Do you ever wish that you could jump in your car and get away from it all? Maybe have a quick girls trip that offers fun activities, beautiful rooms, great dining, spa services and a beautiful pool? All of this without getting on a plane and only a short one hour drive north of Dallas? Your wish has come true. Check out how I had an amazing girls trip at Choctaw Casino & Resorts-Durant!
Y’all I had never been to Choctaw Casino and I was thrilled when I was asked to take a girls trip and enjoy what the resort had to offer for the blog. In case you don’t know, Choctaw Casinos & Resorts-Durant has eight locations throughout Southeast Oklahoma with the Durant location being the largest. The hotel has a spa, pool, dining options, and games including poker, countless table games, and over 4,000 slots (but who’s counting).
Since gambling isn’t legal in Texas, it’s sure fun to drive up US-75 for a short one hour drive and hit Durant, Oklahoma. It’s beautiful fo cross the red river and enter a new state. I asked my trainer Kat Spangler (check out this blog post about how she got me into shape in 2 months) and actor friend Giovannie Cruz to join me for this quick trip. All three of us seemed to be in a place where we needed some fun girl time. We jumped in my car with an overnight bag and off we went.
Upon arriving, valet immediately took our car and we checked in to our beautiful rooms all offering king size beds. We changed clothes and headed to the Oasis pool with a swim up bar and private cabana’s. I swear that women can solve all the problems of the world while lounging by the pool. There’s a nice fan in the private cabana so we never got hot. They brought our lunch to us so it was an added bonus that we never had to leave our amazing compound.
It was soon time to head back and freshen up for dinner. Kat, Giovannie and I enjoyed a scrumptious dinner, dessert and bottle of red wine at 1832 Steakhouse. It’s their fine dining restaurant and its so good! Choctaw offers many dining options as well as a coffee spot, pizza and burger place and of course a buffet. Now for the fun part. After dinner we moved on to play in the casino. We tried our hand at Texas Hold ‘Em and Blackjack. Needless to say, we didn’t come home any richer than when we arrived. But we sure had a fun! We also played on the slot machines and watched other people play. It’s such a vibrant atmosphere that you just get caught up in it all. I’m always hoping I see someone win it big!
The next morning, we enjoyed breakfast in bed with room service before heading back downstairs. Because they have a fitness center (and my trainer was with me), we decided to work out. Score one for me because I never work out while on a trip. And then the cream de la cream – spa time! If you know me well, my vacations will always involve a spa if I can work it in. The spa at Choctaw Casino & Resort-Durant is top-notch offering the best of services on their spa menu and wonderful amenities. All three of us enjoyed a 60 minute massage and were so relaxed that we just lounged in our spa robes for a bit.
Choctaw also has an event center and grand theater offering great concerts. Be sure to check out their upcoming schedule here. Before you knew it, it was time to check out and head back to Big D. Yes, our trip was only a short one-day trip but there is something special about getting away even if it is only for 24 hours. And with this location being so accessible, we’ll be sure to head back soon!
Wouldn’t you like to have a little fun and play at Choctaw Casino & Resorts-Durant? I highly recommend it! xoxo – Tanya
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This blog post is sponsored by Choctaw Casino & Resorts-Durant. All opinions are my own.Tags: girls trip