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Best Times to Visit Atlantic City

The best time to visit Atlantic City is either from March to May or from June to August. Although a nice breeze blows through the seaside town in the summer, the days are defined by humidity with average highs in the low 80s. Temperatures drop in the evenings, so bring a sweater or jacket, especially if you're going to enjoy AC's nightlife. Spring and fall see milder weather, while temperatures can dip below freezing during the winter. If you're more interested in the casinos, you'll find that any point in the year is worth the trip. Most offer discounts and other perks year-round to attract new guests and repeat visitors.

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This can be a great time of year to visit if you want to avoid the crowds, just book before the Memorial Day mayhem begins in May. Early spring temperatures can be a bit brisk, so don't forget your windbreaker.

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Although the warmer temperatures this time of year will make a trip to the beach more pleasant, this is also the most expensive time to visit Atlantic City. Additionally, if you don't like crowds and throngs of families, you'll want to plan your trip for another time. 

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In the fall, hotel rates and airfares drop with the temperatures, especially after Labor Day. The crowds are generally smaller, but some attractions close up shop this time of year.

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  • The Atlantic City Food & Wine Festival (October)

To save some money on hotels (and thus have more to use at the tables), visit during the winter, when the temperatures dip and the number of visitors decreases accordingly. The only exception to this is New Year's, as prices usually go up to capitalize on tourists hoping to gamble. 

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  • New Year's Eve (December 31)

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