Atlantic City, New Jersey
Author: A&C Transport Car Service
The New and Improved Atlantic City, New Jersey.
Welcome to Atlantic City!
The famous sign on the Atlantic City Expressway has been revamped to match one of the largest on-going city remodeling projects on the east coast. More than just remodeling, Atlantic City, New Jersey, has seen more new construction in the last five to ten years than any city on the eastern seaboard save the Big Apple itself, New York.
Long gone is the dingy Atlantic City of the 1980's and 1990's. Today's Atlantic City is a great mix of new and nostalgic. Returning to its first half of the century roots as one of the county's premiere seaside resorts in the country, and the redesigning of almost every single casino in town, Atlantic City, New Jersey, is seeing a renaissance like never before. While the classic Boardwalk Hall is still alive and well, the new, state of the art, Atlantic City Convention Center is garnering rave reviews. So impressive is the new convention center, conventions historically held in Philadelphia, New York, and even as far as Baltimore and Washington D.C. are moving to Atlantic City. With the new, gorgeous, Sheraton hotel built directly across the street, conventioning in Atlantic City becomes easier than any larger city. Guests can literally walk 50 feet from their hotel to the convention center. All of this for only a fraction of what convention space, and hotel rooms, cost in New York or Philadelphia.
Another of one of the many great new improvements to Atlantic City has been the Walk. The Walk is an area the size of several city blocks dedicated to dinning and shopping. Perfectly located between the new convention center and the boardwalk, just passing through the Walk to get to the beach, boardwalk, or casinos is quite a pleasure. Not only are the sidewalks kept meticulously clean, but they feature landscaped greenery and trees, and even a photographic history of all the Miss America winners through-out the years. And then there's the shopping! The Walk features more than 80 outlets offering something for everyone. From Nike and Timberland, to Brooke Brothers and Liz Claiborne, to book stores and gift stores, the Walk is a shopper's paradise. And don't forget the food. From a 50's style diner, to Ruth Chris, the selection of places to eat in the Walk is almost as numerous as the shopping.
The casinos in Atlantic City, now numbering a dozen, have also undergone massive remodeling and expansion projects in the last few years. Harrah's and The Borgata have both opened new hotel towers in the Spring of 2008, more than doubling their hotel rooms. The Borgata, as only the Borgata does, opened its new expansion, the Water Club, with amenities never before seen in Atlantic City. Indoor pools high above the city below, spas, steam-rooms, massages and more all make the new Water Club the most luxurious place to stay in Atlantic City. The Tropicana has also opened a superb expansion it calls The Quarter. A large sprawling indoor complex designed to look like the French Quarter in New Orleans; The Quarter offers great food and fun. Mario's the Italian restaurant, Cuba Libre the Cuban restaurant and dance hall, Red Square Russian restaurant and vodka bar, Ri-Ra's Irish pub with live music, numerous clubs, sports bars, and even an always hip karaoke bar with zebra pattern couches. The Quarter gets the ultimate seal of approval for not just vacationers and business travelers play there, but even with the locals The Quarter is considered a great place to meet up and have fun.
The new Atlantic City is easy to go on and on about. The dining options have vastly expanded, and so has the entertainment. The new pier mall on the boardwalk with its shopping, restaurants and 3 story water fountain extravaganza complete with music and light show makes even window shopping applaudingly fun. Of course there's the world famous boardwalk, and beach, which is looking sharper than ever before. And all of this is just the opening number in the new Atlantic City, New Jersey, with whole host of new projects planned from the Hard Rock Casino, Four Seasons seaside spa and resort, the Pinnacle luxury casino, and MGM's new mega-resort which will be the largest on the east coast.
Yes, Atlantic City is new and improved and unlike anything else you've seen. With the entertainment, shopping, eating, casinos, beach and boardwalk, all painstakingly revamped, Atlantic City is quickly becoming one of the hottest and most relaxing vacation spots in the entire country.