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Girls Just Wanna Have Fun: 12 of the Best Girlfriend Getaway Ideas

The Best Places to Vacation with Friends

“Each friend represents a world in us, a world possibly not born until they arrive, and it is only by this meeting that a new world is born.” ― Anaïs Nin

Whether it’s sharing laughs over glasses of wine or convincing each other to buy your dream shoes, there’s no better travel partner than a best friend. Lounge around under the hot summer sun. Embark on an unforgettable adventure. Or, let your worries melt away at a world-renowned day spa. The options for one of the best girlfriend getaway ideas are nearly endless! Read on for some inspiration

Trips for the Beach Lovers

Friends on the beach during a girls' getaway

1. Amelia Island, FL

Where better to spend your girls’ weekend than on the beach? Amelia Island is the perfect destination to spend your days soaking up the sun or perusing unique shops in downtown Fernandina Beach. Then in the evenings, grab a couple of creative cocktails and delicious seafood at one of the many unique restaurants!

Stay at Fairbanks House

beautiful suite in the fairbanks house on amelia island features cream and white interior decor

Not only does Fairbanks House offer an array of “Girls Just Wanna Have Fun Getaway” specials and packages, their friendly staff, exciting social hours, and beautiful accommodations set the scene for an unforgettable getaway!

Fairbanks House

2. Mendocino, CA

A visit to Mendocino, CA, is a magical experience. You can expect to see magnificent views of the scenic Pacific Coast and all of the beautiful natural wonders that abound in the area. Explore sea caves, stroll along Bowling Ball Beach, or lounge on Big River Beach. There’s so much to do in the area. You’re bound to have the time of your life!

Stay at Sea Rock Inn

Sea Rock Inn suite Interior

You and the girls can wake up to breathtaking views of the ocean roaring in at Sea Rock Inn. In the evening, curl up in front of the fire with a glass of wine. You can also opt to include yoga, wine tour, and redwood railbike packages to your stay!

Sea Rock Inn

Getaways for the Adventure Seekers

Visit the Grand Canyon for the perfect girls trip

3. Grand Canyon, AZ

Maybe a visit to the Grand Canyon is on all of your bucket lists. If that’s the case, hit the road for the adventure of a lifetime! While this awe-inspiring attraction is the main draw to the area, you will still find much to entertain you in Arizona! Expansive red sand deserts, majestic rock formations, and beautiful blue skies paint the perfect backdrop to your girls’ getaway!

Stay at Sheridan House Inn

Rosewood Room Sheridan House Inn- Debbie Santy

Sheridan House Inn is a hidden gem, tucked away by lush mountain forests in Williams, AZ. Here, you will be within driving distance of the state’s most prominent attractions such as the Grand Canyon and Sedona. Unwind and reconnect with your best friends in this tranquil setting!

Sheridan House Inn

4. Park City, UT

If your girlfriends are into sports and adventure, make your way to Park City, Utah! Hit the slopes where Olympic Gold Medalists made their names. Peruse shops and dine at establishments that line the streets of the Historic District. You can even plan to visit in January and attend screenings at the infamous Sundance Film Festival!

Vacations for the Wine Enthusiasts


5. Napa Valley, CA

Sure, Napa Valley is known for being the ultimate romantic destination. This time, leave your significant others behind for a ladies trip that will go down in the books for being the best yet! After a couple of glasses of Chardonnay and Cabernet Sauvignon, the laughs just won’t stop! Check out the geothermal mineral springs for a relaxing afternoon or hit the bike trails for a unique wine tour for something more adventurous!

6. Virginia Wine Country

Who says you have to leave the East Coast for a magical wine country experience? Virginia Wine Country sits nestled in the mountains and boasts a rich history and a spectacular winery selection. Between sipping on glasses of fine wine, explore Shenandoah National Park or drive up the Blue Ridge Parkway for the views.

Stay at Arcady Vineyard Bed and Breakfast

Arcady's Madison Suite deck with wood Adirondack chairs and a table overlooking lush green grass and trees

Stay in Charlottesville, VA, at Arcady Vineyard Bed and Breakfast. You won’t even have to leave the property for a wine experience. Additionally, the innkeeper is a vineyard owner and knows the best places to visit in the area and will gladly help you craft the perfect vacation!

Arcady Vineyard B&B

Destinations for the Foodies

Beignets in New Orleans

7. New Orleans, LA

It’s no secret that New Orleans is a culinary hotspot. The streets swirl and overwhelm your senses with the smell of delicious food pouring out of restaurant windows, the sound of upbeat jazz, and the sight of vibrant architecture. Feast on delicious, spicy shrimp gumbo and chargrilled oysters. Then, treat yourselves to sugar-coated beignet and buttery pralines.

Stay at Canal Street Inn

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Enchanting live oaks and pecan trees surround Canal Street Inn. This Greek-Revival, 1912 mansion boasts magnificent woodwork and a classical elegance that captures the romantic essence of New Orleans’ history.

