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Relax and Revive Your Senses On A Getaway To Atlantic City

Get away to the only destination on the East Coast where you can get relaxed, get revived and get turned on. Head to Atlantic City that focuses on relaxation, revitalization and revelry, and is truly a one-of-a-kind destination where you can maximize the most out of any getaway. Wellness vacations are increasing in popularity and Atlantic City is a forerunner for both physical and emotional retreats.

Among the upcoming events to plan ahead for is the A-10 Men’s Basketball Championships in March. Then in the summer Atlantic City welcomes professional volleyball and surfing events, and every year Atlantic City hosts the Atlantic City Marathon in October attracting more than 2,000 runners from around the region every year. These are a handful of the annual events that make a vacation in Atlantic City even more exciting during your visit.

With more than four miles of Boardwalk, the beach and the therapeutic salt water of the Atlantic Ocean, Atlantic City provides the perfect setting for bike riding, walking, running and surfing on a daily basis. All of the casino hotels feature state-of-the-art fitness rooms with sauna, Jacuzzi’s and swimming pools to keep guests feeling fit. Plus, Atlantic City has over 30 nationally recognized golf courses sure to make any golfers’ pulse race. With more than 198 holes, the Atlantic City region is one of the premier golf destinations in the country promoting fitness and well-being.

Retreat into the sanctuary of world-class spa destinations. Elizabeth Arden Red Door Spa, bluemercury apothecary and spa, Spa Toccare, Larimar Aveda Salon & Spa, The Spa at Bally’s among others all offer an array of treatments that will pamper every guest and rejuvenate their spirits.

In need of a little retail therapy? Look no farther than Atlantic City. With more than 200 shops touting high-end designers, including Gucci, Louis Vuitton, Burberry and Tiffany as well as the stores you love such as Sony, Apple, Victoria Secret and Coach. Atlantic City is also home to the Atlantic City Outlets – The Walk featuring 100 outlet stores, including Adidas, Nike, Banana Republic, H & M, Calvin Klein and more. With all the options, a little therapy never looked so good.

Once you have restored your sense of self, get out and get "Turned On." With 11 casinos and nightlife galore, entertainment is as easy to come by as the dice. If laughter is the best medicine, than AC has the cure – spend the night in one of two comedy clubs featuring the latest up-and-coming comedians from around the country at the Borgata Comedy Club and The Comedy Stop at Tropicana. Casinos, headliner entertainment, revue shows, nightclubs, lounges and bars balance the serenity of mind and body with the excitement of ‘letting loose’ in a city that embraces the human spirit.

By Melody Schubert

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