Saying buh-bye to the blues with travel
Time heals all wounds, but why not fast-track the recovery of a broken heart with travel? If you're fresh off another relationship, it's the perfect time for your next great adventure. Here are some ideas for trips to get over a breakup.
Palm Beach, Florida
Let's face it, there's no better way to get over a breakup than with a girls' trip. The Palm Beach Marriott Singer Island Beach Resort & Spa's No Boys Allowed getaway starts at $629. It features two nights in a two-bedroom condo that's complete with a full kitchen, living area, and your own private balcony for girl talk. You and your gals also get unlimited use of spa facilities and a $100 dining credit, plus a poolside cabana and champagne upon arrival. Oh, and the best part: a mani-pedi party at the spa in your own private room.
Las Vegas, Nevada
Cliché, maybe – but fun! Say sayonara to the ex with the Vegas Partyscape Getaway. A joint venture between four resorts, it's an all-out fiesta with dining, spa, nightlife and show specials at Monte Carlo, New York-New York, Luxor and Excalibur (above). Specifically, you can take advantage of 20 percent off menu selections at Dragon Noodle Co., complimentary access for two to Coyote Ugly and other clubs, and discounts on fashionable threads at several stores. Las Vegas may be the obvious choice for post-breakup partying, but there's a reason for that.
Palm Springs, California
The Riviera Palm Springs practically celebrates single-dom with On the Rocks, a package starting at $593 per night. A "Break-up Butler" caters to your every whim, from scheduling a hike through the San Jacinto Mountains and shopping in downtown Palm Springs to ordering date shakes to your room and planning a celebrity homes tour. And you'll get personal cooking lessons at Circa 59, detoxing spa treatment and a full-day poolside cabana. For an additional fee, you can even work with a professional to redesign your wedding ring into an all-new piece of jewelry.
Escape the drama with a spiritual retreat to Costa Rica. Christine Hassler, a life coach and author, and the Queen of Self-Love Christine Arylo are your guides on this path back to a loving "you." On this five-day trip, you'll make new friends and explore powerful meditation, physical adventures like ziplining and group activities and dining escapades. Included in the $2,600 price tag is your airfare, five-star lodging at Tierra Magnifica, gourmet meals and more. Knowing how to take care of yourself, without guilt or obligation, is the focal point of the retreat.
Retail therapy is the best kind of therapy and the Conrad Miami has your prescription. Stay Conrad, Shop Miami is ideal for shopaholics because it includes a $50 Nordstrom gift card, round-trip transportation to the Village of Merrick Park and complimentary in-store beauty consultations. After a long day out, rejuvenate your feet with a well-deserved foot massage at The Spa, then take in Miami's glittering skyline while sipping on a complimentary Diamond Martini (the resort's signature). After spending the night in your deluxe guest room (also included), nosh on complimentary breakfast at Atrio Restaurant.
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