Life is all about making memories. Mohegan Sun Resort and Casino is the ideal destination to celebrate those memorable moments. Whether you’re toasting a milestone, looking to decompress from the work-week or seeking some excitement with your squad, when entering Mohegan Sun, you’re entering a world of pleasure, a world of amusement, a world of entertainment-no wonder it is often referred to as a “world at play.” Expect all the thrills that come with a premier entertainment experience: Slot machines, table games, three casinos, live entertainment, shopping, dining and clubs. The lights are buzzing, the music is pumping, the crowds are stirring, the drinks are flowing, the machines are ringing. You’re in the middle of a big party with no curfew, one that Connecticut natives are lucky enough to be able to enjoy regularly.

As one of the largest gaming resort properties, Mohegan Sun boasts “something for everyone” with over 30 dining options, 34 high-end boutiques, 2 luxury hotel towers, a golf course, a stadium arena and 275,000 Sq. Ft. of meeting space shared between the Sky Convention Center and Earth Expo & Convention Center. Located in Uncasville, CT within Mystic Country, Mohegan Sun offers guests a scenic retreat from reality with views of the lush landscape to be admired year-round. In the fall, delight in the bold, beautiful colors of the foliage. In the winter, cozy up near the fire pits. In the summer, lie out on the rooftop or take a dip in the pool. In the spring, see the flowers bloom. For the past twenty-three years, Mohegan Sun has merged elements of the natural world with the fantasy world to establish itself as a top New England tourist destination.

The casino is made up of three: Casino of the Earth, Casino of the Sky and Casino of the Wind, all in an open layout that makes it easy to navigate. Try your luck at one of over 5,000 slot machines and more than 300 table games. See a headliner or attend a sporting event at the Mohegan Sun Arena. Dine at dozens of restaurants ranging from, quick service, to casual, to fine dining. Mohegan Sun caters to the diverse palate with its variety of options that appeal to everyone. In essence, it’s about tailoring the experience to meet the needs of every visitor. “It’s all about how I feel in the moment. If I’m in the mood for a pizza, I’ll grab a white clam pie at Pepe’s. If I feel like fine dining, I’ll go to Michael Jordan’s Steak House. Everything I could ask for is within reach and available around the clock,” says a Momentum Players Card member.

Last weekend, I visited Comix Roadhouse, the newest dining/entertainment addition to compliment the Mohegan Sun family. Once known as Comix comedy club, Comix Roadhouse has expanded to become an all-encompassing entertainment venue. Staying with the theme of “something for everyone,” Comix Roadhouse offers live entertainment, stand-up comedy, a restaurant/bar, mechanical bull, line dancing, and Roadhouse dancers to help you” get your country on”. Executive Chef, Marc Digalbo has spent a great deal of time in Austin, Texas and knows his barbecue, “What I like most about what I do is the creativity. I get to play with food for a living.” 95% of the menu is made in-house. The St. Louis Style Ribs are prepared with a homemade dry rub, smoked in-house for at least 6 hours and then charbroiled. The result, tender, flavorful hickory smoked meat. Burnt ends, pulled pork and brisket are also menu items that are smoked in-house. The meat is slow cooked slathered with a homemade honey bourbon sauce. Chef Digalbo uses Old Frontier Bourbon aged 8 years in his BBQ sauce. I can’t think of anything better than a nice, cold beer to accompany my barbecue.   Choose from 30 craft beers, 24 of which are on draft. Flights are available to try a variety of beers and pick your preference.

After dinner, I attended the comedy show. That evening, stand-up comedian, Rocky Laporte, left the audience in tears with his humorous observations on life enriched by his thick New York accent and big Italian gestures. Guests can order almost anything off of the bar and dinner menu to enjoy during the show.

To continue my stay, I spent the night in a Deluxe King room inside the Earth Tower. The Earth Tower is the newest hotel onsite. Drawing on its name, the design is calm and serene invoking a sense of balance and stability. The room has a sleek, modern design with beautiful views of the vast natural landscape and the Thames River. Some amenities include an in-room iPad, Wi-Fi, intelligent thermostat, desk, and marble bathroom. The hotel shows that they are conscientious of water and raw materials by participating in recycling and conservation programs. In fact, Mohegan Sun has proudly earned the title as a certified green lodging facility for its commitment to preserving our Earth’s resources.

Staying overnight in the hotel allowed me to appreciate the duality between the sunset and sunrise versions of Mohegan Sun. In the morning, work out in the state-of-the art fitness center and then take a dip in the pool or hot tub located within the Sky Tower Hotel. Grab a cup of coffee and a pastry at Bean & Vine Wine Bar adjacent to the Earth Tower lobby. Relax outside on the expansive patio. Book a service at the Mandara Spa. “Mohegan Sun provides a perfect medley of relaxation and exhilaration. It’s like a symphony to the senses,” hotel guest, Sonny Bosta remarked about his weekend getaway. All hotel guests have access to both the Earth and Sky towers with their guest card. If you’re looking to elevate your visit, guests can opt for the elite experience by reserving Aspire. Aspire is complete luxury with the ultimate VIP treatment. Aspire guests have access to their own personal butler 24 hours a day as well as entry to Thirty-Three, an exclusive space serving three meals daily with a bartender ready to make the libation of your choice.

Book your next getaway at Mohegan Sun Casino & Resort. See for yourself what fun in the sun awaits.

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