By Kenneth Karlberg | Photos courtesy of Tulalip Resort Casino Spa
Everyone knows the Tulalip Resort Casino is perhaps the best, most centrally located casino north of Seattle. It is much, much more. The Tulalip may be the ultimate flex pass for gamblers whose passion for gambling may not be wholeheartedly shared by their “other half.” If this sounds like you, the Tulalip Resort Casino has your back.
Above: Tulalip Resort Casino Spa Guest Room
Nothing earns more relationship points or says “I adore you” like a one-night staycation at Tulalip Resort Casino’s 4-star hotel, which was ranked #29 in Washington by US News and World Report. Dress up in sequins and sport coat, or dress down in jeans and t-shirts—it doesn’t matter.
Above: Blazing Paddles | Journeys East | Blackfish Wild Salmon Grill & Bar
Your dining options are second to none, and all within seconds of your hotel room: Blackfish Wild Salmon Grill & Bar, Tule Bene Pastaria & Chophouse, Blazing Paddles, Canoes Carvery, Cedars Cafe, The Draft, Eagles Buffet, Destinations and Journeys East. Feel like upscale Italian? Tule Bene Pastaria & Chop house recently opened to the delight of taste buds everywhere. Few restaurants do farm-to-table Italian or chops in the Pacific Northwest like Tule Bene. Or treat yourself to award winning wines, cocktails and microbrews at Blackfish Wild Salmon Grill & Bar, followed by an array of fresh local seafood options prepared using traditional tribal techniques, all presented in an atmosphere that is a fusion of local Native American culture and modern upscale dining. Whatever you choose, be careful if you start your evening at The Draft, which may be coolest, hippest sport’s bar north of Seattle. If you do, you will not want to leave. The specialty cocktails and “sports bar” appetizers are worthy of any high-end restaurant.
Above: T Spa Couples Massage
Need even more relationship points in the bank? No worries—the entertainment options are money on the home front. From live performances at Canoes Cabaret to the star-studded summer series at the Tulalip Ampitheatre, you will be out of the dog house and into the penthouse faster than Jimmy John’s can deliver sandwiches. You will have points to spare. But if you happen to still be running a relationship points deficit after the show, fret not. The Tulalip Resort Casino can fix any relationship with a decadent, self-indulgent morning of a couple’s massage and facials at its luxurious T Spa. Underestimate the power of the spa at your peril.
With apologies to dogs everywhere, the Tulalip Resort Casino may be man’s best friend. It takes the risk out of gambling, where every relationship wins.