This holiday season, instead of gifting presents to each other, the fiancé and I decided to go on a weekend adventure to spend a bit of quality time in each other’s company. We both had been so busy in the weeks leading up to Christmas that we decided we needed a little time away (doesn’t everyone feel like this over the holidays?)! After tossing around a few different destination ideas, we decided Seattle would be the perfect escape that would allow us to “get away from it all” without having to go too far. We had so much fun relaxing, exploring and discovering new things and we are so excited to share our trip with you!
We wanted to take our time on this adventure, so we planned to split up our weekend by spending one night just outside of Seattle and one night downtown. We left for our weekend adventure on a Friday afternoon and within 2.5 hours (from Chilliwack, BC) we were arriving at the grand entrance to our first stop, the Tulalip Resort & Casino! If you’ve ever driven to Seattle via the I-5, you’ve most likely driven right past this gem of a destination. The twelve-story resort truly is a destination all in itself; it includes everything you need for an afternoon, night or weekend away. Since we visited just before Christmas, the front lobbies and lounge areas were warmly decorated and there were festive trees scattered throughout the resort.
Now although the casino looked spectacular, we decided to spend our time this trip at the prestigious T-Spa rather than on the gaming floor. It was worth every penny! The T-Spa is renowned for being one of the best spas in the Washington State and, at 14,000 square feet, it’s hard to compete with. The spa was relaxing, clean and oh-so-comfortable that I never wanted to leave. Before and after treatments, guests are treated to complimentary teas, spa waters and juices as well as fresh fruit and various trail mix snacks. The ladies lounge area was subtler with magazines and newspapers, while the men’s lounge area featured a large television to keep them posted on their sports. We both received RMT massage treatments and will most definitely be returning for additional treatments in the future… if only to experience the lounge areas again! If you book ahead for any type of treatment at the T-Spa, just remember to leave yourself enough time to relax in the eucalyptus steam room or sweat it out in their infrared sauna. At the very least, leave time to take a long hot shower in one of their shower coves, complete with rainfall style facets that are six inches in diameter. Heavenly!
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