Group planners looking for shopping adventures and gaming action will find some tantalizing choices in the February 2015 issue of Leisure Group Travel magazine.

The cover story “Shopping & Cuisine” spotlights America’s growing foodie culture, focusing on shopping hotspots where groups can combine retail revelry with a fun food or drink experience. The new watchword, writes shopping industry expert Carolyn J. Feimster, is “cuisine-tainment.”

In “Top Casino Picks,” Circus Circus and Resorts Casino Hotel represent Las Vegas and Atlantic City, respectively. Midwest favorites include Potawatomi Hotel & Casino in Milwaukee and Ohio’s Scioto Downs and Hard Rock Rocksino. Rounding out the top choices are Idaho’s Coeur d’Alene Casino Resort Hotel.

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Virginia’s100 Miles of Lights, a holiday festival that stretches from Richmond to Virginia Beach, and South Carolina’s Hilton Head Island highlight coverage of the South. The featured Northeast destination is northwestern Connecticut’s Litchfield Hills, a collection of quintessential New England villages brimming with historic charm and antiques shops. For travel ideas in the heartland, readers can view articles on Branson, Missouri; the Oklahoma City National Memorial and Museum; and Metroplex communities centered around Fort Worth and Dallas.
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