Hotel at a Glance: Wyndham Skyline Tower
Located one block from the boardwalk, Wyndham Skyline Tower puts guests within easy reach of Atlantic City’s entertainment and nightlife. A bevy of attractions and gaming options is just steps away from the hotel, including the Trump Taj Mahal and the city’s first casino, Resorts Casino. Guests at the Wyndham can take in views of the city from private balconies in spacious suites.
- One-bedroom suites: Each measures 736–831 square feet and features a kitchenette, a separate bedroom with a king bed, a queen sleeper sofa in the living room, and one bathroom.
- Two-bedroom suites: Each measures 1,173–1,257 square feet and features a full kitchen, a king bed in each bedroom, a queen sleeper sofa in the living room, two bathrooms, and a whirlpool tub.
- Take a dip in an indoor swimming pool with a retractable roof that slides open on summer days.
- Squeeze in a workout: fitness center with treadmills, stationary bikes, and weights
- Shoot some pool in the resort’s game room.
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.