Atlantic City Resort with Contemporary Games and Margaritaville
Towering above the Atlantic Ocean and Atlantic City’s famed boardwalk, Resorts Casino Hotel dazzles visitors looking to enjoy fine dining and world-class entertainment](http://bit.ly/1bRoiqw). The resort complex includes the Margaritaville Casino, where bartenders serve island-inspired cocktails. The property holds the distinction of being Atlantic City’s first casino hotel and the country’s first legal casino outside of Las Vegas.
With this Getaway, you’ll get spa access for two and a $20 credit for each night booked, which can be used at select onsite dining venues. At Capriccio, for instance, you can enjoy elegant Italian food amid Old-World lanterns and white columns. Visit Jimmy Buffett’s Margaritaville entertainment complex (not included with dining credit) to enjoy several restaurants, themed gaming areas, bars, and retail shops. Stylish guest rooms come with free WiFi and are split between the Rendezvous Tower and Ocean Tower, which overlooks the Atlantic.
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. Down at the base, you’ll find a replica of the original light keeper’s lonely cloister and the collection of sock puppets he created to keep him company.
Proving further that Atlantic City isn’t all nightclubs, boardwalk, and casinos is Gardner’s Basin, a maritime village along the bay. Here, a community of artisans uses seashells and driftwood to hand-make items such as wind chimes and picture frames. However, the Basin’s biggest claim to fame is the 25,000-gallon Atlantic City Aquarium swimming with turtles and rays.