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Fantastic long weekend in Connecticut

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A February 2004 trip to Westbrook by ckelly

Waters Edge Resort and Spa Photo, Westbrook, Connecticut More Photos
Quote: We were very happy to arrange an exchange into Water's Edge which is close to Mohegan Sun. We had a wonderful long weekend in Connecticut and the chance of a lifetime to see the U.S. tennis team play the first round of DavisCup Tennis!

Water's Edge Resort and Spa

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Hotel | "Water's Edge"

Water's Edge Resort and Spa Photo, Westbrook, Connecticut
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Best Things Nearby:Casinos, shopping, and Mystic SeaportBest Things About the Resort:See belowResort Experience:This is a beautiful resort, even if you go there off-season, as we did. Some of the positives include: Spacious rooms and layout of the unit: Our unit had a loft, so even though it was a one-bedroom, six adults had plenty of privacy. Each room is very open and very well-decorated, with high ceilings. The living room furniture is very comfortable, and all of the furniture was very high-quality. The entire unit had lots of closets and storage areas! The kitchen had every gadget wanted (though, with the restaurant, we didn’t eat any d...Read More

Member Rating 5 out of 5 on February 6, 2005

Water's Edge Resort and Spa
1525 Boston Post Road
Westbrook, Connecticut 06498
(860) 399-5901

Water's Edge Inn & Resort: Restaurant

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Restaurant | "Restaurant at Water's Edge"

Water's Edge Inn & Resort: Restaurant Photo, Westbrook, Connecticut
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When I read "award winning," I wondered exactly what award it was. Even though I never did find out what award the ad was referring to, this restaurant is tops! Most important, the food was delicious. I had the snapper special, which was cooked to perfection and well presented. The portions were ample, so I didn’t feel I needed to order lots of extras. Of course, I did indulge in the delicious, tasty desert! The menus change during the year, but I would recommend one of their nightly specials. If one of the specials doesn’t appeal to you, there are lots of other choices on the menu. In addition to great food, the atmosphere was wonderful. The room is very spacious (with large windows...Read More

Member Rating 5 out of 5 on April 5, 2005

Water's Edge Inn & Resort: Restaurant
Boston Post Rd
Westbrook, Connecticut 06498
(860) 399-5901

Mohegan Sun

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Attraction | "Shop Till You Drop"

Mohegan Sun Photo, Uncasville, Connecticut
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Normally I do not do any shopping while on vacation, but this time was an exception. I fell in love with "The Shops at Mohegan Sun". The stores were extremely interesting and beckoned me. I don’t know exactly how many stores are at Mohegan Sun, but I do know that I spent many hours browsing – and buying. One of my favorite stores was Odysea. The outside front "wall" of this store was a huge aquarium! I spent as much time outside the store looking at all of the fish in the aquarium as I spent inside, which features unusual exhibits of knick-knacks and jewelry, as well as lots of other odds and ends. And yes, I did end up buying some new earrings! I included two "prints" from the video I took of the sto...Read More

Member Rating 5 out of 5 on April 5, 2005

Mohegan Sun
1 Mohegan Sun Blvd.
Uncasville, Connecticut 06382
(888) 777-7922

Majestic Ship Photo, Mystic, Connecticut
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We saw Mystic Aquarium, Mystic Seaport, and Olde Mistick Village in one day and my personal favorite was the Planetarium at the Seaport. I have always been fascinated by the stars, and since my husband and I were the only ones in the audience, we got an extra-long (about an hour or so) explanation and demonstration. The guide told us all about the various constellations and took special care to explain how the stars look differently depending upon where you live and the time of the season. There is an extra $3 charge for this building, but we certainly got our money’s worth. We also received a special tour of the Charles Morgan, the "last remaining wooden whaling ship". I think there were...Read More

Member Rating 4 out of 5 on April 5, 2005

Mohegan Sun

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Attraction | "The Most Unusual Place for a Drink"

Mohegan Sun Photo, Uncasville, Connecticut
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We had many choices for a place to have a relaxing drink. One of our choices during our stay in Connecticut was at the Mohegan Sun Casino. Leffingwells, which has several other names, was the best! Why does it have so many names? First, it is known as a martini bar because the house specialty is over 50 specially mixed martinis. Up to that point, I had never had a martini. However, I now order martinis whenever I am on vacation. Being a chocolate lover, I of course ordered their chocolate dream (Skyy vodka, Baileys, crème de cacao with whipped cream, and a drizzle of coffee liquer). It also is known as a planetarium, since the ceiling of the bar is actually a huge dome (definitely th...Read More

Member Rating 5 out of 5 on April 6, 2005

Mohegan Sun
1 Mohegan Sun Blvd.
Uncasville, Connecticut 06382
(888) 777-7922