Busy schedules can make planning the perfect evening tricky. Thankfully, the Quinault Beach Resort and Casino’s festivities run the entire month of February. But if your sweetie is a purist, Valentine’s Day falls on a Sunday this year, making it easy to wine and dine.
U.S. News and World Report estimated that in 2015 alone, Valentine’s spending topped $18 billion. While more than 50% of that total goes to candy and 37% to flowers, 35% opt for a special night out on the town, according to the National Retail Federation.
The best gifts are often experiences, especially when shared with friends or loved ones. With the special holiday just around the corner, don’t limit yourself to roses and candy. Instead enjoy a relaxing vacation getaway without having to go very far.
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 until 9:00 p.m. only. Diners can relish a bacon-wrapped filet mignon in Merlot reduction and delicate Maine lobster tail served with potatoes and vegetables.
If you’re too full to head home, the Resort is also offering discounted hotel stays which include credit to spend throughout Quinault Beach 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.
Less than two hours from Centralia, 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, go again with your sweetie, and finally for 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 cards began in the 1840s, people have enjoyed celebrating their love every spring. Despite the weather outside, Quinault Beach can help make new memories or provide a venue to celebrate beloved friends, spouses, or even a solo weekend to recharge your batteries.
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.”