I don't often get a chance to get away, so I am taking advantage of an offer I received in the mail for a 3 day getaway.
Harrah's sent a postcard with a special offer of $39 per night at one of three Atlantic City casinos. These seem to have been sent to participants in their 'Total Rewards' program.
The choices are Harrah's Marina, Bally's or the Showboat (Caesars has been exculded). I recently visited the casino at Harrah's and was pleasantly surprised at the results of the renovation, but mostly I was very pleased that smoking has been eliminated from the casino floor and delegated to fully enclosed rooms, as in the airports. At long last, a casino my wife and I can breathe freely in!
We booked two nights at Harrah's, arriving on Wednesday, December 24, and checking out on Friday, December 26. There are not too many places open on the evening of the 24th, so this was perfect. In addition, I took a vacation day for Friday. I am hoping that we are dismissed early from work on the 24th, as I normally work until 6PM. My ride home is about 45 minutes, then it is almost 2 hours to AC. If all goes well, with a stop for dinner, we should arrive no later than 9PM.
Following our departure on the 26th, we are heading to Washington, DC for an additional night. I am looking forward to catching the free nightly concert at the Kennedy Center, featuring Golem. I have seen them several times, and they are a fun band.
While in DC, I am hoping we can find the time to visit 2 museums. I think we will go to the Holocaust Museum (my wife has never been there) and the Museum of American History, but time will tell.