Celebrity chef Marcus Samuelsson sums it up perfectly: “Although I believe affection and romance should be shown all year around, it’s always smart to have a good plan up your sleeve for Valentine’s Day.”
The best gifts are often experiences, especially when shared with friends or loved ones. With Valentine’s Day just around the corner, don’t limit yourself to roses and candy. Instead, enjoy a relaxing vacation package care of Quinault Beach Resort and Casino along with the chocolates and flowers.
U.S. News and World Report estimated that in 2015 alone, Valentine’s spending topped $18 billion. While more than 50 percent of that total goes to candy and 37 percent goes toward flowers, 35 percent opt for a special night out on the town, according to the National Retail Federation.
Busy schedules can make planning the perfect evening tricky. Thankfully, the resort’s festivities run through the end of February. But if your sweetie’s a purist, Valentine’s falls on a Sunday this year making it easy to wine and dine. Quinault Beach will offer a special February 14 menu in their fine dining restaurant Emily’s. Make reservations early for their $60 filet and lobster dinner from 5:00 p.m. to 9:00 p.m. Diners can relish a bacon-wrapped filet mignon in a rich merlot reduction or delicate Maine lobster tail served with potatoes and vegetables.
If you’re too full to head home, the Quinault Beach Resort and Casino is also offering discounted hotel stays that include credit to spend throughout the resort as well as chocolate-dipped strawberries and champagne. These reduced rates are good from now through February 27. Packages begin at $169 and can be booked online or by calling 1-888-461-2214 and mentioning code VPA1 for a one night stay or VPD2 for a two-night stay.
Only two hours from Tacoma, these specials mean love is in the air no matter your schedule or budget. You can use the discounted rate all month long, so why not enjoy a solitary staycation, romantic getaway with your sweetie, and an epic girls-night-out?
Quinault Beach Resort and Casino offers daily activities both on and off the gaming floor, with concerts, dining specials, and even Mardi Gras party beads on February 9. Book spa treatments or sign up for Q-Club Membership before you go to maximize your visit. While visiting, check out other local Grays Harbor events or nearby attractions to make your stay truly magical.
Since the first mass-produced Valentine’s Day cards began in the 1840s, people have enjoyed celebrating their love every winter. Despite the weather outside, Quinault Beach Resort and Casino can help make new memories or provide a venue to celebrate beloved friends, spouses, or even a solo weekend to recharge your batteries.