Atlantic City has long been a vacation destination, attracting people from all over the world. But it’s not only popular for it’s casino — the boardwalk alone is a great place to visit! This town has so much to offer, whether you are looking for a romantic getaway, a party weekend with friends, or a family vacation!
Casino Based Hotels
The casino based hotels provide a resort feeling, even if you haven’t traveled from far away. Try the Borgata or Tropicana, both of which offer an array of restaurants, clubs, retail shops, and spas; all of the basic amenities you’d expect if you were staying in a tropical island resort. The Borgata offers a travel experience paralleled to a Las Vegas vacation. Enjoy gourmet cuisine at Bobby Flay’s Steakhouse, Wolfgang Puck American Grill, luxurious spa experiences, and an eclectic nightlife.
Family Friendly Fun
Subsequently, the Tropicana (aka “The Trop”) offers similar amenities with the option of a more family friendly appeal. Visitors can plan a weekend getaway and bring the kids along to enjoy a festive ambience, daytime fun at the pool with a beachfront view or a day in the sand and ocean waves just a hop skip and a jump from this beachfront resort. Spend the afternoon on a boardwalk excursion to Ripley’s Believe it or Not! Museum established in 1918, or jump on the carousel at AC’s famous Steel Pier amusement park, stretching 1,000 feet over the Atlantic Ocean! Oh, and don’t forget to take the four mile surrey ride to be reminded of AC’s rich history. Relax before trying your luck on the casino floor (sans kids of course), or have just as much fun with the kids at the Family Fun Station Arcade. The Trop is great for weekend beach trips with friends and family alike.
Throughout its long history, Atlantic City has thrived through turmoil and triumphs. The wrath of mother nature all the way back in 1884 caused the boardwalk to be rebuilt a third time. The aftermath of Hurricane Sandy in 2012 permanently changed the city’s overall appearance. The tragic economic trials and tribulations from the “glitz and glamour” days in the 80’s to the economic crash of 2008. This forced so many casino closures has forever changed the city. However, this strong little town continues to thrive and rebuild and hold onto the roots of its history!
A version of this article appeared in the Spring 2017 issue of Sass.