With the recent shuttering of Revel, Trump Plaza, the Showboat and the Atlantic Club, not to mention the expected closure of Trump Taj Mahal in November, things aren’t looking so good for America’s Playground.
But for travelers seeking a budget-friendly getaway, now is the time to book a trip to the Jersey shore, just two and a half hours from NYC. While we placed our bets on a sweet offer from The Borgata, atlanticcitynj.com has plenty of packages (check out The Chelsea’s “Rise & Shine” from $79/night or Tropicana’s “Romantic Getaway” from $156) tailored to a wide range of interests.
One of the nicer properties in AC, The Borgata beckons us this season with a fall package that makes an easy case for taking off a Friday. Available Sunday-Thursday through December 19, 2014, the $169 deal includes an overnight stay for two in a classic room (pictured above), a $100 dining credit for any of the on-site restaurants, two tickets to the Comedy Club or newly revived Burlesque Show on Thursday night at The Music Box, and complimentary wifi.
Consult oM’s guides to AC for great ideas on things to do on your next trip.
How to get there: Take Megabus ($30/one way) from 34th St between 11th Ave and 12th, or Greyhound’s Lucky Streak ($37/one way) from Port Authority (it drops off at a number of the casinos). The Atlantic City Jitney runs regularly, picking up and dropping off in front of most major casinos, including The Borgata.
The co-founder and editor-at-large at offMetro, Lauren is a sustainable travel specialist and freelance journalist with frequent bylines in National Geographic, Bicycling Magazine and Shape. Follow Lauren’s adventures at @laurenmati.