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Planning Your Perfect Casino Getaway: Tips for a Memorable Trip to Atlantic City

Published: April 2024

Headed to the Atlantic City Boardwalk for a well-deserved detour from reality? This is the guide for Boardwalk visitors looking to make the most of their upcoming trip to New Jersey’s coastal gem. 

If you’ve never been here before, it’s normal to feel overwhelmed by your options. With the sheer number of Atlantic City Boardwalk hotels, restaurants, nightclubs, and entertainment options to choose from, you may not know how to start planning your action-packed itinerary.

We’re here to give you just a taste of what to expect (or add to your docket) when you arrive—a highlight reel of the best of Atlantic City. 

Poolside Relaxation

No trip to Atlantic City would be complete without a rejuvenating poolside lounge session. And you’ll find two of the Boardwalk’s best waterfront venues at Ocean Casino Resort.

Eclipse Indoor/Outdoor Pool

Perfect for pool hangs all year long, the Eclipse Indoor/Outdoor Pool has everything vacationers need for pre-casino relaxation:

  • Stunning views – Catch a glimpse of Ocean Casino Resort’s sprawling oceanscape from the shallow end or a plush chaise lounge.
  • Proximity to food and drinks – Conveniently located on the Lobby Level, the Eclipse pool is steps from the Lobby Bar and Cafféccino—the latter is open 24 hours, and it’s the perfect place for a midday caffeine boost.
  • Family-friendliness – The Eclipse pool is perfect for the kids, too. Between the indoor/outdoor pass-through and the year-long heated water, this is an exceptional place to set younger vacationers free while you lounge with a poolside cocktail.

The Cabanas at Ocean – Reservations Open in April!

If you’re looking for a taste of the VIP experience, you simply can’t miss The Cabanas at Ocean—our exclusive, private poolside retreats for hotel guests and daytime visitors. 

Whether you’ve set your sights on AC as a babymoon destination or you’re celebrating your bachelorette party, The Cabanas are an ideal venue for 21+ pool-goers. When you reserve a cabana, you’ll unlock access to:

  • An intimate pool experience – The Cabanas face three small pools perfect for a midday dip. 
  • An exceptional view – The Cabanas and pools overlook the picturesque Atlantic Ocean, our resort’s sparkling mascot.
  • Dedicated poolside service – Discover the best in poolside accommodations with our dedicated Cabana service staff. Food and drinks are available all day long.

Make sure to reserve your spot before Memorial Day Weekend!

Discover Something Delicious

No matter your favorite cuisine, you’ll find your next favorite dish on the Atlantic City Boardwalk—especially if you dine at one of Ocean Casino Resort’s award-winning restaurants. 

During your stay, the following eateries should definitely be on your radar:

  • Amada – Relish in the authentic flavors of Andalucía at Amada, one of our premiere dining destinations. If you visit us for a long weekend, don’t miss Sangria Sundays from 5 pm to 7 pm—reservations are strongly encouraged
  • Villain & Saint – For a rock-n’-roll music hub and award-winning gastro-pub rolled into one, visit Villain & Saint—the home of Ocean Casino Resort’s tastiest wings, wagyu burger, and seasonal brews. Reservations are recommended.
  • Distrito – For a casual bite or a pre-casino snack, check out the Distrito taco truck. You simply won’t find a better margarita on the Boardwalk.

Catch a World-Class Live Act

Concerts in Atlantic City never disappoint—the Boardwalk is a magnet for the world’s hottest entertainers. During your trip to AC, consider checking out an unforgettable act. 

Here’s just a taste of the upcoming roster at Ocean Casino Resort:

These are only a few highlights of our stacked events docket for 2024—watch our events calendar for updates and to purchase tickets to an unforgettable live show!

Dance the Night Away

For Atlantic City nightlife at its zenith, you simply can’t miss two of the Boardwalk’s favorite venues: at HQ2 Nightclub and Nola’s Bar and Lounge, the electric dancefloors are just the beginning. 

HQ2 Nightclub

Simply put, you’ll find the best nightclub entertainment at HQ2 Nightclub. This multi-level club is a must-see dance venue for party animals, night owls, and live music lovers alike.

Some of our upcoming acts include:

Between must-see local DJs and international chart-toppers, the booth at HQ2 is always stacked with must-see talent. 

Plus, this is one of the best places to unlock an exclusive VIP experience: our VIP Table packages include dedicated tableside service, plush seating, complimentary mixers, and VIP entry. If you’ve always wanted to skip the line and party like a celebrity, this is the upscale club experience you’ve been missing.

Nola’s Bar & Lounge

Nola’s Bar and Lounge is the diamond of the Atlantic City bar scene. For an undeniable cocktail-and-tunes vibe, you can’t miss this quintessential Boardwalk experience.

What’s not to love about Ocean Casino Resort’s fan-favorite dance venue:

  • Local live talent – The Nola’s Bar & Lounge docket features the best musicians in Atlantic City and the surrounding area. Come see these up-and-coming stars in an intimate setting.
  • Specialty cocktails – If you believe live music is best enjoyed with a craft cocktail, you’re about to discover your new home away from home. Our specialty cocktail menu is stacked with mixologist-crafted recipes to suit every palate.
  • Unbeatable happy hour – Want to start the party early? Visit Nola’s Bar & Lounge for happy hour Thursday through Sunday from 6 pm to 8 pm.

A Must-See Casino Floor

The casino floor is the pounding heartbeat of Ocean Casino Resort—no matter your favorite game, limit, or play style, you’ll find your next gaming obsession here. 

During your stay, be sure to check out:

  • Exclusive slots – Featuring an array of casino favorites and platforms exclusive to Ocean Casino Resort, our slot floor is a jackpot magnet.
  • High-limit gaming opportunities – For high rollers and big winners, Ocean Casino Resort offers multiple high-limit gaming experiences: a dedicated high-limit table games area, The Cove, and The Loft.
  • NJ sports betting – The Gallery Bar, Book & Games is our premiere venue for sports betting, slots, or simply catching a must-see game. 

If you’re looking for big wins, you’ll find them at Ocean Casino Resort.

Ocean Casino Resort: The Perfect Atlantic City Destination

When you’re looking to build the best Atlantic City itinerary possible, there’s only one destination where you’ll find the best of the Boardwalk. Head to the home of big wins, scrumptious eats, and heart-thumping nightlife: Ocean Casino Resort

Between our luxury suites with ocean views, our exceptional array of dining concepts, and our infectious casino gaming environment, you simply can’t resist the pull of the best resort in NJ. If you’re on the hunt for the most electric environment in Atlantic City, you’ll find everything you’re looking for here. 

Ready to plan your trip? Book your stay at Ocean Casino Resort now.

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