Getting away with your girlfriends is key to sanity for many of us who are spending our days with toddlers pulling at pant legs and/or with stressful workloads demanding our time – so in addition to nurturing our relationships with our spouses, we sometimes just need a getaway with the girls.
So where should a group of gals meet up for a long weekend away? Below I have a list of fantastic options to consider depending on what you’re in the mood for.
Savannah Versus Â Charleston
Both of these locations are on the east coast in the southern region of the United States and each have their own merits and charm. If you’re looking for cities by the sea with a little bit of history, and maybe even a little haunted tour, then Savannah, Georgia and Charleston, South Carolina are two options to consider. With their charming downtown areas to shop, local eateries to please your palette and tons of fun, your group will leave relaxed, recharged and satisfied.
If you’re looking for details on the differences between these two southern destinations because both are on your short list, here’s a great piece by the Chicago Tribune on the topic.
Looking to recharge and relax at the ultimate spa destination? Then Miravel Resort and Spa is the place to be. Enjoy their BFF & Me package for you and a friend, or make it a group of four by purchasing two packages.
They offer customized stays where you can indulge in interests like art and photography, pilates and fitness, nutrition and culinary, integrative wellness and so much more. It really is the ultimate girls getaway to boost your morale and overall well-being.
Napa or Virginia Wine Country
Bike through a Napa wine tour or stay at a B&B near the many wineries in Virginia. Whichever coast you are located on, you can slip away for a weekend of tastings, food and girl talk. Bring home some wine for your honey and all will be forgiven when he has to deal with dad duty.
Looking to put on those dancing shoes, stay up too late and throw down like you’re twenty again? Then Las Vegas is the place to do just that. Be certain you bring cab money because walking in those heels will be killer.
Make reservations at one niceÂ restaurantÂ because a little bit of indulgence is in order. If you’re there in the summer months, hit up one of the pool parties for some great people watching.Â Another consideration if it’s in the budget, splurge on a table, because it’s standing room only unless you purchase a table.
Now, if you happen to be of the single-mom status, then this might be less of a problem. I’m sure there will be more than a few “gentlemen” who will let you rest your sore feet at their table. Ahem. Another side note, add a day on the end for sleeping and bring plenty of Motrin.
This is a perfect, everything is done for you vacation. Pick a cruise itinerary, hop on for a few days and enjoy…preferably with a cold beverage in hand and the kids with the grandparents or dad at home. Enjoy sailing the seas catching up about what’s going on in your lives – believe me, you’ve missed those chats.
All Inclusive Resorts
Resorts like Sandals and Beaches offer Girlfriend Getaways for four days at many of their resorts and it’s the perfect leisurely long weekend away with everything included. No muss, no fuss – just the way you need it to be when life around you is so hectic normally.
What am I missing? Where is your favorite getaway destination with the girls?Â
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