February was always a big month for George and Martha Washington as well as Abe and Mary Todd Lincoln, what with Valentine’s Day and George and Abe’s birthday both being in February.
And so, the Washingtons and Lincolns partied down in February. George and Martha would give each other colonial-era-appropriate gifts like molasses candies (in heart-shape boxes) and some nice wood varnish for George’s oral hygiene (you know, wooden teeth.) Then they’d have cherry pie.
Abe would give Mary agita and she famously gave him little wood log pieces he could make toy log cabins out of, hence the birth of Lincoln logs. Then they’d pitch pennies, which was like throwing little Lincoln commemorative medallions around.
Now, of course, it’s entirely possible that none of this really happened—because we totally just made it up—but the point is when February lines-up Valentine’s Day and Presidents’ Day together on the calendar, it’s time to party.
And nobody does holiday weekend parties like Borgata Hotel Casino & Spa, where this year we get to combine both our romantic Valentine’s offerings with the star-packed entertainment and promotions of another Presidents’ Day Weekend in Atlantic City.
From Friday, February 13 to Monday, February 16, Borgata has something for everyone.
As Valentine’s Day approaches on February 14, thoughts of how to stage the perfect date for a significant other fills the heads of boyfriends and husbands as well as partners, wives and girlfriends.
OK, for many of the boyfriends and husbands, this will happen on February 13, or maybe even Valentine’s Day morning. For others—capable of planning ahead—busy schedules could throw up a roadblock.
Either way, a lot of Valentine’s dates are going to end up being a dinner at a chain restaurant with a seven-hour wait—or maybe just a bucket of chicken (Do they make heart-shaped chicken nuggets?)—followed by watching Love Actually (or some equally appropriate rom-com) on DVD.
And how about if you’re single? Another Valentine’s Day with Ben & Jerry may be on the horizon.
It doesn’t have to be this way, not with Borgata Hotel Casino & Spa around. We’re announcing our February Hotel Packages and, as you’ll see, they are designed for romance and partying (Valentine’s day is on a Saturday this year, after all). So let us do the planning for you.
For Valentine’s Day, we’re offering a special package we’ve dubbed Single & Fabulous, designed for those who see Valentine ’s Day as a good excuse to get the crew together and go clubbing (as if there’s a bad excuse). It’s always better to face the day with friends, especially at Borgata Nightlife’s happening clubs.
The first winter storm has hit the East in 2015 and, as you’d expect, it led to some pretty predictable problems.
There was a lot of shoveling, salting and sliding on the roads going on, not to mention more than a few fender benders. There was also a lot of bundling up, but still freezing anyway.
People are sneezing, sniffling and coughing and we’ve all been reminded of that horrible seasonal visitor called the wind chill factor. That’s when a slight breeze makes it feel like you’re standing on the North Pole.
There’s ice on the windows, the sidewalks and sometimes it feels like its in your very soul.
And the worst part? Only two and a half more months to go.
Let’s face it, at some point we all need to escape winter’s grip, even if for just one night. And there’s no better place to spend that night than Borgata Hotel Casino & Spa.
Borgata offers up a special winter escape package Sundays through Thursdays designed to beat back the winter blahs.
Staring at $169 a night, you get an overnight stay in a classic room at Borgata, a $100 Dining Credit, two tickets to the Comedy Club at the Music Box and complimentary in room WiFi.
Holiday shopping can be a hectic thing, what with the traffic, the crowds, trying to find a parking spot in the same area code as the store you wanted to visit and so on. And who doesn’t love 78 consecutive hours of canned mall Christmas music? (2,700 versions of “Jingle Bells” and counting.)
At this point, you’re probably thinking that we at the Borgata Blog are about to plug a nice little getaway to Borgata Hotel Casino & Spa for a relaxing, stress-free, pre-holiday break. Which is great—especially if you take advantage of our monthly spa specials.
