What is girl's weekend? Every year a few girlfriends and I go on a girls weekend away instead of celebrating our birthdays with dinners and presents. We save our money and treat ourselves to a weekend away from our regular daily life and instead take a much needed girls weekend away.
How do we choose our destinations? It's never easy for the three of us to decide on a place. It has to be during the weekend from Friday night to Sunday and close enough to return to Vancouver on Sunday. It needs to have shopping, eating, drinking, spa-ing (luxuriating at the spa), or more drinking.
In 2016 we decided to go to the River Rock Casino in Richmond. They had Trattoria (highly rated restaurant), the Buffet (which actually was our favorite), casino, Spa Utopia with hot tub and pool access, and shopping at Richmond Center. It met all of our requirements for a girls weekend away.
What was our least favorite part of this trip? Well, I have to admit that I upgraded our room from two queen beds to a suite. I thought the idea of a suite would be great! Of course even though no one was smart enough to tell me that this was a bad idea and we should change our room, instead the other girls banned me from ever being in charge of the hotel room for the girls weekend because I would get enough bed. At least this is one trip we will remember.
What was our favorite part of this trip? Spa Utopia and the male Registered Massage Therapists who were excellent and after the treatment I had wished that I chose the longer one. 45 minutes was too short. And The Buffet at the River Rock Casino. Our timing was perfect so we didn't have to wait long for dinner and were so impressed we returned the next day for the breakfast buffet.
Take a look at our suite in the Vancity Girlfriends video and you can decide if this is enough space for three?
Our 2017 Girls Weekend away will be in Kelowna, BC coming up in October! Subscribe to Vancity Girlfriends on YouTube to see what we do in Kelowna.