Saturday, March 24, 2012

Atlantic City, NJ

I am linking up my travels with Scenic Sunday

Last Sunday and Monday hubby and I enjoyed an overnight at the Showboat Hotel and Casino. They offer great deals for their hotel rooms on the internet for Sundays- Thursdays. We had a room on the 20th floor with a slight view of the ocean and a great view looking toward the sunset and the bayside.

This was the part of the view from our room. The first evening it was a little foggy. Dinner was at the House of Blues restaurant. Nothing fancy I had a great salad and pizza and hubby had the ribs.

We also had a view of the wind farm , which is located on the bayside. Across from the wind farm is the Edwin Forsythe NWR.

We were out on the boardwalk early in the morning this is the Showboat Casino and the new casino-hotel called the Revel. We had a great breakfast at the Johnny Rockets restaurant in the Showboat. I enjoyed the little view we had of the beach and ocean while we were eating our breakfast.


Above is a view of the boardwalk and casinos it includes the Taj Mahal towers and the Showboat.

 This is Trump's Taj Mahal Hotels and casino. The Taj Mahal hotel has two towers. I really like the design of Trump's hotel& casino, but we were very happy with our room at the Showboat.



We were up early to watch the sunrise on Atlantic City's famous beach.

The new hotel-casino called the Revel has a ball on the top which turned colors in the shot above the ball is green. It reminded me of a large golf ball?

While we were there on the beach watching the sunrise the ball turned green, blue and red. It would be cool to stay a night in this beautiful new hotel. It seems to be the tallest hotel/casino in Atlantic City.

Before we checked out of the Showboat, I got some more shots of  Atlantic City's skyline and beach.


Another view from the Showboat was the lighthouse on the bayside.


To see more beautiful and scenic shots please visit Scenic Sunday.  Thanks to the Holley's for hosting and thanks for stopping by my post. I hope everyone has a great weekend.

51 comments:

  1. Gorgeous photographs during the early morning hours!

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  2. That looks a nice city to visit. I never realised it was on the coast. I love your early morning shots of the sunrise and of the buildings with their lights on.

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  3. Wow!! that sunrise looks terrific!! You certainly know how to live, those Hotels look spectacular!! Have a good weekend, Jackie in Surrey, UK.

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  4. What a beautiful city, so glad I can travel vicariously via blogs like yours

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  5. Very nice pictures!
    Its a big city!
    Many greetings
    Yvonne & Raphael

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  6. What a great weekend beach visit. The sunrise is superb and looks like you had the beach to yourselves.

    The wind turbines seem like a conflict so near to a wildlife refuge.

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  7. Wow, Atlantic City sure has changed since I was there in 1969. I was a 21-year-old college student and had a summer job as a maid in the Empress Motel. It's probably not even there any more. There weren't any casinos there in 1969. I also had an evening job working at Woolworth's, but that's probably long gone, too. I recall seeing the parade of convertibles with the Miss America contestants sitting up on the back seats as they rode along the boardwalk. The shot of the sunrise is really lovely! The new casinos are quite impressive-looking.

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  8. Wonderful sunrise captures Eileen. Good to hear you were able to snap up a "getaway" bargain at the hotel. Thanks for sharing.

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  9. A wonderful day spent, and beautiful sunset views !

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  10. I love your sunrise photo :) Thanks for giving us a taste of Atlantic City :) Thanks also for dropping by my blog. Have a great day!

    http://www.stepsonair.info/breaking-through/

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  11. Great shots! I especially like #4.

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  12. Hello =) I found your blog, during a visit to a friend's blog, and i decicded to come here to vistit you, i like what i saw, always good photos with very wise and kind words =) i will come back soon!

    great photos from the city, amazing photos =)

    Hugs from Portugal

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  13. What a neat getaway! And beautiful pictures of Atlantic City -- we visited on a crowded day on our eastcoast roadtrip. If we're lucky enough to get there again, I'd be sure to be where I could see the sunrise.

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  14. Great shots of this famous American city, Eileen.

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  15. What a city and what a view! Nicely done.

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  16. What a beautiful place to visit! Thank you for taking us there. The sunrise photo is stunning.

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  17. What a lovely trip....and the photos are wonderful.
    Such a beautiful sunrise.

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  18. Loved your sunrise photo, wonderful! Thanks so much for stopping by, Laura

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  19. beautiful skyline pictures in low lights, and the sunrise picture is really beautiful.

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  21. I love your new header photo, I guess it is sunrise in Atlanta. I was also very interested to see the wind farm, rather different to our local one, that I shared photos of recently!

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  22. awesome view from your room, looked like a really nice trip !

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  23. Some beautiful photographs, which reflect some beautiful colors and shapes.
    A good job. Greetings. -

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  24. WOW! That masthead photo is FABULOUS!

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  25. The sunrise at Atlantic Beach is fantastic!

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  26. such gorgeous views...I love the sunrise photo!

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  27. Oh My, I love the scenery of the beach and bayside. Your photographs are wonderful. Great shot of the lighthouse. I love your header, what a great shot….
    Happy Easter Eileen.

    ~Emily
    The French Hutch

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  28. Wow....gorgeous shots. I've never been to Atlantic City so it was nice to see these shots. Thanks so much for sharing them. I love all the sunrise shots. Thanks, too, for stopping by my blog and leaving me such a nice comment.

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  29. I love travelling with you!
    Thanks for sharing it!
    My Happy Birthday Boys!

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  30. What a breath taking header!! Your little get away sounded relaxing..so did the food while taking in the sights- especially the morning sunrise! Wishing you a good week Eileen-

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  31. Looks like a beautiful city to visit ! Thanks for the sightseeing tour !

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  32. Eileen, Greetings from Oman!!!

    Great images...will be back for more:)

    Shantana

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  33. Love seeing your pictures, and that header photo is like WOW!

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  34. next time you come, call in Donald Trump's. I am the latest apprentice.

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  35. Eileen, if I were honest being able to travel the world would be the only thing on my "Bucket List" that I wish would come true.

    But, till then I get my travel jollies from fantastic blogs like yours and all the wonderful photos you post.

    Thanks, for being my travel guide.

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  36. Eileen, I love the fact that we are both posting about the coast. Only two very different worlds. One protected from development and then this fabulous array of photos showing high rise buildings and the sun rise! Each have their own pull. I truly enjoyed seeing a part of the world I have yet to know. Looking towards the rising sun you would think we might be in a similar place. Beautiful photos!

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  37. I like the modest architecture near the beach. Beautiful sun rise.

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  38. Gorgeous shots and lovely post:)
    Thanks for sharing.
    Hope to see you on my blog:)

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  39. Great collection of photos and that sunrise was worth getting up early for, thanks for sharing with sky watch friday

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  40. Fina stämningsfulla bilder !
    Spännande former !

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  41. I love travelling with you!
    Greetings from Cottage Country!

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  42. What a surreal natural/unnatural landscape.
    Great photos, Eileen. Thanks.

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  43. Great photos and I like your header too! Have a wonderful weekend!

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  44. Oh my these shots are fantastic! Happy weekend!
    SWF

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  45. beautifully captured sights!!!

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  46. I see it's been a month since we heard from you...sure hope all is well in your world. :)
    xo bj
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  47. Hi BJ, my main blog is at
    http://viewingnaturewitheileen.blogspot.com/2012/04/happy-earth-day.html

    Thanks for your reply.

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  48. the sunrise picture is gorgeous !

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  49. Beautiful pictures.
    Atlantic City NJ hotels are really good.
    I wanna be back there soon.

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