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    Revel Resort and Casino

    by cjg1 Updated Aug 5, 2013

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    Out of all the Hotel & Casinos on the Boardwalk; I liked this one the best. It was clean, didn't smell like smoke, the clientele wasn't shady our over 90 years old. The interior wasn't cheesey and it was a new decor. My wife and i wandered around checking out the shops, restaurants, bars and gaming floors before signing up for a Rewards card. We didn't gamble but we definitely liked the looks of this place.

    **The month of August parking here is free if you have a Revel rewards Card.**

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    Not Just for Gamblers....

    by cjg1 Written Aug 5, 2013

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    Atlantic City is not just for Gamblers. My wife and I are not gamblers at all; if we throw $20 in a slot machine a year that's alot. What I like about AC is that they have that great outdoor space of the boardwalk and the beach. That's a great way to escape the Casino and enjoy some of the beach and the views. There is also shopping at the resorts as well as the Outlets. We are more into the dining and having some drinks sort of people. Wasting the day or night away gambling does not do it for us.

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    Korean War Memorial

    by PinkFloydActuary Written Dec 31, 2011

    This was maybe the oddest thing I saw on the Boardwalk...and I mean it was odd because it was so out of place. In between all the junk stores and the like, you have this really nice little memorial for the Korean War. It's right on the edge of where Brighton Park hits the Boardwalk. It includes statues for the soldiers who fought in Korea, a wall of those killed or missing in action, as well as a wall honoring the four NJ soldiers who were awarded the Medal of Honor in Korea.

    Korean War Memorial Entrance to Korean War Memorial

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    dolphin cruise

    by iam1wthee Written Jun 16, 2011

    These cruises are given from late April till October. It leaves from Gardeners Basin at 1pm. This is a 10 min ride from the boardwalk if you take the #1 jitney bus. Most of the cruises see the dolphins except the night cruise where it may be too dark. Its best to film them than to take pictures because these dolphins move too fast. These are not trained dolphins they are wild. You will see a lot of beautiful homes on your way going their as well. The ride back to the dock is very fast and wet. You will be soaked if you stay to the front.

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    shows, concerts, and festivals

    by iam1wthee Written Jun 16, 2011

    Different casinos host different shows from time to time. I highly recommend the entertainer impersonator shows because they are a lot of fun. They also have concerts and festivals from time to time. The prices for the shows range from $20 on up, concerts $35 and up, most festivals are Free.

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    Atlantic City Historical Museum and Art Gallery

    by iam1wthee Updated Jun 16, 2011

    Its open everyday from 10am - 4pm and it is Free

    The artifacts were interesting and the video was very informative. It was mostly about the history of the boardwalk.

    The art gallery had a lot of beautiful affordable pieces from local artists.

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    Showboat - The Mardi Gras Casino

    by penumbra Updated Apr 4, 2011

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    ~750 rooms and suites.
    ~101,000 square foot casino floor.

    Impression:
    Admirable. The Showboat is another favorite casino of mine, at least to park the car and start the adventure. Located at the north end of the Boardwalk, I always found it easy to get into the casino and find may way around.

    Theme:
    New Orleans.

    Parking:
    Enter on Delaware, pay on entrance, $5 or free for club members.

    ~55 Table Games:
    Baccarat, Blackjack, Caribbean Stud Poker, Craps, Let It Ride, Money Wheel, Pai Gow Poker, Pai Gow Tiles, Roulette, Spanish 21, Three Card Poker.

    ~4000 Slots:
    Bingo, Fabulous, Jeopardy, Megabucks, Quartermania, Triple Play Joker Poker, Wheel of Fortune.

    25 poker tables:
    House of Blues Poker.

    No keno .

    Fine Dining:
    North Sea Village (Asian), Rib & Chophouse (surf & turf).

    Casual Dining:
    Canal Street Bread and Sandwich Co (pizzas, sandwiches), Casa di Napoli (Italian), French Quarter (buffet $21.99), House of Blues (American), Mansion Cafe (24h), Noodle Bar (noodles), Starbucks (coffee).

    Lounges:
    House of Blues (casino), Sanctuary Beach Bar (beach).

