Hotel at a Glance: Bally’s Atlantic City
Bally’s Atlantic City sits on the famous Atlantic City boardwalk, so guests don’t have to leave the property to enjoy the city’s legendary nightlife. The hotel boasts a casino with slots, table games, and daily poker tournaments, plus live shows and nearly a dozen restaurants that range from an upscale steakhouse to a pizzeria.
- Grab a bite in one of multiple restaurants with $25 or $50 dining credit (depending on purchased option).
- Take your bet at one of the casino’s games: roulette, craps, and pai gow, which is played with dominoes.
- Live music: The hotel’s bars and lounges host bands and DJs on every Friday and Saturday night.
- The Boardwalk Saloon is open daily from noon to 4 a.m. Enjoy frozen drinks, craft beer, souvenir glasses, $5 table games, beer pong, bull riding, and more.
Atlantic City, New Jersey: Casinos and Carnival Rides Lining Historical Beachside Boardwalk
No trip to Atlantic City is complete without a stroll along its signature boardwalk, which stretches for 6 miles along New Jersey’s eastern coast. Originally built in 1870 to keep sand out of hotel lobbies, the boardwalk grew in popularity as a place where you could drink and gamble during Prohibition without much trouble from the police, as depicted in HBO’s Boardwalk Empire. The boardwalk is still popular for its casinos, but it’s family-friendly, too; visitors are just as inclined to sit at the beach or stop at one of the many carnival rides.
On the boardwalk, it’s worth it to check out the Absecon Lighthouse, which is more than 150 years old. It’s possible to climb its 228 steps to the top, which features sweeping views of the city skyline and the sea.