Sunday, November 9, 2008

Thanksgiving in Atlantic City

With hotel prices down (click here), kicking off the holiday season in Atlantic City has become an attractive option. And you won't miss a thing: whether you're looking to stick with tradition or break away for a little more excitement, it's all available on the Shore.

Thanksgiving Dinner in A.C.
Leave the cooking to someone else and walk away from the messy cleanup. Catch the games on the big screen at any of the casino bars and lounges, then make your way to your dining room of choice. You can stuff yourself at one of the buffets or choose something more upscale.

For example, The Virginia City Buffet at Bally's Wild Wild West Casino will be serving slow roasted turkey with all the trimmings from 11am to 10pm ($20.99 per person). At Borgata, enjoy maple horseradish glazed turkey at Bobby Flay Steak, roasted organic turkey at SeaBlue, or carved turkey with poppy and onion stuffing at the Old Homestead Steakhouse.

Of course, these are just some of the options. I'd recommend picking up one of the free weekly entertainment guides when you arrive to see the whole smorgasbord of offerings at the buffets and restaurants.

Thanksgiving Weekend Entertainment
The show calendar is quite varied the last weekend in November. There are top name musical acts, comedy shows, and more:
Tom Jones (Nov 28-29 at Trump Marina)
BB King (Nov 29 at Showboat)
Jay Leno (Nov 29 at Caesars)
Last Comic Standing Live Tour (Nov 29 at Trump Taj Mahal)
The Original Wailers (Nov 29 at Resorts)

Black Friday Shopping
There is no shortage of shopping at the Shore. In A.C., look for sales at the The Quarter at the Tropicana, The Pier Shops at Caesars, Atlantic City Outlets (The Walk). Or visit one of the nearby malls or shopping centers: Shore Mall, Hamilton Mall, Consumers Square, and others.

Thanksgiving Weekend Casino Promos
Black Friday Giveaway (Nov 28 at Showboat)
$500 Gift Card Every 5 Minutes Sweepstakes (Nov 28 at Taj Mahal)
Double Jackpot Fridays (Nov 28 at Taj Mahal)
Pier Shopping Spree Gift Card Giveaway (Nov 28 at Caesars)
Macys Shopping Sweepstakes (Nov 29 at Ballys)