Atlantic City is a seaside resort and gaming capital of the east coast that hosts 30 million visitors a year, making it one of the most popular tourist destinations in the U.S. More than $1.7 billion in investments in recent years has Atlantic City bursting at the seams with world-renowned casinos resorts and other hotels, brand name restaurants featuring famous chefs, unique attractions, headline entertainment, extravagant spas, championship golf, elite shopping and so much more.
Shopping. The Pier Shops at Caesars features elite shopping from Tiffany & Co., Burberry, Hugo Boss and others. Tanger Outlets – The Walk spreads out over 15-city blocks and features outlet shopping from famous names like J. Crew, Michael Kors and Eddie Bauer, just to name a few.
Dining. Great dining is everywhere from famous names like Bobby Flay, Wolfgang Puck, Carmine’s, Cuba Libra,Buddakan, Mia, McCormick & Schmick’s seafood restaurant, Patsy’s, Il Mulino, Morton’s, Ruth’s Chris,Gallagher’s, Phillips Seafood and more.
Relaxing. Spas in Atlantic City are destinations unto themselves, which are more popular than ever. Names such as Vive Day Spa & Salon, Bluemercury Spa and Qua Baths & Spa lead the way for more spas that will have a grand reputation all their own include Sea Spa, Immersion and many more.
The Atlantic City International Airport (ACY), which is only approximately 12 miles away from Atlantic City, provides direct air service to and from ten major cities, such as Chicago, Houston, and Orlando. Passengers can take the taxi service or airport shuttle to get to Atlantic City destinations conveniently.
Atlantic City is also very close to other major international airports. It is approximately 60 miles away (one-hour drive) from Philadelphia International Airport (PHL), 110 miles away (two-hour drive) from Newark International Airport (EWR), and 130 miles away (two-and-half-hour drive) from John F. Kennedy International Airport (JFK) or LaGuardia Airport (LGA).
From Philadelphia Driving Distance: About 60 miles.
Take the NJ Transit 551 bus from the Greyhound Terminal in Philadelphia (10th and Filbert), costs $16.50 one way, direct into Atlantic City Bus Terminal, just a couple of blocks from the nearest casinos. Greyhound buses also run from the Greyhound Terminal and are $12 (standard fare) or $16 (refundable fare) one way, also going direct to Atlantic City Bus Terminal. (All buses stop in Camden and Sicklerville while some also stop at the Farley service Plaza.)
Once in Atlantic City, you can get around by Jitney (they run every few minutes on Pacific Avenue, some go to the marina area), NJ Transit bus (at the bus terminal and along Atlantic Avenue, see http://www.njtransit.com for schedules), taxi (available almost everywhere) or walk to most locations.
From New York Driving Distance: About 120 miles.
Academy runs the most extensive service from NYC, operating multiple lines that depart from Port Authority and three additional locations. The coaches whisk you to almost every major casino in Atlantic City, and each one offers bonus packages to Academy customers, such as $25 in slot machine credits or food vouchers.
Round trip $36.
Greyhound Lucky Streak
Greyhound provides service to eight A.C. casinos from Manhattan and Brooklyn, and offers bonus deals similar to those offered by Academy.
Round trip $37–$40.
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