Tuesday, February 10, 2009
Explore Atlantic City's classic gourmet restaurants as well as new dining spots during Restaurant Week 2009. Sponsored by the Atlantic City Convention and Visitors Authority, the event runs March 1-7.
Diners can enjoy a multi-course meal for a fixed price of $15.09 for lunch or $33.09 for dinner (not including beverages and gratuity). There are dozens of participating restaurants representing a wide variety of cuisines (Continental, Italian gourmet, traditional steak and seafood houses, Latin, Japanese, Mexican, etc.).
For complete details including a full list of participating restaurants with their menus, and a chance to purchase restaurant Week Gift Certificates, please visit the event's official site here.
Thursday, February 5, 2009
Here's an outstanding deal: Book a 4 (or more) night hotel stay through Expedia and receive a $50 Prepaid Mastercard Debit Card (to spend anywhere, however you want).
In Atlantic City, most of the hotels are eligible, and with room rates already rock bottom, the extra $50 makes for a very sweet deal. For example, we found rooms at the Showboat going for $41 a night February 22-24 (that includes 30% off for a 3 or more night stay). Plus you get the $50 card. Not bad at all!
Other eligible properties include: Trump Plaza, Trump Marina, Taj Mahal, Caesars, Resorts, Bally's, Sheraton, The Chelsea, and many others. Travel must be booked by March 1st and completed by Marh 31st, 2009.
If you're willing to stay away from the casinos, there are some really interesting deals to be found. For example, rooms at the Knights Inn A.C. (a 2 star motel) cost $20. Subtract 30% for a 3+ night stay and it comes down to $14/night! Add taxes, and your total for a 4 night stay is about $86. Still too much? Don't forget the free $50 debit card. Plus you get free breakfast and high speed internet.
To browse for your own deal on Expedia, please click here.
Sunday, February 1, 2009
The Atlantic City International Power Boat Show run February 2-4 at the AC Convention Center. The exhibitors list is huge and includes boat manufacturers and dealers, as well as boating gear and service providers, outfitters, and other related products and information.
Some of the highlights of the show will be: daily seminars by fishing experts, boat giveaways and other drawings, a kids zone with paddleboats, a wing eating contest, and special areas focusing on green boating and affordable boating (boats costing under $250 a month).
Admission is $15 for adults, $8 for youths (ages 13-15), and free for children. Shuttle service will be available with stops at Borgata, Caesars, Sandcastle Stadium, Trump Marina, and Trump Plaza.
Discount tickets ($2 off) can be purchased online through February 3rd at the boat show website (click here for complete show info).