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Atlantic City
It's the East Coast's answer to Las Vegas. Atlantic City's casinos draw tourists by the car- and bus-load, but even if your main objective is to play some blackjack, you'll want to save time for sightseeing. Stroll along the famous boardwalk with its numerous amusements and eateries or visit the historic, recently restored Absecon Lighthouse. Several fine courses attract golf enthusiasts, and in summer, local beaches are popular with families. Water-based activities include parasailing, charter fishing and tall ship cruises. Casino hoppers have 12 establishments to choose from, which run the gamut from elegance to a Wild West theme, so there's something for everyone's taste. Those who remember Atlantic City in its... more It's the East Coast's answer to Las Vegas. Atlantic City's casinos draw tourists by the car- and bus-load, but even if your main objective is to play some blackjack, you'll want to save time for sightseeing. Stroll along the famous boardwalk with its numerous amusements and eateries or visit the historic, recently restored Absecon Lighthouse. Several fine courses attract golf enthusiasts, and in summer, local beaches are popular with families. Water-based activities include parasailing, charter fishing and tall ship cruises. Casino hoppers have 12 establishments to choose from, which run the gamut from elegance to a Wild West theme, so there's something for everyone's taste. Those who remember Atlantic City in its pre-gambling days can wax nostalgic with a taste of saltwater taffy, which has been an Atlantic City specialty for over 100 years. less

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Borgata Casino
Borgata Casino
Owner description: This high-energy casino offers a range of table games and daily poker tournaments. Their modern slot machines feature a rapid-pay ticket system so gamblers don't have to deal... more Owner description: This high-energy casino offers a range of table games and daily poker tournaments. Their modern slot machines feature a rapid-pay ticket system so gamblers don't have to deal with carrying around coins. less
Attraction type: Casinos
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The Quarter at Tropicana
The Quarter at Tropicana
Popular casino offers the "Turf Club," which features thoroughbred and standard-bred horse racing from major racetracks around the country.
Attraction type: Specialty & Gift Shops; Movie Theaters; Bars & Clubs; Casinos; Comedy Clubs
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Boardwalk Hall
Boardwalk Hall
Attraction type: Architectural Buildings
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Boardwalk Information Center
Boardwalk Information Center
Attraction type: Visitor Centers
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Absecon Lighthouse
Absecon Lighthouse
Owner description: New Jersey's tallest lighthouse awaits you at Pacific and Rhode Island Avenues in Atlantic City (walking distance from Showboat Casino). Take an amazing journey into time and... more Owner description: New Jersey's tallest lighthouse awaits you at Pacific and Rhode Island Avenues in Atlantic City (walking distance from Showboat Casino). Take an amazing journey into time and above it all as you ascend the 228 steps of the Absecon Lighthouse, one of the oldest lighthouses in the country. You'll see breathtaking views of the Atlantic City skyline and up top you'll come face-to-face with the original first-order Fresnel Lens, first lit in 1857.The lighthouse's recent multi-million dollar restoration also includes a stunning replica of the Lightkeeper's dwelling, an educational museum, charming gift shop, Fresnel Lens exhibit in the original Oil House and expansive grounds.The Absecon Lighthouse is on both the New Jersey and National Registries of Historic Places. less
Attraction type: Lighthouses
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wow, holy crepe!
wow, holy crepe!
Ranked #1 of 357 Restaurants in Atlantic City
Price: $1 - $10
Cuisines: Healthy, French
Good for: Dining on a budget
Dining options: Lunch, Dinner, Breakfast, Brunch, Cash Only, Delivery, Free Off-Street Parking, Outdoor Seating, Parking Available, Street Parking, Takeout, Validated Parking, Wheelchair Accessible
Dock's Oyster House
Dock's Oyster House
Ranked #2 of 357 Restaurants in Atlantic City
Price: $31 - $40
Cuisines: Steakhouse, Seafood
Good for: Special occasions, Local cuisine, Families with children, Scenic view, Doing business, Romantic
Dining options: Lunch, Dinner, Breakfast, Reservations
Capriccio's
Capriccio's
Ranked #3 of 357 Restaurants in Atlantic City
Price: $20 - $30
Cuisines: Italian
Good for: Special occasions
Dining options: Dinner, Breakfast, Brunch, Reservations
Chef Vola's
Chef Vola's
Ranked #4 of 357 Restaurants in Atlantic City
Price: $25 - $100
Cuisines: Italian
Good for: Special occasions, Local cuisine
Dining options: Dinner, Reservations
Cafe 2825
Cafe 2825
Ranked #5 of 357 Restaurants in Atlantic City
Price: $35 - $50
Cuisines: Italian
Dining options: Lunch, Dinner, Accepts American Express, Accepts Discover, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Free Off-Street Parking, Full Bar, Parking Available, Reservations, Seating, Serves Alcohol, Street Parking, Television, Waitstaff

All accommodations » Where to stay - Budget

The Chelsea Pub and Inn
The Chelsea Pub and Inn
$84 - $236
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Atlantic City House
$44 - $107
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Ocean House
Ocean House
$42 - $184

All accommodations » Where to stay - Midrange

Borgata Hotel Casino & Spa
4.5 of 5
Borgata Hotel Casino & Spa
$173 - $522
Ranked #1 of 57 Hotels in Atlantic City
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Caesars Atlantic City
4.0 of 5
Caesars Atlantic City
$111 - $652
Ranked #2 of 57 Hotels in Atlantic City
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Harrah's Resort Atlantic City
4.0 of 5
Harrah's Resort Atlantic City
$109 - $422
Ranked #4 of 57 Hotels in Atlantic City
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All accommodations » Where to stay - Luxury

The Water Club by Borgata
5.0 of 5
The Water Club by Borgata
$226 - $574
Ranked #3 of 57 Hotels in Atlantic City
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Golden Nugget
4.0 of 5
Golden Nugget
$185 - $996
Ranked #7 of 57 Hotels in Atlantic City
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UBliss Suites @ 70 Greene
4.0 of 5
UBliss Suites @ 70 Greene
$211 - $484
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