Hotel at a Glance: Tropicana Atlantic City
Tropicana Atlantic City puts up some impressive numbers. More than 2,400 slots are spread across the casino floor, which also has 125 tables with games such as blackjack and roulette. And though the poker room in Tropicana Atlantic City is open 24 hours a day, the casino’s not the only place to find big numbers.
- Nearly 20 restaurants: Guests can sample cuisines ranging from surf and turf to Northern Italian. This deal includes a $20 dining credit at select on-site restaurants; valid on day of arrival.
- 17 bars and nightclubs, including spots for sipping craft cocktails and singing karaoke
- Where to spend casino winnings: The Quarter, where more than 20 shops sell goods such as jewelry and international wines
- All-seasons retreat: Set on the sixth floor, the indoor heated pool and hot tub are surrounded by windows overlooking the ocean.
- Bluemercury Spa eases stress with coconut-sugar scrubs and other indulgent treatments.
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.