- Town of Tunica
- Gateway to the Blues
- Things to Do
By Lisa Konupka on Tuesday April 13, 2021
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Let’s get the obvious of the way: the whole human race is in desperate need of a vacation.
After months indoors or cooped up in our homes, we’re practically gasping to be somewhere, anywhere, else. At this point, the stages of quarantine coping are proving to be more cyclical than linear, but signs of hope are finally gleaming out on the horizon. Though when it comes to planning a brief, much-needed getaway, hope isn’t the only thing gleaming nearby.
Tunica’s humming neon signs and whirling roulette wheels are also casting brilliant beams from just down the road. At a time when international destinations are still a little farfetched and considerably risky, Tunica, Mississippi, boasts glitz and glamor comparable to the most storied resort towns of the old-world riviera!
Craft cocktails, fine dining, decadent spas, and high-roller-style accommodations beckon the work weary and quarantine crazy alike! To top things off, Tunica’s 6 world class casinos have opened their sportsbooks and sweetened the pot with downright can’t-miss betting promotions alongside all the same style and thrills that put it on the map in the first place.
If your four walls have closed in to the size of a closet, if you haven’t worn a proper pair of pants or a little black dress in the better part of a year, if you can practically taste fresh seafood or perfectly seared steak just by daydreaming about it, then it’s time to look toward Tunica and plan your great escape.
The recreational opportunities in Tunica are practically endless, but for the best results, you’ll want to try a little bit of everything on offer. Tunica is 100% committed to the safest experience possible and has numerous, sensible precautions in place to make your trip absolutely magical.
For most of us, the last time we actually risked something was when we went to the grocery store with a nearly empty bottle of hand sanitizer. Now, we can all agree that it’s time to go a little bit bolder.
If you’re looking for the VIP treatment that we all clearly deserve, look no further than the Hollywood Casino. Drawing on the immortal allure of its dreamy namesake, the Hollywood Casino transforms every visitor into the star of the red carpet. A sparkling, 54,000-square-foot gaming floor lined with genuine movie memorabilia also features row after row of slot machines, poker tables, blackjack tables, and so much more—all with spaced out seating to make social distancing that much easier.
At the Hollywood Casino and the 1st Jackpot Casino, NBA and NCAA basketball fans can enjoy the Barstool Power Hour which offers daily discounts during weekday play. Bettor-friendly discounted odds on all standard spread, money line, and total bets across selected leagues and matchups are available from 5 p.m. to 6 p.m. daily!
With the MLB returning in April and dozens of other sports betting and gaming opportunities on tap, Tunica has the juice to keep you wired for the foreseeable future!
We’ve all grown a little disenchanted with what we can cook at home or order in. It’s time to take your taste buds on a trip around the globe with truly fresh flavors sauteed to perfection just steps away from the dining table. You won’t find any soggy buns or dewy takeout boxes in Tunica!
A good steak can be hard to duplicate with what you’ve got just lying around the kitchen, to say nothing of the atmosphere and mood we associate with an indulgent meal. But at Twain’s Steakhouse in the Sam’s Town Hotel and Gambling Hall, you can finally get the pampered porterhouse or regal ribeye you’ve been dreaming of along with a total dining experience with lush furnishings and friendly staff.
The Chicago Steakhouse at the Gold Strike Casino Resort will also sate your appetite for red meat and rich interiors, while the nearby BetMGM Book Bar & Grill slings spectacular pub classics and dazzles with live sports and a nearby sportsbook! Enjoy wings, burgers, and appetizers of choice while dabbling in some video poker or watching your team cover the spread!
The Good Life
It should go without saying that Tunica’s nightlife, spas, and shopping opportunities can make you feel capital-A “Alive.”
Start your day at the Spa at Horseshoe—a luxurious, full-body treatment center that also refocuses the mind and massages the worry away! Treat yourself and your skin with a sauna appointment and some extra TLC from the skincare specialists who will have you practically glowing in no time flat.
If outdoor activity is more your thing, you can take to the links at any one of Tunica’s iconic golf courses. Tunica National Golf & Tennis stuns parttime putters and PGA pros alike with its 7,210-yard, par 72 championship layout designed by famed PGA Tour Player and course architect Mark McCumber. To shake things up over a longer stay, try the River Bend Links Golf Course or the North Creek Golf Club. Each course has its own personality and gorgeous scenery to behold, so make sure you pack your clubs!
After a round of golf or some “me time” at the spa, you’ll want to head to your room to recharge. The Fitz Hotel & Casino has over 500 rooms and suites—many of which overlook the one and only, the legendary, the mystery-making Mighty Mississippi River. Like most accommodations in Tunica, you’ll find a room that’s not only “right” for you, but perfectly suited to your every need.
After a quick nap, hit the Emporium at Sam’s Town for some distinct, Mississippi souvenirs. You’ll find pieces from local Mississippi artisans, fine fashion accessories, casino swag, luscious candles, Bulova clocks, and just about everything else your heart desires!
After some afternoon gambling and an unforgettable meal, it’s time for a drink or two as the midnight hour approaches and passes you by. Head to the aptly named Legends Bar in the Horseshoe for a craft cocktail, or sidle up and find a seat at the Ten10 Wine & Whiskey Bar over at Gold Strike for that late night beer or classy highball in equally classy surroundings.
Make Magic in Tunica
Who needs a seven-hour plane ride in a mask when Tunica is just down the street? As we all attempt a slow return to whatever “normal” means these days, it’s still important to live a little when you need it most—and safely as possible too.
Tunica’s casinos care about your safety and comfort. Through common sense health and safety precautions, you can enjoy your stay to the fullest and make the most of your magical—and much needed—getaway! Plan your trip by clicking here today.