Sunday, November 28, 2004

Weekend escape to AC, NJ

Originally uploaded by lools.

We got away from Manhattan for the first time this weekend since arriving here almost four months ago. It was quite an exhilirating feeling to get behind the wheels (something we haven't done for a while!) and race down the New Jersey Turnpike and the Atlantic City Expressway all the way to Atlantic City.

125 miles from New York, AC is located on the New Jersey coastline and offers non-stop gaming action, golf and fishing, luxurious casino resorts and white sandy beaches. It doesn't have the high-octane energy and rush of Las Vegas but is actually quite a bit like Reno except for the boardwalk and the ocean views.

The Borgata Hotel Casino & Spa is the newest and nicest attraction in the city and can easily rival places like the Bellagio or the Venetian in Vegas. Borgata excellent restaurants, irresistible spa services and lots of different games. All the right ingredients in our books for a fun-filled and indulgent weekend.

While we did not escape for a quiet weekend in the countryside, it was liberating nonetheless to leave the city and experience life outside Manhattan, if only for a few days!


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