Hi I will be taking my parents to Mohegan Sun next week and trying to decide on where to book the hotel. My dad isn't that much into the Casino and I'm sure he'd appreciate staying near/exploring a town on the off-casino hours. I don't mind a modest drive to Mohegan if it puts us in a better location / neighborhood so long there's not that much traffic and under 1 hour ( my understanding is that Norwich/Uncasville will be the closest to Mohegan).
I usually use Priceline bidding and they list the following areas below. Which of these areas would be our best fit (decent proximity to the casino and attractions/things to do for my dad )?
Are there better options other than Mystic County within an hours drive that would fit our needs?
Norwich - Uncasville