Atlantic City is just a 2-hour train or bus ride from the city, but serves as a glitzy oasis from the rest of the Jersey Shore. The city has storied history filled with glamour, and of course, gambling and has worked tirelessly to quickly rebuild itself after the devastation of Hurricane Sandy. If you’re planning a weekend getaway, GLAM has got you covered:
Where to Stay
REVEL Hotel, Resort, and Casino: 500 Boardwalk Ave. 609-572-6488
The newest addition to the city’s famous boardwalk, Revel has quickly become a luxurious stay for the city younger set. The rooms and suites boast remote control lighting and temperature, as well as your flatscreen through an in-room tablet; plus the master bathroom features marble and granite with a spacious shower and separate tub to truly unwind and leave the world behind. With clubs that are sure to keep you moving, bars, lounges, and even a burlesque show, you may have to get your shut-eye at the InOut pool. Top off your stay with a stop at the Bask Spa to revive yourself and relax by exploring the SkyGarden to encompass all that Atlantic City has to offer.
Where to Eat
Izakaya at Borgata: 1 Borgata Way 609-317-1000
Hop on the jitney, Atlantic City’s small bus line between the casino, and head over to the Borgata. The modern Japanese pub boasts a sushi menu to satisfy anyone’s appetite with a few tempting cocktails to imbibe as well. But there’s plenty at the casino and resort to check out as your digest the delicious meal. With boutiques from Just Cavalli, Hugo Boss and more at the resort’s associated Water Club as well as mur.mur and MIXX to dance the night away, you won’t have to worry about the extra calories for long.
Pirate’s Den Restaurant: 1219 E Brigantine Ave, Brigantine 609-266-1927
The Pirate’s Den is a bit off the main drag but totally worth the trip. Brigantine is a picturesque beach town that hosts this well-loved community cornerstone. Like walking into your grandmother’s kitchen, you’ll be greeted with home-cooked food and way too much of it! The lines can get long so call ahead and relax on the beach while you wait for your heaping stack of pancakes.
As the world’s most famous boardwalk there is not shortage of things to do. Besides giving you access to the city’s slew of hotels, resorts, and casinos, the boardwalk is also home to Ripley’s Believe It or Not! Museum filled with odd exhibits and galleries, it’s certain to amaze and astound. Another must? A rolling chair ride to enjoy the scenery without the long walk. And if you just want to relax, soak up the sun, and go for a dip, the surf and sand are only a few steps away. Don’t forget to pick up a box of salter water taffy from James’ Candy and Fralinger’s!
Tanger Outlets at The Walk: 1931 Atlantic Ave. 609-872-7002
You don’t have to spend all of your winnings at the casino! Located in the heart of the city, Tanger Outlets hosts a shopping hub to ensure every member of the family is dressed their best without breaking the bank with retailers like Banana Republic, Calvin Klein, Coach, DKNY, and many more.
For more information, please visit AtlanticCityNJ.com.