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Our blog features the latest news on concerts and shows coming to Atlantic City, NJ. Entertainment is where it's at in AC and there are many top rated concert venues that feature fantastic artists. Look for events at Revel Ovation Hall, Borgata Events Center & Music Box, the House of Blues, Boardwalk Hall, Taj Mahal, Caesars, Tropicana Harrah's and many other great venues.


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    Upcoming Event in Atlantic City

    The Atlantic City Convention & Visitors Authority is hosting a non-denominational group wedding, civil union and vow renewal ceremony at the Adrian Phillips Ballroom in the Atlantic City Boardwalk Hall on Valentine’s Day, February 14, 2009. Click Here to Register

    Event Information

    Date/Time: Saturday, February 14, 2009 at 12 Noon (Check in begins at 10:30 am the day of the event, couples should register no later than 11:30 am)

    Place: Atlantic City Boardwalk Hall in The Ballroom

    Cost: There is no cost to participate in the ceremony, and guests are welcome to attend.

    Contact: or (609) 449-7126

    Photographs: A photographer will be available the day of the event, purchase of photographs is optional.

    Remember all participants must obtain their own marriage or civil union license. Your local vital statistics department can provide you with details for your jurisdiction.

    In the State of New Jersey there is a 3-day mandatory waiting period for a marriage or civil union license. For more information or to access the necessary application forms visit the New Jersey Bureau of Vital Statistics website or call (609) 292-4087.

    Click Here to Register

    Atlantic City 2008 Summer and Fall Events!


    SUMMER, FALL 2008



    TUESDAY AUGUST 19 11:00 AM – 6:00 PM

    WEDNESDAY AUGUST 20 9:00 AM – 6:00 PM


    See museum quality air, space and speed exhibits from the FAA, NASA, The US Air Force, The American Helicopter Museum, Skyblazers and The Wings of Eagles Discover Center to name a few. On display will be a full size glider, model planes of all sizes, helicopters and the gear associated with them, models of NASA aircraft more. Pilots flying in the air show will be present for meet and greets, pictures and autograph signing. A special added addition to the show is a Titanic exhibit with the original manifest from the survivors list and other memorabilia. The speed portion of the show will highlight land speed vehicles such as exotic motorcycles and cars.

    All tickets are $10 General Admission for adults and $5 for children 12 and under.


    FRIDAY, AUGUST 22 7:30 PM


    Jesse McCartney and Jordin Sparks already share platinum-selling status and hit songs, with Jesse’s “Leavin’” and Jordin’s “Tattoo” and “No Air, ” her duet with pop star Chris Brown.

    They’ll bring their tour to the Ballroom August 22. Jesse, now 21 years old, has transformed from the pop stardom of his teen years to solo success as a singer/songwriter on his newly released R&B-flavored album “Departure.” He also co-penned Leona Lewis’ hit “Bleeding Love,” now a #1 single worldwide. Previously a multiple winner of Teen Choice Awards, Jesse Is nominated this year for Choice Summer Song and Choice Artist, Male. In 2007, Jordin became the youngest American Idol winner. The 18-year-old is enjoying unprecedented success with the debut of her self-titled album released last year, which is rapidly approaching platinum sales. She recently garnered recognition with an NAACP Image Award for Outstanding New Artist, a BET Award for her smash hit single “No Air” and just received three teen Choice Awards Nominations including Choice Breakout Artist. Tickets are priced at $49.50 and $39.50.


    SUNDAY, AUGUST 24 8:00 PM


    The ultimate summer concert performer returns as part of “The Year Of Still Here Tour 2008”! Jimmy Buffett and the Coral Reefer Band will have local Parrotheads rejoicing as he transforms Boardwalk Hall into “Margaritaville”. Tickets are priced at $226, $156, $96 and $66. Presented by Caesars Atlantic City.




    Celine Dion will bring her 2008-09 North American Tour to Boardwalk Hall for a dazzling performance that will feature Celine’s biggest hits along with songs from her new English album, Taking Chances. Throughout her career Celine has been honored with over 1000 Awards, including Grammys, Oscars, Golden Globes, World Music, Juno and Felix Awards.  She is the biggest-selling female artist of all time. Tickets are priced at $225, $150, $95 and $55. Presented by Caesars Atlantic City.




