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Atlantic City in September

Discussion in 'The Okie Corral' started by wrenrj1, May 24, 2012.

  1. wrenrj1

    wrenrj1

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    We're considering a short vacation to Atlantic City, NJ the week after Labor Day in Sept. Tell me about the Boardwalk, as that's where we want to stay (Possibly Trump Taj Mahal). We're looking at two full days at least, may be three, but my concern is having to fly in/out of Philadelphia and a shuttle to the hotel etc.

    We just want to relax, walk the boardwalk, and see things on the east coast.

    Any goods bads etc. We just want to get away from Nebraska for a few days, no specific plans, just go with the flow.

    Thanks for any suggestions.

    Wren
     
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    You'll have a great time if you stay in the boardwalk area. DO NOT go past the first block west. You will take a very big chance of being a victim of crime.

    The board walk shops and hotel are great though. They converted the pier into a shopping mall and it's fun to people watch. AC is one of the few beaches in NJ you don't have to pay to get onto.

    Or google Virginia Beach or Outer Banks, NC for a completely different experience.
     
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  3. mike from st pe

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    Why in the world would you want to go to A.C.N.J.?
    Just to gamble? Atlantic City is a ghetto one or two blocks from the Boardwalk.
    Being a refugee from N.J. I recommend Cape May. Rent a car and drive the few miles north to A.C. and loose your money if you must. There are too many nicer Shore Communities in South Jersey to waste time in A.C.
    The humble opinions of a former resident.
     
  4. wrenrj1

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    I wanted to go to Vegas again (as we went last year) but the wife want's to go somewhere else....

    Wren
     
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    If gambling is the draw go to Tahoe. Otherwise look further south.
     
  6. Cclass

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    We just spent a day at AC last week. The new hotel Revel is where I'd book if we were staying over. It was every bit as nice as the high-end Vegas resorts.

    AC is a hike from PHL, not sure if you'll find a shuttle to AC? I think I'd recommed renting a car and driving down yourself.

    http://www.revelresorts.com/
     
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    I researched the Hotel Revel, as I saw it was the newest hotel along the boardwalk, NICE! It was nice but quite pricey, IIRC it was like $236.00 a night for a regular room. I paid $159.00 a night for a 1000 sq. ft. suite last year at Mandalay Bay in LV in mid August. They were happy to upgrade us in the heat of the summer.

    A rental car just adds to the cost, but I can look in to comparing costs. I can't believe there's not a shuttle that goes between the two when the major search engines (Expedia, Kayak, Priceline etc.) fly you in to Philly.
     
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    There are much nicer places than A.C. if a gambling vacation is your goal. If you want to godownashore Cape May for Bed & Breakfast. Wildwood Crest and Wildwood for Art Deco motels.
     
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    Revel pricing is high. Thing is it's brand new and nothing in AC compares to it. The Borgata is second (IMHO) but they aren't on the boardwalk. In Vegas you have a slew of high-end resorts to pick from so it tends to be a better value.

    I can't say for sure that there isn't a shuttle, just that it would surprise me if there was. Having a rental car will also give you the option of checking out some of the nearby places mentioned in this thread. IMO AC is more of an event or day trip town, not a vaction destination. I don't want to put a downer on your plans but it's very likely by the middle of day two you will feel like you've had enough of AC.
     
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    Show her this, tell her yer goin' back to Vegas...

    Woman charged in stabbing deaths of 2 Canadian tourists in Atlantic City
    One of the victims was an 80-year-old woman
    THE ASSOCIATED PRESS
    Tuesday, May 22, 2012, 7:02 PM

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    The scene of fatal stabbings that occurred earlier in the day is seen in Atlantic City Monday, May 21, 2012 along Pacific Avenue between Michigan and Ohio Avenues. Two Canadian women ages 80 and 47 were allegedly attacked and stabbed to death Monday by Antoinette Pelzer in an apparent botched robbery. Pelzer is being held at the Atlantic County Jail. Authorities say a police officer subdued Pelzer at gunpoint after seeing the crime in progress. Pelzer's aunt, Nadine King of Philadelphia, tells The Associated Press her niece has been battling schizophrenia for many years and has been homeless since January.
    Ben Fogletto/The Press of Atlantic City via AP

    The scene of fatal stabbings that occurred earlier in the day is seen in Atlantic City Monday, May 21, 2012 along Pacific Avenue between Michigan and Ohio Avenues.

