- Need a break? Take your girlfriends for a weekend – or longer – getaway.
- These museums, parks, and restaurants recommended for girl time.
- Big cities like New York City and San Francisco offer plenty to do.
Sometimes the exact thing you need in life is a once-in-a-lifetime trip with your best girlfriends.
The good news is that there are lots of options in the US where you can go to escape from real life for a little bit.
Browse this list of places where you can do to relax, have an adventure, and hang out with your girlfriends.
Greenville, South Carolina is good for a low-key weekend.
Greenville is a small city that’s full of life – located about an hour and a half from Charlotte, North Carolina. The city has large, lush gardens, overlooking a waterfall. Head to Falls Park on the Reedy for gorgeous views by day and night. Downtown Greenville has tons of restaurants – and great Southern food. Try brunch at Tupelo Honey (their grits are delicious) and grab coffee at Coffee Underground.
San Francisco, California has endless activities.
The Buena Vista serves up the best Irish coffee that I’ve ever had, so it’s definitely worth a stop.
Muir Woods is one of the most peaceful parks in the world. Take the drive across the Golden Gate Bridge and stop for a glorious walk through the woods. You’ll see giant Redwood trees and maybe catch a glimpse of the deer that live in the park.
Driving further north, you can take the girls on the Sonoma County winery trail. Want to tour Alcatraz? The boat ride there is lots of fun, and taking the audio tour is the best way to experience at the prison. Views of the city are fantastic from the island. The Haight-Ashbury district is great for shopping, and there is so much to do and see in the city.
Hershey, Pennsylvania is all about the chocolate.
Spend a weekend with your girlfriends in cosy Hershey, Pennsylvania. Though it may seem like an unlikely spot, it can be tons of fun.
Get some free chocolate at Chocolate World, while learning how Milton Hershey started it all. If you’re a roller-coaster lover, you can also check out Hershey Park. Short drives can take you to downtown Harrisburg, Pennsylvania or out to Amish country in Lancaster, Pennsylvania.
Sedona, Arizona is perfect for those who want to get in touch with nature.
Sedona, Arizona may not seem like the typical spot for a girl’s trip, but it can be loads of fun, especially for thrill-seekers.
Get your heart pumping with a Jeep tour, plan a hike on the red rocks, or even take a helicopter ride. There are tons of ways to take in the gorgeous scenes.
After you’ve had a long day of the great outdoors, you’ll be ready to unwind with a tour of one of Arizona’s wineries or a stop at Oak Creek Brewing Company.
Delray Beach, Florida is perfect for a winter retreat.
North of Fort Lauderdale is beautiful Delray Beach, Florida. Delray Beach is perfect for a January trip – it’s a great way to warm up in the wintertime.
It’s gorgeous and sunny here year round, so you can’t go wrong. Gumbo Limbo Nature Center is a fun turtle rescue center and great for animal lovers. Miami is about an hour’s drive, not bad for a special girls’ night out. You can take the scenic drive on A1A and see all the beachfront properties and the ocean.
Spend some time on the beach and then out to dinner at night, the Delray Marketplace has lots of great restaurants and shopping.
Nashville, Tennessee is a big city with a small town feel.
If you and your friends love country music, Nashville may already be on your radar. But no matter what you’re into, you’ll find something to enjoy.
Head over to the Jack Daniel’s Distillery for a tour and a tasting just outside the city. Make sure you also make your way to the Grand Ol’ Opry to see a show, as well as of the many local bars and venues.
Fans of country music will also want to hit up the Johnny Cash museum. If drinking and live music isn’t your jam there are tons of walking and bus tours to see sites like the famed Parthanon, as well as biking on the greenway.
New Orleans, Louisiana is fantastic year-round.
Though it’s most often associated with Mardi Gras, New Orleans is a treat for groups all year round.
There are ghost tours and cemetery tours for those who want a thrill. You can catch a boat to do a tour of the city or to see some alligators. Catch a show at Preservation Hall or any of the other local jazz venues.
Of course, the city is dripping with history and simply walking around you’ll see spots like Jackson Square, St. Louis Cathedral, and more. If you want an inside experience, check out the National WWII museum.
Denver, Colorado is the perfect mix of city and country.
It can be difficult to plan a trip when some people want to venture to the great outdoors while others want a city adventure. Denver can be a great compromise between the two.
Portland, Oregon is perfect for a weekend trip.
Portland, Oregon, in all its quirky glory, is a great option for groups looking to do a little bit of everything.
New York City, New York has endless possibilities.
New York City has just about everything you may want in a trip – cocktails, desserts, shows, and outdoor activities.
Milk Bar has multiple locations and the best desserts (try a slice of their crack pie). Check out the attractions available throughout the year in Central Park or walk on the High Line. NYC is fun any time of the year- ice skating in the wintertime, as well as hanging out at the Winter Village in Bryant Park.
Travel up 70 floors via elevator to the Top of the Rock, with timed tickets to see great views of the city. Of course, there are tons of great musicals to be seen too.
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