    Shopping:
    House of Blues (logo merchandise), Ocean 11 Gift Shop (convenience).

    Health Spa:
    fitness, jacuzzi, saunas, steam baths, tanning booths, massages available, seasonal pool.

    Club Card:
    Total Rewards (Diamond & Platinum) valid at Harrah's and Showboat - cash, hotel, restaurant, and food offers.

    Special Features:
    House of Blues .

    Connections:
    Walkway to the Trump Taj Mahal.


    Gambling problem? Please call 1-800-GAMBLER.

    Showboat (looking west from the beach) Showboat (looking north from the beach)
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    Spa

    by VZ-Pam Updated Jul 27, 2008

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    If you are tired of gambling, you can go and relax yourself at THE RED DOOR SPA at Harrah's .
    I had a massage appointment at the spa and I was told the massage charges also cover the $30 fee for the spa facilities there. I booked an early appointment at 11a & we used the kohls body spray shower after a heaven whole body signature massage.
    We told the staff we had to go for lunch and come back to enjoy the spa later...they gladly gave us a bracelet (Like a Day Pass) to come back.
    After lunch, we went back to enjoy the hot tub, steam shower, sauna, all direction Kohl body spray shower & sat by a fire place to relax. We were drinking iced rasberry juices and lemon water there and apples were served also. it was an excellent spa experience !

    I got out from Red Door Spa feeling refreshed ! recommendations for your skin after massage
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    If you're under 21...

    by Lhenne1 Written Apr 28, 2008

    If you're under the drinking age (21 yrs), the options in Atlantic City may seem a bit slim. Don't worry, there are some interesting and fun thing to do for the younger crowd.

    First, there is the Boardwalk, complete with rides and games. It's a fun time no matter how old you are (especially if you've been having some bad luck at the tables).

    As for those aged 18-21...
    The House of Blues has shows some weekends that are sometimes 18 to get in. The Atlantic City Weekly (www.whoot.com) will have show schedules and let you know what the age restrictions are.

    At the Tropicana, you can go to RiRa's where they have entertainment some nights. It's also a restaurant so if you're at a table. Also at the Tropicana are Hooters and Tangos Piano Bar which would probably let you stay as long as don't try to order anything alcoholic.

    The Eden Bar at Harrah's checks ID and gives out bracelets, so you can go in and order non-alcoholic drinks.

    Check out some of the comedy clubs, they may be accommodating as well.

    And of course there is always plenty of shopping which no one is ever too young for :).

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    The Sandcastle

    by April1985 Written Aug 30, 2006

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    No Silly ! Its not made of sand ! Its a place for minor league baseball ! Thats right ! And it is so much fun ! The tickets are not expensive, and in the summer time they have fireworks after the game ! Theres hot dogs, sodas, and even popcorn ! There are little shopps so you can buy all of your Atlantic City Surf, Atlantic League Merch. The stadium was opened in 1998, and can hold about 5,500 people . Its a great palce to take the kids, and who knows , maybe you will see a celeb there ! (Ashanti was there a few years back)

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    Puerto Rican Festival

    by April1985 Written Aug 27, 2006

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    Growing up in Atlantic City can be fun, especially when you have festivals to go to ! The Puerto Rican festival can be so much fun ! The music is great , the food is great , the people are fun , and its something to do when you need to have some fun !

    Random People Dancing Live Band Little Stands Puerto Rico !!

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    Trump Marina Hotel Casino

    by penumbra Updated Sep 2, 2005

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    ~730 rooms and suites.
    ~74,000 square foot casino floor.

    Impression:
    Dated. The Trump Marina is the oldest of the three casinos along route 87 and is starting to show its age. In the summer, its pleasant to walk along the marina to look at the boats.

    Theme:
    Marina.

    Parking:
    Enter on Huron, pay on entrance, $4.

    ~75 Table Games:
    Baccarat, Blackjack, Boston Five Poker, Caribbean Stud Poker, Craps, Double Cross Poker, Four Card Poker, Gow Tiles, Let it Ride Bonus, Mini Baccarat, Pai Gow Mania, Pai Gow Poker, Roulette, Spanish 21, Three Card Poker.

