As well as its beaches, Atlantic City is famous for being the East Coast alternative to Las Vegas with numerous casinos and night life.
Top Things to See and Do
The most relevant streets and where you’ll be able to appreciate the essence of the city are Boardwalk, the promenade, and its two parallel avenues, Atlantic Avenue and Pacific Avenue.
There are countless restaurants, shops (not too fashionable), and famous hotels on the promenade, like the Taj Mahal and Caesars Palace.
In front of Caesars Palace is the shopping mall The Pier Shops, where you’ll find the city’s most exclusive shops. If you visit the mall, don’t miss out on the Water Show, which you can see every hour in the fountain at the end of the building.
If you want to visit other casinos, the Borgata hotel is considered by many to be one of the best in town.
To Visit in Summer or during the Weekend
Although the climate is milder in Atlantic City, we recommend not going during winter. The city is more unkempt, there are few people on the streets during the coldest months, lots of shops are closed and the city seems worn down.
The best time to visit Atlantic City is from May to September. However, keep in mind that during the summer holidays, many hotels are fully-booked.
If you want to visit this city during the off season, the best option is to go during the weekend.
How to Get to Atlantic City from NYC
To get to Atlantic City you can either rent a car or go by bus:
- Renting a car: This is the fastest and cheapest option, if you are a group of more than two people.
- Bus: There are several companies that will take you to Atlantic City like Greyhound and Academy Bus. The price per person is between $25 and $40.
Atlantic City is famous for its night life, so if you go during the summer and you have some days to spare, we recommend you book a hotel and stay at least one night.
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