    Randy Jackson Presents America’s Best Dance Crew Live

    arrives hot on the heels of the top-rated smash MTV program and features five of the hottest dance crews from the show’s first two seasons as they battle it out, live on stage each night. The electrifying tour will feature the return of America’s Best Dance Crew Season 1 winners, the incredible masked men of JabbaWockeeZ.  They’ll be joined by the amazing b-boys on wheels, BrakeSk8, an equally exciting crew full of surprises.  Set for the Ballroom, tickets are priced at $57.50, $52.50 and $42.50.




    World Middleweight Champion Kelly “The Ghost” Pavlik makes his third Atlantic City appearance, this time going 12 rounds against former Middleweight champ Bernard “The Executioner” Hopkins. More bouts to be announced for this evening of boxing. Tickets are priced at $700, $500, $350, $200, $100 and $75. Presented by Caesars Atlantic City, Top Rank, Golden Boy and HBO. Book Atlantic City Hotels Online and Save Big Money for the fight!





    Walt Disney Records’ multi-platinum recording group is returning to Boardwalk Hall this fall. Their North American tour supports the soundtrack and their third Disney Channel Original Movie, “The Cheetah Girls One World.” Ticket prices are $45 and $35 and go on sale

    Saturday, August 23 at 10:00 a.m. 




    Madonna, the multi-Grammy Award winning artist, recent inductee into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame and world’s tastiest sweetheart, returns to Boardwalk Hall to showcase new material from her “Hard Candy” album that features her smash single “4 Minutes”. Tickets are priced at $350, $250, $150 and $50. Presented by Caesars Atlantic City.


    FRI. JANUARY 16 and

    SAT. JANUARY 17, 2009 7:30 PM


    The thrill of live auto racing will return to Boardwalk Hall when Len Sammons Motorsports Productions presents the 7th Annual “Gambler’s Classic” for the Three Quarter Midgets/600cc Micro-Sprints. The Slingshots and Sr. Champ Karts will also be in competition during the two-day event. Run in conjunction with the Motorsports 2009 Expo at the Atlantic City Convention Center January 16 and 17. Friday advance g.a. tickets are $17 for adults, $10 for children 12 and under. Upper level reserved seats are $19; lower level reserved seats $22. Front row premium seating is $27. Friday Group discounts available for groups of 15+ – call 609-348-7021 and receive $3.00 off adult g.a. seats. Saturday advance g.a. tickets for the upper level $20 for adults, $12 for children 12 and under. Upper level reserved seats are $22; lower level reserved seats $25. Front row premium seats are $30. Children under two free of charge to the upper g.a. sections. Note: tickets purchased day of event will be $2.00 additional. For more information visit


    or call 609-888-3618. Tickets go on sale Wednesday, August 20.ATLANTIC 10 2009 MEN’S BASKETBALL CHAMPIONSHIP

    MARCH 11 – 14, 2009


    Reserve your all-session ticket packages NOW for Division I college basketball hoops action! Participating A-10 schools include: Charlotte, Dayton, Duquesne, Fordham, George Washington, La Salle, Massachusetts, Rhode Island, Richmond, St. Bonaventure, Saint Joseph’s, Saint Louis, Temple and Xavier. Call 609-348-7021 to inquire about All-Session tickets





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    What to do in Atlantic City this Spring!

    The Walk Atlantic City Outlets

    The scenario: Labor Day has come and gone in Atlantic City, and some people still have to call Atlantic City home for a few days during a convention or trade show until Columbus Day, which is the recognized end of the convention season.  The husbands, wives, others, and kids attached to those thousands of incoming conventioneers still need things to do and places to go during the day. What are they to do?  Fear not, there’s plenty more than the tables and machines in our fair city by the sea.

    THE WALK ATLANTIC CITY OUTLETS: The massive outlet complex and home of Jay-Z’s 40/40 Club boasts ten square blocks (soon to be fifteen) and counting of shops and eateries smack in the middle of downtown, with casino and surface parking available, in addition to multiple Jitney stops.  Shop for everything from Yankee Candles and Starbucks to high end name brand gear from such outlets as Brooks Brothers and Kenneth Cole for the guys.  The ladies have Liz Claiborne, H&M, and there’s no shortage of shoe stores for the men to suffer thru.  After all that shopping, get a Subway, go to Applebee’s, or cross Fairmount Avenue at Michigan and go to Atlantic City’s only microbrew, the Tun Tavern.  Also soon to come: Atlantic City’s very own Melting Pot!  Make sure that you go to The Walk and many other participating retailers on the first Wednesday of the month in the off-season, as the deceptively named First Wednesday promotion has some great deals all around town.