    ~2500 Slots:
    Addams Family, Anchor's Wheel of Gold, Double Diamonds, Five Play Joker Poker, Haywire, Jeopardy, Slotopoly, Video Poker, Wheel of Fortune.

    No poker tables.

    No keno .

    Fine Dining:
    Harbor View (seafood), High Steaks (surf & turf), Imperial Court (Asian), Portofino (Italian).

    Casual Dining:
    Auntie Anne's (pretzels), Bayside (buffet $17.99), Boardwalk Peanut Shoppe (Boardwalk food), Cosimos (pizza), Horn & Hardart (coffee), Upstairs Cafe (24h).

    Lounges:
    The Deck (marina), The Fountain Bar (atrium).

    Shopping:
    Bernie Robbins Fine Jewelry (jewelry), Docksider Ship Store (boating, convenience, logoed apparel), Roberto Dino (beauty), Talk of the Walk (women's fashion), The Mariner's Gift Shop (logoed apparel, convenience).

    Health Spa:
    massage, tanning, fitness.

    Club Card:
    Trump Marina Wild Card - comps (dining, rooms), cash back, tournaments, sweepstakes, gifts, discounts.

    Special Features:
    Hooters (theme), Skinz (satellite casino at the Marina), The Farley Marina.

    Connections:
    Pathway to Harrah’s.


    Gambling problem? Please call 1-800-GAMBLER.

    Trump Marina (looking north) Skinz Casino (at the Marina)
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    Resorts Atlantic City

    by penumbra Updated Sep 2, 2005

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    ~880 rooms and suites.
    ~100,000 square foot casino floor.

    Impression:
    Worth a look. Resorts seems to be quite modern and pleasant inside. I admit I usually wander by the Tuxedo Bar to see the waitress dressed in trench coats and nylons.

    Theme:
    None.

    Parking:
    Enter on North Carolina, $4.

    ~85 Table Games:
    Baccarat, Big Six, Blackjack, Boston 5, Caribbean Stud Poker, Craps, Let It Ride, Mini Baccarat, Pai Gow Poker, Roulette, Spanish 21, Three Card Poker.

    ~3000 Slots:
    Blazing Seven Super Spin, Buffet Mania, Clowning Around, Double Loose as a Goose, Enchanted Unicorn, Geisha, Ghost Hunter, K.G. Bird, Jail Bird, King of the Grill, Loose as a Goose, Money Storm, Running Numbers, Scatter Magic, Snap Shot, Tabasco, Terminator, Tiki Torch, Triple Double Stars, Video Poker.

    9 poker tables:
    7-Card stud, Texas Hold 'em.

    No keno .

    Fine Dining:
    Asian Spice (Asian), Camelot (American), Capriccio (Italian), Gallagher's (Steakhouse).

    Casual Dining:
    Beachball Deli & Seafood House (seafood), Breadsticks Cafe & Grill (American), Starbucks (coffee), The Buffet ($16.99).

    Lounges:
    Club 1133 (members), Nikki Beach (beach), Tuxedos Bar (lobby).

    Shopping:
    Caprice (collectables), Marshall-Rousso (fashion), Resorts Gifts and News (convenience).

    Health Spa:
    Spa and fitness on third floor.

    Club Card:
    Uptown Club (Preferred and Platinum) - comps, discounts (rooms, dining, show tickets), invitations, cash back, gifts and prizes.

    Special Features:
    None.

    Connections:
    Walkway to Trump Taj Mahal.


    Gambling problem? Please call 1-800-GAMBLER.

    Resorts (looking north-west from the beach) Resorts (looking north)
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    Sands Atlantic City

    by penumbra Updated Sep 2, 2005

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    ~600 rooms and suites.
    ~80,000 square foot casino floor.

    Impression:
    Trapped. There’s a moving sidewalk to take you from the Boardwalk to the casino, but not to return. You can get to the Sands via a raised walkway from the Claridge, but you can’t return. You can’t exit out the ground level of the parking garage, you have to go through the casino. These are transparent attempts to keep you in the casino and they are not appreciated.

    Theme:
    None.

