Hello all, My wife and I love to travel and make long weekend road trips but since our son was born we have been unable to make as many trips as we would like. Tomorrow is his first birthday so the weekend of the 15th my parents are going to watch him so we can get away for the weekend. Last summer we came to AC for a weekend with our son but we didn't get to spend a ton of time in the casino or drinking. This trip is going to all about us so I am trying to make some plans that will allow us to have a great weekend on a limited budget. My plans are listed below and I also have a few questions. We have a budget of $1000 not including gas and tolls. Hopefully you make it to the end since sometimes when I type I start to ramble on.
Last summer I played at the Atlantic Club for all of 3 hours and they have been sending me free room offers ever since so we are going to take them up on the offer. We received 2 free nights for next Friday and Saturday night. Q1. Will they stick us in the worst room because it is a comp room? Is it possible to get upgraded to a nicer room and if so what is the best way of making this happen?
We will arrive around 5pm on Friday night and have reservations for the free Emerald buffet at 6pm. I know it will not be that great but its free so on our limited budget it works great. After dinner we plan on hanging out at the hotel and playing some $5 or $10 BJ and craps and of course drinking as much as we can consume. We have 2 free buffets for friday night as well so we are going to swing by that around 9pm since its free. We have been on a strict diet since Jan 1 so any food will taste good and this is our reward weekend. I have lost 40 pounds since Jan 1 and I plan on putting as much of that back on as I can this weekend. After our buffet we are going to play a few slots and head of to bed.
We are going to sleep in since we will be without child and we don't have dogs that need to be let out at dawn. Q2. What do you recommend that is close by for breakfast? After breakfast we are going to hit the board walk. The parade is at 1pm I believe so we want to be outside for that. After the parade we are going to make our way down to Ballys because we each have $45 free play so we might as well use it while we are casino hopping. Q3. For dinner we want to eat at a nice and good CET restaurant. We each have 140k points because of the great race so we are going to use some of them on this trip as well. My wife does not eat seafood but I love seafood so what upscale restaurant would you prefer to eat at?
After dinner we are going to make our way down to Revel because I have $20 free play and my wife has never been to it so we might as well. Also the more we move around the less money we will spend. Hopefully by the end of the night we have a good buzz going which I am sure will not take too much since neither one of us have had a drink since new years.
We are going to sleep in on Sunday and make our way home around noon.
If there is anything you can recommend to make this a great weekend I would love to hear it. Thanks for listening to me rant.