About Madison S
Lives in London, United Kingdom
Since Sep 2014
Hello! I'm Maddie- a native NYer whose Wanderlust has taken her abroad again and again. Having lived in six countries, and visiting others for school, work, leisure, and sport, I've adopted many localities, and am an admirer of a great many more. An avid scholar of language and culture, I hope to keep expanding my travel repertoire, and sharing great stories with the rest of the travel community. To give you some background on my travels, I spent months each year since childhood in Old Montreal, where part of my family lives. Summers were spent visiting folks in Ft. Lauderdale and L.A. My first big trip outside of the US on my own was to Australia & New Zealand at 12- I caught the bug early! I then moved to Japan where I studied for part of high school & uni. I am very familiar with Japanese cities, Sapporo and Osaka especially. Some of my favourite travel destinations include Goreme, Dubai, Marrakech, and Queenstown. (Plans for 2015 include China & Uganda!) Nice to meet you!
Piers & Boardwalks
Movie Theaters, Theaters
Factory Outlets, Shopping Malls
Bars & Clubs
First of its kind in the USA, the Atlantic City Boardwalk features nearly six miles of top notch casinos, shops, and restaurants along the waterfront. The charm of its earlier days is alive in its vintage arcades and saltwater taffy vendors, while the many hotels and gambling complexes offer contemporary dining and nightlife options. The cafes found along the boardwalk are charming, many with outdoor seating and heated terraces. With plenty of spots to boutique-shop and peruse souvenirs, take in beachfront views, or simply people-watch; the boardwalk is a great place to start your tour of Atlantic City.
The Quarter at the Tropicana Resort & Casino is a shopping and dining complex with over forty stores, and multiple restaurants, bars, and nightclubs to choose from. Themed like Old Havana, it is a hub for visitors who want to window shop and raise a toast in a rarefied space that exemplifies Atlantic City's flare for showmanship. A wonderful place to spend a few hours relaxing and indulging.
Located in The Quarter, the IMAX Theatre at Tropicana is the only certified IMAX Theater in Southern New Jersey, and the only movie theater in Atlantic City. Catch a flick on the giant five-and-a-half story screen in an immersive experience, complete with surround-sound and arena seating. The theater offers movies in both 2D and 3D — and catching a movie provides a nice break from the bustle of Atlantic City.
Internationally lauded Magician Joe Holiday heads the Magic & Mayhem show in Atlantic City. The dynamic set is great as a nightcap for families, or the start to an evening out for couples and groups of friends. His energetic line-up of magic and comedy includes music, telepathy, and loads of audience participation, all within the intimate setting of a lounge, meaning you're sure to get involved. It's interactive and appropriate for all ages.
The Tropicana Casino, located along the boardwalk, is a luxury resort and gambler's paradise. Its gaming floor has over 135 gaming tables and 3,000 slot machines to try your luck at. Whether you're staying at the Tropicana hotel or not, sign up for a Trop Card and enjoy the gaming, drinks, and nibbles on offer throughout the complex.
After all of the excitement of your first day, you may be looking for a place to relax, unwind, and let the stress melt away. At the Elizabeth Arden Red Door Spa at Harrah's Hotel & Casino, over twenty treatment rooms are available, ready to whisk you away into a world of hot stone massages and aromatherapy. Private lounges, Jacuzzi, and fireplaces make sure you're warm and cozy during your stay. If you're looking for a touch of luxury or relaxation, this is the spot.
Ultra-modern Harrah's Casino overlooks the bay of Atlantic City's Marina District. Part gambler's den and part hotel, the vibe here is young and energetic, with nightclubs and bars that liven up after dark. Favored by poker players and suitable for first-time slot players, after you get your betting fix you can enjoy one of the array of restaurant options, from fine-dining to quick deli cuts.
With over 100 stores, the Tanger Outlets are a shopper's dreamscape. The open-air location is home to deals on designer and luxury brands, from Nike to Coach, as well as home goods, accessories, cosmetics, and toys. If you'd like to do some high-brow shopping while in Atlantic City for less, this is the place to take your shopping break.
Plunge into a bright adventure in surround-sound at the Atlantic City 3-D Light Show. Glittering across the face of Boardwalk Hall by evening, the ever-changing line-up uses the building's impressive facade to create new shapes and tell brilliant interpretive stories in strokes of color and movement. Breathtaking from start to finish, this technical marvel is coordinated by advanced video mapping technology, and it is a visual stunner not to be missed.
For gambling, the Borgata Hotel Casino and Spa is one of Atlantic City's top spots. Along with having the distinction of being its largest hotel in the area, meaning the floors are usually bustling, the service at the Borgata is second to none. The casino floor is kept clean, the decor is lavish, the games machines are modern, and for the hungry gambler, there are a number of fine-dining options on the premises to satisfy.
Located across from the iconic Caesers Hotel & Casino, The Pier Shops at Caesars offer four floors of luxury shopping. With more shops and outlets open in Atlantic City than ever, The Pier is one of the city's less crowded options, inviting to window shoppers and diners alike. High-end brands such as Tiffany's, Louis Vuitton, and Tourneau serve customers here, but if you want to visit without breaking the bank, stop in at the Candy Shoppe, or have lunch at one of the Pier's seafood restaurants.
Dock's Oyster House has been doling out delicious seafood and smooth piano music since 1897. This elegant option includes a full service bar for diners to sip and stir in while they wait for their table. The cozy setting is overseen by an excellent, attentive wait staff, and the menu is studded with fresh, savory, and unique options.
In operation since 1983, The Comedy Shop is out to lighten up your day with a few laughs. The acts rotate on a weekly basis, with three new comedians taking to the stage in each rotation, so you're sure to get something new with each visit to Atlantic City. Located at the Tropicana Casino, grab yourself a drink and a table, then get ready to laugh out loud.
Caesars Atlantic City is an iconic hotel, resort, and casino with an ancient Roman theme, situated along the boardwalk. The second hotel to open in Atlantic City, the giant casino still offers a wide array of slots and dealers tables, an indulgent buffet, and bar options, all surrounded by the bold kitsch of Roman columns, statues, and marbling. Definitely worth visiting for the atmosphere alone.
If you're looking for a vibrant nightlife spot and a clubbing option outside the norm, then check out the glitzy Pool After Dark. Known for its guest DJs and thumping party music, the enclosed domed pool area comes alive with colored strobe lighting and palm trees, giving revelers an unforgettable atmosphere. Like most things in Atlantic City, the 'cool' comes with a price tag, but it will certainly be a unique experience.