    Parking:
    Enter on Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Blvd, pay on entrance, $3 or free for club members.

    ~600 Table Games:
    6 Deck Blackjack, Baccarat, Big Six, Caribbean Stud, Craps, Double Exposure Blackjack, Let It Ride, Low Limit Blackjack, Mini-Baccarat, Mini-Baccarata, Pai Gow Poker, Pai Gow Poker, Pai Gow Tiles, Roulette, Single Zero Roulette, Spanish 21, Three Card Poker.

    ~2100 Slots:
    Blazing 7's, Bonus & Double Bonus, Deuces Wild, Diamonds, Draw Poker, Elephant King, Geisha, Jeopardy, King of the Grill, Lucky Larry Lobstermania, Mega Bucks, Money Storm, Monte Carlo, Poker, Quartermania, Red White and Blue, Sinatra, Triple Double Diamond Deluxe with Cheese, Trivia Pursuit, Wheel of Fortune, Wild Bear, Wild Cherries.

    14 poker tables:
    On the 4th floor (Texas Hold'em).

    No keno .

    Fine Dining:
    Brighton (steakhouse), Medici (Italian).

    Casual Dining:
    Boardwalk Buffet (Cardholders $7.99, $12.99), Rossi's (Italian Buffet), The Corner (24h), The Peanut Shoppe (Boardwalk food).

    Lounges:
    Copa Lounge (piano), Swingers (casino).

    No shopping .

    Health Spa:
    fitness, sauna.

    Club Card:
    Sands Card Holders - cash back, sweepstakes, comps (dining, entertainment and rooms).
    Platinum Card Holders - same-day cash back, free parking, invitations.

    Special Features:
    None.

    Connections:
    Walkway from Boardwalk and Claridge but not "to" Boardwalk or Claridge.


    Gambling problem? Please call 1-800-GAMBLER.

    Sands (looking west from the Boardwalk)
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    Atlantic City Hilton Casino Resort

    by penumbra Updated Sep 2, 2005

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    ~800 rooms and suites.
    ~60,000 square foot casino floor.

    Impression:
    Small. After walking through the casino, I usually think, “Is that all there is? Did I miss half of the casino?”. Nope. It’s small but cozy. This used to be my favorite place to park and explore Atlantic City. The casino is the furthest south along the Boardwalk and very close to route 40/322. Parking used to be $3 for the day but during the summer they’re gouging people for $10 unless you’re a card member. Sign up? I’d rather try another casino first.

    Theme:
    None.

    Parking:
    Enter on Boston Ave, pay on exit, $10 or $3 for club members.

    ~90 Table Games:
    Blackjack, Baccarat, Caribbean Stud Poker, Craps, Four Card Poker, Let It Ride, Pai Gow Poker, Pai Gow Tiles, Roulette, Three Card Poker.

    ~2000 Slots:
    Austin Powers, Bowzer's Rock-N-Roll Party Slots, Creature from the Black Lagoon, Catch a Wave, Chickendales, Diamond Cinema Video Slots, Monte Carlo Slots, Penny Slots, Survivor, Sphinx II, The Honeymooners, Video Slingo.

    No poker tables.

    No keno .

    Fine Dining:
    Caruso's (Italian), Peregrines' (continental), The Oaks Steakhouse (surf & turf).

    Casual Dining:
    Cappuccino's (coffee), Cornucopia Buffet ($18.75), Empress Garden (Asian), Horizons (24h).

    Lounges:
    Chairman's Club (members), Dizzy Dolphin (Boardwalk), Hilton Beach Bar (beach).

    Shopping:
    Emporium (convenience), Le Salon (fashion).

    Health Spa:
    $15 daily - massage services, sauna, steam room, hot tub, and indoor swimming pool.

    Club Card:
    Hilton Players Club - comps, cash back, mail offers, 10% shopping discount, discount parking.

    Special Features:
    2,000-seat Entertainment state-of-the-art theater.

    Connections:
    No indoor walkway to other casinos.


    Gambling problem? Please call 1-800-GAMBLER.

    Hilton (looking east towards Boardwalk) Hilton (Boardwalk looking west)
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