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August weather

Hi guys,

My husband and I are visiting New York for 5 nights in August and we're looking for somewhere to go for a further 5/6 days afterwards. Our itinerary in New York will be pretty jam packed so we're hoping to go onto somewhere with warm weather where we can spend the days by the pool / on the beach and eating out with a few drinks during the night. Is the weather usually quite warm during August? Or any other recommendations on where to go would be much appreciated. We went to Vegas last year and loved it, but not sure we want to fly 5 hours to get there as we'll already have a 10 hour flight to get to America. Many thanks in advance :-)

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1. Re: August weather

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August weather can vary from very hot and humid with thunderstorms to really pleasant. Often times during the summer there is a cooling ocean breeze.

Edited: 26 January 2013, 13:49
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Thanks for your feedback

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3. Re: August weather

It is usually warm in August in AC & so is the ocean, but it can be interrupted by a hurricane. In 2011 Hurricane Irene caused an evacuation of the Jersey Shore in late August. August hurricanes are a rare occurence, but figured I'd post it.

There is plenty of places to eat, drink & be merry in AC in August, but it is very expensive that time of year. For lower prices, I suggest trying to stay weeknights Here is a good spot to start looking http://www.achotelexperts.com/ and they have coupons achotelexperts.com/atlantic-city-nj-coupons.…

And you ever get to see any Dr Who or Torchwood episodes getting filmed in Cardiff?

And welcome to the AC forum

Edited: 26 January 2013, 14:01
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Coming from some one who has been to both places, Please be very aware that Atlantic City is not in the same class as Las Vegas. There is no glitz & glamour. There is very little in the form of shows and entertainment. There are NO pools in Atlantic City that come close to the pool atmosphere of Vegas. If you do not gamble, you will be totally bored and very disappointed after 2 days. Sure there is the famous Atlantic City Boardwalk which is very nice for an afternoon stroll, that will kill about an hour for you. There are NO fine dining places or nice restaurants or nice shops. The Boardwalk will offer you dozens of mom & pop junk stores & t-shirt shops as well a few quick bite mom & pop eating choices.

Reality, I enjoy Atlantic City. It's a great place for a 2 day getaway to gamble & drink but that's really it. I would choose Vegas over Atlantic City any day of the week. Do yourself a favor, bite the bullet on the plane ride & go back to Vegas.

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Do you gamble at all? If not as RanMan07 pointed out there is very little to do in A.C. You may become bored after a few days,and 5-6 days in A.C. is a long time. How about side trips to say Philadelphia,Washington D.C. ot the Baltimore aquarium? You can take a train to both cities.

Edited: 26 January 2013, 14:34
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If you are looking for a place to relax, eat, etc. and not gamble then you would do better going to another New Jersey Shore town. Cape May, Spring Lake, etc.

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The 5 hour plane ride to LV is the tip of the travel iceburg. Allow an hour to get to the airport in NYC, 2 hours wait time in NYC prior to boarding the plane, then another hour getting from the plane to the hotel when you arrive in LV makes the plane trip about 9 hours each way. That's 18 hours of traveling, plus you have to drag your luggage to and from the airports. By comparison, you can just throw the luggage in the trunk of a rental car and be in AC in about 3 hours. LV it is better than AC because LV is so large. But you have been to LV, and maybe this is a good opportunity to experience AC. August is prime time in AC, and everything is open and alive on the boardwalk. August is the time of year when headliners are more likely be in town. The beach bars are open, the pier amusement park is open, and the boardwalk is alive and energized through the night. The new Margaritaville will be open, and over 2 miles of beach area opposite the casino hotels has been replenished. Several of the hotels have cabanas and beach chairs for rent. Dining ranges from casual to fine dining, and there are lots of good eateries to recommend. With good weather, summer in AC is a great choice. Just walking the boardwalk can take most of the day. Unlike LV, there are no "slappers" to bother you when you stroll the boardwalk, which is a big plus.

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Yes but keep in mind, they are going for 5 days not 2,so even at the inflated total travel time of 18 hours, I'd do it. In fact I would 24 hours in travel time and take Vegas over AC. Been to AC in August, prime time really means nothing. Vegas is prime time 24/7. Beach Bars, are you kidding me. Another place to kill a half hour and enjoy an over priced beer and hotdog. No porn slappers but you will have the homeless asking for money, what's the difference. They are adults, do you really think they care about a generic amusement park with kiddy rides? An occasional headliner in AC, you can see a major show in Vegas any night of the week. Bottom line, don't lead these folks on by telling them AC is a fantastic place & that it will give them a taste of Vegas. It won't. I would want someone to do the same for me.

Edited: 26 January 2013, 15:26
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Thanks for all your comments, even differing opinions are very helpful! As for gambling - my husband enjoys it and we spent about an hour a night in casinos when in Vegas. However, neither of us enjoy it enough to choose a destination just for this. We have a lot to think about! Alternately we are thinking about just visiting New York for 5 nights and doing a Philadelphia day trip which is offered on Viator. Unfortunately no I've never seen Dr Who being filmed :-)

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I would have no problem spending a whole week in AC without getting bored, but I gamble about 12 hours a day.

If the weather is nice and you love the beach, I don't think 5 days would be too many to spend in Atlantic City. It would be like going to Atlantis in the Bahamas except there would be a dozen more casinos to visit. Lay on the beach during the day and casino hop at night.