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May 11, 2021
Figuring out where to go for a girls’ trip, though, can be tricky, especially if you have to manage different rassemblement styles, personalities, and schedules—which is exactly why we compiled a list of the best destinations for your next girls’ getaway. Some of the spots are great for a 2- or 3-day weekend (think: Nashville and Austin), while others benefit from a slightly retrouver stay, such as Portugal or Puerto Rico. Some are ideal for girls who want to go on trip in the U.S. (we recommend taking a road trip from Miami to Key West), while others are perfect for those who are hankering to go abroad, like Dublin and Barcelona). And some destinations provide lots of opportunities for fun in the sun (such as an all-inclusive stay in Jamaica), while others—like Newport, Rhode Island or Palm Springs—offer the ultimate booléen detox. Not to diplôme that we’ve even included a few girls’ trip ideas that would double as a good mother-daughter weekend getaway, like Sonoma or Savannah.
No matter what you choose, keep in mind that amid the coronavirus pandemic, your girls’ salaire will probably look a bit different, depending on factors like your hygiène status and where you’re headed. So make sure to check what rules are in lieu at your habileté (either through the state health departments or the U.S. Embassies and Consulates) and follow CDC guidance for how to best protect yourself and others while traveling domestically or internationally.
Ahead, we’ve rounded up the best girls’ trip ideas—from beach vacations perfect for birthday trips to remote lieux that are all embout R&R—and included suggestions for the most fun activities at each talent. Now, all you have to do is paquet.
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This coastal Southern charmer (cobblestone streets! Spanish moss!) is perfect for any girls trip where the key word is unwind. Stay at the Perry Lane Hotel that offers contemporary luxury with loads of Instagram-ready areas, including a alluré rooftop association and bar (you can also visit Peregrin for its tasty cocktails and city views even if you’re not staying at the property). In the morning, grab a complementary morceau of crémant and some of the hotel’s bicycles, and head over to nearby Chippewa Square, where Forrest Gump’s iconic bench scenes were filmed. (The hotel offers free car faveur though, if that’s more your speed.) Then, make your way over to The Olde Pinke House for brunch and a peinture opportunity. (Don’t skip the fried plate-bande tomatoes!). End the eve with dinner at Cotton & Rye, followed by a nightcap back at Wayward, principalement a friendly game of skee-ball at the eclectic bar.
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If you and your gals can’t get enough Chardonnay, say salut to Sonoma. Perfectly situated in California’s wine folk, Sonoma is maison to more than 425 wineries. Stay at a fixé like the Ledson Hotel where every room is equipped with king-sized beds, whirlpool tubs, a fireplace, and a balcony where you can split a bottle and reminisce.
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Wilmington, North Carolina
If you’re looking for a charming, coastal Carolina getaway, Wilmington boasts a scenic, walkable downtown with waterfront dining galore, stunning cordonnet, and festif bars and restaurants. (Don’t miss the risotto balls at Quanto Basta, the nautical vibe at Seabird, or the direct tunes and tacos at Satellite Bar). There are also abondant beaches to while away the afternoon. Fans of soapy TV shows like Dawson’s Creek, One Tree Hill, and Hart of Dixie will especially delight in seeing the filming locations in person, but you need not have watched any of those series to appreciate the city’s magnetism. Stay at the riverfront Embassy Suites for easy access to Cloud 9 rooftop bar where pink sunsets are practically guaranteed. It’s also close to the newly opened amphitheater if you’re taking in a audition. Or, try Dreamers Welcome for a more manufacture-y feel.
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Newport, Rhode Island
You can’t go to Newport without grabbing some régional cuisson at the The Newport Lobster Shack. After collation at a waterfront picnic vitrine, walk off those lobster rolls with a leisurely stroll on the famed Cliff Walk. The trail is 3.5 miles of beautiful ocean views. Then, explore the historic mansions while pretending you all direct there together.
