Hotel at a Glance: Microtel Inn & Suites by Wyndham Uncasville
This Microtel Inn & Suites by Wyndham Uncasville might be miles from Vegas, but it’s just a short drive from the Mohegan Sun and Foxwoods Casinos, which are 2 and 10 miles away, respectively. Guests can try their luck playing table and slot games or catch live concerts and comedy shows. It’s also easy to get out and explore the surrounding area by shopping and sightseeing in nearby towns, or making the 20-minute drive to the coast.
- Upgrade to a suite, which features an expanded seating area and kitchenette.
- Free continental breakfast with hot and cold cereal, pastries, and other items
- Grab a bite to eat at the snack corner.
- Day trip: More than 40 shops and restaurants fill the colonial-style buildings of Olde Mistick Village, about 20 miles away.
Montville, Connecticut: Historic Town near Casinos and the Coast
Montville’s history stretches back to 1646, when it was first settled under the name Pequot, after the Mashantucket Pequot tribe that inhabited the area. Today, the town’s closest neighbor is the Mohegan Tribal Reservation, home to the famous Mohegan Sun Casino. You can learn more about local Native American history through lifelike dioramas, art, and artifacts at the Mashantucket Pequot Museum & Research Center in nearby Mashantucket. Climb to the top of the museum’s 185-foot tower to see panoramic views of the wooded landscape and nearby swamplands.
There are lots of places to explore the scenery. Go on a hike through the dense birch, maple, and sassafras forests of Ledyard, or venture to the coast: it’s just a half-hour drive away. At Bluff Point State Park, you can enjoy forested hiking and biking trails that lead to a mile of sandy, secluded beachfront.