Weve had Atlantic City on our radar all summer since naming it one of our Top 10 Boardwalks. So of course were excited to hear that HBOs new series Boardwalk Empire a fictionalized look at Atlantic City gangster life in the 1920s starring Steve Buscemi (premiering September 19) is taking over AC September 16-19. The main festivities will be at Caesars Atlantic City with a red carpet screening of the first episode on September 16.
Those who cant score an invite to the exclusive, star-studded event can still enjoy a taste of the gangster lifestyle all weekend long with special $19.20 prix fixe menus and Boardwalk Empire-inspired cocktails at over two dozen Atlantic City restaurants. Bonus: On September 18, the Atlantic City Free Public Library will host a talk by Nelson Johnson, whose book Boardwalk Empire: The Birth, High Times, and Corruption of Atlantic City formed the basis of the HBO series (see the library website for a full list of Boardwalk Empire-themed events).Caesars and sister hotels Harrahs, Showboat, and Ballys are also offering an Americas Playground package inspired by the series that includes VIP check-in, a free upgrade on accommodations, a $50 resort credit, and free entry for two to either Dusk or the Pool After Dark nightclubs. Rates vary by hotel we found rooms at Showboat for September 16 starting at $151/night. The package is available through October 2.
Cant make it to Atlantic City this month? Never fear 26 other Harrahs properties across the U.S will be offering a version of the Boardwalk Empire package, from Paris Las Vegas and Caesars Palace to Harrahs New Orleans Casino and Harrahs Phoenix Ak-Chin Casino. Check the package website above for details; all packages are available at least through the end of September.