Catch summer blockbusters like Shrek Forever After, Toy Story 3 and The Twilight Saga: Eclipse at the IMAX Theatre at Tropicana (Tropicana, 2831 Boardwalk, 609-340-4000), outfi tted with an eightstory screen and digital surround sound. Many of the movies are screened in IMAX 3D to add to the sensory experience.

It’s easy to love Izakaya (Borgata Hotel Casino & Spa, One Borgata Way, 609-317-1000), with its sexy interior, choice sushi and DJ beats to set the mood. Billed as a Japanese gastropub, the restaurant and bar bubbles with life from happy hour until last call. Monday nights draw an especially large crowd that pre-games for a late night at Mur.mur with $7 specialty drinks and a select menu of light bites starting at 5 PM.

Learn to navigate the choppy waters of the Atlantic Ocean (and even spot a dolphin or two) with a private lesson from captain Ken Wescoat of Summer Breeze Sailing Charters (609-652-8743; Then again, you could leave the driving to him and enjoy a sunset sail with a few friends and a bottle of white.

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