Fine dining, luxurious spas and dazzling entertainment make area casinos the perfect fall getaway. Hit the tables, relax by the pool or go shopping. Bet you’ll have a great time.
Foxwoods Resort Casino
(350 Trolley Line Boulevard, Mashantucket, Conn.; Foxwoods.com)
With four hotels and 35 restaurants, Foxwoods is a glittering metropolis — one with a Rees Jones golf course, Tanger outlet center, a sleek bowling alley and nearly 5,000 slots. The new 60 miles-an-hour zipline and 120 foot freefall drop add fresh thrills. Catch Mariah Carey on Oct. 14; Patti LaBelle, Oct. 21; and Tracy Morgan, Nov. 18.
The Golden Nuggest beckons high rollers.
(600 Huron Ave., Atlantic City, NJ; goldennugget.com/atlanticcity)
Spacious rooms, the pulsating Haven nightclub and restaurants like Vic & Anthony’s all add up to make bayside luxury the name of the game here. Paul Anka performs Sept. 23; Brian Wilson, Sept. 30; the Amazing Kreskin, Oct. 28 and Kenny G, Nov. 4. The Whiskey Revival on Nov. 25. will have fans of craft spirits and artisan booze sipping pretty.
Caesars Atlantic City pulls out the stops – and the steeds – to welcome you.
(Caesars Atlantic City)
Caesars Atlantic City
(2100 Pacific Ave., Atlantic City, NJ; caesarsac.com)
Inspired by the Roman Forum, the massive four-story atrium welomes you to plush accommodations, high-end shopping and dining destinations like Gordon Ramsay Pub and Grill and the Asian fusion KWI Noodle House. Decadence awaits at the Sunday brunch at Betty’s Back Room in Nero’s Italian Steakhouse. Latin sensation Luis Fonsi performs Sept. 30, while comic Rodney Carrington cracks wise on Oct. 14.
The International Trot is always something special at Empire City Casino.
(Michael Rooney /Empire City Casino)
Empire City Casino
(810 Yonkers Ave., Yonkers; empirecitycasino.com)
Double your pleasure, double your luck at this casino 20 minutes north of New York City. Enjoy the excitement of live harness racing five nights a week, as well as favorite games and 5,300 slots. Grab a bite at Nonno’s Trattoria or The Big Kitchen food court. Mark your calendars for Oct. 14, when the casino hosts the International Trot, a.k.a. the richest night of harness racing.
The massive Mohegan Sun Arena, where Katy Perry plays this fall, seats 10,000.
(1 Mohegan Sun Boulevard, Uncasville, Conn.; mohegansun.com)
Mohegan Sun impresses — over and over. You’d think a 300,000 square feet gaming floor and the world’s largest indoor planetarium would be enough to grab your attention. But then there’s the 10,000 seat Mohegan Sun Arena. Catch Katy Perry on Sept. 21; Tony Bennett, Sept. 30; Huey Lewis and the News, Nov. 1; and Lady Gaga, Nov. 10 and 11. Sushi Koya is a recent culinary addition and the New Belgium Brewing Taproom is set to open later this month.
(777 Harrah’s Boulevard, Atlantic City, NJ caesars.com/harrahs-ac)
It’s all about redesign and renewal here, from freshly minted accommodations to the Pool After Dark nightspot, which was recently revamped. For kids, check out the Family Fun Center on the fourth floor; for pooches, the animal friendly Pet Stay Program; for aspiring chefs, the Viking Cooking School, and for laughs, Arsenio Hall on Sept. 23. Share plates and good times at the recently arrived Coastal Craft Kitchen and Bar.
Premier Nightclub at Borgata Casino lets you trip the light fantastic.
(STEVE FREIHON/Borgata Casino)
Borgata Hotel Casino and Spa
(1 Borgata Way, Atlantic City; theborgata.com)
Five first-class eateries and top acts are two big draws at this glam property. See the Temptations on Oct. 8; the Isley Brothers and Aaron Neville, Oct. 20; and Chris Rock, Nov. 24. The celebration of the 40th anniversary of “Saturday Night Fever” on Nov. 4 is made for closet Tony Maneros. Foodie alert on Nov. 11: Borgata star chefs Bobby Flay, Wolfgang Puck, Michael Symon and Geoffrey Zakarian mix and mingle at the Ultimate Food Experience.
Resorts Atlantic City
(1133 Boardwalk, Atlantic City; resortsac.com)
Resorts Atlantic City hums 24/7 with 100,000 square feet of gaming space on the Boardwalk. Kick back at Jimmy Buffett’s beachy Margaritaville or the classy Cielo Wine Bar. Hungry? Gallagher’s Steak House and Capriccio Italian Restaurant are just the ticket. “Four by Four” — a tribute to The Beach Boys, Beatles, Bee Gees and Motown — hits the Superstar Theater on Oct. 25.
Resorts World Casino glows in Queens.
(Resorts World Casino)
Resorts World Casino New York City
(110-00 Rockaway Boulevard, Jamaica, Queens; rwnewyork.com)
Resorts World Casino New York City offers over 5,500 games on two floors — all easy to reach from Manhattan, Brooklyn and Queens by free shuttles. Flashback to bell bottoms and big hair at the Disco Inferno concert, Oct. 7, featuring France Joli, Harold Melvin’s Blue Notes and more. A Halloween edition of Night at Studio 54 with Jellybean Benitez welcomes ghosts and ghouls Oct. 28.