Less than two hours away by car from New York, Atlantic City is one of the main vacation destinations in the United States.
As well as its beaches, Atlantic City is famous for being the East Coast alternative to Las Vegas with numerous casinos and night life.
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.
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.
To get to Atlantic City you can either rent a car or go by bus:
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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