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Old 07-08-2009, 04:10 PM
 
Location: NJ
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FYI, Tropicana is HORRIBLE, in my opinion. I had one of my worst hotel experiences ever there.
I quite liked the Tropicana. No problems. Ate at Carmines, yum.

Harrah's (on the Marina) is nice - the pool is to die for and so is the Red Door Spa.

If you don't go to AC with any grand illusions, you'll be fine. I've never felt unsafe on the boardwalk. The restaurants and shops on the Pier are good.

I drove by White House but didn't go in. Next time, definitely.
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Old 07-08-2009, 08:50 PM
 
Location: Newport Jersey City,NJ
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i am trying to think of a nice place for me and boyfriend to take a trip...i was thinking about going to portland maine for the labor day weekend but although they have the mountains and the ocean...its doesnt seem like much to do.

then theres atlantic city...i have never been there...would we have a good time?
Well your boyfriend probably wont appreciate I telling you this, but for ladies, if you goto atlantic city, checkout the Coach outlet store. I was there july 4th weekend, and never in my life have i seen so many women of all age/color/shape crammed in there in a piranha-like feeding frenzy to buy the bags/shoes in there. There is a huge line just to get in.

I guess the price was good, the bags were originally at $500ish and they are selling it for $150ish. I and my friend ended up just waiting outside for the girls to finish because we were getting pushed around like in a pinball machine.

I never seen anything like it!
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Old 07-09-2009, 12:06 PM
 
Location: Mid-Atlantic
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There's plenty to do in AC and the area for the weekend.

I don't like to shop, but I had no problem sitting at an outdoor table with a cool drink watching others have fun.
Atlantic City Outlets The Walk - Shopping at the foot of the Atlantic City Expressway

The Pier Shops are worth a visit. There are bars, restaurants and a nice view from the third floor.
The Pier Shops At Caesars

There are a few beach bars if you'd like to sit outside and listen to music.
Atlantic City Beaches - Beach Bars

I you feel like getting away from casinos and stores, go up to Gardner's Basin and hop on a boat for a tour or some fishing.
- The "Other Atlantic City:" Historic Gardner's Basin -

The Absecon Lighthouse is a few blocks away from Gardner's.
Historic Absecon Lighthouse

People actually use the beach in AC.
Best Beaches in Atlantic City, NJ - Atlantic City Beach Guide
That said, I prefer the beaches at Brigantine and Margate and they're both so close to AC entertainment.
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Old 07-09-2009, 01:42 PM
 
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There's plenty to do in AC and the area for the weekend.

I don't like to shop, but I had no problem sitting at an outdoor table with a cool drink watching others have fun.
Atlantic City Outlets The Walk - Shopping at the foot of the Atlantic City Expressway

The Pier Shops are worth a visit. There are bars, restaurants and a nice view from the third floor.
The Pier Shops At Caesars

There are a few beach bars if you'd like to sit outside and listen to music.
Atlantic City Beaches - Beach Bars

I you feel like getting away from casinos and stores, go up to Gardner's Basin and hop on a boat for a tour or some fishing.
- The "Other Atlantic City:" Historic Gardner's Basin -

The Absecon Lighthouse is a few blocks away from Gardner's.
Historic Absecon Lighthouse

People actually use the beach in AC.
Best Beaches in Atlantic City, NJ - Atlantic City Beach Guide
That said, I prefer the beaches at Brigantine and Margate and they're both so close to AC entertainment.
thanks for the info
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Old 07-16-2009, 10:09 AM
 
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Default Atlantic City

well guys its official...my boyfriend and I will be there labor day weekend...I am so excited

My boyfriend wants to elope there....any suggestions
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Old 07-16-2009, 10:18 AM
 
Location: NJ
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well guys its official...my boyfriend and I will be there labor day weekend...I am so excited

My boyfriend wants to elope there....any suggestions
hope you have a great time, please be sure to come back after and let us know how it went.

i dont know about people eloping there. i do know that its a big place for bachelorette parties.
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Old 07-16-2009, 10:29 AM
 
Location: Sneads Ferry NC/Randolph NJ/Cape Coral FL
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well guys its official...my boyfriend and I will be there labor day weekend...I am so excited

My boyfriend wants to elope there....any suggestions
Good go have a good time as AC is fine and a hell of a lot closer then Maine for a long weekend
Eloping....can't help you there but sure someone can
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Old 07-16-2009, 10:55 AM
 
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well guys its official...my boyfriend and I will be there labor day weekend...I am so excited

My boyfriend wants to elope there....any suggestions
Elope. EASY....

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Old 07-16-2009, 01:42 PM
 
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The person who said the outlets are not nice has probably never be there, or he only likes shopping in exclusive places. For those of you who are not aware, behind Caesars, there is a large areas of outlet stores that contain stores you would see in any mall. There are places like Coach, Banana Republic, etc. The stores are maintained well and the area around them is fine and pleasant.

I have never felt unsafe on the Boardwalk. Obviously, you should use common sense (probably not smart to be out there at 4 AM), but it is a nice place for people watching and the beaches are decent. The casino hotels run the gamut from really nice (Water Club, Borgata) to gaudy (Taj Majal) to decent hotels that have seen better days (Hilton). If you aren't going to stay at a Boardwalk hotel watch out, since those places can often be really pricey and not very nice. All of the Harrah's properties are fine - Harrah's, Bally's, Showboat, Caesars. People really love the pool at Harrah's which is supposed to be very nice. If you can afford the Borgata, that's definitely "the" place to stay.

You are also not too far from Cape May, which is another nice town that you may want to visit if you aren't into gambling that much. Wildwood is also closeby and might be worth a visit.

Atlantic City definitely has seedy parts, but the "resort" areas are perfectly fine.
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Old 07-16-2009, 01:46 PM
 
Location: NJ
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The person who said the outlets are not nice has probably never be there, or he only likes shopping in exclusive places.
ive been there. its not so much the stores as the people you are shopping with. my mother's friend didnt mind it, she works as a teacher in paterson. i do mind it, and so does my wife.

its not just about safety, its also atmosphere. this is my leisure time and i dont want to just go to an area because it happens to have stores. i want that area to be a place i am happy being in.
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