So as much as I LOVE to travel with my kidz, and this blog is really dedicated to that, sometimes as parents we need to get away WITHOUT the kidz to have some fun. And let me tell you, Atlantic City is where it's at!!!!!!!!!!!! We recently went to AC for the first time, and being Vegas vets, we had high expectations....and they were MET!
First of all, for a cheap get away, you cannot beat AC. Because of the gambling, they practically give away rooms. And with those rooms, you can usually get great deals on dining and entertainment too! Check the casino websites. That is where we found our deals. But also on expedia.com. We got a King room with coffee maker and fridge for $80 a night. I know this doesn't sound great but this INCLUDED a $40 voucher each night to be used anywhere in the hotel AND $10 of free slot play each night to be used in the casino! The hotel had an indoor pool, workout room and hot tub too!
OK so you may say that you don't like to gamble. We actually don't gamble much either. There is plenty to do that does not involve gambling. Inside The Tropicana there is an area called The Quarter. Here you will find shops, restaurants, bars, IMAX, Comedy, and much more. At Caesars they have the Pier shops. First & second level are really just an upscale mall but the third level is all glass, looking out at the ocean with sand and beach chairs. Surrounding you are restaurants and bars. And at the end of the pier shops is a fountain with regular water shows - kinda like a mini Bellagio!
Looking for something outdoors? Well they've got that covered too. First of all, you are right on the beach and boardwalk. But just a few minutes drive away is the Edwin B. Forsythe National Wildlife Refuge. This is an area you can walk, bike, or drive to see hundreds of animals. So many sea birds, turtles and foxes. There are viewing towers and hiking trails. You could easily spend the day here. A nice way to get off the beaten path and relax in nature.
Looking for good food? That is EVERYWHERE! At Fin you will get amazing steaks, seafood and ocean views. As well as some of the best sushi on the planet! Looking for less formal? Check out Broadway Burger Bar. They have an amazing selection of beers, along with great food. We recommend the sliders and calamari. Wanting more of a pub feel? Then check out Ri Ra with their live music and authentic Irish pub food. There is also Margaritaville, with a great beach bar open year round, Bobby Flay Steak for those who love celebrity chefs and Dynasty for those looking for Asian cuisine.
This is just the tip of the iceberg. There are so many more things to do in AC. Maybe I will do an AC part 2 because we will definitely go again. Check it out!!!!