In need of a girls’ weekend getaway? This guide will help you decide on where your girl squad should take a weekend trip full of laughs, food, drinks, shopping, dancing, sightseeing, and much more. Whether it be for a birthday celebration, bachelorette party, or even just an excuse to get away, these 10 suggestions will be the ultimate escape for you and your gal pals. You’re going to wish this vacation was a staycation!
Endless music, amazing food, and your girls by your side. A girls’ weekend getaway trip to Nashville, Tennessee is just what you need. Grab your cowgirl boots, because you’ll need them to fit in at local hotspots downtown. Great food, bars, and even better music, this city will keep you dancing on your feet 24/7! One of the most well-known activities in this lively city is the Nashville Pedal Tavern bike tour. Explore the best spots in Nashville with a drink in your hand! After the tour, head over to the Bluebird Cafe, Honky Tonk Highway, or the Grand Ole Opry for a wild night out. If your girl group consists of history buffs, take a trip to the Johnny Cash Museum, which Forbes, Conde’ Nast, and National Geographic Traveler ranked as the #1 Museum.
Charleston, South Carolina:
Who hasn’t binge-watched the Notebook with a glass of wine in one hand and tissues in the other? If you’re a hopeless romantic, there’s no better place to visit than Charleston, South Carolina. Charleston is one of the most relaxed, yet lively vacation spots. Providing the perfect mixture of southern hospitality and decadent bottoms-up brunch. Where to brunch? Cannon Green reigns is one of the top brunch spots in the area, located in Downtown Charleston. This spot offers a southern charm atmosphere and elegantly designed meals, making for the perfect Instagram post. Check out their Instagram: CannonGreenCHS for a better feel of the restaurant and their menu!
Another must-do is a visit to the historic Charleston City Market. Although it can be a bit touristy at times, it provides a great feel of what the area has to offer. If you’re a group loves to shop (who doesn’t love to shop for a girls’ getaway?), then King Street is your ultimate go-to! If you have any money left after your southern shopping spree, fuel up with some authentic Charleston cuisine. This dainty city is jam-packed with classic and vintage bars and restaurants. If you’re feeling risky in the heat, opt for a rooftop bar or courtyard dining option and enjoy dinner with a view. After all, diets don’t count on vacation, right?
Here for a good time, not a long time! Three days in Savannah, Georgia will do just the trick for some old-fashioned girl time. However, knowing just where to go will make your stay that much better. There’s no better way to kick-start your girls’ trip than to indulge at the Old Pink House in Savannah. This restaurant is known for its 18th-century atmosphere as well as its indoor and outdoor seating areas. When you’re finished cheering with your girls over champagne and wine, head over to Tybee Island for the ultimate relaxation package. If your girl gang is full of beer connoisseurs, drink your day away and enjoy endless beer gardens, live bands, and tours of each brewery.
Overall, Savannah is filled with vintage buildings, irresistible shopping spots, and delicious restaurants, which all make for the perfect backdrop for your many Instagram posts! Whatever you do, just remember you’re in a historic city! Make sure to add a park or museum to your itinerary to get the full Georgia experience!
Palm Springs, California:
Want to leave your girls’ trip more refreshed and rested than before? Palm Springs might just be the perfect place for you! Quality poolside time, great drinks, amazing food, and an overall relaxing vibe make Palm Springs known as the ultimate girls’ weekend getaway. A well-known dinner spot, perfect for your group of girlfriends, is the Purple Palm which offers Moroccan dishes and a speakeasy vibe. Head over to one of the many cabanas and heated pools to soak in the sun and let your worries melt away. Want to slay your Instagram? The Colorful Doors of Palm Springs are definitely worth a visit. All you have to do is search through the post neighborhoods and find vintage and vibrant colored doors at every house. So grab your girls, your favorite swimsuit, and your precious camera, and embark on a trip you won’t forget!
Las Vegas, Nevada:
You can’t talk about a girls’ weekend without mentioning Vegas! What better place to get wild, drink until you drop, and dance the night away with your best friends? If you are craving brunch, Vegas is full of restaurants and cafes that will leave you drowning in mimosas. Knowing the top brunch spots is key because you’ll need the ultimate meal to help you recharge from the night before. Honey Salt is a wonderful place to dine with the girls and get ready for another day in Vegas. They offer All You Can Drink Bubbles, and All You Can Drink Bloody Mary’s for a fair price. We recommend visiting Vegas on a weekend to experience everything the party city has to offer. However, bringing your girls together on a Sunday for “Sunday Funday” is definitely worth the experience!
