Photos, story by Cassie Hepler
We’re not going to lie. We were feeling a little bit like a Grinch this holiday season. But somehow a weekend girls trip to the Tropicana in Atlantic City, N.J. made us get in the spirit of the season by the end of the weekend. We even ended up getting a few unexpected gifts for family and friends!
Upon arrival, it is good to know there are two parking lots. Since we were staying all weekend, we opted for the $10 for the whole weekend lot (that’s only $5 a day, a steal in AC)! We parked on P2 (or was it 2P?) but regardless, know where you left your car (a cell phone shot is always a good reminder). Get onto the elevator, go to the casino floor and get ready for some walkin’ about. It’s practically a mall full of stores, boutiques, restaurants and more when you pop out on the second floor (go to the first floor via the elevator past the Irish pub on your right).
We were comped in the North Tower and sort of stumbled upon the hotel desk on the second floor. Our best advice is continue on until you hear/smell/see the familiar sounds of casino life and ask someone at every turn where to go. Fortunately there are a lot of friendly faces willing to guide lost visitors everywhere. We later found out there was another (fancier, we assume) tower with security on the other side of the casino. The funny thing about huge casinos is just by the time you leave, you finally know your way around!
Up the elevators (the ones facing the ocean have a lovely view as you ascend) blasting 80’s music all weekend (we can dig it) and into Room 1244 we go for a weekend to remember…