Atlantic City Travel Guide

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Atlantic City Highlights

  • Pro
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    tpangelinan says…

     Nice beaches, piers to play on and plenty of casinos. 

  • Con
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    queensgirl says…

     Not as big as Vegas 

  • In a nutshell
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     Sin City Downsized & dumbed down 

Atlantic City Things to Do

  • Boardwalk

    The boardwalk stretches a couple of miles along the ocean, and gives folks a chance to walk relatively easy from casino to casino. There are a few desolate stretches along the way, but during the day, I wasn't too nervous (I've heard at night, it becomes a different place, but did not have a chance to witness this for myself.) I did enjoy the walk,...

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  • Caesar's Casino

    the Ceasars Atlantic City is the Flagship Brand of the Ceasar Entertainment Group (formerly Harrah's Entertainment) and is a Sister Company of Harrah's and Bally's nearby. The Ceasars Hotel and Gambling resorts are known all over the world for their sheer opulence hence the famous luxe shops of Ceasars here at the Pier Shop at Ceasars is a luxe...

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  • Trump Taj Mahal

    Trump Taj Majal is one of the many casinos that line the boardwalk area. I had never been here before so my wife took me inside for a look around. Despite having the name Trump attached to it; this place is pretty shoddy. The fact that they used the name Taj Mahal is a disgrace as it looks nothing like the beautiful sight in India I have seen for...

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Atlantic City Hotels

Atlantic City Restaurants

  • Great Place with a Beach View

    After leaving Margaritaville across the boardwalk my wife and I decided to have a nice lunch here.The Land Shark Bar & Grill is an installation of Margaritaville but acorss the boardwalk right on the beach. This place has a more casual vibe and relaxed atmosphere. The decor is simple and the menu has more casual fare such as hotdogs, warm pretzel...

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  • Buffet time!

    While the rest of my time in AC was a bit of a downer, the trip to the Borgata buffet was definitely a good time. First of all, for lunch, there are many buffets that don't open at all, or are on very limited hours. I got over here as soon as it opened to make sure I didn't wast precious time in a long line. As usual, there are several stations -...

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  • St side near Bally's etc...

    Affordable food can be found near the otherside (nonboardwalk) of the strip. Just when you've had enough of casino buffet food. Open 24 hours, here is where the cabbies eat. 2310 Atlantic Avenue, AC, NJ. There are specials every day of the week for $6.95: either Manicotti, Raviolli, Lasagna, Veal, Shells., Chicken Parmigna, etc..Pizza's $4-17cold...

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Atlantic City Nightlife

  • Good Drinks & Good Times

    I enjoy visiting Margaritaville's and make it a point to stop in whenever I find one. I was actually here the day the first opened this Margaritaville in the Resorts Hotel and Casino but didn't feel like dealing with the mob scene. I recently returned with my wife to AC for the day and Margaritaville was our first stop.The restaurant/bar is at the...

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  • Stay away

    Went in hooters for the first time, of course you get the "welcome to hooters, can we take your photo and charge you, can we sell you a calendar etc" Then before you finish eating they are trying to rush you out. Well in the rush I left my cell phone on the table. We came back 5 minutes later only to find the phone missing. The place wasn't busy...

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  • good ole sexy but clean fun part 2

    Part two of my hooters tips with more picsMy Favorite Hooters is located along the restaurant row of the tropicana hotel near the boardwalk. located along the restaurant row of the tropicana hotel near the boardwalk.This will be a two part tip with more pictures. Hooters is My all time favorite place to hang around and lounge around due mainly to...

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Atlantic City Transportation

  • Driving to Atlantic City

    Driving to Atlantic City is my prefered mode of transportation. The drive for us is three hours door to door with light traffic. Traffic can be heavier on weekend and in the summer with the Jersey Shore traffic.

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  • Train to Atlantic City from Philadelphia

    Journeying to Atlantic City from Philadelphia? Have you considered NJ Transit?The train takes approximately one-and-a-half hours to one-and-three-quarter hours to make the journey from Philadelphia's 30th Street Station to Atlantic City with one-way fares for adults costing US$10.

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  • Catch a Jitney anytime of the day or...

    Jitneys are quick and efficient with the goal of getting you to and from your location safely and on time. In order to do so there are some important steps that should be followed. To make the most of your Jitney experience, please make an effort to observe the following:-Have your money ready in advance. Exact change is preferred.-When entering...

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Atlantic City Shopping

  • All Things Margaritaville

    The Margaritaville Shop is located right outside of the restaurant. The shop has all the usual Margaritaville merchandise; glasses, tee shirts, flip flops, hats etc, all emblazoned with the Margaritaville logo. I collect Margaritaville glasses from their different locations so I had to stop in and but two more to add to my ever growing collection...

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  • Factory Outlet w/in a CITY!

    An outlet mall is a type of shopping mall, in which manufacturers sell their products directly to the public through their own branded stores. Clothing, sporting goods, electrical products, cosmetics, and toys are among the types of items sold at outlet malls. Outlet malls first appeared in the United States as a development of the traditional...

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  • The Pier at Ceasars

    This mall has many different stores most are retail designer or name brand. The 3rd floor is the food court. Game On is a sports bar with mechanical bull and there is Piazza di Giorgio where you get a 3 course meal for $9.99. The American food here is good and more than worth the value.

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Atlantic City Local Customs

  • New Jersey Fridge Magnets

    Besides the Atlantic City fridge magnets that I've bought, I also got the New Jersey fridge magnets here at Atlantic City and you can buy them everywhere at the casino shops, at the Walk Factory outlets and they come in different designs and styles and sizes and they cost from $ 3.99 to $ 7.99, depending on the type of material used.