    THE QUARTER AT THE TROPICANA: Tropicana’s $285 million Old Havana-themed expansion (AC’s largest non-gaming expansion ever) is the home of some of the most sought after shops,  restaurants, and experiences in the city.  Get pampered at Blue Mercury spa, then float over to any of several amazing restaurants (the Palm, Red Square, and Cuba Libre just to name a few) or walk the main floor and see such cosmopolitan brands as White House Black Market, Erwin Pearl, and Swarovski crystal.  The Quarter is also home to the area’s only IMAX Theater and the region’s only PF Chang’s. 

    THE BOARDWALK: It might not seem totally obvious, but the four-and-a-half-mile Boardwalk is an attraction in and of itself that could easily fill up more than a full day away from the gaming floors.  People seem to think that the Boardwalk just turns tail and shuts down once the cold weather comes: that’s only partially correct.  The many arcades are great for the gamers that are not yet 21, as is the Steel Pier amusement park, which is located across the boards from Taj Mahal.  Steel Pier stays open on weekends thru the third weekend in October.  For the more culturally inclined there’s the Atlantic City Art Museum and Historical Center and the restored Absecon Lighthouse.  Both of these landmarks sit just north of Showboat at New Jersey Avenue and the Boardwalk, right near the proposed Revel Entertainment casino project site.  If it’s freaky things you fancy, Ripley’s Believe it or Not is on the Boardwalk at New York Avenue.  From September to April, Ripley’s is open from 10am to 6pm on Monday thru Friday, and 10am to 8pm on weekends.  Among other things, you can see a scale model of Christopher Columbus’s Santa Maria made from 27,000 matchsticks.  For $14.99 per adult, it’s a great way to kill a few hours.  For the historian in you, the New Jersey Korean War Memorial is at the most expensive intersection on the Monopoly board: Park Place and Boardwalk.  (Yes, there really is a Park Place – why do you think it’s called Bally’s Park Place?)

    THE PIER AT CAESARS: While The Pier Shops at Caesars are great for shopping and eating year-round, it’s going to be a spectacular holiday shopping spot.  Also for the visitors, the third floor sand and beach chairs that were so great for summer beach viewing are even better come fall and winter.  For those that don’t know, the beach views when people aren’t on the beach sunning themselves are often prettier than the proverbial busy summer scene. 

    GARDNER’S BASIN: In addition to an aquarium in the Ocean Life Center, Gardner’s Basin is the focal point for group fishing trips in the back bay and the home of Atlantic City Cruises.  Atlantic City Cruises (awesome, see previous post) runs daily sightseeing cruises, casino skyline cruises, happy hour cruises, and dolphin watching trips from May thru October.  Marine travelers can also dock here based on availability.  Land access is from New Hampshire Avenue and Jitneys also run here.  Gardner’s Basin as a whole does not have an overarching presence on the Web, but Google “Gardner’s Basin” and most of the resident businesses pop right up.  The restaurants in the Basin are for most of the year to enjoy the views, usually only closing from Halloween to St. Patrick’s Day.

    Atlantic City Art Museum and Historical Center

    Absecon Lighthouse

    Ripley’s Beleive it or Not

    The Pier at Caesars

    Flyers Skate Zone

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    Have Fun and Enjoy the New Atlantic City!

    Atlantic City Weddings – 10 Steps to Planning a Memorable Atlantic City Wedding!

    Atlantic City Weddings

    10 Steps to Planning a Wedding Ceremony In Atlantic City

    Info provided courtesy of 

    Tips for Planning Your Memorable Atlantic City Wedding.  Atlantic City is not quite like Las Vegas when it comes to weddings, the main difference is that the state of New Jersey requires you to obtain a marriage license prior to getting married in Atlantic City.  Follow these 10 wedding tips and we guarantee that your wedding will be the memory you wish it to be!

    1.    Choose your wedding date. 

    2.    Find someone to perform the ceremony who is available on the date you choose to marry.  During the busy summer months, some couples have had a difficult time finding someone to perform the ceremony. While mayors do perform wedding ceremonies, because of the new civil union laws some mayors are no longer providing that service.  For that reason, many bridal consultants are becoming ordained ministers in order to perform marriage ceremonies for their clients.  Those who can perform a marriage ceremony include a member of the clergy or ordained minister, a mayor or municipal court judge.