Who said a girls’ weekend getaway can’t be both relaxing and adventurous? Sedona, Arizona offers some of the best spa resorts and breathtaking hiking trails in the world. If you’re not much of a hiker but still want to channel your adventurous side, spend your day embarking on a jeep tour. Escape reality and experience the zen lifestyle you’ve always dreamed of. Not to mention, the weather is amazing almost all year round. Ready to kick your butt into shape and detox from your busy life? Book a stay at Mii Amo Hotel and Spa! Designed for a healthy lifestyle, containing amenities like spa treatments, healthy dining, and simple rejuvenation treatments. You will leave feeling refreshed and revitalized. Whether it’s relaxing by the pool with your girls or embarking on the ultimate excursion, Sedona will be sure to top your bucket list.
When you think sunny getaway, what’s the first thing that comes to mind? Florida, of course! The perfect girls’ guide to Miami can be a bit overwhelming because the opportunities are endless, unfortunately, your time is not. First of all, everything begins with your hotel. Staying in the perfect hotel equipped with luxury pools, beach access, delicious food, and a spa, of course, is guaranteed to kick start your girls’ weekend the right way. 1Hotel, located in South Beach has our vote, known for its beautiful design and organic dining options. If you’re looking to party the day away (yes, we said day), check out Watr’s rooftop pool. Watr makes for the perfect destination to drink till you drop, eat sushi by the pool, and show off your moves on DJ Sundays.
Drinking and Music:
Drinking can be an expensive hobby. If you’re looking to save some cash but still have a mojito in both hands, head over to Nikki Beach for some of the best music, food, and of course, drinks! If your girl gang requires a party bus to fit everyone, rent out a cabana for the whole group! What better way to late-night feast than to pig out on Mexican food? Grab your girls and head over to Naked Taco for some authentic Mexican cuisine, and yes, more alcohol. The margaritas and sangria are served by the pitcher, perfect to share the love with your girlfriends. And yes, guac is extra, but so are you so who cares!
Don’t worry, we know you’re probably wondering about the nightlife in Miami, and yes we have you covered. For a wild girls’ night out, we recommend hitting up LIV and STORY. Another must-do when it comes to Miami nightlife is Basement. Basement is the kind of nightclub that involves drinking, dancing, music, oh, and roller skating and a bowling alley! No matter what you do in Miami, your squad will be sleeping like a baby on the plane ride home.
New Orleans, Louisiana:
Looking for lots of eating, laughs, and world-famous cocktails? New Orleans is the perfect girls’ weekend getaway for you If you want to do New Orleans right, you have to experience all that Bourbon Street offers. Lined with restaurants and bars, Bourbon Street is jam-packed with giant drinks, diverse people, and probably scattered beads throughout the streets. Looking for a more laid-back vibe? Visit the historic French Quarter neighborhood, one of the oldest sections of Nola. Don’t forget to hit up The Preservation Hall to experience awesome live music. Crowds fill this venue every night to listen to the evening’s acoustic jazz. Whether you’re going to experience Mardi Gras or just going for a weekend, New Orleans won’t disappoint on your girls’ weekend getaway.
New York City, New York:
If your squad is the real-life version of Carrie and her crew, New York City is calling your name. Take a trip to the city that never sleeps and experience some of the best brunch spots, rooftop bars, and shopping in the U.S. NYC is the perfect destination for birthdays, bachelorette parties, shopping trips, or even a simple weekend getaway with your girls. Also, if your group epitomizes Sex and the City, don’t miss the tours of the show’s iconic locations. Sign us up!
Are you a shopaholic? You’ll be in designer heaven walking the SoHo streets. This section of NYC also offers some of the most luxurious hotels in the city. These hotels will leave you feeling pampered and ready to hit the town! Looking for a place to call home for the weekend? 230 Fifth is one of the most exclusive hotels in New York, not to mention, has a world-famous rooftop bar. During the holiday season, 230 Fifth transforms into a winter wonderland. It even has heated igloos to sit in while you enjoy your drink and view the skyline. Another “go-to” while in the Big Apple is Black Seed or the ultimate bagel shop to cure your hangover. This breakfast haven is the best option for both your stomach and heart. We swear this place speaks to us!