Getting Here: 2 hours 15 minutes from White Plains
Rates: Starting at $299/night
Vibe & Crowd: The granddaddy of them all! Founded in 1986 as a bingo hall, Foxwoods has grown from its humble free space-and-marker beginnings to become the largest resort casino in North America, spanning four hotels, six casinos, two spas — and, yes, still that massive bingo parlor. Under current CEO Felix Rappaport’s keen stewardship, Foxwoods is putting a strong focus on customer service and hospitality as it earns increasing recognition for its non-gaming offerings.
Place Your Bets: Foxwoods’ slots range from a penny to $100 and include a variety of trending, pop-culture-themed machines (Walking Dead, anyone?). Its wide range of table games includes Caribbean Stud Poker, Casino War, Let It Ride, and Crazy 4 Poker. And Foxwoods’ Bingo Hall, which accommodates 3,600 players, offers high-stakes games.
Beyond Gaming: Opened in 2015, the $125 million Tanger Outlets at Foxwoods brings some serious retail to the resort. Anchored by a 20,000 sq ft H&M outpost, the 80-store outlet complex provides gamers plenty of opportunities to spend their newfound winnings. Those looking to be entertained will not be disappointed by Foxwoods’ roster of A-list acts at its performance venues. And, in season, enjoy golfing at Lake of Isles, Foxwoods’ Rees Jones-designed course. Foodies can indulge at Foxwoods’ myriad fine-dining options, including Vue 24, which offers a fresh take on continental cuisine perched atop the 24th floor of the Grand Pequot Tower. Its Sunday “Sky Brunch,” with its house-cured bacon and house-baked croissants, is not to be missed.
Ace the Experience: You needn’t be a high roller to have fun at Foxwoods; the casino proudly maintains its vintage dollar blackjack tables.