For those of you who are on the other side of the country from Las Vegas, Atlantic City is the next best thing. This gambling capital by the sea has a plethora of activity other than hitting the slots or the card tables. Here are five suggestions for things you can do next time you want to pay Atlantic City a visit.
Borgata Hotel, Casino and Spa
1 Borgata Way
This luxury hotel — which is where the celebrities stay when they come here — offers some of the nicest rooms in Atlantic City. Refresh yourself in the marble bathrooms before you get ready for a night on the town and then retire back to your room when you return.
Go See Some Art
Boardwalk between MLK and Kentucky Avenue and Boardwalk at California
Didn’t think you’d find any culture here? Well, you guessed wrong. Last year curator Lance Fung put together an amazing display of public art, which features inspiring word sculptures by Robert Barry, a wondrous garden and sculpture conceived by Kiki Smith and a huge pirate ship by Ilya and Emillia Kabakov. The two spots make some great settings for pictures, as well as a relaxing and scenic stroll through some lush greenery.
Drink Some Booze in a Prohibition Smuggling Spot
Back Bay Ale House
800 N. New Hampshire Ave
Take yourself back to the days of Boardwalk Empire at Back Bay Ale House, a former prohibition smuggling center. Knock down some cocktails like the Rum Runner, a concoction made from light rum, banana liqueur, blackberrry brandy and fruit juice.
Catch Some Waves
Atlantic City Surf School
We bet you didn’t know that Atlantic City offers up some prime waves that are perfect for beginners. Call up the Atlantic City Surf School and get a lesson by some of the best surfers in the area.
Party by the Pool
HQ Beach Club
If you’re looking to party poolside, head to HQ Beachclub, where you can rent a cabana and sip on cocktails while lounging by the pool. It’s the perfect way to spend your afternoon in Atlantic City.