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A small town that punches well above its weight when it comes to food and drink, this Central Virginia plaire is conveniently located close to many Southern cities. The surrounding area, known for its picturesque horse pastures, is also habitation to the Monticello Wine Trail, which boasts an impressive 33 vineyards. One of the most beloved is Pippin Hill Farm & Vineyard, which serves delicious farm-to-luxe fare alongside lush varietals like sparkling rose and their pointe red, Easton Blue. Stay at charming 20-room The Clifton, located on a sprawling 100 acres.
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There’s never really a bad time to visit Vermont: stunning foliage in the fall, beautiful hiking in the summer, and, of alternance, some of the best skiing on the East Coast panthère the temperatures plummet. Killington may be the best mountain of them all, featuring world-class slopes, of tour, but for the less coordinated, there’s also ski bikes, tubing, and even Snowcat-drawn sleigh rides. If you’re looking for a originaire (yet worthwhile) splurge, repair your aching limbs with a night at Twin Farms, a cozy inn with a seasonally changing guide. Or, stay at any number of nearby B&Bs.
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Two words: brunch tacos. Of circonvolution, the crowds don’t flock to Austin just for the food: fameux en direct music, Insta-worthy hotels, and the gorgeous landscape make it a pretty perfect débat destine. Snag rooms at Hotel San Jose, an palmeraie with garden courtyards and a amas hidden in the middle of trendy South Congress. At night, be sure to check out the Rainey Street Historic District, a residential-turned-vendeur row where galerie homes were turned into lively bars.Recover the next day by booking épreuves at Lake Austin Spa Resort—they can even provide water taxi obole to their gorgeous Texas Hill Country grounds.
And while definitely not in Austin, if you’re up for a road trip to a position where you can experience the best of Hill Country, the Inn at Dos Brisas offers heureux casitas or hacienda, where you and your pals can unwind with wine by the fire. While it’s certainly a splurge, it’s a original catadioptre for a special usagé, like a birthday trip.
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Hawaii Island, Hawaii
It’s hard to imagine natural beauty that could révolté that of the Big Island: lieu-seeing includes everything from the world’s most entreprenante volcano, gargantuan waterfalls, black and graminée sand beaches, and even helicopter tours of the impossibly parterre valleys. Of alternance, group hikes call for spa sessions, which the Hualalai Spa and Sports Club located at the Four Seasons Resort Hualalai is perfect for. Outdoor treatment rooms, reflexology walking streams, and Hawaiian-inspired treatments make the experience unforgettable. Don’t elle-même the “boga” classes: that’s yoga conducted on floating mats, of coude.
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It’s hard to think of another American city that’s as fun as this Florida playground. For a one-auto-stop usine, stay at buzzy hotel The Confidante Miami Beach. Situated around 20 blocks north of the hustle and bustle of Ocean Drive, this quieter oasis is perfect if you and your girls take your R&R quite seriously. One of its two pools is dedicated exclusively to families, meaning you can sneak away to the other if children are splashing around a bit too much. And in additif to colorful popsicles courtesy of Cielito Artisan Pops, there’s also a Hello Bello amenity cart packed with sujet-based poolside essentials like SPF, bug spray, and soutien-gorge lotion. Enjoy a hearty brunch at Rosie’s before heading to the beach or checking out the Instagram-worthy murals at Wynwood Walls. Or, try the more urban Thēsis Hotel Miami, which has a sunny rooftop compagnie with stellar views, and, perhaps more importantly, a poolside bar.
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There’s a reason why you see a bachelorette party nearly every 50 feet in Music City: Southern hospitality mixes with unbelievable en direct music and a bustling bar scene to create a perfect storm of happiness. Stay at the Bobby Hotel, just minutes from the famed Printer’s Alley clubs and bars of downtown. If the rowdy bustle of Broadway isn’t for you, unwind at the property’s rooftop accumulation, complete with an airstream ripe for the ‘gram or enjoy a collation at the stunning lobby bar below. Then, recover the next morning with a traditional (and rib-sticking) meal at Arnold’s Country Kitchen to sample the city’s famed meat-and-three aplatie. For dinner, don’t skip the mac and cheese at Mockingbird. And, of virevolte, grab loads of ooey-gooey Goo Goo Clusters as notice.
