East Coast Resort Getaways – Atlantic City

For visitors to the East Coast of the United States that are looking for some night life and casino action and glamour, then Atlantic City should be the place for you. Famous for its historical boardwalk overlooking the Atlantic Ocean, this gorgeous city and its surrounding areas provides some of the most beautiful scenery and countryside strolls you will find. It is located in New Jersey, United States, on the picturesque Absecon Island.

It is no coincidence that metropolis greets more than 35 million visitors each and every year, since it has become the center for first class entertainment, the finest shops catering to every taste, restaurants with rich menus to tempt every palate and gaming action around the clock.

The skyline of this metropolitan area is dotted with some of the world’s largest and most well known casino resort getaways. These include Trump’s Taj Mahal Casino Resort, Harrah’s, Bally’s, and the Borgata Casino Hotel & Spa, to name just a few. Every form of gaming action can be found in the city’s casinos for slot lovers, followers of traditional table games including everyone’s favorite, Texas Hold’em poker. In tribute to its place as one of America’s major gaming centers, Atlantic City regularly hosts televised tournaments as part of the World Poker Tour.

For visitors there is a very wide variety of hotels to suit all tastes and budgets. Apart from the many thousands of rooms available in the casino hotels along the boardwalk, there is also a wide choice of the hotel-only complexes for those who want their stay to be a little quieter.

Atlantic City is not only about gambling and there are many attractions in the city that are worth visiting. Among those are the Art Center situated on the beautiful Garden Pier, the city’s historical museum, the Absecon Lighthouse and, in keeping with its ocean front location, the Atlantic City Aquarium with its breathtaking underwater views from the Ocean Life Center. And don’t forget to visit the metropolitan city streets, where you will find some really charming boutiques, family-owned restaurants and antique shops. If you don’t know your way around, Atlantic City’s famous Trolley buses will take you where you want to go.

For lovers of outdoor action, the city cannot be found lacking in that direction either. The golfing options in here and its surrounding areas are home to some of the finest courses on the East Coast, when available. As well as gambling junkets, many companies organize golfing junkets to the area, sometimes offering a combination of both. As well as golfing, the metropolis offers access to all that is best in water sports, with marinas scattered around its coastline.

Travelling to and from Atlantic City has always been easy, with the International Airport just five minutes away from the city center. The Atlantic City Expressway is one of the three major highways that lead to the city. Rail services are also available, which readily connect with Philadelphia, New York City and all the major US cities.

Whatever you may choose in holiday entertainment, take your chances with Atlantic City.