Casinos#3 in Best Things To Do in Atlantic City
Atlantic City is practically synonymous with gambling. The seaside city is home to several casinos with everything from slots to table games like blackjack, roulette and poker. Crowd favorites include the casinos at Caesars Atlantic City, the Borgata, Bally's and Resorts, thanks to their clean atmospheres, variety of gaming options and attentive service, according to recent travelers. (Though, some visitors did note the persistent smell of smoke, even in the nonsmoking areas.)
Caesars and Bally's are situated just off of the Atlantic City Boardwalk, which means these casinos are located central to all the action in town and are easy to access. Resorts Casino Hotel is along the northern end of Atlantic City (also just off the boardwalk), situated near Steel Pier. Borgata Hotel Casino & Spa is one of the most luxurious casinos in AC; it's also about 2 miles removed from the boardwalk. Plus, the Borgata is home to some highly touted eateries (Bobby Flay and Wolfgang Puck have restaurants at this property).
All Atlantic City casinos are open 24 hours a day. For additional information on the casinos' specific offerings and hotel accommodations, visit each property's individual website or check out the Atlantic City tourism board's website.
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#1 Atlantic City Beach
If you're not visiting Atlantic City to gamble, chances are you're coming to hit the beach. The city's beach is wide and its camel-hued sands are soft – recent travelers said they were impressed with the cleanliness and with how much room there was to spread out on this beach. The Atlantic Ocean's waves are good for body boarding, boogie boarding and wave jumping for the little ones, while adults can enjoy walking along the flat terrain near the water or relaxing in a beach chair. On-site facilities include showers and changing rooms, plus lifeguards are on duty during the summer from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. Beachgoers also have access to the boardwalk, which is populated with eateries and shops selling beach gear and water sports equipment.
Unlike many other New Jersey beaches, Atlantic City's sands are free to access – you don't need a fee-based badge or pass to visit. For more information on the beach, visit the tourism board's website.
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