Talk a walk on the boardwalk. It´s a wooden boulevard between the hotel casinos and the beach. Street artists, musicians and tourists make this car-free zone a fun place. It is a mixture of Las Vegas and a typical tourist beach resort with souvenir shops and small fast food shops.
If its not to hard, walk the...
If its not to hard, walk the boardwalk from one end to the other, or take a ride. I did this and was pretty impressed with what I saw. This picture was taken from a pretty high location. The scene is magnificient. It's looking south down the beach and boardwalk area.
Tip your chauffeur & food...
Tip your chauffeur & food server 20%. Doormen & bellmen, if the help you with your bags, tip between 50 cents and $1 a bag. Tip your dealer on occassion, you can just give it to him or place a bet for him. NOTE: DO NOT HAND THE DEALER ANYTHING, YOU MUST PLACE MONEY/CHIPS/MATCHES/ANYTHING ON THE TABLE AND THE DEALER WILL PICK IT UP FROM THE TABLE. Bartenders/cocktail servers between 50 cents and $1 a drink, but at least leave a buck. If you win a jackpot on a slot machine it is customary to give your slot attendant ( the one counting your winnings into your hand) a tip. Base the tip on how much you have won. A good tip is about $10 for a small jackpot. You can also tip the person accompanying the slot attendant who is usually a securiy guard. For Maids between $1 to $2 a day per person unless you are really messy. Of course you can tip more for great service or nothing for lowsy service it's up to you.
A few items for a weekend getaway
A small carry bag or roller board is all you really need unless you plan on spending weeks on end here. We usually spend a night or two and everything we take will fit in a small rollerboard. Depending on the season, but during the summer you can enjoy casual wear like summer dresses, shorts, skirts and tank tops for women and men usually wear jeans, khakis or shorts. Flips or low heeled sandals for walking on the boardwalk. Evening definitely wear something dressy, nice dresses or jeans with a pretty dressy top and heels for women, slacks or dressy jeans and dress shirts for men. I always carry my own toiletries like shampoo, conditioner, bath wash, bath cloth, toothpaste, body and moisturizer, contact lens solution, contact lenses, glasses, perfume, deodarant and a few other items. My camera and recorder My bathing suit, flip flops, beach bag, beach towel, suncreen It can get chilly at night during the summer and the casinos always have their air conditioning blasting, so a jacket or sweater, shawl, shrug or pashmina
Marine Mammal Stranding Center...
Marine Mammal Stranding Center located in Brigantine, NJ on Brigantine Boulevard near the lighthouse. Take the Brigantine Bridge between Harrah's and Trump Castle and center will be on your left. The center is a non-profit rescue center that rescues, rehabilitates and release whales, seals, dolphins and turtles found on the NJ coastline. You might not expect to find stranded mammals in NJ but there were 118 stranded in 2001. We visited in July 2002 and got to see a 6 week old harbor seal. Talk about cute. Looked like a hairless version of my kitty (fat body, small head & big eyes). According to the volunteer, the center had already rescued 85 harbor seals since Jan. 2002. This seal was found stranded on a local beach. He was 2 weeks old and malnourished. Since being at the center, he had gained 50 lbs and was almost ready to be driven up to Massachusetts and released into a colony of harbor seals established there. Neat stuff.