casino, connecticut casino, fall drives, fall travel, giveaway, giveaways, mohegan sun, new england, New York, new york mom, newyork mom, newyorkmom, road trips, the newyork mom, travel, travel contest, travel contetst, travel with kids, weekend travel, wolf den
Tis the season for long drives up the many scenic roads in New England. Our family just loves to get in the car and drive north for a mini escape. Within a 4 hour driving radius we have Philadelphia, Boston, Scenic Vermont, Maine, Maryland, Virginia and many others. Fall is the best time to head off on road trips. With the crisp cool weather and stunning changing of the leaves, this is a MUST DO for us here in the NorthEast.
Last Friday we headed over to Mohegan Sun in Connecticut.
It was our first time at the Mohegan Sun Resort. Lily was very excited about the road trip, she’s a total adventure girl…just like Matt and I.
Mohegan sun is about a 3 hour drive north from New York City and the resort has plenty to entertain all ages.
A world at play and a world to its own, Mohegan Sun, created in 1996 by the Mohegan Tribe of Connecticut, is one of the world’s most amazing destinations with some of New England’s finest dining, hotel accommodations, retail shopping, live entertainment and sporting events. Boasting three world-class casinos, Mohegan Sun is also host to the Kids Quest/Cyber Quest family entertainment facility, a luxurious day spa,convention center and meeting facility, a state-of-the-art Poker Room as well as three major entertainment venues with seating from 300 to 10,000.
Mohegan Sun has a variety of restaurants to choose from at many different price points. We chose to go to the oh so popular Bobby Flay’s BAR AMERICAIN.
After dinner we wandered around the many shops at Mohegan Sun and found our way to KIDS QUEST – the kid play area.
Lily was immediately sucked into the shiny light, games and kids squealing with fun and begged us to let her play at KIDSQUEST. After a thorough tour lead by one of the most friendly attendants, Matt and I left our precious Lilypie for one hour. The cost to drop Lily off at Kids Quest was very affordable. Since we were visiting over the weekend, we paid $9/hr.( $8 on weekdays). Kids Quest is open until 2am with a 5 hour maximum for your precious monkeys.
With Lily safely supervised, Matt and I set out on our wild and crazy night! Woot!! Not really, we relaxed and went exploring stopping by the casinos and indulging in an after dinner cocktail.
The shopping was impressive with a varied selection of gift shops and clothing stores. Whether you wanted Tiffany’s or Coach or outdoor attire, the Shops at Mohegan Sun had something for everyone.
After picking up our Lilypie an hour later, to much resistance, we headed off to bed. Lily had such a great time that the next morning, we dropped her off at KIDSQUEST yet again while Matt and I enjoyed a lunch date. This time in addition to the hourly rate at KIDSQUEST, we also paid for Lily to have lunch at the kids quest cafe. She picked Mac and Cheese with a fruit and juice and even got a snack all for $6 wowza!
Matt and I picked SUMMER SHACK for Lunch where we indulged in all things shellfish! We had chowder and steamed clams and oysters oh my!
And what about the Casinos? Mohegan Sun has not one, not two but THREE casinos – Casinos of the Sky, Earth and Wind. There are smoking and non smoking sections to each casino that is complete with slot machines, cards and anything you can imagine!
Oh and the pool… the pool is a MUST when you have a kid and yes the Mohegan Sun pool was a treat for Lily.
Overall, our stay at Mohegan Sun was great! Highly Recommended!!!
Being able to drop off Lily at Kids Quest was genius. She loved being at this kid wonderland and was safely supervised and I was able to spend some quality time with my Matt. We all won!
Mohegan Sun has something for everyone and every kind of getaway. How about a GIRLS weekend getaway! Does that sound super fun? Well guess what!
The good folks over at MOHEGAN SUN are allowing me to giveaway a night out getaway for one of my lucky readers!
CONTEST OVER! and the WINNER IS…. ALEXIS!!!
I generated my winner on RANDOM.ORG It’s totally fair and absolutely random!! Happy weekend at Mohegan Sun ALEXIS!!!!
Leave me a comment on this post TWEET : I just entered to win @MoheganSun Diva’s Hotel package from @pluslily http://tinyurl.com/3r7cms *OPTIONAL* – Be my friend on FaceBook — https://www.facebook.com/pages/New-York-Mom/122716341123120