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If shopping is more your thing, you'll find plenty of souvenir shops on the Boardwalk and boutiques in many of the hotels; there are also some affordable but chic stores such as White House/Black Market in the Quarter at Tropicana.

Die-hard fashionistas will want to head straight to the Pier at Caesar's (www.thepieratcaesars.com), an upscale retail mecca far more glamorous than could have been imagined here a decade ago. Here you'll find the jewels of Tiffany & Co., the handbags and gorgeous luggage at Louis Vuitton, and men's and women's clothing and accessories at Burberry. It's Sugar is a wonderland of a candy store where there's even a replica of Lucy the Elephant made of millions of jelly beans.

Check out the Atlantic City Outlets -- the Walk, at Michigan and Arctic avenues (tel. 609/343-0387; www.acoutlets.com), is a welcome shopping, dining, and entertainment venue, with excellent Banana Republic, Gap, and Calvin Klein outlets. For the city's famous saltwater taffy (discovered here in 1883 after an ocean storm flooded a candy store), head straight to James Salt Water Taffy, 1519 Boardwalk (tel. 609/344-1519; www.jamescandy.com), which has been in business since 1880; those whose tastes run more to chocolate should make a beeline for Steel's Fudge, 1633 Boardwalk (tel. 888/783-3571; www.steelsfudge.com), the oldest continually operated fudge company in the world.

Note: This information was accurate when it was published, but can change without notice. Please be sure to confirm all rates and details directly with the companies in question before planning your trip.