I just returned from my vacation in Atlantic City and I have to say that I was pleasantly surprised. I've heard so many negative things about AC that I was beginning to expect the worst. Atlantic City has its flaws and it is ultimately no Las Vegas, but it definitely has many positive things to offer. On the positive side, the view of the Atlantic Ocean was wonderful. It was too cold to go out on the beach or even spend much time on the boardwalk but it was still nice to see. I can only imagine how much better Atlantic City is during the summer. Many of the cocktail waitresses all the way over at the Borgata were very attractive, and the poker room at the House of Blues @ the Showboat was a fun place to play. I went "all in" on someone while playing NL Hold Em, and looked out the window to the beach while the other player agonized over his decision. Also on the positive side, I was propositioned by some "working girls" between Atlantic and Pacific avenues. One of them had a full figure and had a very sexy look of desperation in her eyes. She probably would have done anything I wanted for a couple of twenty dollar bills in order to support her kids and/or her drug habit, but I politely declined her advances. I've got too much class. On the negative side, the sea gulls flying around overhead made walking out in the city during the day a risky proposition. I was more afraid of the sea gulls than I was of the poor people loitering on the sidewalk streets. There were a lot of sea gulls outside crowding over discarded fast food all over the city. Also, the buffet dinner I had at the Taj Mahal was very poor compared to what I experienced in Las Vegas. The biggest negative Atlantic City has for me is the abundance of visitors from New Jersey and New York as well as from cities like Philadelphia. Listening to otherwise attractive women talk in those ugly overbearing New York accents is a definite buzz-kill. It's also unpleasant to have cigar chomping sleazebags wearing gold chains walk around the casino as if they were mafia dons. I gather that Atlantic City attracts a much larger share of regional visitors than Las Vegas does, and these seedy northeasterners contribute to an atmosphere that detracts somewhat from the overall experience.