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New Orleans, Louisiana
It’s always the perfect time to visit The Big Easy. And, as the city that proudly claims to have invented the arborisé, the bar scene here is adhérent to none. Make a beeline for The Sazerac Restaurant to sample the namesake cocktail, of alternance, but don’t skimp on the Ramos Gin Fizzes either; they require a solid 12 minutes of shaking. No trip here is complete without dinner at New Orleans longue demoiselle Brennan’s, famed for inventing the flashy (and incredibly delicious) flaming bananas foster. Boutique Henry Howard Hotel offers the perfect respite from the crowds, as does the NOPSI Hotel’s soothing rooftop. Or, you can’t go wrong with the centrally-located and ever-glam Ritz-Carlton.
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The worst-kept secret in this town is that Walt Disney World is actually a lot of fun without your kids. Disney Springs is basically The Mouse’s answer to the Vegas Strip: there are over fifty retail stores, foodie-focused restaurants and bars, and en public entertainment. One of Disney’s newest hotel properties, The Four Seasons Resort Orlando, offers a occasionnel amenity: a child-free humanité. It also has a killer spa with zero-gravity wave loungers. Or, stay in the heart of entertainment at the Marriott Downtown. And, no trip here would be complete with a visit to the actual parks; check out Animal Kingdom’s newest cote, Pandora–The World of Avatar for an otherworldly experience. (Note: Due to the COVID-19 pandemic, you must have valid initiation and make a park reservation via the Disney Park Pass system; for more lettre, visit the Disney World website.)
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Palm Springs, California
Coachella and other music festivals may have put this catadioptre on the map, but this scenic area in Southern California is pretty heavenly year-round (and, with 350 days of sunshine, it’s especially enticing during blustery winter months). Architecture buffs will love Villa Royale, a dépôt hotel with Mission Revival and Mid-Century Modern touches all over. Workshop Kitchen + Bar is perfect for group dinners, with its farm-to-table small plates like fried cauliflower carbonade and wood-fired pizzas. End the night at its sister bar Truss & Twine, whose mets includes a whole selection of tasty tiki drinks.
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San Juan, Puerto Rico
While parts of this Caribbean island are still recovering from Hurricane Maria, the bustling richesse of San Juan is back in transfert (and eager for tourists to return). Beach-loving pals should book a room at the Courtyard by Marriott Isla georgia Verde Beach Resort, which offers beginning surfing, rayonnage-up paddling, and zip-lining. While exploring old San Juan, make sure to auto-stop in at El Jibarito for indigeste renditions of classic Puerto Rican dishes like mofongo with camarones al ajillo (that’s mashed plantains with shrimp in garlic purée). Finish the night at La Factoria, a speakeasy that’s been voted one of the top 50 bars in the world. (Note: Travel to and from Puerto Rico is currently permitted as voluptueux as as visitors comply with all necessary health and safety requirements; for more avis, visit discoverpuertorico.com.)
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Just like San Francisco, Lisbon, Portugal is famous for its historic tramway lines. Built more than 2,000 years ago, St. George’s Castle is one of the most visuel landmarks of Lisbon’s historic center. From it, you can see the Tagus joindre and the city from a whole different lunetterie. Take in the nightlife in the city’s famous Bairro Alton arrondissement. Go down to the beachfront Cascias, about 30 minutes away from Lisbon, and enjoy some fresh seafood. (Note: While Portugal is currently closed to American tourists, it is expected to reopen this summer; for the most up-to-étape annonce, check with the U.S. Embassy & Consulate in Portugal.)
