Atlantic City, which was once the casino epicenter of the east coast, is facing some darker days. However, it doesn’t mean it’s not worth the visit. If you’ve never been, head over for a day trip and you’ll be amazed by the fun you may have.
If your preference is driving, that works but if its buses, several companies offer this service. Lucky Streak by Greyhound was the company I chose. The buses particularly stop at the lobby of most hotels, so there is no worry about missing your stop. An added bonus to purchasing your ticket with Greyhound is that it comes with a complimentary $25.00 coupon for the casinos.
Upon arrival, please cash in those vouchers because the redemption desk closes at 5: pm. I stayed at the Trump Taj Mahal(now closed). The lobby is magnificent but I find the rooms to be a little outdated. My first stop was the famous Atlantic City boardwalk. I traveled down the boardwalk and onto the beach where I found a great spot to sunbathe. Afterward, I walked to the Tanger Outlet to pick up an outfit. I usually travel very light and this particular trip I was empty handed. After shopping, I stopped at the American Cut for a bite to eat. (Unfortunately, the restaurant is now closed)
After returning to my hotel, I used my casino credit to learn to play the slots, unfortunately, lady luck didn’t visit. From there I visited The Showboat and had a great time dancing. I then took a cab to the 40/40 club where I stayed for the rest of the night. The next day, prior to leaving I took a jitney ride to see the rest of Atlantic City. The trip was too short but it makes for a great getaway.
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