You’ve got the ring, the date’s set and your friends couldn’t be more excited to celebrate with you. Now all you have to do is plan the perfect bachelorette weekend, and there’s no better destination than Atlantic City. There are options for every preference – and every budget – in AC, New Jersey. Here are some tips for throwing yourself the best party you’ve ever been to – until the wedding, that is.
Where to stay
Hard Rock Hotel and Casino Atlantic City
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It’s a non-stop party at the Hard Rock Hotel and Casino, a fun-for-all resort with bachelorette-friendly attractions. The DAER Nightclub lures big-name DJs and MCs, while the Etess Arena has a festival-worthy bill of bands and artists. There’s also a large casino and a raft of restaurants and bars. When the group finally hits the wall, there’s a rock-inspired spa with 31 treatment rooms and a mixed pool area with a hydrotherapy tub and specialty shower.
Ideal for a group of friends ready to cut loose, the Borgata is a sleek, stylish and party-embracing hub. The late-night action focuses on the Premier Nightclub (dress to impress), although you might want to hit the casino slots and tables first. For something extra special for the big day, there’s a selection of high-end stores – or you may just prefer to count down the hours at Spa Toccare, where you’ll find 30 treatment rooms, a pool and gardens.
The Sheraton is a great choice for a more grown-up bachelorette celebration. Spend your days relaxing by the lounger-lined indoor pool, or by the seasonal outdoor whirlpool and sun deck. The on-site brewpub and bar has the drinks sorted, and there’s Boulevards Cafe for a buffet breakfast with views over the Atlantic City skyline. When you want to turn things up a notch, the Boardwalk is a short cab ride away.
One of the most popular hotels in the city for bachelorette parties is the Tropicana Resort Atlantic City. With 24 restaurants and 18 nightlife venues on-site, you’ll be able to bar-hop and have the time of your life without ever venturing too far from your bed.
If you need quick access to the marina, opt for a large room at Harrah’s Resort. You’ll also be just upstairs from one of Atlantic City’s largest and hottest nightclubs: the Pool at Harrah’s. Ask for a room in the Pool Water Front Tower to make your room-to-club commute an easy one.
The portions at Carmine’s in Tropicana are family-style, meaning enormousso everybody can have a little bit of everything; and Jose Garces’s restaurants at Tropicana are absolutely can’t-miss. If sushi’s your thing, run – don’t walk – to Okatshe, where you’ll be transported to the streets of Tokyo and served an unforgettable meal.
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The Pool at Harrah’s After Dark is wet and wild fun. Wear your fanciest bikini and take a dip while you boogie to guest DJs (and keep an eye out for famous faces!). For the bride-to-be, reserve a private whirlpool or head upstairs for bottle service and private blackjack games.
If you long for the days of disco and hot pants, there’s only one place to be. Boogie Nights, in the heart of Tropicana, plays all the golden oldies and invites you to dance till you drop under a giant disco ball.