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8. San Francisco

Succulent seafood, unparalleled baked goods, vegan cuisine, and international delicacies all make San Francisco, California, a foodie paradise. Treat yourself to creative concoctions that encapsulate the delicious benefits of melting pot cities. With everything from fried chicken ramen to oysters on the half shell and carne asada burritos unlike anything you’ve ever had before, what more could you ask for in a vacation?

Ideas for the “Shop til You Drop” Crew

Antique shopping

9. Atlanta, GA

If you’ve got money burning a hole in your pocket, then head to Atlanta for some of the best shopping. Hit Bennett Street District in Buckhead for antiques and art. Lenox Square has all of your bigger stores such as David Yurman and Louis Vuitton. Little Five Points is a fun area for quirky, funky finds. Peachtree boasts unique boutiques and art galleries as well.

Stay at Stonehurst Place

Stonehurst Place Living room

Stonehurst Place is a beautifully restored, eco-friendly 1896 mansion that sets the scene for a luxurious getaway. The elegant, yet relaxed atmosphere makes for an ideal home away from home for you and your best friends.

Stonehurst Place

10. New York City, NY

Can you think of a better destination for shopping than New York City? With everything from one-of-a-kind boutiques and ritzy shopping malls to underground consignment shops and upscale antique stores, you’re in for quite the trip! While you’re there, check out some of the major attractions such as the MOMA or the Statue of Liberty.

Stay at Chateau Inn and Suites

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If you’re not fond of the hustle and bustle of the Big Apple, then stay in the quiet seaside village of Spring Lake, NJ. The Chateau Inn and Suites offers guests everything from beautiful accommodations, gourmet breakfasts, spa specials, and more! It’s the perfect retreat for you and the ladies to recover from shopping away in NYC.

Chateau Inn & Suites

Getaways for the Lavish Ladies

Two women in bathrobes relaxing at the spa.

11. Hawley, PA

The Lodge at Woodloch is a renowned spa experience in Hawley, PA. Book yourselves massages, facials, manicures and more! Then, dine at their on-site restaurant for a gourmet dinner. You can even attend a variety of fitness classes! After a day of pampering, spend the rest of your trip exploring the beauty of the Poconos.

Stay at Ledges Hotel

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Ledges Hotel is a gorgeous boutique hotel set on a ledge with trickling waterfalls painting a backdrop to your getaway. The unique aesthetic of this property helps maintain its historic integrity while also providing guests with the comforts of modern conveniences.

Ledges Hotel

12. Sedona, AZ

There’s something uniquely relaxing about the desert. Set against red-rock landscapes, rest and rejuvenate with your best girlfriends in Sedona, Arizona. Spend a few days exploring the great outdoors. Then, recover from your adventures with unparalleled services at some of the area’s most renowned spas!

Canyon Villa Bed & Breakfast Inn of Sedona

canyon villa poolside views of the red rock formations in the background

Imagine soaking up the warm desert sun in a pool at the foot of Bell Rock and Courthouse Butte. Canyon Villa Bed & Breakfast Inn of Sedona offers outstanding service, luxe accommodations, and easy access to all the best activities!

Canyon Villa B&B

Stay Select

In the midst of planning one of the best girlfriend getaway ideas, consider staying at a Select Registry property. Our quality-assured bed and breakfasts, inns, boutique hotels, lodges, and luxury cabins set the scene for an unforgettable vacation! Maybe you’ve always wanted to stay in an elegant manor or mansion. Perhaps you prefer the idea of staying in a historic property that boasts quirky, Victorian architecture and colorful antique furnishings. Regardless of where you decide to rest your head, rest assured that your trip will be one for the books when you Stay Select!

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Best Places to Stay in Atlanta

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Stonehurst Place Luxury Inn and Carriage House

Atlanta, GA

Best Places to Stay in Charlottesville

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Arcady Vineyard Bed and Breakfast

Charlottesville, VA

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Foxfield Inn

Charlottesville, VA

Best Places to Stay in Fernandina Beach

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Amelia Island Williams House Bed & Breakfast

Fernandina Beach, FL

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The Addison on Amelia Island

Fernandina Beach, FL

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The Fairbanks House

Fernandina Beach, FL

Best Places to Stay in Hawley

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Ledges Hotel Interior
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Ledges Hotel

Hawley, PA

Settlers Inn
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Settlers Inn Breakfast
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Settlers Inn Guest Room
Beach on Lackawaxen River at The Settlers Inn
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The Settlers Inn

Hawley, PA

Best Places to Stay in Mendocino

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Sea Rock Inn

Mendocino, CA

Best Places to Stay in New Orleans

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Canal Street Inn

Canal Street Inn

New Orleans, LA

Best Places to Stay in Sedona

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Adobe Grand Villas

Sedona, AZ

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Huevos Ranchos breakfast
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Canyon Villa Bed and Breakfast Inn of Sedona

Sedona, AZ

Best Places to Stay in Spring Lake

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Chateau Inn and Suites

Spring Lake, NJ

Best Places to Stay in Williams

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Rosewood Room Sheridan House Inn- Debbie Santy
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bathroom witha view
fish tacos
waffle and fruit
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Sheridan House Inn

Williams, AZ

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