    >>        Photo I.D >>        Divorce papers are required if either party was married before.  >>       A death certificate is required if either party is widowed. 

    Where to apply for a marriage license:If the bride and groom (or domestic partners*) live in New Jersey, you can apply for the license in the New Jersey municipality or town where either the bride or groom resides.  It is valid for a marriage ceremony anywhere within the state of New Jersey for 30 days.  (*Note domestic partners apply for a civil union license, not a marriage license)If both the bride and groom are from out-of-state, apply for the license in the town where you wish to be married.   

    6.    When to apply for a license:Apply for your marriage license, in-person, within 30 days of your wedding date.  After applying for your license, there is a 3-day waiting period (72 hrs) before you can be married. (Ex. If you want to get married in Atlantic City next weekend and both parties are from out-of-state, apply for the license the weekend before. The bride and groom must both be present to apply for a license along with a witness who is 18 or older.  The License is only valid for 30 days.After the 72 hour waiting period you can either pick up your license in person OR if you wish to have the marriage license mailed to you, fill out that paperwork at the same time you apply for your license.  Ceremony officiants are not allowed to pick up the license for you in many municipalities.

    4.    Health requirements – Blood tests and physical exams are not required in the state of New Jersey.


    3.    Make sure you have the proper papers and documentation to file for your wedding license.  The bride and groom should both have:>>       Proof of Age – Birth certificates are required for proof or age OR
    2 other forms of ID with your date of birth on them.
    >>       Social Security Cards (unless from a foreign country)

    Underage requirements
    – anyone who wishes to marry or enter a civil union who is under age 18 needs parental consent and signed papers from both parents.  Call the local Town Clerk or registrar for papers or more information.

    8.    Civil Union requirements – Same as for a married couple but you’re applying for a different license and some of the paperwork required differs (i.e. – if in a previous civil union, civil annulment documentation).  See also the State of New Jersey website for more info:

     Marriage License Fees – The fee to apply for a marriage license is currently $28.  (Marriage license fee subject to change without notice).

    10. File the wedding license – After the ceremony, the minister or person who performed your ceremony, should file the marriage license with the registrar in the municipality where the ceremony was performed within 5 days of the wedding. 

    Of Additional Interest 

    Beach Ceremonies: Every beach town has their own requirements.  In Atlantic City, permits are currently not required to hold a ceremony on the beach. However, if you plan to bring any equipment on the beach with you (other than possibly an acoustic instrument) you will need to get permission from the city and insure the city for $1 million dollars. (i.e. if you wanted to bring chairs or tents down on the beach you would need special permission and insurance).  For additional information contact the Atlantic County Division of Parks and Recreation.

    6.    When to apply for a license:Apply for your marriage license, in-person, within 30 days of your wedding date.  After applying for your license, there is a 3-day waiting period (72 hrs) before you can be married. (Ex. If you want to get married in Atlantic City next weekend and both parties are from out-of-state, apply for the license the weekend before. The bride and groom must both be present to apply for a license along with a witness who is 18 or older.  The License is only valid for 30 days.After the 72 hour waiting period you can either pick up your license in person OR if you wish to have the marriage license mailed to you, fill out that paperwork at the same time you apply for your license.  Ceremony officiants are not allowed to pick up the license for you in many municipalities.

    Wedding Chapels: There are no Vegas-style wedding chapels in Atlantic City where you can drive in and be married the same day.  While there has been much talk about a chapel in recent years, a drive-in chapel does not exist in Atlantic City.  Nevertheless, Atlantic City is a fabulous place for a wedding, civil union or vow renewal! 

    Casino Weddings and Full Scale Wedding Receptions:
    Some of the casinos, such as Trump Marina, host wedding receptions in a private room of the casino.  Trump Marina, for example, has a gorgeous ballroom perfect for an elegant wedding reception.  Again, though, the casinos (at this time) do not have chapels/rooms for just 2 people to be married. There are , however, many other wonderful and unique reception halls and wedding professionals throughout the Atlantic City area to help you plan the perfect event; whether it’s a wedding for 200 guests or an intimate 2nd marriage with close friends and family.   

