Date Night Done Right Last Updated 1/17
By Traci L. Suppa
When dinner and a movie just won’t cut it, it’s time to change your definition of date night. Upgrade to a weekend at one of Connecticut's world-class resort casinos, and enjoy gaming, upscale accommodations, fine dining, big-name entertainment and soothing spas.
Mohegan Sun, Uncasville
Driving through tranquil country roads, you’ll spot a 34-story hotel on the horizon. It’s a signal you’re about to reach Mohegan Sun. The luxurious Sky Tower or brand new Earth Tower is home away from home. Indulgent amenities, such as a Jacuzzi tub or butler service, are yours by request.
Unwind under the same roof—try the indoor pool, fitness center and Elemis Spa. Of its 15 therapy rooms, one is expressly designed for couples to enjoy tandem massages. The Love Ceremony package includes his-and-her facials.
Balance your bliss with the sights and sounds of three casinos with 5,000 slots and 300 table games. Catch a show at COMIX Comedy Club or a concert at the Mohegan Sun Arena or Wolf Den. For a romantic meal, there’s abundant ambiance at Todd English’s Tuscany, Bobby Flay’s Bar Americain and Michael Jordan’s Steakhouse. The pub and club scene runs late at Avalon, Mist, The Lansdowne Irish Pub & Music House and Vista Lounge.
Foxwoods Resort Casino, Mashantucket
Couples looking for round-the-clock excitement come to Foxwoods Resort Casino—the largest resort casino in North America—to play 250 table games and 4,800 slot machines. That’s not to say you won’t find moments of peace—there are not one, but two world-class spas. The Norwich Spa at Foxwoods features a Duet Treatment room for couples’ massages. Spend an afternoon together in robes and slippers at the G Spa and choose from a full menu of spa treatments.
The nights can be long at Foxwoods, so too is the list of entertainment options. First, there’s dinner at your choice of six fine-dining restaurants and 10 casual eateries. Then, there’s dancing, comedy shows or concerts.
Where to stay? The Grand Pequot Tower has AAA Four-Diamond amenities. The Great Cedar Hotel is located in the middle of every-thing, while the Two Trees Inn brings you closer to nature. The Two Hearts package includes a couples’ massage, and food and beverage coupons.