Atlantic City Open for Travelers

You’ve probably heard the news about Atlantic City’s casinos closing their doors for the time being due to New Jersey budget impasse. We received word today, though, that Atlantic City is open and welcoming travelers:

The casino floors may be off limits during the New Jersey State budget shut-down, but the rest of Atlantic City is Always Turned On and ready to entertain you in style.

The beach is beautiful, the lifeguards are on duty and the beach bars have a full complement of your favorite beverages and munchies – all the things that made summer at the Jersey Shore famous. In addition, there are a myriad of entertainment, shopping and dining options available.

“We have everything a great destination can offer,” said Jeffrey Vasser, executive director of the Atlantic City Convention & Visitors Authority. “The only thing affected by the shutdown of state operations is the gambling. Everything else is fully operational.”

While the casinos remain dark, the hotels, restaurants, showrooms, spas and shops connected to them remain open. Atlantic City offers a variety of retail/dining/ entertainment districts, including the new The Pier at Caesars, which opened the end of June, The Quarter at Tropicana and Atlantic City Outlets-The Walk. The House of Blues at Showboat also offers an extensive dining and entertainment complex.

“There are great restaurants and nightclubs to explore outside of the casinos, too,” said Vasser, “plus amusements, history and art museums, boat cruises, parasailing, fishing, water sports, an aquarium, miniature golf, baseball and more. Atlantic City is still THE place to have fun, day or night.”

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