Looking to book a ladies-only vacation, but not sure where to start? Vegas might be the classic girls’ weekend getaway, but there are plenty of other cities rolling out the pink carpet for female travelers. With that in mind, here are 7 amazing locales to investigate when booking your next friends’ getaway:
1. Portland, Oregon
Food tours, biking tours, world-famous coffee shops, and Voodoo Doughnuts? Yes please! This walkable, shoppable city is a totally Instagrammable hub of amazing art and unmissable eateries. Between the beautiful parks and the bustling nightlife, Portland just might be the perfect low-key weekend getaway.
2. Miami, Florida
Looking to turn up the heat? Pack your cutest swimsuits and sexiest dresses for a no-holds-barred vacation in The Magic City. Whether you head to South Beach for some luxe clubbing or stick to the seaside to work on your tan, your trip to Miami is sure to be an unforgettable one.
3. Coastal Maine
If, on the other hand, you and your girlfriends are looking for some peace and quiet, nothing beats the serenity of coastal Maine. Boothbay Harbor, for example, is a popular summer destination for those who enjoy historical sites, oceanfront dining, and a charming array of local shops. Or, if you’re feeling more adventurous, take a trip to Acadia National Park — after all, nothing says girls’ weekend like bonding in the great outdoors.
4. New Orleans, Louisiana
New York may hold the title of “city that never sleeps,” but New Orleans is certainly a close runner-up. Between the quaint boutiques and indulgent cuisine, not to mention a seemingly endless number of after-dark activities, New Orleans hits every mark on the girlfriend getaway checklist. Book a trip now, and enjoy beignets later.
5. San Francisco, California
Tony Bennett may have popularized the song, but he certainly isn’t the only one who left his heart in San Francisco. Between the incredible hiking, world-class wineries, and locally-sourced restaurants, SF has everything you and your gal pals could possibly need. Spend a fun-filled night bar-hopping in the Mission, or check out a show in the Castro for a glimpse of the city’s quirky side.
6. Honolulu, Hawaii
While a trip to Hawaii is always a no-brainer, Honolulu in particular provides the perfect blend of fun activities and relaxing getaways. Spend your day reading on the beach, or go swimsuit shopping in the city — no matter what you do, you’re sure to enjoy soaking up the sun on Hawaii’s biggest island.
7. Savannah, Georgia
Although you might not have Georgia on your mind when you’re dreaming up prime vacation spots, this beautiful city will be a guaranteed hit on your next girls’ getaway. Looking for a little culture? Take a walking tour to learn about Savannah’s rich history. Want something a little more titillating? Go on one of the city’s many haunted pub crawls. No matter what you do, you’re sure to enjoy the Hostess City of the South.