    ATLANTIC CITY, N.J. — A woman arrested in the daytime stabbing deaths of two Canadian tourists near an Atlantic City casino laughed, frowned, grimaced and repeatedly asked where her lawyer was Tuesday as she was charged with murdering the women, one of them 80 years old.

    Antoinette Pelzer stabbed the women Monday morning as they were walking in an area where most of the city's casinos have their entrances and parking garages, authorities said. Pelzer's aunt said she has long suffered from mental illness.

    Superior Court Judge Michael Donio read from a criminal complaint that said Pelzer, 44, stabbed the 80-year-old woman and tried to steal her pocketbook. "When the victim would not relinquish, the suspect stabbed her additional times," he said, reading from the complaint.

    The judge said the older woman was stabbed in different parts of her body with a 12-inch butcher knife, and that the younger woman, 47, was stabbed in her lower body, hands and shoulder when she tried to help.

    Autopsies showed the older woman died from being knifed in the heart, while the 47-year-old woman bled to death. The victims are not being identified until relatives can be notified.

    Donio had difficulty getting the defendant to focus and respond to his questions. Pelzer laughed out loud when the judge asked her whether she had applied for a public defender.

    "I done trying to find out where my public defender's at," she said. "Whatever you call it, whatever. I don't know."

    As the judge read parts of the criminal complaint charging her with murder and robbery, Pelzer silently shook her head "no." At other times, she made odd faces, frowned and narrowed her eyes while looking at the judge and the prosecutor.

    Public defender Eric Shenkus said his office had not yet received an application to represent Pelzer but predicted it would begin representing her shortly.

    Donio set her bail at $1.5 million.

    Monday's killings took place in the heart of Atlantic City's new tourist district, a state-designated jurisdiction encompassing the casinos, boardwalk and shopping districts. The district is the centerpiece of Gov. Chris Christie's efforts to make the nation's third-largest gambling market clean and safe, and thereby more attracting to tourists.

    Authorities say Pelzer approached the women on the sidewalk on Pacific Avenue, across the street from Bally's Atlantic City and a half-block from the hospital trauma center where they were pronounced dead.

    A police officer on patrol intervened when he spotted the attack, subduing Pelzer at gunpoint.

    Pelzer had been living in an Ohio shelter until December, when her mother brought her back to Philadelphia, said Pelzer's aunt Nadine King, also of Philadelphia.

    Pelzer has long suffered from schizophrenia and had been homeless since January, said King, who said she had seen her niece out "begging for money."

    She did not know how long she had been in Atlantic City, which has long been a magnet for the homeless, some of whom are bused there by welfare agencies from other counties and cities.

    King said her niece, a mother of three, did not have a criminal record. She blamed her mental illness for what happened.

    Gladys Pelzer, the suspect's mother, told WPVI-TV in Philadelphia that the stabbings apparently occurred while her daughter was trying to get money to buy cigarettes.

    "I feel sorry about the people she hurt all because she wanted a cigarette. That's what this was all about," she told the TV station.

    In addition to murder, she is charged with assault and weapons charges.

    The killings marked the third and fourth homicides involving visitors to Atlantic City in the past two years.

    Exactly two years before the women were attacked, a casino patron from northern New Jersey was carjacked inside the Taj Mahal casino parking garage and later killed. A man convicted in that case is to be sentenced on Thursday.

    In September, another casino patron, also from northern New Jersey, was carjacked from the same garage and later fatally shot. Three young men are awaiting trial in that case.

    Jack Allton, a Bally's customer from Jacobus, Pa., said the attack left him shaken but that he and his wife, Peg, will continue to come to the resort he has been visiting for nearly 60 years.

    "It's not a positive thing for Atlantic City's image, is it?" he said. "But people who come down here all the time know there's crime here and there always has been. It's a real tragedy, but it happens."

    Housel, the prosecutor, voiced similar sentiments after the court hearing. In response to a question from a Canadian broadcaster, Housel said the killings could have happened anywhere.

    "It could have happened in Philadelphia. It could have happened in Las Vegas," he said. "Don't think this is something negatively special about Atlantic City that doesn't exist anywhere else. There's actually crime in Canada too, I hear."
     
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