Over the weekend, we drove north to the Premium Outlets for some shopping. I feel like I stock up on most of my clothes when I come back to the States. The Premium Outlets can be found off of I-5 Exit 202 in Tulalip.
Some outlet shops that you can find there are:
1. Banana Republic
6. Ecko Unltd
8. J. Crew
9. Kate Spade
10. Michael Kors
11. ...and more
Seattle Premium Outlet Information:
10600 Quil Ceda Blvd.
Tulalip, WA 98271
Directions --> here
It really is an awesome outlet mall. But, the main reason we headed two hours north of Seattle was to visit the Tulalip Casino.
We signed up to be My Tulalip members, which offers some pretty great benefits:
1. Free bucks for gambling on the anniversary of our membership joining date
2. Free bucks in the month of your birthday month
3. Free bucks on the day of your birthday
And then, we spent the rest of the afternoon and early evening at the slot machines. Who knew going to the casino could be that fun (actually, I do know because I've been to Macau a few times now just for the sole purpose of playing some slot machines).
Initially, I forked out $25 just to see where my money would take me, but lost it all playing a Michael Jackson slot machine.
I put in another $5 and just decided to $.01... I maintained that $5 and won $5 more by the end of the day. Go figure!
We headed out to the Golden Corral for a buffet dinner...as only fits a day at the casino.
Driving out to Tulalip is a great option for those who are looking for something to do for the day outside of Seattle. The drive isn't bad, as the casino is right off of I-5. The day ensures:
1. SHOPPING at the Seattle Premium Outlets
2. TABLES and SLOTS at the Tulalip Resort Casino
3. A RESORT to stay at with spa/pool/restaurants
4. EXPLORATION of the Tulalip Reservation and area
It's also a great stopping point when you are driving up to Vancouver or down from Vancouver to Seattle.