I’m the planner among my group of friends, and I always find myself planning our trips, which I like to refer to as slaycations. Although I love to travel with my husband, his career limits his availability for travel during basketball season, so I do a lot of traveling with my girls when he's busy. Girls’ trips are a lot of fun and are a great way to reconnect with friends. From trips that are solely for relaxation and leisure to those that are dedicated to turning up, there are a number of fabulous girls’ trip destinations right here in the United States.
I went to the University of Miami, so when my girls and I headed back down to Miami Beach for my Last Fling Before the Ring the summer before I said "I Do", I was thrilled to enjoy some fun in the sun with my best friends in a place that feels like home. Miami is the perfect place for a girls’ trip. From beautiful beaches to fabulous spas and vibrant nightclubs, there’s something for any group of girlfriends.
New York is another great option for a girls trip. If you’re looking to shop til you drop, have some amazing, world class cuisine, and see a broadway show or two with your clique, New York City is the place for you. There is so much to see and do in New York City and a group looking for a city-break is destined to have a ball. Although I haven’t had a chance to visit, I’ve heard that the Hamptons also makes a great choice for a more leisurely girls' trip. The Hamptons is home to a plethora of scenic beaches, amazing restaurants, fun bars, and fabulous boutiques.
Scottsdale has some of the most renowned spas in the country and is the perfect place for a girls-only spa retreat. Located 40-minutes from Phoenix, Scottsdale has picturesque mountain views and while there isn’t a ton to do, it’s a great place for a little R&R with your girl friends. After a relaxing morning at the spa, adventure seekers can also enjoy ATV or hummer tours of the local dessert.
I’ve yet to go on a girls’ trip to Napa Valley but it’s on my list! My husband and I went a few years ago, and while I had a fabulous time there with him, I found myself thinking about what a great place to come back to with a group of my girlfriends. If you and your girls love wine as much as me and mine, you will LOVE Napa Valley. There’s no better way to reconnect with your girlfriends than wasting away afternoons tasting wines on various vineyards, enjoying delicious cuisine, and having a few spa treatments.
As an Atlanta native, I’m biased, but I think my city has a lot to offer. I always discover something new in Atlanta when my girlfriends come to town and from fabulous restaurants, attractions such as the World of Coke, Six Flags Over Georgia, and the Georgia Aquarium, and super fun nightclubs (and strip clubs, if you're into that), there’s something in Atlanta for everyone. Atlanta also hosts the biggest greek picnic in the country for members of black greek lettered organizations, so getting your sorority sisters together for a girls-only trip during Atlanta Greek Picnic is another fun option.
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