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Roasting s'mores on the beach at Semiahmoo Resort (Image by KIPMAN Creative)

6 memory-making moments that will turn a Semiahmoo trip into a tradition

Though traditions are often rooted in the activities of years past, they also change along with the people who uphold them. If you’re looking to put a fresh spin on your seasonal traditions, look no further than Semiahmoo Resort.

This coastal retreat a mere two hours north of Seattle is the perfect cozy wintertime getaway. Here are some memory-making moments you might have at Semiahmoo that will make you want to break out your selfie-stick and establish a new family tradition!

1. Nightly beach bonfires with s’mores

Roasting marshmallows and making s’mores is an activity that, for many of us, stirs up fond memories of summertime cookouts or fall camping trips of long ago. Make new memories cooking s’mores over a bonfire on the beach while the ocean’s waves sing soft melodies and the bright lights of a million stars sparkle in the sky.

2. Chasing the tide

There’s something about a seaside retreat that melts away the stress and chaos of daily life. When the tide is in at Semiahmoo, skip rocks, watch for wildlife or take to the water in a kayak or paddleboard from the Beach Activity Center. When the tide is out, walk out on the sea bed, wiggle your toes in the sand and peer into tide pools for crabs and clams.

4. Play, rest and play some more

There’s an activity for everyone at Semiahmoo. Whether you crave competition, a friendly game or something more relaxing, options abound. Try your hand at lawn games like ladder golf or horseshoes, test your intellect on the oversized chessboard or challenge your family to pickleball. If you care for something low key, catch a flick in the Discovery Theater or indulge in a little pampering at the full-service spa.

5. Wonder at the wildlife

At Semiahmoo, it’s not uncommon to spot wildlife just off the shore or soaring nimbly through the skies nearby. Bald Eagles are often seen flying overhead or perched just above you in a tree. Herons hang out near the water and on the golf courses, and you can often see seals and sea otters swim by if you look out the window.

6. Fun for the whole family.

That’s right – dogs are family, too, at Semiahmoo. No more longing looks and puppy eyes when family vacation comes around. Instead, bring the pooch along and treat your pal to some time at the seashore to sniff the new smells, chase the seagulls, play in the surf and be spoiled with our doggie treats.

If you’re ready to start a new family tradition that gives you and your loved ones a chance to get away and enjoy the natural beauty of coastal Washington, you’re ready to book your stay at Semiahmoo. Learn more about Semiahmoo Resort at or book now to receive a $50 resort credit each night you stay!