With Boardwalk Empire about to air on HBO , the jersey shore’s ritziest city is in the spotlight

There’s no shortage of big name restaurants in Atlantic City. At the Borgata, Jennifer Aniston and Gerard Butler both dined at Bobby Flay Steak  (theborgata.com). More adventurous foodies will love Buddakan at The Pier Shops at Caesars, which offers an upscale modern Asian menu where you might find yourself rubbing shoulders with fans like Jennifer Love Hewitt and Audrina Patridge, who’ve feasted on signature dishes including pork pot stickers and sweet and crispy shrimp (buddakanac.com). For more laid-back fare, head to The Continental, where the popular lobster  macaroni and cheese and Kobe sliders are perfect for sharing (continentalac.com).


For a poolside vacation regardless of the weather, Kim Kardashian stays at Harrah’s, which offers year-round tropics complete with cocktail service at its huge, landscaped, indoor pool. Bag a spacious room or suite in the recently added Waterfront Tower for views across the marina, and check out the resort’s awardwinning Elizabeth Arden Red Door Spa  (harrahsresort.com). The Water Club at the Borgata offers more luxury away from the busy boardwalk, complete with a lush indoor pool complex, high-end shops and stress relieving treatments at the Immersion Spa — Jessica Szohr is a fan of its hot stone massage and Kellan Lutz tried out the Balinese massage during his stay (thewaterclubhotel.com).

You don’t have to hit the casinos to enjoy a great night out. Lady Gaga, Pete Wentz and Ashlee Simpson party at MIXX at the Borgata, the recently redesigned club that reopened in June this year  (borgatanightlife.com). Live music fans will find some of the industry’s  biggest stars — including Diddy and Bret Michaels — at the House of Blues, located right on the boardwalk. Upcoming gigs include Ludacris on Sept. 24 (houseofblues.com). For more late-night fun on the boardwalk, actress  Katrina Bowden and Victoria’s Secret model Alessandra Ambrosio hit Caesars (caesarsac.com). The hotel’s hot club, Dusk, is preparing to host a special Boardwalk Empire premiere party on Sept. 16 (duskac.com).

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