Member Monday: Atlantic City, NJ, is Your Answer for Great Beaches, Golf and Gambling

Diane W. and her husband just wanted a quick drive to the beach and a place where they could gamble and golf. Wyndham Skyline Tower in Atlantic City, New Jersey, gave them easy access to it all! They share their recommendations in this week’s Global Discovery Vacations Member Monday.

Where would you recommend a fellow member to go to…
While visiting Atlantic City, there are a number of places we love to eat! Our first night, after a seven hour drive, we wanted to go someplace close and quick, so we walked over to Margaritaville in the Resorts Casino and sat at the bar! It was fun and the fish tacos were delicious. It is always fun eating on the boardwalk.

Also, every year we must go to Romanelli’s Garden Café in Galloway, New Jersey, for their grouper dinner. It’s the best I’ve ever had! It is about a 10-minute drive from Atlantic City.

We heard good things about the Atlantic City Bar and Grille, but the week got away from us and we never made it over there. We will definitely be trying that next year!

Have fun/attractions
My husband and I like traveling to Atlantic City to golf, gamble and beach. The golf courses in New Jersey are beautiful and fun to play and we like to try new courses each visit. We loved playing at Twisted Dunes this year and we have a few favorites such as the Seaview courses and the Blue Heron.

What was your favorite…
Resort/Condominium Amenity or Room

We were pleasantly surprised with our accommodations at the Wyndham in Atlantic City. Our condo was a two-bedroom deluxe suite. It was very spacious, it was clean and we had a beautiful view from our balcony. The staff was very friendly and accommodating. The parking was convenient since we were in and out all the time. The pool area wasn’t as nice as we are used to and we have stayed at more luxurious resorts, but we knew what we were getting and it was worth the convenience of staying in Atlantic City and being able to walk to the casinos, boardwalk and beach.

Place to go in the destination
Our favorite day was when we golfed early at Avalon Golf Course in Cape May and then had dinner at the Lobster House. We enjoyed drinks on the bar/boat until our table was ready and then we went inside for dinner and ordered the halibut special. It was out of this world.

Another good day was when we just wanted to relax at the beach in Atlantic City. We enjoyed ourselves and the water was warm for September. We are so happy that they fixed up the beach and boardwalk in Atlantic City.

Why did you choose this destination?
We wanted to drive to the beach (no more than seven hours), golf and gamble. We actually owned a timeshare at the Seaview Marriott in Galloway, New Jersey, but sold it because we decided we liked using our Global Discovery Vacations membership better. This is the first time we traveled to Atlantic City through Global and it was a huge success.

What was your favorite memory of your vacation?
Waking up, having coffee on our balcony and enjoying the view!

Any tips for a traveler to this resort or destination? Anything you think they should bring?
I definitely wished we would have brought a beach chair to the beach.

About you

How long have you been a Global Discovery Vacations member?
We have been members for at least six years now.

Why did you join the club?
We liked the Star system and we also liked having no maintenance fees! The final decision to sell our timeshare and only use Global was when we wanted to go to Florida in June and Interval International said there was nothing available. Global gave us a few choices.

What is your profession?
Executive Assistant

How many trips have you taken using your membership?
At least five trips. I would really like to take advantage of the Expressway Weeks next year!

Photo courtesy of resort.

Corey is a writer from Overland Park, KS, and has been with Global Discovery Vacations since September 2013. Once a sportswriter, he traveled the country and became proficient in airport security line etiquette and leaving items in hotel rooms.