Day Trip to Atlantic City

I can’t believe September is already here and Summer is ending. A fun thing I got to do this summer was a day trip to Atlantic City. Other than for dinner a few years back for my best friend’s birthday, this was my first time going to do what I do best, walk around and explore.

I don’t drive, so I took the Academy Bus from NYC Port Authority. The ticket cost $40 and you get $25 credit for the slot machine at Bally’s Casino. I’m not a gambler; this was my first ever time playing on the slot machine and I was able to win all my money back.

For lunch, I ate a crab cake burger with fries from Harry’s Oyster Bar & Seafood and took a stroll on the beach and famous AC Boardwalk. This was my first beach trip ALL summer. It was lightly drizzling, but I tried my best to get my feet wet. Walking down the boardwalk, we discovered Atlantic City Miniature Golf. The last stop was the shops at Caesar’s Palace and the Pier. I was able to pose for a beautiful view of the sun beginning to set over the beach and boardwalk.

Day Trip to Atlantic City - Beach

It was a well spent day, but getting home was a headache. No one knew how to get back via the Academy. We stated at the initial stop, Bally’s and walked to Tropicana for a bus. Greyhound seems to be the popular bus option and I plan on using their services on the next trip. It’d be nice to return before the month ends, but I can always plan for next year.

Where have you gone for a day trip this or any summer?

4 thoughts on “Day Trip to Atlantic City

  1. Mo

    I went to AC last summer with my honey for a few days. We randomly found a Groupon so we jumped on it. It was SO much fun. I had been a few years before with my mom and grandma but it definitely wasn’t the same. Lol. When I went last year we drove down so we stopped at the aquarium on our way back. We visited the shops/outlets, ate a few diff places… It was really cool. I love your picture with the sunset. Thank you for bringing back some fun memories for me.


    1. JoAnna E

      Thanks! I think the next go round I’ll stay overnight and shop. I saw the groupons, but it was really a last minute trip.


  2. Fatima

    I love AC! I had my bachelorette weekend there. And I ate at Harry’s too soooooo good. I had a rum something or other that had me niceee lol and their calamari amazon! I’m looking forward to go back with my hubby. Did it feel empty? I’ve read so many articles about casinos closing


    1. Joanna E

      I unknowingly went the same weekend as the food and wine festival, so there was a good amount of people there. The revel casino recently closed. It’s been hard out there since hurricane Sandy and I’ve been seeing a lot of groupon deals for nights out there.


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