Hotel at a Glance: Travelodge Absecon Atlantic City
The Travelodge Absecon Atlantic City is less than a 10-minute drive from the city’s famous boardwalk, making it a convenient, yet quiet retreat not far from the action downtown. The hotel offers a free breakfast each morning to help you fuel up before heading to the casinos.
- Where you’ll stay: Recently refurbished guest rooms now come with 42-inch flat-screen TVs and an ergonomic workstation.
- Distance from Atlantic City Boardwalk: 6 miles; The Atlantic City Aquarium, Steel Pier amusement park, and Renault Winery are also close by
- Complimentary breakfast: Enjoy Travelodge’s signature Bear Bites Breakfast.
- Work up a sweat in the fitness center.
Atlantic City, New Jersey: Casinos and Carnival Rides Lining Historical Beachside Boardwalk
No trip to Atlantic City is complete without a stroll along its signature boardwalk, which stretches for 6 miles along New Jersey’s eastern coast. Originally built in 1870 to keep sand out of hotel lobbies, the boardwalk grew in popularity as a place where you could drink and gamble during Prohibition without much trouble from the police, as depicted in HBO’s Boardwalk Empire. The boardwalk is still popular for its casinos, but it’s family-friendly, too; visitors are just as inclined to sit at the beach or stop at one of the many carnival rides.
On the boardwalk, it’s worth it to check out the Absecon Lighthouse, which is more than 150 years old. It’s possible to climb its 228 steps to the top, which features sweeping views of the city skyline and the sea.