5 Things To Do On A Girls’ Getaway to Atlantic City #ACGirlfriendGetaway

by Tina @ Life Without Pink on May 21, 2014

AC Girlfriend Getaway

I love a weekend away with girlfriends but between running a household, taking kids to practices and games, helping with homework, and trying to knock out my long to-do list, it can be hard to get away.

But I know how important it is to try and carve out some time with my friends. Spending a few days with them is about much more than just having fun. There’s lot of benefits and girlfriends can make you feel energized and refreshed. It also allows you to strengthen your bond and create new memories together!

Last week, I had the chance to get away for a few days with other local women who I admire and have formed close relationships with over the last few years. We stayed at Harrah’s Resort and Casino and it was so nice and relaxing. The two days were packed with fun things to do and really opened my eyes to all the activities that Atlantic City has to offer.

I loved that it wasn’t a far drive for me, so it made it that much easier to say YES!

Here are a few fun activities to enjoy in Atlantic City during your girls’ weekend  (besides gambling):

Cooking class; If you love to cook, entertain, and enjoy good food than this is the perfect activity! The Viking Cooking School at Harrah’s combines a hands-on teaching kitchen and a gourmet store full of the finest culinary tools available.


The theme of our evening was “Grilling Party” and we received instructions on how to make lots of different dishes. Our menu consisted of:

  • Grilled Chicken Drumettes
  • Grilled Tomato, Basil, and Goat Cheese Sandwiches
  • Texas-Style Bacon-Wrapped Grilled Shrimp
  • Grilled Zucchini and Prosciutto Roulades
  • Grilled Pound Cake

Cooking lessons

Elizabeth from 5 Amazing Things


Cristie from Reinvention Girl

After we were done cooking, we all sat down and enjoyed a nice dinner together complete with delicious food, yummy drinks, and great conversation!

I was thrilled because taking a cooking class has been on my bucket list for a long time so I was a very happy girl. And the best part? I didn’t have to clean up! Score!

Cooking shrimp

Cooking shrimp and bacon

Spa time; I mean really, who doesn’t love a little time at the spa? It’s rare that I have time to spend a day at the spa (ok very rare) so it’s the perfect activity to incorporate into your girls’ weekend. 

Relaxation by the pool; This is one of my favorite things to do. Relaxing by the pool, soaking up some sun, and spending a day chatting with girlfriends. Harrah’s pool is an indoor tropical oasis that’s 82 degrees all year round. So no matter what month you visit, you can still enjoy the pool.

We had a cabana that was really comfortable and perfect. Each cabana at The Pool at Harrah’s is equipped with a flat-screen TV, an iPod docking station and comfortable couches large enough to sleep in. If you can afford it, it’s the perfect splurge!

Drinks and dancing; Since my husband doesn’t dance, it’s nice to let loose with friends. After dinner, we stopped at the Eden Lounge where we listened to live entertainment and enjoyed a cocktail (or two).


There was also some dancing! If you want to kick it up a bit, you can check out The Pool After Dark which is really cool and popular (expect to stand in a long line, but it’s totally worth it!)

Tina and Elizabeth - Party Blu Prints

With Dawn from Party BluPrints

Beach; The beach and boardwalk aren’t far from Harrah’s. You can spend a relaxing day in a lounge chair with a book and then take a stroll on the boardwalk at night.

When was the last time you were away with your girlfriends?

Make sure to stay connected by visiting Harrah’s Resort and Casino, follow them on twitter @harrahsresort, and follow hashtag #ACGirlfriendGetaway.

Disclosure: Caesars Entertainment covered my accommodations and activities during my stay. All opinions are my own. Read Life Without Pink’s full disclosure here.

Meet Tina @ Life Without Pink

2013 Family Expert for P&G's Have You Tried This Yet? Trend Trio, Tina is a mom of two active boys and the founder of Life Without Pink, a personal lifestyle blog focused on parenting, and raising boys to give other parents inspiration. You’ll find everything from cool gadgets, daily adventures, to personal stories and tips for raising boys. She's also the co-founder of Girls' Lunch Out {GLO}, a social media network that hosts events for women in social media and the Influencer Strategist for Socialstars by Crowdtap.

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1 Heather May 21, 2014 at 10:22 am

You girls had the perfect weather for it! Thanks, planning a girls trip this summer.
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2 Tina @ Life Without Pink May 27, 2014 at 5:07 pm

Yes you must do it!


3 Caitlin May 21, 2014 at 12:09 pm

spa time and the beach sound perfect!
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4 Tina @ Life Without Pink May 27, 2014 at 5:07 pm

Doesn’t it?!?


5 Julia May 21, 2014 at 12:24 pm

Sounds like a great weekend away. I live near AC and have been to The Pool a few times for Bachelorette parties and girls night outs, such a cool, fun place. I’ve been wanting to check out that cooking class.
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6 Tina @ Life Without Pink May 27, 2014 at 5:08 pm

Oh you must, the cooking class was so much fun!


7 kim @ DESIGN + LIFE + KIDS May 21, 2014 at 4:16 pm

I love AC…. and I had no idea that there was a Viking Cooking Class. So awesome!
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8 Tina @ Life Without Pink May 27, 2014 at 5:09 pm

It was so much fun, you must try it!


9 Jo-Lynne Shane {Musings of a Housewife} May 21, 2014 at 4:21 pm

Omigosh, HOW FUN! I love AC. :-)
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10 Tina @ Life Without Pink May 27, 2014 at 5:10 pm

You would love the cooking class!


11 Barb @ A Life in Balance May 21, 2014 at 7:22 pm

Sounds like a fun time! My hubby doesn’t dance either. I have to rely on the occasional wedding to get my dancing in.
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12 Tina @ Life Without Pink May 27, 2014 at 5:10 pm

Haha me too!


13 Reesa Lewandowski May 21, 2014 at 11:06 pm

We were just in AC this past weekend at the Taj! It looks like you had a wonderful weekend! Wish I could have some girl time!!!
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14 Tina @ Life Without Pink May 27, 2014 at 5:11 pm

Next time!


15 Lauryn May 21, 2014 at 11:25 pm

That looks like so much fun! I love the cooking school part, and the spa, and oh well, everything! I am in major need of some girl time right now:)
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16 Tina @ Life Without Pink May 27, 2014 at 5:15 pm

I know, anytime away is fun!


17 Claudia Krusch May 23, 2014 at 8:45 am

Loved being there with you! Had a blast!
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18 Tina @ Life Without Pink May 27, 2014 at 5:18 pm

Yes it was so much fun, glad we got to hang out!


19 Dawn Sandomeno May 29, 2014 at 5:15 pm

I am ready to go back. Loved time with you!
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20 Kathy Zucker May 29, 2014 at 11:59 pm

Loved seeing you in person instead of across a screen. You rock, Captain America mom!
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21 Robin May 30, 2014 at 8:53 pm

This was a real treat! Wish we could do this every month!


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