This hot spot has everything you need for the ultimate staycation near Dallas
Summer is almost over, but you can still squeeze in one last getaway. You’ll need something convenient with minimal planning, yet dynamic enough to please the whole family. Here’s an idea: Choctaw Casino & Resort–Durant in Durant, Oklahoma.
Just across the Texas state line, Durant is close enough to home for a staycation but far enough away to feel like an escape. The amenities will remind you that this isn’t your typical casino. You’d expect games and gambling — and there is plenty of that on the high-energy gaming floor— but there are also a few things that will surprise you.
The spa is full-service and offers massage therapy, manicures and pedicures, facials, and salon services. For the kids (and the kids at heart), the resort features an area called The District. It’s a fun-focused concept that includes a 3,600-square-foot arcade, 20-lane bowling alley, four-theater cinema, two laser tag arenas, sports bar, and food court.
There is also the Oasis Pool, an indoor and outdoor multi-level swimming pool with private cabanas, six hot tubs, water loungers, and two swim-up bars. The cabanas can be rented on any level for different guest needs: adult-only, kid-friendly, or for larger groups of friends. You can also shop fashion, accessories, and jewelry with the onsite retail stores, or catch a live show at Choctaw Grand Theater. Acts include big names like The All American Rejects, Styx, Jake Owen, and Dierks Bentley.
Accommodations range in style, the most luxurious being the Choctaw Spa Tower with 286 rooms waiting to spoil you. We’re talking plush linens, pillow-top mattresses, large walk-in showers, sound machines for relaxation, and in-room coffee service. Plus there’s cool decor like refurbished barn-door entryways into the bathrooms and all the modern perks are available: high-speed Wi-Fi and a 48-inch HDTV with an interactive resort directory. The Choctaw Grand Tower offers similar accommodations but with a boutique feel that's a little closer to all the fun and entertainment.
If you’re looking for something a little rustic, the Choctaw Lodge is a short shuttle ride away from the main resort and gives visitors a more secluded option. You can also bring your pets with you. Or, try Choctaw Inn. It’s full of cozy rooms that work well for business or pleasure and offer quick access to the casino, Oasis Pool, and arcade.
What would a getaway be without plenty of good food? Choctaw Casino & Resort–Durant delivers on this front and lets guests choose from an array of restaurants and eateries. You can find everything from fine dining at 1832 Steakhouse to Asian bowls at Bamboo Noodle Bar. There’s also La Cantina, Jackpot Java, Blue Moon Cafe, and more. The kids won’t be disappointed either; head to Subway, Papa John’s Pizza, or Smashburger in the south casino.
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