Friday, 24 August 2012

Atlantic City - the Las Vegas of New Jersey

Now we are both big Friends fans and we remember in one episode the gang all go to Atlantic City and seeing as we weren't too far away, we decided to take the trip ourselves!

Atlantic City is a big gambling city and has lots of casino's including the Trump Taj Mahal. We could see that this place would be packed in the summer months and it was pleasant to stroll along the boardwalk without any crowds.

The boardwalk was the first boardwalk in the United States and opened in 1870. Lots of shops lined the boardwalk, with the beach on one side and stores selling T-shirts and salt water taffy on the other.

We strolled around also inside the casinos including the Trump Taj Mahal and Caesar's. We had heard that, as in Las Vegas, all you can eat buffets were the order of the day in the casino's so we headed to Caesar's to really pig out!

We really enjoyed our one night stay in Atlantic City and it was nice to see a gambling city before we headed to the mecca of gambling, Las Vegas later on in our trip. My only advice would be to make sure you are staying in a safe area. We really didn't feel safe where we were staying and could hear lots of yelling and fighting right outside our room during the night.

(We stayed at the Travelodge, 7095 Black Horse Pike which I would not recommend).

1 comment:

  1. Thanks for the information. I have been looking into bus rentals for my senior residents. I'd like to take them on an Atlantic City trip. I think they'd really enjoy it. I will share this information with our program director, so we can hopefully schedule it.