WJBR's Trips on a Tank
THIS WEEK'S DESTINATION: Atlantic City, NJ
Atlantic City, NJ
Trips on a Tank
1 Borgata Way, Atlantic City, NJ 08401
A more discriminating crowd stays here off of the action-packed Boardwalk at the beautiful Borgata Hotel Casino and Spa. After its 2003 opening as the first new Atlantic City hotel property in 13 years, the five-star Borgata has maintained its popularity. High-quality nightlife, frequent casino upgrades and a focus on memorable food tells the tale. A distinctive interior favors subtle, European flair over loud, Vegas-inspired glitz.
Atlantic City, NJ 08401
National Geographic calls it the grandfather of boardwalks, Travel+Leisure says don't miss out on a rolling chair ride and USA Today named it one of the top "Best Boardwalks". The Atlantic City Boardwalk in New Jersey is the backbone of this seaside resort city, providing access to hotels, resorts, casinos and more. Oh, and Shopping on the Atlantic City Boardwalk is pretty great too!
Ripley’s Believe It or Not! Museum
New York Ave& The Boardwalk, Atlantic City, NJ 08401
Welcome to the world of Ripley's Believe It or Not! where "truth is stranger than fiction." Come and see the museum that inspired the hit TV series. Explore 14 galleries, and 12,000 sq. ft. of unusual and fascinating exhibits collected by world-famous traveler Robert Ripley. You'll be amazed, you'll be astounded, and most of all you'll be entertained!
Duality 3-D Light Show
Boardwalk Hall, 2301 Boardwalk, Atlantic City, NJ
“Boardwalk Beat” is n engaging celebration of the unheralded history of music in Atlantic City, which has always been a musical hub with many world famous artists launching their tours here. “Duality” deploys highly sophisticated 3D light projections, actual film shoots (including Lindy Hop dancers, red glossy lips and tap shoes) and an original musical score in a breathtaking transformation of the ocean-facing façade of Historic Boardwalk Hall. Visitors are sure to tap their toes, nod their heads and swing their hips in time with the irresistible beat.
New Hampshire Ave.& the Bay, Atlantic City, NJ
A combination aquarium and marine science education center, the Atlantic City Aquarium houses more than 100 species of fish and other marine creatures. Its 11 tanks offer visitors a close-up look at Giant Moray Eels, seahorses, jellyfish, an octopus, a coral reef and much more. The Atlantic City Aquarium is available for birthday parties, meetings and other special events. It is located at Historic Gardner's Basin, home to fishing boats, restaurants and antique shops.
31 S Rhode Island Ave., Atlantic City, NJ 08402
New Jersey's tallest lighthouse awaits you at Pacific and Rhode Island Avenues in Atlantic City (walking distance from Showboat Casino). Take an amazing journey into time and above it all as you ascend the 228 steps of the Absecon Lighthouse, one of the oldest lighthouses in the country. You'll see breathtaking views of the Atlantic City skyline and up top you'll come face-to-face with the original first-order Fresnel Lens, first lit in 1857.The lighthouse's recent multi-million dollar restoration also includes a stunning replica of the Lightkeeper's dwelling, an educational museum, charming gift shop, Fresnel Lens exhibit in the original Oil House and expansive grounds.The Absecon Lighthouse is on both the New Jersey and National Registries of Historic Places.
Dock’s Oyster House
2405 Atlantic Ave, Atlantic City, NJ 08401-6630
In 1897, Harry "call me Dock" Dougherty opened Dock's Oyster House with 60 seats and very high standards. Harry's vision of a fine restaurant which served the best seafood and steaks available in a warm, friendly environment has been carried on by three generations of Dougherty’s who share his commitment to quality and service. That commitment has sustained Dock's through two World Wars, the Great Depression, and the decline and rebirth of Atlantic City, and has established the family owned restaurant as a local institution.
Kelsey and Kim’s Southern Café
201 Melrose Ave, Atlantic City, NJ 08401-5503
A friendly soul food and barbecue joint that has become a fast favorite in a town where such options have long been limited to substandard take-out. Brunch is usually busy and there's always an endless stream of fried chicken and waffles coming out from the kitchen. Located just south of Gardner's Basin, it makes for a good pit-stop between the aquarium and the lighthouse of the Boardwalk.
2825 Atlantic Ave, Atlantic City, NJ 08401-6325
Cafe 2825 is a`"Neighborhood Italian- American" restaurant 1 block up from Tropicana and "The Quarter". Our family has been serving simple Italian-American cuisine in upscale casual style since arriving from Brooklyn in 1986. Joseph is the host of this 14 table intimate, white tablecloth…restaurant. His warmth and friendliness make the Cafe a favorite of locals and casino guests.