The weather in New York this whole October has been incredible. The weather is really warm like in high 70’s 80’s Fahrenheit and around 25-27 Celsius. We are still in summer dresses and no jacket needed except some nights and cold subways. Surprisingly the weather is above seasonal normals and this makes us feel like summer is not over yet! So there is another convenient getaway for you to explore which is only 2 hours and 30 minutes away. Let’s explore Atlantic City with the nickname of America’s Playground.
Atlantic City inspired the American version of the board game Monopoly, especially the street names. ( I did not know this before, this is so cool! ) Since 1921, Atlantic City has been the home of the Miss America pageant. In 1976, New Jersey voters legalized casino gambling in Atlantic City. The first casino opened two years later.
We took the bus to Atlantic City from Port Authority, Manhattan. It takes only 2 hours and 25 mins. We preferred The Greyhound and paid only 55$ per person for round trip which is super affordable and fast. Hotels are also very varied. Everyone can easily find hotels depends on their budget. We preferred Harrah’s Resort which is a little luxury but still ended up paying only 220$ a night for two people. So you can have an idea how much this trip will/would cost you.
This hangover bears were on our way to Bally’s Beach Bar. We discovered last year and had so much fun at this beach bar. They had a lot of games, live band and so many tourists who came to have some fun. Atlantic City is one of the popular places for Bachelor’s and Bachelorette parties and we saw a lot of groups who came for that reason.
One of the first reason to come to Atlantic City for many people is gambling! Gambling is legal in New York City and there are only a few casinos. Generally, in the United States, gambling laws depend on the states. Each state has different gambling laws. In some of them, gambling is illegal. Places like Atlantic City attracts people for a huge variety of casinos, beaches, nice weather, nightlife and so on. Las Vegas is another good option for west coast which has no ocean and so famous with pool parties. ( I am praying for Las Vegas victims and for their families with all my heart. )
This Game of Thrones-themed slot machine took my attention right away as soon as we stepped into the casino. No necessary to talk about it over and over whoever does not watch it missing a lot! I am a huge fan of Game of Thrones with no question! 🙂 I was a little hesitant in the beginning because, I really prefer to not see a lot of war scenes, blood, and plot. However, G.O.T. took control of me which I am super happy about it! 🙂
Here is me! Who traveled Las Vegas a few times, Atlantic City and Cyprus all of the sin cities of gambling and surprisingly never gambled. Until this trip! I decided to take my chance in Russian Roulette because I like quick results and it seemed easier. I ended up winning and getting more than what I bet. I promise myself to spend a certain amount of money and I made it more than double. I was happy and proud of my first real gambling experience which ended very profitable 🙂
We were staying at Harrah’s Resort which we came to “The pool after dark” party in this hotel last year. We had a great time. There was a huge pool by the stage and people were in their high heels, evening dresses and bathing suits and bikinis. People were on pool floats and toys having fun in the pool and dancing to the music.
Our second day, we decided to try the new beach that we just got recommendations about. The Bungalow Beach Bar was the exact place to hang that we were looking for. The cocktail and the food were pretty good! The ambiance of the place was peaceful on one side with no music and hammocks and on the other side two bars and a pool in the middle of the bars, music, and more fun! I loved the place by itself!
I usually go to shopping before every holiday. This year I was trying to be good about it and I can say that I am going very successful. I have so many clothes that I can not even fit in my place properly. I have so many closet space the issue is I have so many clothes, shoes, and bags. I sold some of my clothes to a second-hand shop and gave the rest away to my friends. I decided to be more careful about spending money on less but quality products. I took what I already have in my wardrobe to this trip. I wore some dresses that I purchased a while ago and never wore. One of them is my colorful crochet dress which I bought for Coachella 2016 from H&M Coachella collection. That is actually a perfect beach dress and belong here more than anywhere. Most of my clothing in this post are from H&M and Mandee. Just my bikini is this new season of H&M.
These shorts and my bikini top are from H&M. I love this high waist shorts, one of the best I could find last season which fits me perfectly. The bikini top which has the cut-out bottom is a new season. I really like it but the only thing you should get ready for cut-out pattern sunburns! Lol! 🙂
Out of the beach bar and found this awesome boat says Atlantic City on it. Of course, this is a perfect place for me to get my best memory picture of this trip. My dress is from H&M which Katy Perry was wearing on the advertisement of H&M two seasons ago for Valentine’s Day. My glasses are one of my first purchase of H&M and famous brands collaborations. Anna Dello Russo x H&M collaboration sunglasses with the gold crocodiles. These sunglasses were literally the last sunglasses in the store and I begged someone on the line to get it for me. Success! I thank that mystery lady again for getting it for me! 🙂