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20 great getaways at the Tropicana

13 June 2008

ATLANTIC CITY, New Jersey -- (PRESS RELEASE) -- Record high gas prices don't have to keep you from having a great vacation this summer. Studies show that 50 million people live within a 300 mile radius of Atlantic City. Lucky enough, the average gas powered car can travel 300 miles on one full tank of gas. Putting those two facts together, the following is a list of 20 fun-filled getaways that are just a single fill-up away to spend the day or stay overnight at the Tropicana Casino and Resort in Atlantic City, New Jersey.

1. Beach Bummin' -- Hit the road for a day at the Atlantic City Beach under a Tropicana cabana. When the sun goes down, win your share of "clams" playing in Atlantic City's "Luckiest Casino," voted by readers of Casino Player magazine.

2. Feelin' Groovy -- Soak up the 70's vibe of the Tropicana's Dancin' Queen production in the Tropicana Theater, then bust your own moves at Providence Night Club.

3. Girl Stuff -- Shop 'til you drop at The Quarter, featuring 25 shops, then let your imagination run wild with Mantasm, the Male Revue at Planet Rose Karaoke Bar.

4. Friendly Feast -- Grab 12 of your closest friends and dine at the exclusive Chef's Table, located right in the middle of the kitchen at Il Verdi.

5. Movies & Martinis -- Get the big picture with a thrilling IMAX movie, followed by dinner at Carmine's, and enjoy some of the most creative martinis ever mixed at Firewaters Beer & Martini Bar. Those with a sweet tooth will not want to miss the Snickers Martini.

6. Escape to Cuba -- Experience a taste of the exotic with dinner at Cuba Libre Restaurant & Rum Bar, drinks at our recently opened Rumba Lounge and the pulse-pounding excitement of the all-new Havana Rooftop Slots.

7. Say Spaaaaaa - Rest and relax with a signature spa treatment at bluemercury apothecary & resort spa, then revitalize your style with help from the experts at the Tropicana Salon. Once you're looking and feeling great, it's time for a steak dinner prepared to perfection at The Palm Restaurant.

8. Club Hopping -- At The Quarter, the excitement lasts as long as you do with 12 hot spots including 32 degrees Luxe Lounge, Providence Night Club, Red Square, and the Missile Bar.

9. Guy Stuff -- Know when to hold 'em and when to fold 'em? Put your talents to the test in the Tropicana poker room. As you play, you'll earn entries for the Summer Triple Play Sweepstakes, where you could win one of six entertainment systems each month. Action that big can work up an appetite. Find exactly what you're hungry for at A DAM Good Sports Bar.

10. Beatles & Brews -- Move to the sounds of the Fab Four with Yesterday: A Tribute to The Beatles in the Cabaret Theater. After the show, the good times continue at Ri-Ra Irish Pub & Restaurant, where it's St. Patrick's Day every day. Be sure to reserve your room at the Tropicana - there's no driving home after this getaway.

11. Loads of Laughs -- Not only can you yuk it up with the brightest stand-up comics on the circuit at The Comedy Stop Cabaret & Cafe, but you can also sit down to a tasty meal that will have you calling for an encore.

12. Three Square Meals in the Quarter -- Round up your favorite foodie friends and spend the day eating your way through The Quarter for breakfast, lunch and dinner.

13. All That Jazz -- Slide into a seat at Wellington's Steak & Seafood, where the surf and turf special is served with a side of smooth jazz sounds, compliments of the Michael Pedicin Jazz Trio.

14. Summer Splendor -- Ready to really celebrate the season? Book your room at the Tropicana, walk the boards, ride the waves, and dine in the Seaside Cafe. Then, if you're still raring for more, treat yourself to a bit of frozen heaven at Create-a-Cone, or a nice cup of coffee at Starbucks Coffee, both located in the MarketPlace at the Boardwalk.

15. Pool Party -- The Splash Pool Deck and Lounge is the place to be, and be seen, all summer long in Atlantic City. Offering a great view of the beach and boardwalk, you can enjoy all the sun you want. Then, retreat to your cool comfort of your Tropicana room, just steps away.

16. Manly Pursuits -- Join the boys for an all-guys getaway at the Tropicana that includes a trip to the Spy Shop. Be sure to swing by Tinder Box/Vino 100, the store that combines two of life's greatest pleasures -- cigars and wine. From there, it's just a short trip to Hooters, where guys always rule.

17. See Red -- Love the color red? Take your luck for a spin with Tropicana roulette, where betting your favorite color could make you our next big winner. When you're ready to celebrate, take your appetite to Red Square, the real Russian experience.

18. Orient Express -- Visit the Tropicana's Jade Palace, located on the casino floor and decorated in Asian ambience. Here you'll find the most exciting and authentic Asian games including Pai Gow Tiles. Then feed your hunger for the exotic with a stop at P.F. Chang's China Bistro or Golden Dynasty for Crispy Honey Shrimp or Ginger Chicken.

19. Work Out / Pig Out -- Lift some free weights, hit the treadmill at our Health Club, or do some laps in our indoor pool. Once you've reached your ideal heart rate, reward yourself with a visit to Godiva Chocolatier, where you can reenergize with European-style truffles, biscuits, gourmet coffee and hot cocoa.

20. Blackjack and Barbecue -- Deal yourself in on a great getaway that puts you in the middle of the action. Challenge lady luck at blackjack, then rally around the tastiest ribs you've ever laid your eyes and mouth on at Corky's Ribs & BBQ, where you'll be entertained with live blues and jazz on weekends and a broadcast of all the games year-round on extra large plasma TVs.

Go the extra mile with the Tropicana's Smart Car and Gas Card Giveaway

Don't let growing gas prices keep you close to home. The road trip makes a comeback as the Tropicana Casino and Resort gives away $25,000 in free gas cards and a 2008 Smart Car convertible - the tiny car that packs huge fuel savings. On Sunday, July 6, 2008, the Tropicana will award a total of $25,000 in free gas cards in hourly drawings from 12 p.m. to 5 p.m. at the Palm Walk on the Casino Floor. At 6 p.m., one player will be named the grand prize winner of a 2008 white convertible Smart Car with a tan interior loaded with all the bells and whistles, valued at $21,500. This Smart Car, purchased through Mercedes Benz, will be on display in the Palm Walk throughout the promotional period. The Tropicana's Smart Car and Gas Card Giveaway is open to all Diamond Club members. Entries can be earned now through July 5, 2008, simply by playing Tropicana slots and table games with the Diamond Club card.

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