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. Then be sure to request a free copy of our Select Registry eGuidebook and browse through our catalog of highly acclaimed properties!
12 of the Best Girlfriend Getaway Ideas
“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
For the Beach Bums
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
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
For the Adventure Seekers
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
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!
Stay at the Torchlight Inn
For the Wine Lovers
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!
Stay at the Inn on First
Revel in a luxurious experience at the Inn on First. Enjoy top-notch amenities such as whirlpool tubs, gas fireplaces, and fun, innovative breakfasts menus! The inn sits in Napas historic Old Town district and is within walking distance of amazing dining experiences. You will also have access to the over 400 wineries in Napa.
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
For the Foodies
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
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?
Stay at Mill Rose Inn Bed & Breakfast
For the “Shop til You Drop” Crew
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
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
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.
In Spring Lake, NJ
For the Lavish Ladies
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
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
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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