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What is AC like these days?

Discussion in 'There's More To Life Than Vegas?' started by pressitagain, Mar 29, 2016.

  1. pressitagain

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    A little background..I've been to AC since 1989....wrestlemania.....lol, I know. I didn't mind it. It's what actually gave me the urge to hit up Vegas in 1991. I always thought about going back but after hearing all the negativity surrounding the place, I figured why bother???

    What is AC like now???
     
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    While a good bit is subjective, AC is definitely different than back in '89. Good in that the Borgata is a great spot but bad in that the Boardwalk has taken a hit.

    If you are a beach person, it is really nice on summer days staying at Caesars and having the beach and boardwalk for the day then gambling at night.

    We were in Caesars the Thursday MM started and the tables were busy but the boardwalk and bars and all were very quiet.

    If you can put together several show at a few places over a weekend, it is fine for a few nights stay.

    On the boardwalk there is I think still the Claridge, Ballys, Resorts Caesars, and Tropicana. Strolling the boardwalk between them is nice in good weather. I know there are some what I call over the hill acts that do limited shows there, so there are things to do.

    Then the marina district is a five min ride to Borgata, Golden Nugget and Harrahs. GN is newly renovated a few years back and Borgata is great, probably the best in the city currently. Harrah is aging but still is ok. These Three have decent to great restaurants like Bobby Flays, Old Homestead and Wolfgang Puck in Borgata. Harrahs has Martoranos Italian which is great also.

    Hope this helps and with a bit of planning one can have a great 2 night stay and have enough to do, and if you like the beach, a summer stay could keep one interested for a longer stay.
     
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    After your write up, I think it might be the different "change of pace" that I'm looking for.

    After a May Vegas trip, the eastern seaboard might be on the agenda. Other than AC, I've never been out that way.

    Thanks T.
     
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    One word...Borgata
     
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    Agree 100% with Broncofn.......Borgata hands down. Borgata is very close to a vegas location (in likeness) and all else is close enough to visit by car or taxi
     
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    Yea it's not even close. When revel was around you could make a case for them given newness and whatnot, but now revel is gone there's nothing even close to the same class as the borgata.
     
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    The Taj. Stayed there the last time we went there. My host, who is now at the GN in AC, gave us a beautiful 3 bedroom suite, the in-laws came and my brother in law and we had the three kids of course. Beach, Beach, Beach! Nothing beats walking down the boardwalk, getting a lemonade and salt water taffy and a slice of pizza! Nothing.

    True about the Revel which a few years back brought some hope and life to the strip, but whatever. I will add the other places to eat which are about staples.

    1) The Knife and Fork Inn, the large older white with window shutters 2/3 story looking structure if you came in on the south end right after the old AC High School and on your left. God, what a great dining experience that is. 2) Also Harrys at the boardwalk side of Bally's. Another great place! 3) A place that has been in AC since the late 20's or 30's, which is Angelo's Fairmount Tavern, always-always go there when in AC. They have a seafood medley which we order as an appetizer which is simply scrumptious. 4) Dunkin Doughnuts with the locals, but not an experience for tourists just west of the Tropicana on the main commercial drag.

    Also, go to Brigantine, the bridge going north past the Borgata and Harrah's, lots of good little pizza and Italian places back in there.
     
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