Winter Weekend Getaway in AC

With so many things to do in Atlantic City in winter, you can count on this dazzling city to deliver an action-packed adventure you won’t soon forget. Remarkable resorts, dynamic nightlife, exhilarating casinos, headlining shows, award-winning dining, acclaimed spas and awe-inspiring accommodations make this city one of our top winter weekend getaways.

Where to Stay

Want a historical yet luxurious stay? Look no further than The Chelsea Inn, an eclectic Victorian boutique hotel – and the famed Atlantic City boardwalk is just a block away. Enjoy signature cocktails, billiards and pub fare alongside locals, tourists and the occasional celebrity too. Originally opened in 1880, this unique destination has a grandeur all its own...and a fabulous breakfast.

Wake up to a sunrise over the Atlantic Ocean or stunning views of the city at the fabulous Ocean Casino Resort. This award-winning destination spanning 20 oceanfront acres is sophisticated, modern and truly unforgettable. Your stay includes stunning floor-to-ceiling windows, a packed live entertainment and activities calendar, world-class dining and a fun, high-energy casino floor.

Dive into the heart of it all at  MGM Tower (formerly The Water Club) at Borgata. A favorite among couples, this 43-story hotel features more than 700 rooms and luxury Vista Suites with wraparound views of the stunning Atlantic City skyline, as well as direct access to the Borgata Hotel Casino & Spa. Relax on a chaise lounge at the heated indoor pools and shop retailers including Hugo Boss, Capri and Fixation.

Where to Eat

With an impressive bar, vintage style lounge and casual dining rooms, Gordon Ramsay Pub & Grill (Caesars), owned by the famous Michelin Star Chef and TV personality, is a must-dine this winter. Menu standouts include authentic British pub favorites like Shepherd’s Pie, Ale-Battered Fish & Chips and the famous Hell’s Kitchen Beef Wellington.

Dine at Guy Fieri’s Chophouse (Bally’s), and you’ll treasure the experience long after the last bite. This traditional steakhouse overlooks AC’s famed boardwalk and beach and serves up a menu of Guy’s popular signature dishes with an NJ flair. Try the Java Rubbed Ribeye Chop or Spicy Bloody Mary Jumbo Shrimp.

Get a taste of the freshest seafood in town (as well as great steaks and an award-winning wine list) at Dock’s Oyster House. Owned and operated by the Dougherty family since 1897, Dock’s is the place to savor a full raw bar with as many as ten different oysters per night, along with clams, mussels, shrimp, crabmeat, lobster, tuna sashimi and ceviche.

Established in 1912 and meticulously renovated and restored in 2005, the legendary Knife & Fork Inn is the place to be in AC. Discover an exquisite menu of steaks and seafood, an extensive wine list and arguably the best bar in the city. What you’ll love: the Prohibition-era ambiance, five distinct dining areas and go-to event space for any type of event.

What to Do

Play your cards right and follow the bright lights to some of the highest-rated casinos in the United States. Whatever type of gaming you’re looking for, you can bet you’ll find it here. The hardest part is deciding which casino to explore first. Take your pick from Bally’sBorgataCaesarsGolden NuggetHarrah's ResortsTropicanaHard Rock and Ocean. Beyond gaming, you’ll find thrilling nightlife, live entertainment from today’s headliners, musicians, comedians and, of course, award-winning dining.

AC is not only casinos; it’s also one of the East Coast’s finest shopping destinations. And if it’s designer savings you seek, it doesn’t get much better than Tanger Outlets, The Walk. Browse over 100 brand-name favorites, including Polo Ralph Lauren, Michael Kors and Calvin Klein.

Take a journey back in time (and see some of the most breathtaking views of Atlantic City) as you ascend the 228 steps of the Absecon Lighthouse. Standing at 171 feet, the lighthouse is the tallest in New Jersey and the third tallest in the country. While there, view the stunning replica of the Lightkeeper’s dwelling, educational museum, gift shop and Fresnel Lens exhibit.

And, of course, nothing warms up a chilly winter day quite like an afternoon at one of the city’s luxurious spas. Relax, rewind, renew and get ready for all the exciting activities Atlantic City has waiting for you.

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