh may be known as The Steel City, but it has plenty of greenery, too, and opportunities for groups attending meetings here to get out in nature. The Pittsburgh CVB, which has the tagline “Only in Pittsburgh,” has proudly shared the news that the Great Allegany Passage was named a winner in the 2022 USA Today “10Best Readers’ Choice” travel award contest for “best recreational trail.”