Atlantic City Tourist Tips

Attending an event in Atlantic City?  If you have some free time and brought your walking shoes, I am sure you could use a few tips.

Women-do not venture out at night alone.  You are an easy target

On the Boardwalk EVERYTHING is negotiable

Negotiate the fare with your push pedi-cab driver.

The Jitney system (small white 14 pax buses) will take you to/from any of the hotels within the city for $2.25 per person CASH only (have exact change ready).  They offer 4 routes so read the sign before getting on.

Cabs are $13.00 max fare anywhere within the city.  Cab’s DO NOT accept credit cards so be prepared.  Don’t be surprised that wherever you go the fare always ends up being $13.00.  I found this interesting…

Harry Oyster Bar and Grill on the ground floor of Bally’s has excellent food in a sports bar atmosphere.  If you eat at the bar, John is a great bartender/waiter!  They are owned by Doc’s (#1 restaurant in Atlantic City) and while the menu is small the food is super fresh and a great value.

The Continental on the 3rd floor of the Ceasar’s Shops on the Pier is excellent for Tapas and also offers main courses.  If you sit in the exterior section you can view the ocean and people watch while chowing down on some delicious courses.  Prices are more than reasonable for the quality and size of selections.

If you are looking for a good buffet, the Borgata offers a nice one at $27.pp as well as the Tropicana.

The Tropicana seems to have the best night time vibe.  It offers numerous restaurants, bars and shops.

Harrah’s indoor pool is worth a visit.  With $1 million in landscaping it is a great escape if you have time.

The Spa at the Golden Nugget is highly rated and offering some nice specials that won’t break the bank.

Qua Spa at Ceasar’s is also a great get away if you need a massage and have some free time. They have roman baths and a salt room.

If you want to shop for some deals the Tanger Outlets located within a ½ mile from the Taj Hotel and directly behind the Sheraton Convention Center Hotel has some great options.  Parking at the convention center is only $14 for 24 hours. We hit some great sales at Timberland and G by Guess.

Revel next door is a beautiful non-smoking casino.  It has a great atmosphere if you are looking to gamble or have a nice quiet dinner.

I hope you find these tips helpful the next time you visit Atlantic City and have some time to kill.  Feel free to leave me some comments for additional suggestions!