Atlantic City is truly "always turned on." Not only does this city have something for everyone, but it also has something for every hour of the day. Pegged as the "Vegas of the East," or "Vegas's little sister," this rap may be unfairly earned as the party town can certainly hold it's own. With countless activities, restaurants, and things to see, you will leave thinking your trip was cut short.

Just make sure you get some extra sleep beforehand because it's hard to come by.

"Caesars Atlantic City New Jersey" by  Daniel Piraino via Flickr Creative Commons


Home to the second largest poker room in the city, the Trump Taj Mahal sets the standard for poker in Atlantic City. Featured in the movie Rounders, this is the perfect place to gamble the day away and build up your chip stack through the many different rooms on offer. If poker is not your niche, there are plenty of other table games in the 167,000 square foot casino.


The boardwalk is a constant mix of activities, shopping and dinning. Located in the center of it all, the Trump Taj Mahal has gorgeous ocean view rooms and houses great restaurants such as Safari Steak House and Dynasty. For one of the best rooms in the city, take advantage of the phenomenal recent renovation of the Golden Nugget (formerly the Trump Marina) located on the waterfront. Their new rooms are modern and luxurious and ooze class.

"Atlantic City Boardwalk at Night" by Dave Buchhofer via Flickr Creative Commons

Night Life

There is no limit to variety of nightlife available in this energetic party mecca. The nightlife scene covers all aspects of entertainment and anyone can find their perfect spot. Sit back and have a drink while you watch the Almost Angels or any other number of shows constantly put on by the casinos and resorts. Harrah's however has the party spot of Atlantic City and a trip here is not complete without visiting The Pool. Previously voted "Mega Club of the Year" by Nightclub & Bar Awards, the 172,000 square foot tropical entertainment complex is under a huge glass dome and is packed every weekend. With an 86,000 gallon pool and Jacuzzis throughout, masses of people mingle and dance through the numerous cabanas and around the pool side to famous DJs and frequent guest performers.