For New York City gals, Atlantic City is the perfect destination for an easy weekend getaway with the girls. For the rest of the world, it’s a vacation worth taking. And not just to get your blackjack on, either. If you choose the right accommodations and follow our advice, your casino trip can turn into a whole lot more —especially if you hit up Borgata Hotel Casino & Spa, AC’s luxury hot spot.
1. Cruise the casino floor
Whether you’re a rookie roulette player or a poker professional, the thrill of the slots and tables is a do-not-miss experience. Borgata has the games you'll want to play in an environment you’ll love: More than 3,400 slots and 180 table games, not to mention 100 Racebook seats. You can stay on the floor all day and not get bored.
2. Scope out the spa
No trip to Atlantic City is complete without playing a hand or two at the tables, but be sure to make time for Borgata’s other luxuries. After all, what’s a girl’s trip without a day at the spa? Or better yet two days at two spas? Stop in at Spa Toccare for a rejuvenating body treatment, a glowing effect facial, or a relaxing massage. Post-treatment, take a stroll through the pool garden and rest under a shady veranda. Immersion Spa offers plenty of body treatments too, plus multiple massage styles, including deep tissue, hot stone, Thai, and Balinese. Recover while looking out the floor-to-ceiling windows with 360-degree views, or check out the indoor lap pool and fitness center.
3. Shop till you drop
Shopping on vacation doesn’t count, right? Especially if you never actually step outside because all your favorite stores are located conveniently inside your hotel. Grab the girls and browse the boutiques in Borgata. Whether you hit up Carina, Hugo Boss, or Just Cavalli, you're sure to find something fantastic to wear for your night out.
4. Indulge your taste buds
Weekend getaways are supposed to be relaxing and indulgent. Instead of cooking a harried weeknight chicken something-or-other like you usually do, have someone else do the work for a change. At Borgata and its five fine-dining restaurants, you'll get something much more extravagant than usual. Choose among sushi spot Izakaya, Bobby Flay Steak, Wolfgang Puck American Grille, Old Homestead Steak House, or Fornelletto.
5. Hit the dance floor
A great vacation calls for celebration, and celebration calls for dancing. For maximum stumble-back-to-the-room ability, look for a casino that brings your evening's entertainment to you via in-house clubs. Borgata has two—top DJs and delicious drinks can be found both at MIXX and mur.mur. Hit up one on the first night and the other on the second. And if you end up hitting the dance floor too hard, you can always recuperate at the spa the next morning.