Playground Pier

#9 in Best Things To Do in Atlantic City
Playground Pier
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Key Info

1 Atlantic Ocean

Price & Hours

Free

Details

Shopping, Free Type
1 to 2 hours Time to Spend
3.7scorecard
  • 5.0Value
  • 3.5Facilities
  • 4.5Atmosphere

The Playground Pier is a four-story shopping, dining and nightlife complex that sits on a 900-foot-long pier that juts out into the Atlantic Ocean. The mall houses several high-end stores, including Burberry, Gucci, Tiffany & Co. and Armani Exchange. Many travelers typically visit just to window shop and enjoy the displays at the upscale stores that sell designer merchandise. (For budget shopping, head to the nearby Tanger Outlets.) The mall has undergone several renovations over the past few years, which recent travelers said have certainly improved its overall ambiance.

Located on the boardwalk between Arkansas and Missouri avenues, the Playground Pier is open from 10 a.m. to 9 p.m. Monday through Friday, 10 a.m. to 10 p.m. on Saturdays and 10 a.m. to 8 p.m. on Sundays. Check out the Playground Pier's website for more information on shops, dining venues and more.

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