Covering the Casinos Last Updated: November 2023
Connecticut is home to a pair of truly world-class casinos - Mohegan Sun and Foxwoods - separated by only a few miles in Southeastern Connecticut. There are many good reasons to visit them both, of course (live shows, great food, comfy rooms, lots of games to play), and here we cover some of them in detail. Come hide away on a long weekend!
What's a casino without a luxury spa? Not much, we'd guess, but our casinos are more than prepared to pamper. The Elemis Spa at Mohegan Sun offers a complete menu of services and beauty treatments, while the G Spa & Salon at Fox Tower Hotel gets very high grades from Internet reviewers. There's even the Norwich Spa at Foxwoods for those who'd like to overnight in a spa setting.
There is always someone on stage at one of Foxwoods' and Mohegan Sun's many venues. Whether it's comedy you like, or cabaret, or big rock and country names, or even boxing matches or basketball games, Connecticut's casino scene can't be beat.
Foxwoods built 36 holes at Lake of Isles - 18 are private, but the other 18 holes are open to the public in one of the finest layouts in New England. You can find a golf package that includes lodging, a round of golf, vouchers for food and gaming and a complimentary drink. Meanwhile, Mohegan Sun is pumping millions into its Mohegan Sun Country Club at Pautipaug. If you like uniquely challenging greens, it's a great place to try.
Whether you're browsing or buying, there's a vast array of shops at Connecticut's casinos. At Foxwoods, you'll find Bulgari, Chopard, Pandora, Michael Simon and Hugo Boss. In addition, Foxwoods now has an 80-store cluster of Tanger outlets, including Nike, American Eagle and Calvin Klein. Mohegan Sun, meanwhile, offers everything from Coach and Chico's to Puma and Tommy Bahama.
Do you like steak and other steakhouse fare? If so, the casinos will satisfy your hunger in the most remarkable ways. At Mohegan Sun, there's Michael Jordan's Steak House and Bobby Flay's Bar Americain. At Foxwoods, there's David Burke Prime and Cedars Steak House. Make sure your appetite is sharp!
Ready to just sit back and enjoy a cocktail with friends? At Mohegan Sun, try an Elderflower Martini at Ballo, or indulge in the Vista Bella at Vista Lounge. You can sample tequilas "Rock-Mex" style at the Scorpion Bar at Foxwoods.