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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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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: Bars & clubs; Casinos; Dance clubs & discos; Specialty shops; Comedy clubs; Movie theaters
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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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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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Boardwalk Hall
Boardwalk Hall
Attraction type: Architectural buildings
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Atlantic City Boardwalk
Atlantic City Boardwalk
Opened on June 26, 1870, the world-famous Boardwalk stretches along six magical and glittering miles of Atlantic City beachfront.
Attraction type: Piers & boardwalks
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All places to eat » Places to eat

wow, holy crepe!
wow, holy crepe!
Ranked #1 of 355 Restaurants in Atlantic City
Price: $1 - $10
Cuisines: French
Good for: Dining on a budget
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch
Dock's Oyster House
Dock's Oyster House
Ranked #2 of 355 Restaurants in Atlantic City
Price: $31 - $40
Cuisines: Seafood, Steakhouse
Good for: Families with children, Romance, Doing business, Local cuisine, Special occasions, Scenic view, Entertaining clients
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Lunch, Dinner, Reservations, Late Night, Dessert
Capriccio's
Capriccio's
Ranked #3 of 355 Restaurants in Atlantic City
Price: $20 - $30
Cuisines: Italian
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Reservations, Late Night
White House Sub Shop
White House Sub Shop
Ranked #4 of 355 Restaurants in Atlantic City
Price: $5 - $10
Good for: Local cuisine
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Lunch, Dinner, Takeout, Delivery, Late Night
Cafe 2825
Cafe 2825
Ranked #5 of 355 Restaurants in Atlantic City
Price: $35 - $50
Cuisines: Italian
Dining options: Reservations, Late Night

All accommodations » Where to stay - Budget

The Chelsea Pub and Inn
The Chelsea Pub and Inn
$68 - $68
Caesars Atlantic City
4.0 of 5
Caesars Atlantic City
$71 - $565
Ranked #2 of 57 Hotels in Atlantic City
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La Sammana Resort
3.5 of 5
La Sammana Resort
$84 - $296
Ranked #1 of 5 Hotels in Brigantine
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All accommodations » Where to stay - Midrange

Borgata Hotel Casino & Spa
4.5 of 5
Borgata Hotel Casino & Spa
$105 - $476
Ranked #1 of 57 Hotels in Atlantic City
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The Water Club by Borgata
5.0 of 5
The Water Club by Borgata
$163 - $549
Ranked #3 of 57 Hotels in Atlantic City
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Golden Nugget
4.0 of 5
Golden Nugget
$92 - $689
Ranked #4 of 57 Hotels in Atlantic City
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All accommodations » Where to stay - Luxury

UBliss Suites @ 70 Greene
4.0 of 5
UBliss Suites @ 70 Greene
$129 - $538
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Stockton Seaview Hotel & Golf Club
4.0 of 5
Stockton Seaview Hotel & Golf Club
$113 - $259
Ranked #1 of 18 Hotels in Galloway
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