Atlantic City Stories and Tips

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One of the best pizzas in town Photo, Atlantic City, New Jersey

If you plan to spend a week or more in Atlantic City, hanging out in a time share resort, you may want to jot down some of this information which will help in making your stay more enjoyable. The very first thing I had sworn to recommend to everyone is that you must, absolutely must have pizza from Papa John’s . They will deliver, should the weather be totally inclement as it was the day we enjoyed it. A large pizza will cost you $9.99, it will be piping hot when it arrives and so fresh, it’s impossible to resist emptying the box. Pacific Avenue is peppered with pizza places, but this is the one.

You will need to stock your refrigerator with all sorts of goodies, and as I mentioned, you have the pick of the litter as far as Asian grocers go. However, for your basic, all purpose needs, though a bit farther from the Sands Casino than other grocers, is Casel’s Supermarket . It’s on Ventnor Avenue, and spills over into the Margate City area; address is 8008 Ventnor and the phone# is 609- 823-2741. They were open when most others were closed. Starbucks is right across the street, should you need a caffeine fix.

Also, before you go, please check this page , where you can print discount coupons for entertainment, attractions, services, and lodging.

In the mood for lunch with a visit to the new Imax? During the week, Tropicana is luring you to chow down at one of their new restaurant offerings in the Quarter, coupled with either a show at the Imax, or one of their own revues. The cost for the deal is only $15.00!! This promotion will expire on 2/25/2006.

If the day or night calls for snuggling on the couch and going through a couple of movies, you will not be wanting for video stores. Take note that there is a healthy interest in porn in the area, and some stores cater to this taste exclusively. The one we found on Pacific Avenue had some good titles, but requested a $20 deposit for each DVD. Outrageous? Absolutely, but when push came to shove, we gave in. You do get your money back when you return them. For live, face-to-face, entertainment spend at least five to ten minutes on the boardwalk. You will find men and or women singing, decked out in season appropriate suiting. There are always live attractions on the boardwalk, along with sidewalk vendors; I especially enjoy ogling the displays of jewelry and other trinkets. There is more of this naturally, during the summer months.

Atlantic City has its own international airport, though I’ve never arrived by flying in. The Philadelphia airport is another option, if you don’t mind the drive. There are buses coming into Atlantic City from the entire tri-state area (NY/NJ/CT) as well as NJ’s Metro North Rail.

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