But there’s an even easier way to allow Borgata to take some of the crazy out of holiday shopping. And that’s to Shop Borgata from home at our online store. And from now to December 28, ShopBorgata.com is offering a holiday sale or 25 percent off on all items.
That includes all of ShopBorgata.com’s category’s from the Gifts of Comfort (bedding, blankets, sheets), to items for the Spa Connoisseur (robes, aromatherapy) to gifts for the Foodie (cookbooks, margarita glasses, aprons).
It’s an impressive list of online items at great prices that you can check out here.
Did you ever think about the simple concept of the wish? You want something so you wish for it. No big deal right?
Wrong. The whole concept of the wish has dominated literature, fairy tales and folklore since the first caveman wished for a sharper rock to cut his mammoth steak.
We make wishes by throwing coins into wells and fountains or by blowing out birthday candles. We make a wish when we see a shooting star, or just the first star of the night. In fiction we’ve dreamed up genies to give out three wishes or a host of magical items to wish upon.
And some of us just out muscled some poor family member to snap the big end of the Thanksgiving turkey’s wishbone.
Well, we at Borgata Hotel Casino & Spa love wishes too. So much, in fact, that we’ve created the Wish List Sweepstakes on our Borgata Facebook Page.
Each week we’ll give you, our Facebook friends, the chance to choose between three different prizes in the Wish List Sweepstakes. It’s sort of a twist on the three wishes as voter’s choose from three prizes on the wish list.
Borgata Hotel Casino & Spa offers up so much to do, sometimes it can be a little hard keeping track of it all.
Great nightlife, fantastic dining, amazing shows and entertainment, luxurious rooms, decadent spas, heart-pounding casino action, the best live poker room on the East Coast—the list goes on and on.
So it’s no wonder people like to play here. But those very amenities that make Borgata a great playground also make it the perfect place to do business.
Let us explain.
Borgata Hotel Casino & Spa is the premiere meeting and event venue in Atlantic City and for that matter the country. Just ask the folks at Smart Meetings magazine, which has named Borgata a winner in its 11th annual Platinum Choice Awards for meeting venues in the U.S., Canada, Mexico and the Caribbean.
Smart Meetings’ readers pick the winners based on venues that set exemplary standards in a range of categories, including ambiance, amenities, breadth of resources, facility quality, guest services, meeting space, meeting packages, recreational activities, restaurant and dining facilities, and technical support.
That’s a lot of categories and Borgata excels at them all.
Ah Tuesday. It’s the third day of the week and the second day of the work week.
But that’s not why it’s called Tuesday. The name actually come from a Viking god of war named Tiw, so it’s Tiw’s day. Kind of like Thursday is named after Thor and so on.
In Latin the name was associated with the Roman god Mars, so that’s why in Spanish its Martes. Because Spanish is a Latin-based language.
More than you wanted to know?
Well, we just mention it because Tuesday has another meeting this October at Borgata Hotel Casino & Spa. In simple terms it’s just the greatest weekday ever to win big and party with us here in Atlantic City.
First up, slots players can enjoy 2X Slot Dollars every Tuesday all day at Borgata in October. Plus, it’s a whole month of Toll Free Tuesdays on the Atlantic City Expressway (inbound tolls only).
Online players at BorgataCasino.com can also get 2X iRewards Points from noon to 8pm every Tuesday. Play any slots, classic slots or progressive slots and you’ll earn double iRewards Points (iRPs).
Borgata Hotel Casino & Spa is known for a lot of things—great rooms, magnificent spas, tremendous entertainment and restaurants, the best casino action in Atlantic City … it’s a long list.
But never forget that Borgata is on the Jersey Shore and a day at the beach is always part of the summer package.
Guests at Borgata can take advantage of Borgata’s free weekend shuttle to the beautiful beaches of neighboring Brigantine Beach just across Absecon Inlet. And we’ll even throw in the beach tags.
The free shuttle runs Saturdays and Sundays (weather permitting) through August 31. Hours are 10am to 6pm.