It was announced on July 23rd, 2019 that the 2020 Miss America 2.0 Pageant would be held at the Mohegan Sun Casino in Uncasville, Ct. The Finale will be Thursday ,December 19th, NBC will be airing it LIVE! If you have never heard of Uncasville , CT , you are not alone, I have not either. Many people are scrambling to get transportation and lodging arranged before it’s too late. I will go over the basics on a few options to getting to the Mohegan Sun, as well as a few options on lodgings. I will update this guide as more information becomes available.
Mohegan Sun Casino & Resort is a 364,000 square foot complex that sits on apx. 240 acres on the Thames River in Uncasville, Ct ,owned by the Mohegan Tribe. The Facility looks amazing and seems to have plenty to offer, by ways of food, gaming and entertainment! Mohegan Sun has something for everyone, like a comedy club, mechanical bull, MASSIVE gaming complex, and much much more!
The Hotel has Apx. 1,570 Rooms, and there are a few smaller hotels around the area as well.
Mohegan Sun has a page on how to get there, HERE , and HERE . On these pages are some great tools to help you figure out travel times, etc!
I will try to simplify and explain your options.
Many people are scratching their heads trying to figure out how to get to the there. There are many different options, Plane, Train, Ferry, Bus, Uber, Helicopter, etc. The closest 2 airports are Bradly International Airport in Hartford , Ct (Airport Code: BDL ), and T.F. Green International Airport, in Warwick / Providence, Rhode Island (Airport Code: PVD ). These airports are both Apx. 60 miles away from the venue.
A Few Bigger Airports that are options are Boston Logan International, In Boston, MA ( Airport Code : BOS ) as well as New York City Airports ( Airport Codes ; JFK, LGA, EWR )
-From the Boston Airport, there is a FREE subway line to the Amtrak / Acela Station called the Silver Line, so the transfer is EASY!
-From NYC the Acela Train Departs New York, PENN STATION.
I am based in Oklahoma, for the most part, and I will be supporting the Oklahoma Delegation at the pageant, so I will just give an example of prices from Oklahoma.
The Prices seem to be in there $400 to $500 range no matter the destination airport, nor the departure airport ( Oklahoma City, Tulsa, or Stillwater).
These prices May or May NOT go up or down. I am currently working on an article about how prices fluctuate, but basically its anyones guess!
I will speak about BELOW how to get from each off these airports to the casino. Its actually pretty easy and reasonably priced. Obviously, the fastest and easiest option would be to fly into Hartford, or Warwick / Providence, as they are much closer, but to be honest, coming from NYC or Boston is not that much of a difference. I will show you how to do it!
No Matter the airline you use, MOST go to all or most of these airports, so the choices are there.
To search for flights & Hotel Click Below:
I have written a few articles on how to find cheap airfare, HERE and HERE .
I would NOT recommend coming all the way from Oklahoma Via train, as its 60 HOURS PLUS, but , with that said, if you fly into New York, or BOSTON, or even Washington, you can take the Acela high speed Train, to New London, CT which is very close to the casino, JUST a quick UBER or Taxi ride away. (Use code tonyb545 to sign up for UBER) .From NYC the Acela train is between 2 1/2 and 3 hours, and from Boston its about 1 1/2 hours. This is a good option if you want to spend a few days in NYC, or Boston (I think I will).
To check Amtrak, Click Here!
Another option is to rent a car and drive from the airport and/ or train station. The Casino has plenty of parking available and is easy to find by road, so this may be a good option if you want a little more control over your agenda and itinerary .
You can check rental cars by clicking the link below:
Private Car Service
Another option is to fly into one of these cities and have a private car or limousine waiting for you! The Hotel provides this service for a fee, you can call (888) 320-4577 , or here are a few other options :
Blacklane – I love Blacklane! I’ve used them in several cities, but especially up north around NYC and Boston! I find their prices reasonable! I have worked out a deal with them to offer 20% OFF your first ride by clicking the link HERE or by using code : TGD2C4BF
GroundLink – Another Service I have used is GroundLink. I was able to arrange a free $10 off your first ride using THIS LINK or by using code : bp30r
Uber – Uber is ok for shorter rides, but could get a little pricy for longer ones. Here is $2 off your first 3 rides using THIS LINK or by using code :TonyB545
Where To Stay
Obviously, the first choice in this instance is to stay at the Mohegan Sun! As I mentioned before, the property has a total of 1,570 rooms and suites in several towers and configurations. You can call (888) 320-4577 Ext. 2 , or check online direct with the hotel HERE. BUT check the following sites FIRST before booking to see if you get a better price! Remember, if you book using Hotels.com you get 1 night free after staying 10 nights, so that may be a better option for you to recoup some of your stay! Here are a few options to check:
–Hotels.com : After 10 nights in 1 year you get 1 night free! This is based on the average price of the 10 nights so if you stay 10 nights at $100 a night you will get a free night for $100, ANYWHERE in the world!
–Vayama : Compare Prices with Vayama
There are a few Hotels in the surrounding area, some tip shuttles
- Microtel Inn and Suites Uncasville
- Hyatt Place Mohegan Sun
- Holiday Inn Norwich
Use one of the links ABOVE, Like Hotels.com to search for these hotels to get the best price!
Although it may seem hard to find travel options to the Miss America 2.0 pageant, it really isn’t! There are many opportunities to make a short vacation add-on by going to NYC or Boston, or WHEREVER! If you have any questions PLEASE COMMENT BELOW!
Thanks for reading and PLEASE, TRAVEL MORE! and GO MISS OKLAHOMA!!!!!!!