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  • Resort & Casino Parking

    Resort and Casino parking can be a bit pricey. We paid $10 to park at the Resorts Hotel and Casino (what a dodgy place that was); primarily because we were going to Margaritaville. There are plenty of other options that are basically around the same price and some places have reduced rates or waive the parking fee for Rewards members.

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  • Casino Reward Cards

    Casino Rewards Cards have many perks so make sure to sign up for as many as possible. Some perks include dicounts on food and drinks, free or discounted parking, reduced room fees, etc. During our visit we signed up for a few rewards cards just in case we are ever in the area in the future.

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Atlantic City Warnings and Dangers

  • Gambling.

    It can be a very bad thing if you dont have so much Money and need them for other things, and you Think the casinos in Atlantic City can help you to get some more. Forget it! Not many people go and become Winners at the casinos. A good advise is to stay away then to visit the casinos.

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  • Undesirables

    Now when I say undesirables it covers a vast array of groups: the prostitutes, the drunks, the Jersey Shore types and those just behaving badly. During our August 2013 trip to AC we came across several of these and believe it or not the worst behaved people were the women. One in particular kept lifting her skirt up at the bar to give the other...

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  • Bird Droppings

    Apparently the pigeons that used to be on the boardwalk wanting to be fed have been supplanted by the seagulls. Seagulls are more aggressive than pigeons and also are better flyers. So they can circle overhead and grab stuff from your hand and also poop on you.Atlantic City was going to put up some nets in 2008, but I don't know how that worked or...

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Atlantic City Tourist Traps

  • Parking Fees

    OK - I get the sense from my family who have been here before that this isn't a big deal, but I was appalled that the casinos charge to park in their garage. They all appeared to be in the $10 range. So you are being charged to park so that you may have the privilege of gambling your money at these properties. When I went out to the Borgata, at...

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  • The Steel Pier

    Quoted from Wikipedia: " Teh Steel Pier in Atlantic City is a 1,000 foot long amusement pier in Atlantic City, New Jersey. It is located opposite The Boardwalk from Trump Taj Mahal. On August 21, 2006 it was announced that Steel Pier, which has been open since 1898, will close permanently in October to make way for new development. The Pier which...

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  • Boobies and Dicks !

    Okay, so your traveling to Atlantic City ... why not celebrate the vacation by remembering all the hookers you saw, and bring back a dickie cup or even better a boobie cup ! please people ... dont get sucked into the tourist trap's ... this is so cliche ... AC has much better stuff to buy than novelty sex cups.

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Atlantic City What to Pack

  • 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...

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  • 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/sneakersComfortable Pumps/HealsFlip Flops (dressy & non dressy )Windbreaker (the boardwalk gets breezy, even in the summer)Light sweater Dress down...

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  • it depends you gamble or not

    walking shoes if you plan to stroll along the boardwalk,carry extra clothing if you plan to walk at night on boardwalk because it can be breezy bring your cardiac medicine if you have a weak heart and you are a gambler....you may win the jackpot or you can lose big time credit card & atm card

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Atlantic City Off The Beaten Path

  • Go to Ocean City

    Ocean City is just an 8 mile drive (and a 20 minute driving time) down south from the heart of Atlantic City via US 152 into the Historic Cape May County and if you don't have time to go to Cape May of New Jersey and Ocean City in Maryland (and ride a hour long ferry in between and is a popular destination in the east coast for spring break and...

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  • Go To Ventnor

    Ventnor Township is the neighbor of Atlantic City and while you are Busy Cruising Along the Busy Atlantic Avenue Area of Atlantic City Just Beyond the Tropicana Casino Complex, you would actually be in Ventnor City Itself. The City is small at just about 5.5 square miles in total land area and in it are assorted small inns and motels that have...

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  • The Senator Frank S. Farley State Marina

    While in the Marina district, visit the Senator Frank S. Farley State Marina. This is a public facility owned by the New Jersey Division of Parks and Forestry managed by Trump Marina Associates. The marina offers 640 floating slips most of which are occupied by amazing craft. Security prevents tourists from walking up and down the docks, but many...

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Atlantic City Sports & Outdoors

  • Bike the Boardwalk in the Morning

    My grandfather took us all to Atlantic City one Easter when I was in grade school or junior high. This would have been in the early 50s or late 40s. We rented tandem bikes to cycle on the boardwalk in the morning. My sister and my parents and some friends (photo 2 and 3) went cycling on the boardwalk again when I was in college in the late 50s. The...

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  • Rollerblading along the Boardwalk

    Although skate boarding is frowned upon, rollerblading seems to be acceptable along the Boardwalk. I’m not convinced that this is a good idea though. These two made quite a lot of noise skating along the Boardwalk because the wooden boards are uneven and have small gaps between them. It couldn’t have been a very pleasant ride.

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  • Cycling along the Boardwalk

    Cycling is allowed along the Boardwalk, but only between 6am and 10am. I believe that bicycles are intended to stay in the middle of the Boardwalk, between the yellow lines where the rolling chairs normally operate. Signs along the Boardwalk: (1) “Bike riders please be courteous. Please ride carefully, watch for pedestrians.” (2) “Pedestrians keep...

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Atlantic City Favorites

  • Automated Teller Machines (ATMS)

    the ATM's are a heaven sent specially if your debit card runs out of cash of your credit card is maxxed out so that you can withdraw instant cash but the only downside is that you would spend more if you are a gambler and with extra ATM in hand so try to use it only in extreme times. The ATMs here are everywhere and as usual, they have banking...

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  • Driving around Atlantic City

    Atlantic City New Jersey is a gambling and resort community located on Absecon Island on the coast of the Atlantic Ocean that is the second largest in it's kind after las vegas in the United States. Since I stayed at the philadelphia suburb of lansdale at my nephews house, I've learned that this is a favorite destination of pennsylvanians (my...

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  • 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...

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