April 8, 2011

Looking for echos of the past and hints of the future in Atlantic City? Here’s what you need to know:

GETTING THERE

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.

WHERE TO STAY

Resorts Casino Hotel

1133 Boardwalk

800-334-6378

www.resortsac.com

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

866-692-6742

www.theborgata.com

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.

WHERE TO EAT

Formica Bros. Bakery

2310 Arctic Ave.

609-344-2732

formicabrosbakery.com

A local tradition since 1919. Breads and pastries from 40 cents.

White House Sub Shop

2301 Arctic Ave.

609-345-8599

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.

609-449-0006

www.backbayalehouse.com

Gardner’s Basin restaurant specializing in seafood (from $10) and cocktails served in 32-oz. mason jars ($12.50).

WHAT TO DO

Atlantic City Historical Museum

Garden Pier, 204 S. Vermont Ave.

609-347-5839

www.acmuseum.org

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.

800-487-6559

www.gatrolley.com

Zip around by trolley; the Splash of Atlantic City Tour runs June-September. $20.

Information

www.atlanticcitynj.com

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