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Sun, Sand and S’mores wait at Semiahmoo Resort!

Drawn-out summer vacations are the stuff of dreams, but not everyone has the time, means or inclination to disappear for an entire week? Don’t worry – Semiahmoo Resort in Blaine, Washington has everything you need for a perfect getaway.

Whether you seek some spa sessions with the girls, family time or a chance to hit the greens, this top-rated resort is sure to cure your hankering for a break.

1. The gorgeous scenery

Surrounded by water on three sides and boasting incredible mountain views, Semiahmoo Resort is set on a sandy spit in Puget Sound less than two hours from Seattle. If city life has you wound up tight, the serene calm and natural beauty of this place is just what the doctor ordered.

Explore tidepools full of hermit crabs and other creatures or look toward the sky and see if you can spot a bald eagle. If your favorite form of wildlife is your dog, don’t worry – four-legged friends are welcome. Dogs can stay at the resort and many of the amenities are designed to accommodate guests with dogs, such as patio seating at Packers that is reserved for guests with dogs.

Play fetch on the beach or hit the trails together – your furry friend is sure to enjoy the mini-vacation just as much as you do!

2. Activities galore

If you’re on the hunt for outdoor adventure, you’re also at the right place. Semiahmoo offers kayak, bike and paddleboard rentals as well as an outdoor heated pool and an outdoor tennis court. Spend Saturday paddling through the blue waters of the Sound looking for wildlife or hire a fishing charter and try to catch your dinner. If you don’t make out with a prize catch, don’t worry – there are several tasty restaurants at Semiahmoo where you’re guaranteed to find a good meal. In fact, there are…

3. Three delicious dining options

You’ll find three different restaurants at Semiahmoo including the Pierside Kitchen, which servecs some of the area’s best seafood in a relaxed upscale setting. Menu highlights include Pacific Oysters, a local charcuterie board and a Salish Sea Cioppino.

If you’d like something less formal, head to Packers Oyster Bar and the Great Blue Heron Grill at Semiahmoo Golf & Country Club for a more casual atmosphere.

4. The Spa

After a day of adventure (or months without a vacation) you deserve to relax! Head to The Spa at Semiahmoo and choose from a variety of skin treatments with highly-regarded products like Éminence, Farmaesthetics, Sacred Earth Botanicals and Jane Iredale.

Get a massage with beach stones, have your brows touched up, enjoy a detoxifying algae wrap or go for a mani-pedi and haircut. Whether you’re just catching up on your regular services or splurging on a self-indulgent treat, The Spa at Semiahmoo has the quality products and incomparable service you need to look – and feel – your best.

5. The Greens

Whether you’re enjoying a low-pressure match among family members or betting your buddy big bucks that he can’t land a hole-in-one, the two award-winning courses at Semiahmoo are sure to please.

6. Sunsets and S’mores

Cap off your evening with a breathtaking over-water sunset next to a crackling fire. There, you will be provided with all the fixing for some good, heart-warming s’mores - provided entirely by the resort. What could be better?

If you’re looking for somewhere to relax or a nearby destination for outdoor adventure, Semiahmoo has what you’re looking for. To learn more and plan your weekend away, visit semiahmoo.com.

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