Value Watch: Mohegan Sun, Conn.
With dining, a 1,200-room hotel, live entertainment, a spa, a 130,000-square-foot shopping mall, and three casinos, Connecticut's Mohegan Sun is a world unto itself. Through September 30, readers of OutTraveler.com and GPS can enter that world at a discounted rate.
A one-night stay at Mohegan Sun's luxurious hotel will include a $100 credit at one of the following on-site gourmet dining options: Todd English's Tuscany, The Longhouse, Pompeii & Caesar, or Bamboo Forest; a $20 Free Bet coupon per person; and complimentary breakfast in bed the next morning. The package starts at $151 per person, plus tax and gratuity. To book, call 1-888-777-7922 and mention code PTOUT. Subject to availability, additional restrictions may apply. For more information on hotel policies, visit mohegansun.com
The picture of luxury, the hotel grounds include a 55-foot indoor waterfall, a three-story glowing crystal mountain called Wombi Rock at the Casino of the Sky, a 10,000-square-foot indoor pool, 30 restaurants, a 20,000-square-foot world-class spa by Elemis, and a 17,500-square-foot outdoor sun terrace. There are also two entertainment venues that run sporting events, theater, and live music almost daily; the 10,000-seat Arena will host Beyonce this summer.
Travel tip: Bring a light sweater or jacket with you when traveling in the heat of summer. It might be boiling outside, but air-conditioned buses, airplanes, and venues are often extremely chilly.