Quality time with the girls is essential to a woman’s well-being, but we often get so caught up in the hustle and bustle of life that we forget to reconnect. In order to take a break from the chaos and spend quality time with the special girls in our life, we have compiled the top destinations for a cozy girls’ weekend getaway. Happy relaxing and reconnecting!
Pick a Spot and Relax
1. Ojai, California
Nestled in the rolling hills of Southern California, Ojai offers a serene escape from the hustle and bustle of Los Angeles. Ojai proves perfect for a girls' weekend, with a charming downtown with an array of:
- Yoga studios
- Boutique shops
Take a nearby excursion to the Los Padres National Forest for scenic hiking trails of all athletic levels or to learn about the flora and fauna that call the forest home. If you and the girls couldn’t squeeze in spa time, a dip in the natural hot springs located there might be your saving grace.
If you find your vacation extending over the weekend, be sure to stroll through the Ojai Farmers’ Market on Sunday morning to support local farmers and vendors. Shop for anything from produce and freshly cut flowers to artisan soap and other handmade goods.
2. Woodstock, Vermont
For a quintessential New England experience, head to the charming town of Woodstock, Vermont. With its picturesque covered bridges and lush countryside, this quaint town offers a peaceful getaway for the girls. Be sure to stop for an afternoon or two in the sweetest downtown. Here you can find:
- Clothing shops
- Plenty of dining options
No trip to this state is complete without indulging in some cheese. Visit the Quechee Gorge Village for cute shops and plenty of cheese samples accompanied by crackers and jam to try!
If your group is looking for some educational facts and a good time on the trip, visit Long Tail Brewery for a brewery tour or Billings Farm and Museum learning about the operations of a working dairy farm. For the explorers of the group, the nearby Marsh-Billings-Rockefeller National Historical Park is a great place to get out in nature.
3. Sedona, Arizona
Among the towering red rock formations of Arizona's desert landscape, Sedona offers a unique blend of natural beauty and spiritual energy.
For those looking to not only reconnect with each other but also themselves, a yoga retreat may be the perfect activity. Some of the retreats you can find like this in Sedona include luxury accommodations and high-end meals, while incorporating daily yoga and time in nature.
For a truly rejuvenating experience with the girls, book a girls spa getaway treatment at one of Sedona's many luxury resorts. Only two hours away is the Grand Canyon, which provides an outlet for a magical day trip if looking to explore the surrounding area. For the art lovers of the group, check out the nonprofit arts center, Sedona Arts Center, for its onsite gallery as well as workshops and retreats.
4. Lake Placid, New York
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Nestled in the heart of the Adirondack Mountains, Lake Placid offers a scenic escape from the stresses of everyday life. For the city girls who need a small-town getaway, this may be the perfect destination for just that. Take a kayak or canoe out on Mirror Lake, or go for a leisurely stroll on the 2.7-mile path around it to experience serenity at its finest.
If physical exercise isn’t what your group is trying to accomplish on your girls’ getaway, perhaps a joy ride on the Adirondack Scenic Railroad is an ideal alternative. This railroad is run by the Adirondack Railroad Preservation Society, which holds events on the tracks in their air-conditioned cars serving:
- Good music
- Amazing views
Top off any day of adventure with a wine-tasting or brewpub sampler followed by dancing with your girls to some live entertainment.
5. Andalusia, Spain
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For a European getaway with a cozy vibe, look no further than Andalusia in southern Spain. This region is known for its stunning architecture, delicious food, and vibrant culture within its eight provinces. Get lost together wandering the narrow streets of Seville while admiring the rich details of every building.
Head to Malaga for a paella cooking class or an evening wine and tapas tour. Make sure you and the girls hit Granada for its Moorish charm and the Nasrid Royal Palaces, which deserve a checkmark on your itinerary. Be sure to buy tickets for this gem ahead of time as it gets busy. Also, be sure to experience flamenco dancing by watching a show or learning about it as Andalusia is known to be its birthplace.
6. Kamakura, Japan
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If you and your girls are looking for a peaceful escape, Kamakura is a must-visit destination in Japan. This ancient capital is home to:
- Breathtaking temples
- Beautiful gardens
- Serene beaches
Soak in the tranquil atmosphere this destination has to offer while making sure to explore some of its amazing sites.
Make sure to pay a visit to Meigetsuin, especially if traveling from June to August, for a floral experience and architectural delight like no other. During this time, Meigetsuin, also known as the “Hydrangea Temple,” is painted with a beautiful blend of oranges, yellows, and reds when its hydrangeas and irises are in full bloom.
For some sensory overload, head to the heart of the city to find Komachi Dori. Explore the 250-some shops lining the street, dine at one of the local restaurants or cafes, and discover its hidden gems waiting to be uncovered.
Get Your Girls & Go!
No matter which quiet town you choose for your cozy girls' getaway, you're sure to find a peaceful escape from the hustle and bustle of everyday life. Gather your gal pals, pack your bags, and get ready for a rejuvenating and relaxing vacation away from home.
Ready to start planning your trip? When you book with Celebration Wishes Travel, you can rest assured that every single detail of your trip will be handled with care. Fill out our interest form to learn more today! Happy travels to you and the girls!