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By Cristina Wilson | Photography by Courtesy of Borgata

Posted: Friday, May. 16, 2014

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For a bachelorette getaway out of the ordinary, skip town for the weekend and head to Atlantic City. With new private charter flights linking this casino destination to the Queen City, it’s easier than ever before to reach Bogata Hotel Casino & Spa, where luxury dining and amenities await. —CW


Fly Borgata, a charter flight program connecting CLT to the East Coast’s top gaming destination, takes the hassle of group travel out of the equation. Gather your girls aboard a 30-seat jet, sit back, and relax. You fly out of a private gate, and upon arrival, you’re escorted straight to your door. No cabs required.


The stars have aligned at Borgata’s dining scene, where celebrity chefs including Bobby Flay, Wolfgang Puck, and Geoffrey Zakarian have all imparted their culinary wisdom. The namesake restaurants of Puck and Flay both offer standout dishes and classic American fare, but for a large group with foodie palettes, you can’t go wrong with Michael Schulson’s Izakaya. Asian flavors are served up with a menu that ranges from savory vegetarian—don’t miss the edamame dumpings with truffle oil—to seafood for the adventurous—octopus with miso and tomato jam. And around every corner, there’s a casual spot for a pastry and coffee, perfect for brunch after a long night out with your girls.


For a true pampering session, enjoy the best service the resort has to offer at Immersion Spa on the 32nd floor of The Water Club. Whether you go for a traditional Healing Stone Therapy session or something a little more exotic like the Egyptian Milk and Honey Cocoon Float, don’t plan to rush off too quickly. The oversized hot tub, lounge area, and pool exclusive for Immersion guests are worth spending an hour—or two—after your treatment. Need a last-minute gift for your bridesmaids? Look no further.


After a manicure at the spa, and before you head out for the night, spend the afternoon among the boutiques that span the corridor between Borgata and The Water Club. Whether you’ve gotten your shoe fix or not, try to time it so that you end up at Vintage: A Wine Boutique for happy hour. Daily tastings and pairing events set the perfect tone for the evening ahead.


Of course, no visit to Atlantic City would be complete without trying your luck at one of the many games on the bustling floor; first-timers and experts are welcome with the wide variety of offerings. But for a classic girls’ night out, head straight to MIXX, one the resort’s two on-property clubs and the livelier of the two.

If the club scene isn’t for your group—or you need simply need a slower-paced night off—there’s always a show in town at Borgata, from stand-up talent to headlining acts.

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