Showboat Hotel and Casino

Home to the House of Blues and the Rooftop Pool, the Mardi Gras-themed Showboat can be a rock 'n' roll destination or a relaxing weekend away.

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

Games to play: There are table games including Spanish 21, blackjack, roulette, mini-baccarat and various types of poker. Showboat offers more than 2,600 slot machines.

Entertainment: Concerts and shows at the House of Blues range from R&B group 112 (June 23) to Meat Loaf (July 27). Buy tickets at

Where to eat: For those in a rush, the Canal Street Bread and Sandwich Company keeps things simple. There's also brick oven pizza at Casa di Napoli and tapas at the Foundation Room.

Where to stay: There are more than 1,300 guest rooms and suites.

Getting there: Take 95 North to the Walt Whitman Bridge. Take the N/S Freeway (Route 42), then merge onto the Atlantic City Expressway east into Atlantic City. Bear right and head south to North Arkansas Avenue. Turn left onto Atlantic Avenue then rurn right onto South States Avenue.

Information: Showboat Casino and Hotel, 801 Boardwalk, Atlantic City, N.J. 08401. Call 609-343-4000 or go to

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