Every once in a while, you need to get away with your best friends, no boys allowed. Seriously, when was the last time you had a girls weekend? We bet you’re long overdue! No matter whether you’re looking to go wild for a bachelorette party or unwind with some old high school buddies, here are the top 10 girls weekend destinations in the United States. And who cares if that gorgeous vacation rental doesn’t have enough beds? We know you’re going to pile on the floor, slumber party style.
1. Maui, Hawaii
Does it get any better than a weekend in Hawaii? Maui is often known as a family-friendly destination or a romantic getaway, but it’s also perfect for the girls. Sip tea on the veranda, or do yoga on the beach. Maybe take surfing lessons or get those hips moving with a hula lesson.
2. San Francisco, California
Gather your girlfriends in San Francisco for the great restaurants, world-class wine, and pedestrian-friendly streets. Guided walking tours are a great way to get to know the city, or you can head straight to Hayes street for its chic cops and cafes or Mission for the bars. First stop on our list? Getting a decadent ice cream sundae at Ghirardelli Square! And then maybe taking pictures in front of the famous Tanner house from “Full House” and “Fuller House.”
3. New York City, New York
If your idea of a great girlfriend getaway consists of top-rated theater, luxury stores, and indie boutiques, then look no further than New York City. Shop ’til you drop at stores ranging from Barneys to Century 21. Keep your energy up with a quick bite from a pretzel or hot dog cart, but leave the room, because New York City also has amazing restaurants around every corner. Forgot to get show tickets in advance? Get discount prices at TKTS for some of the hottest Broadway shows.
4. Chicago, Illinois
The Windy City is top rated for its sports bars and pro teams, but non-sport loving ladies still love this place. After all, it’s the former stomping grounds of funny girls Tina Fey and Amy Poehler and home of great theater and improv. There’s also amazing shopping along the Magnificent Mile, and then you can rest those tired toes at the spa. If you and the girls love wine and mani-pedis, definitely check out the Spa at the Ritz-Carlton Chicago. They offer the Vinotherapy mani-pedi, which uses fresh-from-the-vine antioxidants for soaking your fingers and toes and for throwing down the hatch.
5. Las Vegas
What happens in Vegas stays in Vegas, so let your hair and down and go crazy. Sin City has been a crowd favorite for wild bachelorette weekends thanks to the abundant nightlife, but there’s an entirely different side of Las Vegas that you might not have seen before. See Broadway-caliber shows, dine at famous restaurants by even more famous chefs, or just relax by the pool. Las Vegas truly has it all. You can even stay at a luxurious vacation rental if you’re not into the hustle and bustle of the Strip.
6. Miami, Florida
Work on your tan during the day and hit the dance floor at night. Miami is the home of some of the hottest nightclubs in the country. Rejuvenate yourselves the next day with a spa package or yoga classes.
7. New Orleans, Louisiana
The Crescent City has every indulgence you need for a great girls weekend. Drinks? Head to Bourbon Street. Shopping? Check out Magazine Street for boutiques or Royal Street for antiques. Desserts? Look no further than the beignets at Café du Monde, Morning Call, and Gracious Bakery. Catch a live music show at D.B.A. or the midnight burlesque show at Irvin Mayfields Jazz Playhouse. Of course, there’s always one of the famous New Orleans parades. Mardi Gras anyone?
8. Nashville, Tennessee
If you haven’t seen it already, get the gal pals together to binge watch Nashville. It’ll definitely get you excited to visit the Music City. Get ready for a wild weekend of fun mixed with down-home hospitality. This city is renowned for its live music scene and delicious barbecue, and there’s tons of free stuff to do. We hope you like country music!
9. Charleston, South Carolina
South Carolina is just oozing with southern charm. Charleston is a great city for shopping especially if you’re thinking about interior decorating. Thanks to the stores on King Street, Charleston is a favorite spot for buying antiques and home decor.
10. Savannah, Georgia
Pack some comfortable shoes and breathe in the fresh air as you and your girlfriends explore Savannah’s historic squares and parks. One of the unique ways to explore this city is with the Martini Tour from Savannah Movie Tours and More. You’ll experience all of Savannah’s culture and charm, all with a cocktail in your hand! For shopping, City Market has a great collection of stores, plus, live music on the street and many cafes lining the sidewalk for grabbing an ice cream or cup of coffee.
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