There is nothing like spending some time away from the stress and routine of home and work with your most favorite people. And sometimes, those people are not your immediate family but instead, the best friends in your life. A girlfriend getaway is almost a guaranteed good time, whether it’s days full of belly laughs or quiet time with people who know you well enough that you don’t have to chat.

And while we usually think of Charleston, Nashville and New Orleans, here are some other destinations to consider visiting with your besties—no passport required!

Boulder, Colorado

No matter the climate, the Rockies are a stunning backdrop for a fun-filled getaway. Obviously, the nearby slopes provide great activity in the colder months, but don’t ignore the summertime for a wonderful vacation. Hiking, biking, water sports—Colorado has it all with a laid-back Western vibe that relaxes the soul.

Newport, Rhode Island

The quintessential charm of this New England harbor town makes it the perfect nautical spot for a weekend. A tour of the lavish gilded-age mansions and the glittering nightlife gives you a peek of the high life, while the coastal vibe and seafood shacks are the perfect daytime activity in the summer. Newport has a little bit of everything to offer. 

Sedona, Arizona

Spa or spirituality? Why choose when you can have both? Sedona is just a couple of hours drive from Phoenix and specializes in both. Take a pink Jeep tour through the gorgeous red rocks and soak up a detoxifying spa experience afterward. The Sedona experience is a magical one to share with your best friends no matter what time of year you visit. 

Austin, Texas

The Midwest is calling! It said, “Dust off your cowboy boots and head to the heart of Texas.” Austin offers wonderful live music, a great local art scene, fabulous food—barbecue and Tex-Mex are especially delicious—and a fun, quirky vibe throughout the city. If you are looking for a bit of adventure you can boat, kayak or paddleboard nearby. There is plenty to keep you busy in this growing city.

Miami, Florida

If you are looking for total indulgence, Miami is the place to go. Stunning hotels boast palm trees and poolside cabanas where you can catch some sun while sipping on your favorite fruity cocktail. Galleries, shops and restaurants line the eclectic Wynwood Arts District, and Little Havana is a great place to experience Cuban culture with a strong cup of coffee. Of course, the nightlife in Miami is unparalleled. Make sure you pack a pair of high heels and hit the bars and clubs for an unforgettable night on the town.

A good travel professional will help you sort through the myriad options available for a girlfriend getaway. Your adviser can help you navigate the new cancellation policies with some hotel chains, determine whether or not there are restrictions for more than two guests in a room and, more often than not, have access to some valuable amenities such as upgrades or spa credits.


Roni Fishkin is the Marketing Director of Mann Travels, which, with local ownership in Charlotte, has been serving travelers with personalized service for 40 years.

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