9 'Real Housewives Of New York'-Approved Atlantic City Getaways That'll Let You Do Your Turtle Time In Style
Well, this is certainly something I never thought we would see. The Real Housewives of New York are heading down to New Jersey in Tuesday's episode. Is it possible that no one told the Real Housewives that Atlantic City is part of New Jersey? That's the only way these ladies who balk at schlepping to Brooklyn would travel to whole other state. Especially New Jersey.
Either way, the time has come for this elite eight to journey to the land of gambling, beaches, and salt water taffy. In a previous episode, Sonja Morgan surprised Ramona Singer by organizing a trip to AC for her birthday, and you can bet that their fellow Housewives will also be coming along to maximize drama. If the preview for Tuesday night's episode is any indication, it looks like the Housewives' trip to AC will be conflict-ridden from the start.
Now how could that be when the city offers so much for the Housewives to do, and they would absolutely love every second of it? From bars to shopping to spas, AC was basically made for the Housewives.
The teaser showed that the Housewives will be spending a lot of time at the Borgata in AC, but it's unclear what else is on their itinerary besides gambling, partying, and throwing lots and lots of shade. If you're heading to AC soon, you might want to consider checking out these nine destinations fit for the Housewives.
And who knows? Maybe if the Housewives had visited these places, their trip to AC would have gone a lot smoother. Of course, there would still be drama, but at least there would be a few moments of fun in there as well.
1. A Hotel That Won't Remind Them Of "Scary Island"
As previously mentioned, the Housewives will be staying at the Borgata hotel, casino, and spa in AC, a luxurious, four-star hotel that is of course one of the best on the boardwalk. Fun fact: This is also where The Real Housewives of New Jersey stayed when they went to AC in Season 1. Clearly, if you want to feel like a Real Housewife, staying at the Borgata is step one.
2. A Casino To Bet On Who Will Be A Part Of The Next Big Feud
In case you feel like venturing out of the Borgata during your stay, you can head over to Resorts Casino, the first casino hotel in AC. However, as the Housewives would say, age ain't nothin' but a number. Though the historical significance of Resorts Casino is nice, the real reason the Housewives would hang out here is because it offers some of the highest limits in AC. Judging by the fact that the majority of these ladies were clueless about betting on a horse race when they visited Saratoga last season, they probably aren't great at gambling, but they sure do know how to spend.
3. A Restaurant Where They Can Stab A Steak Instead Of Each Other's Backs
These classy ladies need a classy place to dine. Founded in 1912, Knife & Fork is one of the oldest establishments in AC. Step inside, and you will instantly be transported back to Prohibition-era AC where you can just imagine a room full of people having a grand old time popping open a bottle of Champagne on the down low and shady characters lurking in the back, like Enoch "Nucky" Johnson, the real-life AC political boss made famous today by Steve Buscemi in Boardwalk Empire, who actually ate at Knife & Fork. Though Knife & Fork was originally founded as a men's drinking and dining club, the sinful nature of this joint would be very appealing to the Housewives.
4. A Spa Where Kristen Can Drench Ramona's Hair
No matter what franchise we're talking about, the Real Housewives just love their spas, don't they? The Real Housewives of New York are no exception, even if drama always breaks out in these supposed-to-be relaxing oases, like Ramona flipping out on Kristen Taekman for splashing her or Bethenny Frankel shunning Jill Zarin during the ladies' massage sesh in the Virgin Islands. Nevertheless, they always have to get their mud baths on.
The Immersion Spa is where they would want to do that. This two-story spa at the Water Club offers a whole bunch of services that are sure to please even the most finicky Housewife. There's a facial specially made for people that live in urban environments, you can cover yourself in almonds, and there are massages that'll work parts of your body you didn't even know you had. As long as they have a hair dryer, I'm sold!
5. A Beach Bar For When It's Turtle Time
The Real Housewives of New York don't get turnt up; they have Turtle Time. Ramona originated this phrase when the Housewives were on vacation in the Virgin Islands, so a beach bar is obviously the place where Turtle Time will happen in AC. The bar at Bungalow Beach is elegant with views of the ocean, and most importantly, all of the libations you need for Turtle Time. Bungalow Beach also has a hookah lounge, which is reminiscent of the ladies' trip to Morocco in Season 4, although seeing as how that was the place where a psychic told Ramona that her husband was cheating on her, which later turned out to be true, that might be best avoided to keep your Turtle Time buzz going all night long.
6. Shops For When Mama Needs A New Pair Of Shoes
Whenever the Housewives go on vacation, they always seem to visit the local shops. The Pier Shops at Caesars are some of the most luxurious shops you'll find on the boardwalk, with designers like Louis Vuitton, Gucci, and Tiffany & Co. represented, which you know is the only way the Housewives do it.
7. A Nightclub For Sonja To Pick Up Her Latest Boy Toy
The Housewives are definitely going clubbing in AC, and since the goal of this trip is for Ramona to forget about her divorce from her husband Mario, she is definitely going to want to party hard. I have a feeling that the Housewives will end up at a club at the Borgata for convenience sake, but an even better spot for them and those looking to party like them might be Haven at the Golden Nugget. It looks like this club has a young crowd, perfect one-night-stand material for these cougars, but it's not such a hip spot where the Housewives would be completely out of place. Get ready to pounce, ladies.
8. Rides As Thrilling As The Ramona Coaster
You better buckle up, ladies. If you're hanging out with the Ramona Coaster in AC, you're in for a wild ride. However, they could always just go on some actual rides at the Steel Pier on the boardwalk. They're not as scary as the Ramona Coaster, but what is, really?
9. Somewhere Countess Luann Can Sing "Money Can't Buy You Class"
It's been so long since we've heard Luann sing on RHONY, she must be dying to belt out a tune. She can do so and make the other ladies listen to her at Planet Rose Karaoke Bar, even if we all secretly know Heather is the one with the voice anyway.
Of course, for a RHONY-worthy trip to AC, it's not enough to just visit these places. You have to make sure that you cause a scene at each destination too.