The public voted and the results are in. USA Today rated Foxwoods Resort Casino the #1 casino outside of Las Vegas. If you haven’t been to Foxwoods lately let us give you a little inside in what you can expect and where you should definitely hang your hat for the weekend. Treat yourself to a spa weekend at Foxwoods and you will glad you did.
Wondering where to spend a few days away from the normal routine, whether it be a weekend or mid-week get away, why not try Foxwoods Resort and Casino. There is much more to do other than just gambling. Foxwoods Resort and Casino is a destination all it’s own.
After checking into one of the three separate hotels within the casino take a moment to relax and unwind prior to starting your adventures. There are 3 hotels located within each individual area of the casino: Grand Pequot Tower, Fox Tower, and Great Cedar Hotel. If you are looking for more luxurious accommodations, check out The Villas at Foxwoods – 23 suites located within the Grand Pequot Tower. Be sure you put out your breakfast selections before leaving your room as you may want to sleep in bit after the full evening we have planned for you.
Now that you are ready to being your weekend, choose between a few hours of shopping at Tanger Outlets or the trill of high-performance karting to start off your visit (keep scrolling for more details).
If you decided to go shopping, leaving the stimulating karting for later in the night, head to Tanger Outlets at Foxwoods. All of your favorite premium brands are located at the outlets and since it is enclosed you never have to walk outside or drive to different stores. Tangers Outlets at Foxwoods offers brands like Michael Kors, Coach, Calvin Klein, Brooks Brothers, Francesca’s, Bath & Body Works, Nike, H&M, Kate Spade, Kay Jewelers, Talbots Outlet, Vineyard Vines, and White House Black Market, just to name a few. There are food options such as Johnny Rockets, Auntie Anne’s Pretzels and Cinnabon, Dippin Dots, Doc’s Popcorn, and Stage Deli.
After dropping off your shopping bags full of great purchases to your room, you realize that all that shopping has made you famished and in need of refueling. Is it too early for dinner? If yes, then grab a bite at one of the quick service locations. If no, then select from several fine or casual dining establishments. In the mood for Asian, then Red Lantern is the place to go. They offer “East Coast version of the Far East” with such dishes as Fresh Lo Mein (one of our favorites), PuPu Platter (enough for two), a variety of buns and dumplings, sushi, and the list goes on. While waiting on your selections to arrive, enjoy a refreshing cocktail such as the Pineapple Mai-Tai, a double serving of a Mai-Tai served in a pineapple or a shareable cocktail such as the Volcano.
If you want some fun while you eat, then go to High Rollers Luxury Lanes and Sports Lounge where you can bowl a few games while satisfying your hunger from a menu of appetizers, pizza, sandwiches, salads, and more. Don’t let the name fool you. This lounge is open to anyone.
Now that you ready for the next adventure, visit the indoor kart run that is the result of Foxwoods teaming up with Monza World Class Karting. This European style indoor karting track is multi-level featuring elevation changes, tight turns that you power through in a gas-powered, nine-horsepower karts. Soon they will open a snack bar and party rooms.
To cap off the night, try Scorpion Bar, where Mexican food is the theme. Sip on one of over a 100 types of tequila offered in large Scorpion Bowls. Enjoy the energy radiating around you as bands or a DJ perform today’s top hits, rock classics, and rock and roll. Or, if you refer a more of a nightclub, then Shrine Nightclub is the place for you. Feel the energy as you listen and dance to the tunes from DJs and celebrity host in this 21,00 square feet nightlife destination to end your evening.
After a good night’s rest and a leisurely breakfast, it is time to head out to your spa visit to relax and revitalize after an evening of partying. There are 2 spas in Foxwoods Resort Casino – The Norwich Spa at Foxwoods and the G Spa in The Fox Tower. The Norwich Spa at Foxwoods offers massages, facials, scrubs and body therapies that will release the tense in your muscles and cleanse your body. Couples massages, manicures, facials and pedicures are also available.
After your manicure and pedicure – or whatever pampering you choose – grab a good book and real at the poolside veranda or in a whirlpool, steam room, or sauna. The spa does share the pool with hotel guests but they also offer an extra hour just for spa customers so make sure to inquire about the time.
Men’s and women’s lockers and changing rooms are on separate halls on either side of spa rooms. Here’s a hidden feature you may not know about. Each locker room has a private whirlpool that is not connected to the public pool. This is a great place to get away from the crowd to enjoy a relaxing whirlpool session.
Fully restored to move on, it’s time to nourish the body with food, Guy Fieri’s Foxwoods Kitchen + Bar, which offers American focused cuisine in a cozy atmosphere. Sip a drink from their beverage menu while listening to classic rock play in the background while waiting on your “Trash Can Nachos”, crispy chicken bacon ranch signature sandwich, or the ultimate Cobb salad.
If you still have time and energy to play, there is ziplining, Thrill Tower Sky rides, Pequot Trails, and 7-D multi-sensory immersive experience to partake. Or try your hand at a slot machine or table games. You definitely could spend a week at Foxwoods Resort Casino and never get bored. We didn’t even get a chance to check out the sweet treats at Sugar Factory, local craft beer, steak at Cedar’s Steakhouse, amazing entertainment and concerts, or golf outings, but we know we’ll be back again.