This long-time resident was named one of Atlantic City’s 40 under 40, and has been on the concierge team in Borgata since 2003. She is now Borgata’s Lead Concierge, and trust us, she knows her stuff!
Here are Jamie’s picks for an authentic Atlantic City experience:
Favorite Attraction: Absecon Lighthouse
One of the oldest lighthouses in the country, and New Jersey’s Tallest! You’ll see breathtaking views of the Atlantic City skyline, and up top you’ll come face-to-face with the original first-order Fresnel Lens, first lit in 1857.
Located at Pacific and Rhode Island Avenues in Atlantic City
Favorite off-the-beaten-path spot: Vagabond Kitchen & Taphouse
This sports bar and restaurant offers a great selection of beers on tap, and a laid back atmosphere to kick back and relax with friends.
Located at 672 N. Trenton Avenue in Atlantic City.
Best place to meet the locals: Ducktown Tavern
Here’s what you need to know about Ducktown Tavern:
It’s a liquor store and a bar and restaurant in one.
It’s open 24 hours.
They have great happy hour specials.
Oh yeah, and “happy hour” occurs three times in a day: 11am – 1pm, 4pm – 7pm, and 3am – 5am.
Located at 2400 Atlantic Avenue
Best place to treat yourself: Atlantic City Tanger Outlets
Over 100 shops, with something for everyone.
(Hint: be sure to check the website for coupons!)
When you’re there, stop and get a candy apple from Rocky Mountain Chocolate Factory for a life changing experience.
Located at 1931 Atlantic Ave
Most over-looked hot spot: Gardner’s Basin
In addition to the Atlantic City Aquarium, Historic Gardner’s Basin also features deep-sea and back bay fishing charters as well as dolphin watching, sightseeing and cocktail cruises offered by Atlantic City Cruises.
Located at 800 N. New Hampshire Ave
Where to go before a show at Borgata?
B Bar: Located right in the middle of the casino floor, this is the place to see and be seen. Also smoker friendly.
Long Bar:For the sports fanatic and beer enthusiast. Open early!
Sunroom: Located in The Water Club, Sunroom is great for scenic ambiance and an elegant signature cocktail.
(Hint: After the show, check out the eclectic atmosphere at Gypsy Bar where the bands play late!)
Best farm-fresh produce: Atlantic City Farmer’s Market
Fresh vegetables, fruit, homemade baked goods and crafts!
Open July through September.
Thursdays & Saturdays: 9am – 3pm
Located at Center City Park, South Carolina & Atlantic Ave.
Best Place for Celebrity Sightings: Chef Vola
This hidden Italian BYOB has been historically shrouded in secrecy with an unlisted phone number, and high demand by high-rollers making it difficult to get in. However, once you do, the unforgettable fare makes it all worthwhile. Come hungry, they serve LARGE portions!
Located at 111 S Albion Place
Jamie’s Favorite Hangout (no stalking!): Back Bay Ale House
Located at Gardner’s Basin, Back Bay Ale House offers a unique menu, outside bar, and stunning views overlooking the bay.
800 N. New Hampshire Ave
Now that we’ve discussed where you should go, let’s talk about how to get there. Jamie has some advice for how you can get around town like a pro.
When You Arrive:
From Atlantic City International Airport you can take a Jitney Shuttle to any property for only $10.
New Jersey Transit also provides a complimentary shuttle to any property in Atlantic City.
While You’re There:
For smaller groups: The Jitney is a great option to get from one property to another, and is only $2.25 a person.
For larger groups: Taxis are better and are only a maximum of $13 anywhere in Atlantic City