Hang in the casino's and see a...
Hang in the casino's and see a show. AC doesn't compare much to Vegas (or so I am told but I've never been to Vegas) but it is a lot of fun. I went there when I turned 21 (legal age to gamble) with my mom and we played the slots and she showed me that I could drink for free while I was at the machines. The servers come around and say 'coffee, tea' and you say 'I'll have a Long Island Iced Tea' and they bring it to you for free. They can not solicite alcohol but they can give it away complimentary. I thought this was great so I sat there at my .25 machine and had a few cocktails! She also took me to this one table, now remember I don't know anything about this stuff and she said 'oh, here is a high one, wanna see how fast you can lose your money' 'OK' so she put $20 on the table, the guy spun the wheel and then he took the $20. She said 'see, gone, you can get in trouble very fast here so you be careful'. It was great!
Designated Smoking and Non Smoking Areas
There are designated smoking and non smoking areas in all the Casinos in AC. The non smoking areas are usually tucked away to a corner and provide a small area of smoke free environment (though this is tuff since smoke travels), where you don't feel like you are chocking from all that smoke.
I would advise that if you are a non smoker and want to play the slots, find a machine further from the main area as well as for the table games.
The areas will have signs or postings as to whether the area is designated smoking or non smoking.
If you "play" at any particular casino, my recommendation would be to sign up for their player reward card.
You don't have to play all the time and you can get great discounts on room, food and other great items.
It's quick and easy and only takes a few minutes, just make sure you have proper ID.
In Atlantic City, Ferni and I usually stick to a few casinos, so we have the "Total Rewards" card which allows you to receive benefits from Harrah's, Ceasar's, Horseshoe, Bally's Flamingo, Garand Casion, Harveys Imperial Palace, Paris, Rio, Sheraton Casino and Showboat. We also have the Borgata Rewards Card.
Summer Time List
stuff an unused bag into your carry on so you can bring home souvenirs
plastic bags for bathing suits if still wet when you have to leave so they dont damped your other clothes Good walking shoes/sneakers
Flip Flops (dressy & non dressy )
Windbreaker (the boardwalk gets breezy, even in the summer)
Dress down clothes for casual areas like buffet's, boardwalk, gambling
Dressy clothes for dressy areas like clubs, restaurants, shows, and if you like to gamble in style
Socks ( you dont want to walk around on the hotel room carpet ... yuck )
Sweatpants ( the hotel rooms are cold , the AC is always pumpin ) Q-Tips ( not every hotel carries these )
Imodium ( Or any other stomach relief meds you have .. you get used to the kind you use , never leave home with out them )
1 oz bottles of your favorite shampoo, conditioner, body wash, etc ( Unless your driving you can bring the full sized ones )
Tampons / Pads / Midol
Razor / Shaving Cream
Soap digital camera
under water disposable camera Flip Flops / Sandals
suntan lotion / tanning oil
Sunglasses Bring your own pillow , I'm not a fan of using hotel room pillows
If your driving , bring your own blanket too , those don't usually get washed at hotels , just fluffed and sprayed
Money to gamble, eat, and for souvenirs
Some of the casinos along the Boardwalk are connected to each other via an indoor walkway at the second level. This is a nice way to get between casinos during inclement weather (hot, wet or cold).
There are no connections between the Hilton and the Tropicana.
Trump Plaza connects to a small satellite casino that it also operates.
Caesars, Wild Wild West, Bally’s and Clardige all connect to each other.
A moving walkway connects from the Boardwalk to the Claridge and the Sands.
Note that you can get to the Sands from the Claridge, but not back again on the second level.
Resorts, Trump Taj Mahal and Showboat all connect to each other.