    Atlantic City Hotel and Casino Reservations: Choose from over 40 Atlantic City Hotels online or call a Hotel Expert Toll Free at 1-888-392-8288.  Book discounts online or contact the group department! 

    For more information, including local reception halls and wedding professionals, please visit

     Don’t forget to check out this site for planning your Atlantic City Bachelorette Party!  

    What is an Atlantic City Mancation ?

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    Mancation Atlantic City, New Jersey

    Man-cation – Noun  Sounds Like:  ( man-kay-shuhn ) Definition =1. For men only, a period of suspension of work, study, or other activity, usually used for rest, recreation, or travel; recess or holiday.2. Geared towards male bonding experience, freedom or release from duty, business, or activity.

    3. A Holiday for guys only, a fixed period of holidays, especially one during which a school, court, or business suspends activities.


    Our interpretation is that a Mancation is a trip to Atlantic City for the guys only, specifically for a male bonding experience.  Guys need time together too to blow off some steam, whether you’re married or single their are planty of fantastic things to experience in Atlantic City.  Similar to Las Vegas, Atlantic City has everything but the Sports Betting. 

    Gambling – This one’s obvious, Atlantic City Casinos have every game you can think of including: Horse Racing Simulcasting, Poker Rooms for Texas Hold’em, Spanish 21, Blackjack, 3 Card Stud Poker, Craps, Roulette, Slots, Video Poker, Keno, Sic Bo, Pai Gow, Baccarat, Big Six and many more. Get your heart beating, live life!

    South Jersey Golf – Many people don’t know how many great South Jersey Golf Courses are located within 30 minutes of AC.  are becoming more and more popular every year as golfers discover our highly rated courses.  Play golf at Atlantic City Country Club, Twisted Dune Golf Club, Harbor Pines Golf Club, Shore Gate Golf Club, Seaview Marriot Bay and Pines Courses, Mays Landing Country Club, Blue Heron Pines, McCullough’s Emerald Golf Links, Sand Barrens Golf Club, Vineyards Golf @ Renault Winery, Sea Oaks Country Club, Links at Brigantine Beach, Pine Hill CC, Scotland Run, Cape May National, Avalon Golf Club and private courses like Galloway National, Hidden Creek and Ballamor.  Book Tee Times Online Here!

    Sporting Events – Atlantic City hosts some incredible sporting events including: Championship Boxing, A-10 Basketball, WWE Wrestling, UFC – Ultimate Fighting Championship, Auto Racing Weekend, Pro-AM Surfing Contests, AC Surf Baseball and much more.  Special events like like these are also fun – In water Boat Show, RV and Camping Show, AC Boat Show, Beer Festival, St Patrick’s Day Parade, Polar Bear Club Ocean Dive, Tattoo Show, Harley Davidson Motor Cycle Show.  Plenty of Atlantic City Sporting events year round to choose from.

    Gentlemen’s Clubs –  AC has 8 – 10 top of the line Gentlemen’s clubs including one all nude Atlantic City strip club.  Check out #1 rated Bare Exposure – All Nude, bring your own alcohol, then visit Delilah’s Den, Lace, Players Sports Cabaret, Babe’s Strip Club, Coconutz, The Play Ground, Allure and more.  Most of these are within walking distance to the casinos and a few require a short cab ride.  Have fun and enjoy the talent in AC.

    Atlantic City Sport FishingThis is an activity many men forget about when visiting Atlantic City.  There are 20 or so head boats and charter boats that fish for all types of Atlantic Ocean catches.  Deep sea fishing for Tuna, Sharks, Bonita, Striped Bass, Weakfish, Bluefish, Sea Bass etc.  In the summer months Flounder fishing is off the charts, you pay per person on an open boat or charter a boat for only you and the guys, you’ll have blast catching fish in AC.

    Nightclubs & Irish PubsThere are no shortage of these in Atlantic City, check out the nightclubs like: Casbah, MIXX, Mur Mur, EGO, 32 Degrees, Game On, DeJa Vu, Missile Bar and more.  AC has some incredible Irish Pubs including The Original Irish Pub on St James Place , Trinity Irish Pub in the Pier, Ri Ra at the Quarter, Maloney’s Uptown Pub on Tennessee Ave.  Be prepared to request a liver transplant when you return home from this Mancation to Atlantic City, NJ.

    Plan your next Atlantic City ManCation Now, we guarantee an incredible time!

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