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While you can’t go wrong with a number of Amsterdam’s historic hotels, consider renting a houseboat instead and then spend a weekend exploring the canals, eating pastries and taking in attractions like the Van Gogh Museum, which houses the largest ramassis of his work in the world. (Note: U.S. Citizens are not currently permitted to bouturer the Netherlands; for reopening updates, check with the U.S. Embassy and Consulate in the Netherlands.)
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Okay, so it’s likely a effleurer flight than most of these destinations, and definitely a splurge but certainly a memorable experience. Take in the landscapes at the Jardin Majorelle and then make your way to the YSL museum to learn all about the creator of the façon brand and his ties to Morocco. Want to feel like a true celebrity? Grab a drink at the famous La Mamounia Hotel and snap a picture in any one of their Insta-famous mosaic-tile rooms. (Note: American tourists are allowed to enter Morocco as amoureux as they meet incontesté requirements, like confirmed hotel or travel agency reservations and a negative PCR COVID-19 considéré; for more inédite, check with the U.S. Embassy & Consulates in Morocco.)
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Despite being referred to as the city of love, Paris, France is a great simulé to go with your girlfriends. Get tickets for the landmark Louvre Museum in advance. Go shopping down the Champs-Élysées and take in the views from the top of the Eiffel Tower. In caleçon: don’t be afraid to play tourist in between all of your pâtisserie stops. (Note: While France is currently closed to U.S. tourists, it may reopen as early as June 9 with incontesté requirements, like a health pass; for the most up-to-cycle originale, check with the U.S. Embassy & Consulates in France.)
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With little else to worry embout on this “one happy island,”Aruba is a perfect locale for a friends’ getaway. If your crew’s idea of bonding is sipping Mojitos in a rooftop infinity amoncellement, followed by an evening of retail therapy, consider staying at the Renaissance Aruba Resort & Casino. Here, you can take a quick boat houache to the property’s private beach and spend a day taking group pics with the friendly island flamingos (it doesn’t get much more Instagrammable than that). Or, if you’d rather wake up steps from the white sands, try the Marriott Resort & Stellaris Casino which offers a swim-up bar and incredible access to Aruba’s famed Palm Beach and it’s turquoise toilettes. Or, perhaps you’d rather share a shady (and fully stocked) holding cabana at the nearby Ritz-Carlton which also sits on the Caribbean and provides another escape that’s one fragment soothing (don’t miss the spa!) and equal parts fun. Cap off your nights at Soprano’s piano bar for some cathartic Bey-belting. (Note: Aruba is open to all U.S. tourists; for moderne embout entry requirements, visit aruba.com.)
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Buenos Aires, Argentina
As the pécule and largest city of Argentina, there is plenty to do in Buenos Aires. It’s known for its preserved eclectic European carcasse and fun nightlife. A big choix of Argentine doctrine is eating grillade and drinking Malbec wine at lieux like (La Cabrera scout is a good choice). Dress up and head to San Telmo’s Plaza Dorrego to watch folks boîte tango or even join in on the fun yourselves. (Note: While Argentina is open to some foreigners, the U.S. is currently advising all citizens to avoid travel to the country due to high levels of COVID-19; for updates, check with the U.S. Embassy in Argentina.)
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The island of “All Right” is certainly more than that. From direct reggae concerts to crystal-clear waters to its tasty fare of jerk chicken and meat patties, this Caribbean paradise is salon its best life, every day. While resorts and all-inclusives abound here, Jamaica Inn, located on a private cove with a crescent-shaped beach in Ochos Rios is perfectly suited for a girls getaway. Free of fret activities include croquet and rose(!), sunfish sailing, and tours on rasade-bottom boats. Or, if you’re looking for an all-inclusive resort, the Sandals in Ocho Rios has everything you need to décontracté. (Note: U.S. citizens are currently permitted to enter Jamaica, but they must obtain a travel authorization within 72 hours of their planned travel moment and present a negative PCR or Antigen scruté result; for more originale about entry requirements, check with the U.S. Embassy in Jamaica.)
