Las Vegas and Atlantic City – two cities known for their casinos. Each year (especially in the summertime) both cities become populated with tourists from all over the country, both gambling and non-gambling alike. In some cases, Atlantic City is considered the “little sister of Las Vegas”. If you’re stricken for which city to visit in order to get tour gambling fix, look no further. Here are a few things to consider when deciding to hit Sin City or Atlantic City:
Size: First things first- Las Vegas is huge. There are more casinos than you can count along the strip, so if you’re looking for unlimited options, LV is the place to be. If you want a more intimate and not so crazy experience, Atlantic City wins. It has many of the gambling options LV has, just turned down a notch.
Weather: Las Vegas is an oven in the summertime. Temps reach the 100’s daily, and although there is obviously air conditioning indoors, one step outside for heat-haters might be the end. The wintertime months bring pleasant warmth to the strip, so it’s a perfect winter vacation. As for AC, summertime temperatures do get up there but thankfully there is a nice ocean breeze to cool you off if the heat becomes too much. If you’re really feeling adventurous, the ocean is readily available for your swimming pleasure. The wintertime is COLD. Snow and rain generally plague the Jersey coastline, so it’s probably not too desirable unless you’re into that sort of thing.
Sights: Without gambling, there is still a lot to do and see in Vegas. Just walking the strip at night can be interesting in itself- you can have a grand ole time without emptying your wallet onto the craps table. There are countless restaurants, clubs, museums and sights to mull over. And the lights! The lights alone will make your trip worthwhile. On the other hand, Atlantic City is more low-key. Without the casinos there is a beach and a boardwalk, but nothing that even compares to the flashiness of LV. It all depends on what you want in a vacation.
Speaking of AC & LV, a quick shout out to both Eastside Cannery Hotel and Casino in Las Vegas and The Borgata Hotel Casino and Spa in Atlantic City. These Percipia clients are big names in their hometowns.
Eastside Cannery’s unique exterior lures in tourists from all sorts of places. Located on Boulder Highway in Las Vegas, these luxurious rooms offer unique views of the city and the resort has a casino that boasts variety. With countless bars and restaurant recommendations, Eastside Cannery is certainly a worthwhile place to visit when in Las Vegas.
The Borgata in Atlantic City offers top notch hospitality service, dining, gaming and entertainment. Located right on the beach with views of the Atlantic Ocean, Borgata has become famous for its luxury and class. The casino has over 3,000 slot machines and 25o table games, perfect for any gambler that doesn’t want the craziness of Las Vegas.
These are just a few comparisons between LV and AC. Do you want a crazy, unforgettable trip to the Nevada desert? Or would you prefer a more laid back quiet trip to the eastern seaboard? Then again it is completely what you make of it. The choice is yours. Which do you prefer?