Are your suitcases calling you? Do you feel the need to cancel all obligations and take some well-deserved time off? If so, we completely support your decision. With the fast-paced world we live in, it’s become necessary to take a mental break from time to time and recharge your batteries. A mistake most people often make is to wait for their summer vacation to take two weeks off and that’s all the free time they have during the year. However, nobody said you can’t make use of your weekends to hop on a train or bus and go to a nearby city.
Atlantic City, New Jersey is the ideal location for your getaway as it’s a seaside destination with a lot of activities, so you’ll have much to explore. During the day, it’s a city that allows you to enjoy a walk by the beach and in the evenings, you can enjoy the many clubs and restaurants the city has to offer. If you want to find out why Atlantic City is the best location for your next spontaneous trip, keep reading to get a glimpse of what the city has to offer.
Anyone living in a rainy town will surely appreciate Atlantic City’s numerous beaches where you can relax by the sea and get some much needed vitamin D. The city’s most popular spot is the Atlantic City Boardwalk where you’ll find lots of different cafes and restaurants with local food. You can take a coffee(or cocktail) to go and grab some sunshine at the shore. As mentioned, there are several beaches to explore and most are a short car drive away.
For instance Brigantine Beach is a visitor’s favorite as it’s near the city but still far away enough from the hustle and bustle of the center. It’s a quick 12 minute drive and you’ll need to get a beach tag to be able to enter the beach. We also recommend checking out Downtown Beach and Crystal Beach as well. Even if it’s just for the weekend, you’ll definitely enjoy some sun and you’ll feel more energized after you return home.
The gambling scene
It’s impossible to pay a visit to Atlantic City and not step foot in one of its many casinos. It’s truly a once in a lifetime experience, especially if you’re a passionate gambler. Naturally, we’re not saying you should gamble the night away and spend all of your money, but a bit of adventure never harmed anyone. Also, it’s a great way to test your luck and possibly walk away with some extra cash in your pocket.
One of the most well-known casinos in Atlantic City is definitely The Borgata, that’s both a hotel and a casino, so you can also spend the night there and pamper yourself in some of the numerous SPA centers. The hotel features more than 3,000 luxurious rooms and it offers a never ending list of fun activities for visitors to try. That means you can use your afternoons to get a massage and take a trip to the sauna before you head to the casino to practise your gambling lingo.
Wine and dine
Last, but not least, you can’t visit a new city and not try the local food and restaurants. You can find a lot of nice venues along the boardwalk or, if you want to escape the crowd, you can always ask the locals to recommend a place. If you’re an introvert and don’t really feel like socializing, Google and its reviews are there to help you pick the right place. You should definitely book a table at Tony Boloney’s Pizza and try some of their delicious and very creative dishes, such as Taco Taco Taco(the viral Instagram pizza), Grumpy Gramps or Heart Attack. Be sure to order a portion of fries as well because they come with different toppings that you’ve never seen before.
Anyone looking for some high-quality comfort food should check out Angeline that’s located in The Borgata. It’s a very stylish and modern place with amazing Italian food so that makes it perfect for your Sunday lunch or dinner.