Girlfriend getaways: 5 Must-go girls-only vacations
Leave the boys at home and grab your BFFs for a well-deserved girlfriend getaway. Whether you’re a spa lady, fitness buff or theater lover, from coast to coast we’ve found the perfect escapes for you and your gal pals.
Here's your chance to play "Murder, She Wrote" during the ultimate girls' murder mystery weekend at the Inn at Rooster Hill in Port Angeles, Washington. In partnership with Olympic Cellars (home to Working Girl Wines), the weekend begins with hors d'oeuvres and wine as you and your fellow Nancy Drews get to play a role in your own murder mystery that will be solved during dinner on Saturday night. For only $199 per person, the weekend includes accommodations in a girlfriend room for four or adjoining suites that sleep up to five, gourmet meals, a wine-tasting tour and shopping.
Set amid the beautiful red rock-lined landscape of St. George, Utah, Red Mountain is the perfect retreat for fitness and nature buffs. Through March 15, the sprawling resort offers a "Bring 5 Friends, Get Your Stay Free" package for only $229 per person/per night, which includes deluxe accommodations, three delicious and healthy meals per day, daily guided morning hikes, unlimited fitness classes, walking trails, indoor and outdoor pools, bicycling and cooking demonstrations. When booking, remember to ask for the "Bring 5 Friends" group special.
Bigger is better in sunny Miami, home to an event-packed girlfriend getaway from April 29 to May 1 at the Loews Miami Beach Hotel. The second annual event includes daily breakfast for two, complimentary happy hour, poolside beauty services, yoga and Pilates classes, and a swag bag full of treats. The price per person is $499 based on double occupancy, and an additional $150 for a third friend.
When you and your girls need a little retail therapy, Philadelphia is a great place to shop the latest trends. With that in mind, the Omni Independence Park has a new girlfriend getaway package for $249 per person that includes a one-night stay, a full day of shopping at local boutiques like the eco-friendly SA VA (all arranged by the concierge), a $100 gift card to Stephen Starr restaurants (Starr's Parc and the Philadelphia Museum of Art's new eatery, Granite Hill are brunch hot spots), a massage at the luxe Omni spa, and a nightcap with Cosmopolitans for two waiting in your guestroom.
Kick off your girlfriend getaway the right way with theWit's "Bed & Breakfast" package. Starting at $199 per night based on double occupancy, your stay at this posh new boutique hotel in downtown Chicago includes breakfast each morning at the gourmet eatery, State and Lake. After breakfast, you and your girls can spend a fun-filled weekend walking to nearby shops on Michigan Avenue's "Magnificent Mile," jogging or cycling in Olympic Park, museum-hopping, or catching a show at the historic Chicago Theater. Back at theWit, dine at the acclaimed Italian restaurant Cibo Matto and enjoy music and cocktails at the trendy rooftop lounge Roof.