“Never thought something would be possible here. Now look at this place. It’s a circus. It’s a place of fun. It’s where you go to forget about your worries. It’s your local paradise.”
Donald Trump, billionaire real estate mogul and reality TV star is often attributed with the words – often bombastic, but quite true – about Atlantic City, his dream project that today turns over millions of dollars through tourism and regulated casino industry.
It is a pleasure town for many and a potential money making field for gamblers at heart, but few would be in the know of the real birth story of this city. Developed initially as a gateaway town located at a reasonable distance from both New York City and New Jersey, Atlantic City later grew to become a town where convalescent people went in order to recover faster, thanks to clean, fresh air and the company of the great Atlantic Ocean.
Through the machinations of real estate developers and builders, Atlantic City grew in prominence, stature and prices in the early years of the 20th century, only to undergo severe falls during the depression. It wasn’t until the late years of that century that this once peaceful city shed its skin of calm and composure to don a new suit of blaze, glitter and unabashedly ceaseless activity.
Owing mainly to a few world-class casinos and luxury cruises, Atlantic City is among the most popular tourist attractions, especially among East Coast trips and tour packages.
Those of our readers who are thinking about touring this city in search of some unexpected luck, a reunion with long lose fortune, an encounter with sudden windfall and at any rate, some hours of pure fun can resort to this short guide to hotels in Atlantic City.
Budget Hotels in Atlantic City
Atlantic City is chiefly known for its resorts, beaches, casinos and cruises. Most of these attributes, in themselves, scream of expenses. So, it is not a wonder that Atlantic City doesn’t house too many cheap hotels that tourists can rely on in order to save a few hundred bucks (that can probably be utilized for other things that the city has to offer).
If you are going to stay in Atlantic City for one week or more, you are better off trying to strike some deals with hotel management directly, instead of relying on the internet. Otherwise, if your stay is going to be a short and sweet one, you can always find some Atlantic City hotels that would be considered to be cheap.
Rodeway Inn ranks top in terms of popularity among all of cheap hotels that dot the hotel-scape of this tourist friendly city. Quality Inn Flamingo is another name that can fit right into this category. Days Inn Atlantic City and Super Inn Atlantic City are more or less similar to these, just a touch costlier.
Extravagance, Thy Name Be Luxury
There’s no fun to be had for some tourists without getting themselves spoilt. For those of our readers who (quite deservedly, we hope) are aiming to get themselves treated regally at one of many luxury hotels in Atlantic City, the best choice (the one you can’t really go wrong with anywhere in the world) is Courtyard Atlantic City by Marriott. The modus operandi of most hotel units run by Marriott is to entice guests and then shower them with amenities that few others can compete with, ensuring customer acquisition forever.
Also, the Trump Taj Mahal is an exquisitely decorated property, perhaps the best known one in the whole of Atlantic City. Harrah’s Resort – coupled with a state of the art casino – presents countless opportunities of fun and entertainment to guests.
Things to Do and See in A.C.
Atlantic City – also fondly called A.C. by locals – is home to some of the finest Atlantic beaches in the northern parts of the east coast of the United States.
Apart from these, there are quite a few great attractions for tourists to see and place to let their socks down in. Perhaps the best known among these is the Atlantic City Boardwalk, famous for its cultural, especially movie shots, significance.
Other than this, the Borgata Casino is a perfectly moderated place where you can take your family out just to have some fun. The Trump Taj Mahal Casino is also fair utilization of time. Harrah’s Casino and Caesar’s Casino are quite famous for their up to date slots and penny games.
Steel Pier Amusement Park, a misfit of sorts in this casino dominated market space, is a perfect place for kids to have some fun.
Hotels Near Atlantic City Airport
The Atlantic City Int. Airport is located just outside the city limits of Atlantic City, at around 10 km. Considering this, it should be clear to attentive readers that if you spend too much time trying to find cheap Atlantic City hotels (or luxury, whatever suits you the best) along this road will be heavily disappointed.
The best idea in such a situation is to travel down to the city center and find your type of a hotel in the area (there are many).
Ideal Time for Some A.C. Fun
Like most cities on the East Coast, the best time for tourists to pay Atlantic City a visit is during summer months – from March to May. One major disadvantage, however, lies in the fact that this time window of the year is pretty much taken over by spring breakers who wander around all coastal towns along the East Coast. So, brace yourself to face some heavy pricing hikes.
If you really wish to retrench your tour expense, you can visit Atlantic City during fall months of August to October.
In summary, it can only be said that the best and the only way to understand what Atlantic City really has to offer you in way of enjoyment and self-discovery is to make your trip happen, as soon as you can!
- Top Attractions:
- Atlantic City Boardwalk, Borgata Casino, Harrah's Atlantic City Casino, The High Line, Caesars Atlantic City Casino
- City Size:
- 17 mi²
- Average Temperature:
- 35°F (2°C), Wind ENE at 15 mph (24 km/h), 86% Humidity