Planning that all important vacation with your gal pals and wondering where to go? These amazing destinations will bring you closer together.
One of Europe’s most affordable getaways and also one of the easiest to navigate. The food is exquisite, the wine is even more so, and you get the perfect blend of culture and indulgence. There are plenty of direct flights from the U.S., making it even more convenient if you are planning a last-minute girl’s trip. The beaches are pretty fantastic, too.
From salsa dance nights to tropical day trips (think coffee beans!), this city has so much to offer. While Colombia may seem like a world away, it is actually just a 5-hour plane ride from New York City, as is becoming an ever-increasing destination for travelers. Go on a boat trip to Islas del Rosario, eat fresh ceviche at one of Anthony Bourdain’s favorite restaurants Le Cevicheria. Have drinks at Demente, a hipster hotspot, then dance the night away at Café Havana. For a wild night out, hit up La Movida.
New Orleans, Louisiana
One of the best party towns in America, NOLA has not only great nightlife, but great history, architecture, and amazing food. Perfect for a ladies’ getaway, there are lots of boutique hotels to choose from, some with spas for a truly pampered getaway. During the trip, be sure to make a reservation at The Commander’s Palace. It is a New Orleans institution and they offer really cheap martinis as a lunch special.
As the music capital of the world, the home of South by Southwest has great music all year round. It is the perfect place to indulge in the best barbeque on the planet, as well. Franklin’s BBQ should not be missed – although get in line first thing in the morning, because when they sell out, they sell OUT!
New York City, NY
For a girl’s getaway urban adventure like no other, head to the Big Apple. It literally has something for everyone, and then some. Where to begin?!? The options for sightseeing shopping, dining, and nightlife of all kinds are truly endless. And oh, the cocktails! But if we were to suggest anything, it would be reservations at Indochine, a NYC mainstay, followed by a lovely wander around Greenwich Village.
You and your gal pals can enjoy all of that deep blue water as a backdrop to white washed cliff-dwelling accommodations that will pamper you senseless. Island hop through this Mediterranean paradise on a Caldera sailing tour, then spend the rest of your days lounging on the beach with drinks in hand.
If you think this island paradise is just for couples, think again. There’s so much fun to be had here with your besties, and with its luxurious accommodations (we won’t surgar coat it, save up your pennies) you will have the trip of a lifetime. Go around September when prices are at their lowest, and soak up the fun, the sun, the warm climate and even warmer locals. Go on a yoga retreat, take up kite surfing, snorkeling, or just hang by the beach.