The Second Las Vegas: The Casino Lifestyle In Atlantic City
Meta: Atlantic City is often regarded as one of the world’s major gambling hubs. Here is a look at the current lifestyle in what is sometimes referred to as America’s second Las Vegas (or Mini Vegas).
Atlantic City is a resort city in America, which has sometimes been referred to as the country’s second Las Vegas. Situated in New Jersey, along the Atlantic Coast, it is known for its many hotels and casinos. Aside from casinos and the gambling life, there’s lots more to do in Atlantic City during the daytime and night time.
The city has lots of activities and fun for all the family, and some of the main things to do while visiting are to attend concerts, watch comedy acts, visit art exhibitions, and catch certain major sporting events. There’s also shopping, museums, spa treatments, walking/guided tours, excursions, fine dining, a beach, the iconic Atlantic City boardwalk, and lighthouse, as well as amusement parks, discos/nightclubs, and so much more.
What are the most popular casinos in Atlantic City?
If you’re looking to visit a casino in Atlantic City, there are plenty of big and small casinos to choose from, located either in uptown, midtown or the marina. Some of the most famous casinos in Atlantic City in 2022 are the Borgata Casino, the Hard Rock Casino, and the Ocean Casino Resort. If you enjoy visiting any of these iconic landmarks and still have more time to explore, then you may also like to visit Caesars Atlantic City Casino, the Golden Nugget, Harrah’s, and Bally’s Casino.
What are the main differences between Las Vegas and Atlantic City?
Some of the most obvious differences between the two cities are the climate and the landscape. Atlantic City is a cooler place compared to Las Vegas, which is located in the desert. It also snows in Atlantic City in the winter, while it’s much less likely to snow in Vegas. Although you can’t visit the Hoover Dam or Grand Canyon while visiting Atlantic City, there are still plenty of things to see and do. Apart from the obvious physical differences between the two cities, there are several other differences too.
For example, Las Vegas is a far more thriving city, attracting more tourists, which makes it more densely populated with people. It’s home to more casinos, more hotels, more restaurants, and more of just about everything else. Atlantic City is much less clustered with people, and you can relax more. It’s far more laid back compared to Las Vegas, and it’s great for those of you who feel intimidated by everything that Las Vegas has to offer. If you find the sun and the heat too much, Atlantic City’s milder climate is another reason why it’s a great alternative.
Interesting things you may not know about Atlantic City
The city was founded in 1851 and has a long and colourful history. However, the first casino wasn’t actually built until 1978 – Resorts International, which is now called Resorts Atlantic City. The Miss American pageant was first held in the city in 1920. The iconic roadside attraction, Lucy the Elephant, was built in the early 1880s, which makes it older than the Statue of Liberty, and it’s home to America’s first boardwalk. Atlantic City also has the world’s first big wheel, and in the past, it was a major celebrity hangout.
Atlantic City is a great place to visit for people of all ages. It’s not just for gamblers who are looking to try their luck at the slots and tables. It caters to families, singles, couples, and groups of people, such as hen and stag parties, and it’s somewhere you must put on your bucket list of places to visit.
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