Why head to Atlantic City? It’s a resort city in the northeast known for its casinos, boardwalk, beach and is the home of the Miss America Pageant. Also, it inspired Hasbro’s Monopoly game. Voters approved casino gambling for Atlantic City in 1976, which made it the most popular tourist destination in the United States by the end of the 1980s. Of course, helping it become a tourist hotspot was Donald Trump, who brought big-name boxing to the city, including many of Mike Tyson’s highly publicized fights. Today, Atlantic City has twelve casinos which make over $3 billion per year in gaming revenue.
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Atlantic City casinos
- Atlantic Club
- Golden Nugget
- Trump Plaza
- Taj Mahal
Traveling to Atlantic City
Atlantic City is roughly two hours from New York City, one hour from Philadelphia, three hours from Washington, D.C. and two and a half hours by car from Baltimore. You can fly in to the Atlantic City International Airport or the Philadelphia International Airport, which is only a 60-minute drive via the Atlantic City Expressway. The NJ Transit system provides train transportation in and out of Atlantic City and there are buses and motorcoaches from New York City, Philadelphia and Washington. Once you’re in Atlantic City, the Jitney has regularly scheduled routes to transport you around the popular tourist areas. However, there is no easier way to get to Atlantic City than to use one of Metropolitan Shuttle’s charter buses or shuttle vans. Especially if you’re traveling as a group with colleagues, clients or friends, we can get you comfortably, safely and hassle-free to your destination. Coming in from New York City, Philly or another large East Coast city? No problem. We can do either daytime or overnight trips, and you will arrive quickly and without the stress of public transportation. Click here for a quote to transport your group to Atlantic City.
Things to do in Atlantic City
Once you’ve spent your gambling budget, what do you do next? There are shows at Boardwalk Hall, the Pier Shops at Caesars, Steel Pier Amusement Park, the Historic Absecon Lighthouse and the World War I Memorial.
Atlantic City is also known as being one of the best places for shopping on the East Coast. Best part? Clothes and shoes are always tax-free! There’s everything from high-end retail to brand-name discount outlets. The Atlantic City boardwalk has souvenirs like saltwater taffy, fudge and specialty items. Major shopping centers proximate to Atlantic City include the Tanger Outlets, The Quarter in Tropicana Casino and Hamilton Mall.