Atlantic City, New Jersey: Location of 2017 Best Friends National Conference

The Best Friends National Conference, presented by Maddie’s Fund, will be held in Atlantic City, New Jersey. This resort city is known for its beautiful beaches, iconic boardwalk, casinos and spectacular views of the Atlantic Ocean. It’s also located only hours away from several major East Coast cities.

Here is approximate mileage from a number of cities:

Philadelphia: 55 miles
New York: 132 miles
Newark, New Jersey: 110 miles
Washington, D.C.: 173 miles
Baltimore: 168 miles
Boston: 328 miles
Pittsburgh: 354 miles

While you will have lots of sessions and activities to enjoy at the conference, here are some additional things to do in Atlantic City.

Life’s a beach: Explore miles of beach along the famous boardwalk.

Experience the local flavor: Enjoy local restaurants, shops and attractions at this landmark destination.

Take in some history: Atlantic City is host to a variety of museums, including the Absecon Lighthouse, the Civil Rights Garden, the Atlantic City Art Center and more.

See the bright lights: The Atlantic City 3D sound and light show will amaze you with surround sound, theatrical lighting and video-mapping technology. The show runs about eight minutes and is free to the public. It runs every night, every half hour, beginning at 8:30 p.m.

Do a little shopping: Visit the Tanger Outlets for a fun afternoon of perusing outlet stores.

Go see a show: Atlantic City is host to some world-famous acts. Check out what will be in the area while you’re in town!