There is nothing better than a girlfriends getaway. Sometimes a quick weekend trip with besties is just what you need to recharge, laugh until you cry, and reconnect with the ones who know you best. All of these recommendations you can take without the need of a passport and can get a direct flight to & from most major cities. Fire up that group chat, it’s time to plan a girlfriends getaway!
5 Destinations Perfect for a Girlfriends Getaway
1. San Diego
Vibe: Surfs up and Sunsets
Do: You can always count on San Diego for lovely weather, miles of beaches and a laid back vibe. Days can be spent riding bikes on Coronado and wandering Balboa Park. Looking for something more active, drive just up the coast to Encinitas and take a surf lesson, followed by dinner and drinks at the Roxy.
Stay: The timeless Hotel Del Coronado
San Diego, CA (photo credit: @sapanpatel123)
Vibe: Cheers to the Third Coast
Do: Shopping in Wicker Park followed by tacos at Big Star. Drinks in West Loop and Blues at Kingston Mines til the wee hours of the morning. The Windy City is perfect for a whirlwind getaway that you may need another vacay to recover from. Don’t worry, there is nothing that brunch at Lula Cafe can’t solve.
Stay: Ace Hotel which was just named on the Conde Nast Traveler 2018 Hot List
Chicago, IL (photo credit: @erol)
Vibe: Girls Gone Glamping
Do: The National Parks are the ideal destination for active friends looking to get off the grid and explore the beauty of Zion. Take on the adventure of The Narrows and if you are feeling ambitious, hike to the top of Angels Landing. This incredibly challenging yet rewarding hike will be one more bond between friends.
Stay: Camp under the stars at Under Canvas
Urban Canvas, Zion (photo credit: @weipanux)
4. Santa Fe
Vibe: A Little Spice and Everything Nice
Do: This eclectic Southwest town is a great destination for a low-key weekend. Spend the morning finding treasures at Vintage Outpost and Shiprock. Spend the afternoon falling in love with the southwest spirit at the Georgia O’Keeffe museum followed by dinner at a local favorite, The Shed, just off the main square. Wrap the weekend up with a spa day at Ten Thousand Waves to be transported to another place entirely.
Stay: La Fonda on the main square
Santa Fe, NM (photo credit: @nativemello)
Vibe: Havana Nights and Poolside Days
Do: With its Art Deco glam, Miami is THE destination for a retro chic weekend in the sun. Take a day to escape to the barrier island Bay Biscayne to explore the Vizcaya Museum & Gardens, wander Little Havana, and enjoy rooftop cocktails at Sugar. But we all know the real scene is pool side, so reserve a cabana and rose´ the day away.
Stay: Beach Place Three from Oasis Collections. Check out the new apartment rental site that allows you to use and earn Hyatt points. Perfect mix of apartment independence with hotel amenities.
Miami, FL (photo credit: @aurora.kreativ)
What’s your favorite place to take a girlfriends getaway?
Caitlin Hoffmann is the Founder of Wandering Eye Co. – a travel agency dedicated to creating personalized holiday itineraries for travelers seeking unique experiences around the world. She is currently traveling full time, absorbing and reporting back. Follow her journey at @wanderingeyeco and reach out to start planning your next trip!