Sponsored by Semiahmoo Resort
Bleisure is the practice of combining business travel and leisure travel into one trip and there’s no better area of the country to accomplish that than in the Pacific Northwest. Semiahmoo Resort is specifically tailored to meet your needs whether they are business, leisure or a little bit of both. Located on the Washington coast, just 90 miles from Seattle and 40 miles from Vancouver, the resort sits right between Semiahmoo Bay and Drayton Harbor. Centrally located in the region, Semiahmoo Resort couldn’t be easier to get to with no mountain pass or ferry ride separating you from the resort. Being right on the beach has its perks as well. Semiahmoo is located on more than 300 acres of tideland serving up impressive views and plenty of space for activities and relaxation.
While the outdoors are well suited for warmer weather activities, Semiahmoo Resort offers plenty of opportunities to stay busy inside the resort walls. Ignite a little friendly competition between your team by setting up a pickleball or tennis tournament. Full courts are located inside the resort and both sports are perfect for a variety of experience levels. Pickleball is a popular paddle sport specifically created for all ages and skill levels so no one will feel left out. Looking for something a little less active? Semiahmoo Resort is also home to a golf simulator with 40 of the world’s top courses and a 50-seat movie theater where guests can spend a few hours lost in a film or lost on the links.
Nothing brings teams or families together quite like sharing a meal. With two onsite restaurants, Semiahmoo Resort offers the freshest seasonal offerings from local waters and farms. To elevate your dining experience, check out the Oyster Farm Tours where you and your group can see exactly where the local bounty comes from. Or explore the latest in interactive team-building by taking part in a culinary event like Semiahmoo Resort’s culinary creations. Cooking Demonstrations walk guests through the preparation of a three-course meal, complete with a tasting; Mixology 101 allows attendees to become a bartender for a day, or the Chopped Challenge promotes a little healthy competition between groups by having Executive Chef Bruno Feldsien judge their culinary masterpieces utilizing unique ingredients.
For the athletic attendees, Semiahmoo’s full-service health club has everything one would need to stay fit all year long. Between cardio machines, tennis courts, an indoor running track, free weights, and the indoor/outdoor swimming pool, there is always something available to get your heart rate up. The resort also offers a variety of fitness classes which guest can attend solo or groups can participate in as a team. Popular classes include TRX, Circuit Training, Pilates and Yoga. Wellness does not just apply to physical fitness though and The Spa at Semiahmoo can facilitate a boost to one’s mental health with their array of skin care treatments set inside a relaxing, seaside location.
Lawn games are a great way to get the family involved in post-meeting activities, especially when the weather is warm. Corporate groups, spouses, and children will all enjoy the over-sized chess and games of horseshoe and ladderball. Semiahmoo Resort’s 300 acres of tideland means endless team building opportunities on the beach. During summer months, challenge your group to participate in Semiahmoo Beach Wars. Groups of any size can compete in frozen t-shirt contests, balloon tosses, water dodgeball and beach pong. For a sweet way to end the night, your group can gather around a bonfire and enjoy s'mores on the beach at dusk.
Sponsored by Semiahmoo Resort
With more than 35,000 square feet of versatile banquet and meeting space, Semiahmoo Resort’s spectacular seaside location is the ideal setting for productive and memorable events, accommodating groups from 5 to 500. With amenities including two award-winning golf courses and full-service spa, together with on-site restaurants and professional catering staff to exceed your every expectation, Semiahmoo Resort can turn any group activity into a great event. Facilities include a 7,200-square foot exhibit hall, 6,500-square foot grand ballroom, 13 additional meeting rooms with extensive audio/visual equipment including video conference capabilities and complete technical support, and a comprehensive, 24/7 self-service business center.