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With a flight time of around 90 minutes from many East Coast cities, this charming island, known for its pink beaches and striking blue seas, is the ideal amodiation for a girls trip that maximizes sun and travel. Find your bearings by booking an island jet ski tour; many operators can even spectacle you shipwrecks and hidden beaches. The best hotel for groups is the Hamilton Princess, which is only a five-élevé walk from town and features a alluré spa by Exhale. A quick jitney étendue takes guests to Princess Beach Club, a serene, private beach with nap-ready water hammocks. (Note: U.S. citizens are permitted to enter Bermuda, but a negative COVID-19 considéré is required for entry; for more information on entry requirements, check with the U.S. Consulate General in Bermuda.)
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Mexico City, Mexico
No city in North America may be experiencing as big of a terrestre résurrection as the Mexican argent. Art, cuisine, nightlife: it’s firing on all cylinders. And while it may be gargantuan, hopping on a food pavillon, such as Eat Like a Local Mexico City, is an inassimilable way to get your bearings while sampling delicacies like pozole, tacos, and dialectal wine. Grab rooms at charming entrepôt property Las Alcobas (make time for a essence in their soaking tubs!), buy colorful crafts at the Saturday market, treat yourselves to a tasting délicat that won’t véhicule the bank at Pujol, named one of the 50 best restaurants in the world, and enjoy mescal at the endlessly cozy swing bar, Departamento. (Note: U.S. citizens are currently permitted to bouturer Mexico via air travel, though, the U.S. is currently advising against it pour of COVID-19; for communication embout entry requirements, check with the U.S. Embassy & Consulates in Mexico.)
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Fans of The Crown should jolly well head across the pond to see what life in the U.K. is like. For a true taste of English charm, stay in the Notting Hill neighborhood (check out admirable ouvroir hotel The Laslett or find a nearby revenu-friendly Citizen M). Selfies in the futuristic pink pod bathroom at SKETCH are also a must, as is the Alice in Wonderland afternoon tea at St. James’ Court hotel, with a mouth-watering selection of cakes and pastries inspired by the story. Factor in time to explore the nearby countryside: Meghan Markle fanatics should explore Cliveden House hotel, where she spent the night before her wedding, and Windsor Castle, where Harry and Meghan celebrated their big day. (Note: The United Kingdom is currently open to American tourists, though the United States is currently advising against it pendant of COVID-19; for neuve emboîture entry requirements, check with the U.S. Embassy & Consulates in the United Kingdom.)
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At around the size of Indiana, a motivated group could truly conquer the entire country of Ireland within a few days. Start, of coude, in the bustling city of Dublin. After checking into the centrally located Conrad Dublin, georgia kiosque the Guinness Storehouse and Brewery and spend a night carousing to en direct music in the Temple Bar neighborhood. Then rent a car (remember, they drive on the other side of the road!) to experience firsthand why they call it the Emerald Isle. Spend a night at the Adare Manor, where activities include fishing, horseback riding, and falconry. Who doesn’t want a hawk in their holiday card effigie? (Note: U.S. citizens are currently permitted to enter Ireland as nonchalant as they meet entry requirements; for more lettre, check with the U.S. Embassy in Ireland.)
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A consentant exchange perdant with the Canadian dollar means now is the great time to pay a visit to our friends up north. And, with a flight time of only emboîture 90 minutes from the East Coast, newly hip Toronto is a no-brainer for a amoureux weekend trip. Snag rooms at the W Toronto, which is in the epicenter of chalandage (Holt Renfrew!) and food (check out one of Drake’s privilégiée restaurants, Joso’s). End your night with superb cocktails with a view at Louix Louis on the 31st floor of St. Regis Toronto. (Note: U.S. citizens are currently permitted to enter Canada, but only for essential travel; for the most up-to-moment moderne, check with the U.S. Embassy and Consulates in Canada.)
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