New Jersey

Is it New York? Is it New Jersey? Explore Hoboken

Old cobblestone streets, hundred-year-old Irish bars and a strong Italian community, Hoboken adds another flavor to your Tri-state experience. Unofficially dubbed the sixth borough, New Jersey’s Hoboken and to a lesser extent, Jersey City are basically extensions of New York. The architectural styles are the same and the accents are pretty similar (apart from a...

Tubing the Delaware River

The chance to go Tubing on the Delaware River has been on our American bucket list since first moving here. We finally had the chance on Labor Day weekend. Tubing is summer tradition for East Coast Americans. The chance to sit inside a large inner tube of air whilst floating with a beer in hand is an enticing idea for most people and with the added offer of a...

Atlantic City, New Jersey

Atlantic City, the Vegas of the east, the Jersey Shore (with real life Jersey Shore ‘celebrities’, the Boardwalk Empire and yes, the promise of gambling within a couple of hours of Manhattan. A weekend at AC was always going to end in sleep deprivation and a much lighter wallet. Situated on the New Jersey coastline in the estuarine Absecon Island, the city’s earliest...

Steel Pier, Atlantic City

The Steel Pier is one of the most iconic and dominant attractions on the Atlantic City boardwalk. The 300 meter long Steel Pier is one of the many parts of Atlantic City that has seen better days. It’s a common theme observed at every point along the kitschy boardwalk. And it’s sad. Constructed in 1898, the pier was America’s favorite place to play up until the 1970s...

Caesar’s Palace, Atlantic City, NJ

Caesar’s Palace symbolizes decadence, wealth and power. As one of the world’s most recognizable casino brands, the Atlantic City location proved to be more like an imperial summer home when compared with its Vegas namesake. 

 Caesar’s Palace in Las Vegas dominates the strip. It’s built to impress and to invite excess. Grand fountains, chariots, arches and columns...

Harrah’s Casino, Atlantic City

Harrah’s Atlantic City is the closest casino for New Yorkers looking for that Las Vegas pool party experience. For our first visit, we stay at Harrah’s Atlantic City – a casino a little out of the way and a couple of miles from the boardwalk. It targets a younger crowd, with pool parties, celeb DJs and Jersey Shore-type nightlife. The casino is a self-contained...

Gordon Ramsay’s Pub, Caesar’s Palace, Atlantic City

Pub grub, wings, beers – though it sounds inviting, we had great expectations when dining at Gordon Ramsay’s Pub at Atlantic City. 

 Gordon Ramsay, the sweariest, most arrogant celebrity chef this side of a Tourette’s diagnosis had better impress. Fuck – see, it’s catchy. Any dish that is less than exceptional will be greeted with mock cries of “shut it down”...