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I love traveling with my kids, but every once in a while, it’s nice for parents to leave the kids at home (with grandparents, of course) and getaway for a night or two. This summer, we were so lucky to be invited to visit the Borgata Atlantic City for one night in July! Needless to say, we had the best time and the Borgata AC is literally the most perfect place for a kid-free vacation.
My husband was comped a room for one night and two fly Borgata flights from Long Island to Atlantic City. I was lucky to be his travel partner. As always, all opinions are my own.
Atlantic City Getaways for Couples with Fly Borgata
Now earlier this summer, I wrote a post answering a question I get all the time– what is there to do with kids in Atlantic City – and there are lots. But AC is a town built on casinos, nightlife and fine dining. Not only is Atlantic City the perfect weekend destination for a getaway without kids, the Borgata Hotel should be your go-to for this type of trip.
On our trip, I did see some kids at the Borgata. We visited on a weekend in summer, but honestly, there were very few little ones. The Borgata AC is located off the boardwalk, away from the beach and all the Atlantic City attractions your little ones will enjoy. A trip to Borgata is more reminiscent of a stay in Las Vegas, verses a day at the Jersey Shore.
Borgata AC Hotel
The Borgata Hotel Casino and Spa opened in Atlantic City in 2003. This property for sure offers a cosmopolitan, luxury experience for Atlantic City goers.
The Borgata is located on the Northeast end of the island, with no direct beach access. In 2008, a second tower, the Water Club was added, offering a second spa and an additional 800 hotel rooms.
Hubby and I stayed in a room in the main casino tower. Our room had a king bed, and all of your standard hotel amenities. The bathroom was huge with a separate toilet closet, a stand-up shower and a big vanity. I definitely enjoyed an afternoon nap after a kid-free afternoon at the pool! Overall, the rooms here are luxurious and comfortable!
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Borgata AC Adults Only Pool
There are two pools at the Borgata, one is an indoor pool located on the sixth floor of the main casino tower (the spa is located here as well). The outdoor pool is located on the east end of the property.
The outdoor pool was actually a little tricky to find at first. You have to head down the corridor, past the food court, and out the doors like you are exiting the property. Then you will see a small sign directing you to your left, to the outdoor pool.
The outdoor pool is adults (21 and older) only. They check you in when you arrive, and give you a bracelet. Use of chairs and towels are free for hotel guests. There were daybeds and cabanas for rent. Umbrellas were scattered throughout and seemed to be on a first come, first served basis.
The day we went was warm and sunny, the perfect pool day!
The outdoor pool is adjacent to the Beer Garden, which offers a bar and sit-down service. At the pool, servers come to take your food and drink orders. We spent the day eating and drinking, alternating between laying out and going in the pool. This was literally the perfect kid-free summer activity of day drinking and lounging.
We spent the whole day of Saturday at the pool and a good part of Sunday as well!
NOTE: The outdoor pool at the Borgata AC is seasonal and open in the summer months only.
Borgata Atlantic City Restaurants
The Borgata Hotel and Casino really is all-inclusive. We stayed the entire time on property. We ate our first meal on Saturday at the pool. There they offered burgers, sandwiches and various appetizers. I was pleased to see they had a vegetarian wrap and some other healthy options!
You know, to balance out the alcohol!
For dinner, we ate at Wolfgang Puck American Grille. It was a great meal start to finish! Located right off the casino, but with the cool California décor you would expect from a Wolfgang Puck restaurant.
This dinner was a highlight of our trip. To start I had an amazing beet salad, and for an entrée went for an agnolotti with truffles! The wine was delicious and service was top-notch.
For breakfast on Sunday morning we headed downstairs to the Metropolitan Café. Other breakfast options include Starbucks and Bread + Butter. I like the ease of having on-site options in the morning. At home we never go out for breakfast, but on the rare occasion we are kid-free I love having a leisurely breakfast!
On Sunday, before departing, we opted to grab something quick in the gourmet food court, located on the lower level. This was a great, fast option with many different offerings!
Borgata AC Nightlife
Let’s be honest, no trip to Atlantic City is complete without pressing your luck in the casinos! The casino at the Borgata AC is modern and spacious. The casino constitutes much of the main floor. On the Saturday night we visited, we had no problem finding availability at the games we wanted to play. Unfortunately, lady luck was not on our side, but we did have fun trying to win!
After our unsuccessful run at the blackjack table, we weren’t quite ready to call it a night, so we headed to the Gypsy Bar, where we stumbled upon an amazing band and a great crowd.
Gypsy Bar offers nightly live music! On the night of our visit the band was doing an incredible assortment of 90’s cover songs. We were super impressed by the range of the singer, belting out classics like “Killing me Softly” and then switching gears to the Barenaked Ladies! The place was packed and the crowd was dancing, and enjoying the music.
The night we stayed at the Borgata, Jerry Seinfeld was the headliner in the Event Center. The following night it was Camila Cabello! Shows for every taste, along with the Premier nightclub, there is nightlife for all at the Borgata Atlantic City!
Even if you don’t think you will be a frequent Borgata AC visitor, sign up for the M-life rewards card and use it when you play at the slots or table games. Your play will get you comps at the hotel, including free nights and possible comp dollars to use at the restaurants and shops.
On this trip, in addition to a free hotel night, and about $70 in food credits, hubby and a guest (which was me!) were invited to fly down to Borgata from the Republic Airport in Farmingdale, NY. This is part of their new Fly Borgata program!
This airport does not fly commercial flights, so it was a fun and exciting experience for us! We flew on a 30 seater Ultimate Air Shuttle jet. The flight itself was about 25 minutes, compared to over 3 hours in summer, Jersey shore traffic!
As part of the Fly Borgata experience, when we landed in Atlantic City, we were provided shuttle bus transfer to the hotel. We arrived at the Borgata around 11am and were able to check into our room right away.
On Sunday, we were offered a late, 3pm check out in anticipation of our 3:15 shuttle bus to the airport. Door to door, from the Borgata lobby to my parents house in Melville (to pick up our kids) took exactly 2 hours. It was amazing and definitely the preferred way to travel to the Borgata AC!
If you are looking for an awesome grown-ups getaway, even if you aren’t a big gambler, I HIGHLY recommend a stay at the Borgata Atlantic City. I can guarantee you will have a super fun, and relaxing time!
Have you ever visited the Borgata in Atlantic City? What is your favorite grown-up only getaway?