Discover This Easy Weekend Getaway in Northern Washington

Autumn sets the Semiahmoo spit afire with brilliant fall foliage and blazing sunsets.

Semiahmoo Resort in Blaine, Washington has everything you need for a perfect weekend getaway this fall.

Whether you want several spa sessions with the girls, some family time or a chance to hit the greens, this top-rated resort is sure to cure your hankering for a break. The fall is a great time to comb the beach for interesting finds, savor the local oyster harvest, sip wine from your room's balcony and taste the flavors of fall in the resort restaurants. Here are some top attractions:

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.

Poke around 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.

2.Activities galore

Those seeking fun and outdoor adventure, are 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 your Saturday paddling through the blue waters of the Sound looking for wildlife or hire a fishing charter and try to catch your dinner.

3.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.

The Loomis Trail Golf Club was designed by Graham Cooke and is the #5 public course in the country as ranked by “Golfweek.” An extensive canal system brings water into play on all 18 holes, giving Loomis Trail one of the highest slope ratings in Washington state.

The course at Semiahmoo Golf & Country Club was designed by Arnold Palmer. This 7,005-yard tree-lined masterpiece has 67 strategically placed bunkers and tee box placements to adjust the degree of difficulty, making the course playable for golfers of all skill levels.

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 delicious dining options

You’ll find three different restaurants that offer a range of dining options. Go to Pierside Kitchen for some of the area’s best seafood in a relaxed upscale setting or enjoy the casual atmosphere of Packers Oyster Bar and the Great Blue Heron Grill at Semiahmoo Golf & Country Club. No matter where you dine, you’ll love the quality ingredients and friendly service.

Whether 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

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