After seeing these weird threads I was genuinely curious about people's thoughts/experiences in regards to personal safety in AC.
Part of the reason I ask, is that I can't ever get anyone my age (mid-20s) to go to AC. I think the reason is mostly because none of them want to gamble, but someone mentioned the other day they thought AC was a really bad area.
I rarely travel outside the resort/boardwalk/outlet mall (is there really a reason to?), but I've spent a good bit of time there and have never felt in danger or threatened by anyone. The only negative interactions I've had have been with craps players, but that's par for the course.
AC is home to some pretty good nude bars. Places that serve drinks aren't allowed to be even topless, but places that don't can be nude. Most nude bars have a liquor/beer shop next door so you buy there, and BYOB to the club. There are a few rough neighborhoods in AC, but none that you will wander into by mistake.
Just don't faint at the sight of a black person, and you'll be fine.
Safe and unsafe areas are not real, per se, just about perception. I walk the streets night or day without fear, I'm more afraid of Chase Bank and the boys than some random brown person.
Atlantic City is seedy place, anyone who is truly honest with themselves and others will freely admit this.
Twice I have walked from Caesar's to Resorts via Pacific Ave at about 10 p.m.
Hookers and drug dealers were offering their wares.
Needless to say I wouldn't take this trip alone.
One needs to aware of your surroundings. Avoid isolated places and don't flash cash/jewelry.
Much of the time tourists get into trouble it is because they got involved in the underground economy of drugs and/or prostitution.
A guy was playing in Vegas and a hot young girl started a conversation with him. They ended up in his room.
She used the bathroom and came back and texted on her phone. A while later she received and read a text and said she needed to use the bathroom again.
She walked towards the bathroom but instead unlocks the door letting two goons in. He was roughed up and robbed.She texted the goons the room number, they texted when they were outside the door.
Apparently the guy was a flashy dresser with lots of bling. He was advertising his wealth. I have little doubt that is why he was picked out of the crowd.