Looking for echos of the past and hints of the future in Atlantic City? Here’s what you need to know:
Atlantic City is about 190 miles from Washington. Take I-95 north to Route 42 south to the Atlantic City Expressway. For customized directions and more points of interest, view our interactive map.
Resorts Casino Hotel
The property is dated, as it should be: It opened in 1978 as the city’s first legal casino. Rates from $64.
Borgata Hotel, Casino and Spa
1 Borgata Way
AC’s newest hotel (opened in 2003 in the marina area) attracts a scenester crowd and recognizable entertainers (e.g., Kathy Griffin, April 16). From $139.
Formica Bros. Bakery
2310 Arctic Ave.
A local tradition since 1919. Breads and pastries from 40 cents.
White House Sub Shop
2301 Arctic Ave.
Order a whole or a half stuffed with meatballs, cheese steak, Italian sausage, etc. From $5.50.
Back Bay Ale House
800 N. New Hampshire Ave.
Gardner’s Basin restaurant specializing in seafood (from $10) and cocktails served in 32-oz. mason jars ($12.50).
Atlantic City Historical Museum
Garden Pier, 204 S. Vermont Ave.
Find Sinatra, Miss Americas, Mr. Peanut and other local icons under one roof. Open daily 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Free.
Ritz Condo Association
2715 Boardwalk at Iowa
The condo’s entryway features a gallery of old photos.
Great American Trolley Co.
Zip around by trolley; the Splash of Atlantic City Tour runs June-September. $20.