Tropically Themed Casino Resort with Vegas-Style Showroom
Towering palm trees set amid Spanish architecture seem a little out of place in the middle of New Jersey. That's part of the exotic charm of The Quarter, a three-story streetscape that evokes old Havana, located at Tropicana Casino & Resort in Atlantic City. This colorful hub is the beating heart of the resort, lined with chic shopping boutiques and numerous restaurants spiced with international flavors from Cuba, Italy, and China.
Just an elevator ride from The Quarter, upgraded classic guest rooms feature huge windows to reveal stunning views of the bright lights below. Downstairs, the 2,000-seat Tropicana Showroom hosts Stephen Sorrentino's Voices in My Head, a Vegas-style variety show complete with chorus girls, interactive improvisation, and impersonations of famous musicians. Guests can enjoy post-show entertainment at nightlife venues such as Tango's Lounge, a modish spot to sip wine and cocktails and listen to jazz, reggae, and salsa.
Inside the casinos, gamers are free to explore 2,600 slot machines and 170 table games, ranging from craps to baccarat to the 24-hour Trop Poker Club. Elsewhere, Hollywood hits and educational documentaries are shown in 3-D at an onsite IMAX theater, projected on a 5.5-story screen to approximate the actual size of a giraffe's limbo pole.
Atlantic City: Beach Boardwalk Town Lined with Casinos and Family Attractions
With its coastal location and boardwalk, Atlantic City isn't limited to casinos and clubs. Brimming with confectionaries selling saltwater taffy and fudge, the legendary boardwalk also hosts cultural diversions, such as the Garden Pier, home to the Atlantic City Historical Museum and the Atlantic City Art Center.
At the Atlantic City Aquarium, visitors can feed sharks, then watch as a diver interacts with cownose rays and a dogfish chases a wetsuit-clad mailman in a 25,000-gallon tank. Sport fishing and cruises continue in local waterways even after summer fades away.