The Tourism District consists of parts of several different areas of Atlantic City:

Marina District: Although some argued the area needs no revitalization, being home to three Atlantic City casinos ensured the Marina District's inclusion in the new zone. Borgata Hotel Casino & Spa, Harrah's Resort and Trump Marina Hotel Casino can be found there, along with Sen. Frank S. Farley Marina, but few residential properties.

Ducktown: Formerly an Italian neighborhood, this section has transformed into a predominantly Hispanic community. Landmark establishments such as White House Sub Shop and Formica Bros. Bakery remain, but the neighborhood was included mostly because of the expansion of The Walk outlet stores.

Chelsea: This section includes the last two casinos heading south on the Boardwalk: Tropicana Casino and Resort and the Atlantic City Hilton Casino Resort. The rest of the area is mostly residential, but sites such as the abandoned Masonic Temple could be targeted for redevelopment.

South Inlet: Site of the Revel casino and little else, this section looks similar to what its neighbor, the Northeast Inlet, looked like before the Casino Reinvestment Development Authority injected millions of dollars for housing developments that spruced up the area.

Bader Field: The 142-acre tract was closed as a municipal airport in 2006 to make way for casino development, but the economy delayed those plans. The parcel's inclusion in the district was arguably the biggest bone of contention between the city and the state.

Gardner's Basin: Most in the area agreed that state legislators made a mistake by creating a Tourism District that did not include Gardner's Basin, the waterside site of the Atlantic City Aquarium and other visitor-friendly attractions. The CRDA decided early on that Gardner's Basin would eventually be incorporated.