Atlantic City, New Jersey
Widely seen as a possible resort location as early as the 1850s, Atlantic City, New Jersey, has served as “America’s Playground” for more than a century, making it a must-see destination for many Royal Holiday travelers. The infamous Jersey Shore, the miles of beautiful Boardwalk attractions, and the legendary casinos have made Atlantic City known throughout the world, while its pristine and fun beaches have kept tourists returning year after year. But the gambling and nightlife aside, Atlantic City has enough excitement and fun for any kind of traveler, and Royal Holiday members will do well to experience everything the city has to offer.
Brigantine Beach Club, the Royal Holiday affiliate in Atlantic City, has everything from cozy studios to presidential suites, all featuring gorgeous views of the surrounding city and the ocean beyond the Boardwalk. Conveniently situated near all of the city’s hottest attractions, Brigantine Beach Club is located on Brigantine Island, which makes the journey from hotel room to beach only minutes and car rides from the resort to Atlantic City’s many attractions just as fast. Guests will enjoy in-room comforts like kitchen appliances, washers, and dryers. The hotel itself has an outdoor pool and easy access to excellent dining and entertainment options.
Naturally, many visitors to Atlantic City come for the famed casinos spread along the Boardwalk and throughout the area, and Royal Holiday members looking for some high-stakes fun would do well to visit these 24-hour palaces. Between the Borgata, Caesars, Tropicana, and the Golden Nugget, any gaming enthusiast will find an opportunity to win it all with a full complement of games and diversions, ranging from penny slots to major poker events. Adult visitors will also have the opportunity to enjoy some of the top nightlife spots on the East Coast, ranging from the Boogie Nights club at Tropicana or the Golden Nugget’s H20 Pool and Bar to the biggest parties in the city at Revel, with its HQ Nightclub and HQ Beach Club offering cool drinks at the bar and hot tracks by the city’s best DJs.
Despite its reputation for being grown-ups-only entertainment, Atlantic City has innumerable attractions for families and Royal Holiday members who are not interested in dice or dancing. Those visiting the Boardwalk will find all manner of activities. They can enjoy some saltwater taffy while taking in the sea air, visit the Atlantic City Surf School, or try some East Coast waves. Dining options across the city transport guests across the world, with the casino-hotel resorts alone possessing dozens of on-site options ranging from simple fare to fine cuisine from locales like Côte d’Azur.
In addition to its shopping and dining options, as well as entertainments as diverse as tours of taffy factories or the new art installations popping up along the Boardwalk, Atlantic City hosts a number of annual events worth basing a trip around. In June, the World Championship of Sand Sculpting brings art to the beach, with competitors visiting from countries across the globe to seek the title. Endurance athletes may want to take a trip in the fall to participate in the Atlantic City International Triathlon. Individuals can enjoy the miles of running, swimming, and biking, as well as the gustatory delights of the Atlantic City Seafood Festival. No matter what the time of the year, every visitor will want to take a trip down to the shore, as beach access is free and the Jersey Shore remains one of America’s most vibrant resorts.