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The Borgata Hotel Casino & Spa

The Borgata Hotel Casino & Spa
The Borgata in Atlantic City has spent millions renovating rooms at the casino resort, including new guest rooms and an updated poker room. (Scott Frances, BALTIMORE SUN)

In 2003, the Borgata became the city's first new hotel property in 13 years. Now, the sleek casino-hotel is one of Atlantic City's most popular destinations.

Casino hours: 24 hours a day, seven days a week.

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Games to play: You'll find 3,475 slot machines and more than 250 table games spread across the 161,000 square-foot floor. The Borgata also hosts daily tournaments in its poker room, the largest in the city.

Entertainment: Concerts and shows range from alt-rock gods Weezer (June 1) to "Parks and Recreation" star/comedian Aziz Ansari (July 13 and 14). Buy tickets at theborgata.com/entertain/event-calendar.

Where to eat: Fining dining restaurants come with celebrity-chef pedigrees, including Bobby Flay Steak and Wolfgang Puck American Grille. The Metropolitan offers an oyster bar and gelato bar.

Where to stay: There are more than 1,500 guest rooms at the Borgata, ranging from "classic rooms" to 5,000 square-foot suites called "Residences." Many of the rooms have been recently renovated.

Getting there: Take 95 North to the Walt Whitman Bridge, North-South Freeway (Route 42) to Atlantic City Expressway, Exit 1 toward Convention Center/Marina/Brigantine; merge onto Atlantic City Express-Brigantine Connecter; take the exit toward Borgata Way.

Information: The Borgata Hotel Casino & Spa, 1 Borgata Way, Atlantic City, N.J. 08401. Call 609-317-1000 or go to theborgata.com.

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