A city of just 38,000 people, yet it’s quite clearly never really that number. The influx of foreign tourists and domestic holidaymakers always keep the number of actual people in the city, far higher than the residential number suggests. Well, who wouldn’t want to come to the east coast’s Las Vegas? Here you’ll find plenty of huge casinos, monumental hotels and plenty of nightclubs. However, over the years it’s become very friendly to families, so it isn’t all about partying, alcohol and gambling. In fact, these days most of the attractions have a family friendly feel to them. On top of this, local restaurants now supply a wide variety of cuisines and priced menus so children can feel right at home too. Since you are by the east coast, make good use of the beaches and go swimming at sunset. If you come here during the summer it’s just like Miami, Florida since it has all the similar tropical plants and trees. At the same time, Atlantic City has its own vibe and atmosphere or luxury and leisure.
The moor mud the better
When you land or arrive in Atlantic City, you have to book yourself into one of the iconic hotels. Don’t settle for anything less as it kind of defeats the purpose of coming to this ocean view location. One of the top choices is of course the famous Borgata where they have one of the best spas on the east coast. With 17 different options available for the kind of luxurious pampering you want, you really are spoilt for choice. You may even want to book your stay longer just to experience every single one. One of them is the Moor Mud Body Float which you should learn more about. It’s brilliant for those with sore aching bodies. Your muscles are the target of this experience. This treatment stimulates your circulation and works to drain your lymphatic nodes. Your stiff joints and dull skin will be loosened and then rejuvenated in a unique mixture of mineralized mud. It nourishes and detoxifies your body while you rest on the flotation table. As well as this, you get great room service, excellent dining and a gorgeous view overlooking the beach and ocean.
Remembering the 50s
In Atlantic City there are many sights and attractions you’ll want to experience when you arrive. However, not all of them are full of sweetness and lights. One of them has to be the New Jersey Korean War Memorial. In the Korean War that occurred in the 1950s, almost a thousand soldiers from the state of New Jersey lost their lives. In all, 822 serviceman hailing from this state were lost in a war that not many people know about. It was right after World War Two so many nations were still healing and rebuilding. Yet, in order to prevent a regime taking over a small East Asian country, soldiers from America fought against Communist forces in South Korea. This memorial where a 12-foot high state of a soldier clutching dog tags can be seen, is dedicated to all those men that lost their lives on the far side of the world. Amid the fun and partying, this is one sight you must visit to appreciate the history of Atlantic City and the state of New Jersey.
Taking your chances
Atlantic City is best known for two things, parting and casinos. Bally’s Casino is one of the top-rated in the city, not just for its location, but for the interior and service. Inside you’ll find statues that are Greco-Roman in design, amazing lighting and open spaces for dining, relaxing and of course gambling. Just about any kind of game can be found inside. Poker is highly popular as it is in any of the most-visited casinos. However you also have slot machines, plenty of roulette wheels, blackjack tables and speciality games too. Players can get service at the table of drinks and snacks. There’s security everywhere so players can feel safe carrying their money and chips on their person. Just outside the casino is the Chicken Bone Beach which often has leisure activities for families if you ever want to take a break.
Atlantic City has so much to offer and considering it has such a small population, it really does punch well above it’s weight. There are plenty of casinos to have some late night fun as you would expect from Little Las Vegas. You should see the war memorial to get a gist of the history that the city shares with the armed forces.