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atlantic city travel

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atlantic city travel

hi all!! we are hoping to visit ac in may 2006 for our anniversary, can anyone advise us on the nearest airport from the uk,as we are unable to fly in directly. also do we get the greyhound or train from nyc, what are the prices,how long will it take and where are the best places to visit whilst in ac, other than the casinos. we would like to see plenty of shows if possible with headline acts, especially music. any help you can give will be really appreciated...thanks...ps....what are 'comps' and how do we get them?

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You will want to fly into Phillidelphia only an hours drive. I would rent a car if you can. The only place to stay is Cesars, one of the Trump properties or Borgotta. Just so you know AC is a little run down in general. The boardwalk is ok, but if you go out the front door of your hotel get ready to see poverty stricken america looking at you. From your description of what you want you may want to go to Vegas instead.

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There has been a lot of back and forth on this board as to the overall qaulity of AC , including safety and resident's income levels .

I encourage you to read from all the previous posts as there is a wealth of information in these .

For the record : AC , just like Vegas,NYC, Las Angeles , and all large cities has low income areas . But there is no povety staring you in the face .This sounds like the remark of a tourist who lost a bundle and didn't get to , or didn't care to , enjoy the other attractions of AC .The areas around the casinos are built up with fine restaurants such as Ruth's Chris and Los Amigos . The World's largest indoor power boat show starts Feb. 1st. at an almost new convention center . The Farley Marina anchoring the Marina area Casinos is considered to be one of the best in it's class in the USA . Surrounding town's single family residential property values are near the highest it the country .The new outlet shopping center and bus terminal areas are popular attractions within walking distance to the casinos . 22 new single family homes in AC's Venice Park Section ( near the Borgata ) are selling from US$600,000 to US$ 950,000 .

Just wondering if the previous poster has actually gone to places outside the casinos in the past few years .

How many times has the poster even gone to AC in the past few years ?

Is the poster that rich that he can consider the dealers ,bartenders ,waitresses and so forth who live in AC and adjacent towns to be povety stricken ? !

True some areas of AC a a bit run down . These properties are being "warehoused" for new buiding projects . And many other buildings are old/vintage architecture . Many of these are being preserved . For example the Baltimore Grill on Atlantic ,and the Irish Pub on St.Jame's off the Boardwalk .

But us regulars who don't panic at the sight of a bit of "atmosphere" have said it before ,and we'll say it again : AC is SAFE , FUN, and not MEANT to be Vegas , or NYC , or Lake Tahoe , and so on .

Come and have fun !

Check out whoot.com for some information on AC by locals . Not from tourist afraid to poke their nose outside the hotel .

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The two nearest airports are Newark NJ and Philadelphia PA . You can get a train or bus from Philly About 1 1/2 total . From Newark You have to get either Greyhound or Academy buses from NYC ( a 1 hour ride from the Newark Airport). It will be almost a 3 hour ride from the Port Authority bldg. to AC. Some buses give you a cash back when you go to the Casino direct instead of the AC Bus Depot . The round trip is US$29 with up to a US$20 cash back at the casino . To see lists of Shows etc. go to whoot.com and ticketmaster.com . Also check each casino's own website . You will usually need advance tickets for the top shows .

If you supply your age and likes / dislikes people here can help direct you better .

Comps are coupons , some good for spending in the casino-some good for actual cash . You first have to get a free players card . When you play you put it in the slot machine or give it to the delaer at table games . You build up "points" towards the "comps" ,which you later get at a comp machine . Some places take a few days to credit your comps , some a few minutes .( e.g. Taj is fast -Trop is slow .)

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PS Engelbert is at the Tropicana May 12-14th

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bell51,as you can see the poster who seen all this poverty in A/C can't even spell Caesars or Borgata so you can see he/she hasn't spent much time in this great city.you'll love to stroll the boardwalk and enjoy the sound of the ocean.we go to A/C every week and enjoy everything about it.as you will see if you have more questions there are many on here that will give you very good info.have fun!!!

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