Get away for a weekend of fun, girl talk, spa treatments, relaxing by the pool, or time out in nature with your best friends. Popular girls weekend getaway destinations include hot springs, lakes, mountains, cities and many other unique destinations.

1. Unwind with Ocean Views in Myrtle Beach

Unwind with Ocean Views in Myrtle Beach
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Myrtle Beach, known as the Grand Stand, is situated on South Carolina’s southeast coast, and features 60 miles of vast, soft, white sand beaches, a wealth of attractions, exquisite shopping, mouth-watering dining options, live music, and exciting water sports.

The beachfront boardwalk is a main draw for visitors, boasting souvenir stands, arcades, restaurants, an old-school amusement park, Family Kingdom, and the SkyWheel – one of the tallest Ferris wheels in the nation. Outdoor enthusiasts will love the chance to deep sea fish, surf, Jet Ski, and kiteboard. Myrtle Beach State Park is a heavily forested area with beaches at its southern end where people can surf fish, hike, and explore the nature center.

Ideas by Occasion: Relax at a spa, Birthday, Family, Honeymoon Weekend, All-Inclusive

2. Sign Up for an Adventure in Boulder, CO

Sign Up for an Adventure in Boulder, CO
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Boulder is situated in the foothills of the Colorado Rocky Mountains. Just thirty minutes outside Denver, visitors to Boulder are in close proximity to Rocky Mountain National Park and Eldora Mountain Resort.

World famous ski resorts are just a few hours away. The city offers year-round outdoor recreational activities including 200 miles of biking and hiking trails, over 40,000 acres of open space, and the popular Boulder Creek Path. It’s also a culture and arts haven featuring over 30 galleries, a handful of museums, more than 30 stage and movie theatres, and a collection of festivals provided throughout the year. Highlights include Flagstaff Mountain, and Andrews Arboretum.

Weekend Inspiration: NC Getaways, Small Town Getaways, From Toronto, Oklahoma, From Jackson, From Louisville

3. Soak Up the Sunshine in Destin, FL

Soak Up the Sunshine in Destin, FL
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Destin is located in northwest Florida along the Gulf Coast. It features stunning emerald water, sandy beaches, excellent shopping opportunities, mouth-watering restaurants, premier golf courses, and an array of attractions and activities. There are accommodations for all budgets.

It’s also an ideal place to charter boats for a day of deep sea fishing and engage in a variety of watersports. Scenic Highway 30 takes visitors through Fort Walton Beach, Destin, Okaloosa Island, and South Walton beaches, allowing visitors to experience the unique vibe of each one. The areas must-see places include Grayton Beach State Park, Gulf Islands National Seashore, Fort Pickens, and Big Kahuna’s – a famous waterpark featuring huge slides and 40 attractions. Places to visit in Fort Walton Beach

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4. San Jose, CA

San Jose, CA
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San Jose is nestled in the heart of Silicon Valley, an area cradled by the South Bay and the stunning Santa Cruz Mountains. It’s known for having an innovative spirit, stunning landscape, and a diverse restaurant scene.

Travelers can experience its historic past by taking a walking tour of the downtown area, or by walking through the iconic History Park. San Jose also offers a few spooky sights that are a huge draw for visitors, the New Almaden Quicksilver Mining Museum, and the Winchester Mystery House. Popular natural areas include Sunol Regional Wilderness, Don Edwards San Francisco Bay National Wildlife Refuge, and The Tech Interactive.

California vacations: California Weekend Getaways, Southern California, Northern California, Lake Tahoe, From Los Angeles, From San Francisco, From San Diego

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5. Wyoming - The Hideout Lodge & Guest Ranch

Wyoming - The Hideout Lodge & Guest Ranch
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Overlooking the magnificent Shell region in Wyoming, the Hideout is an exclusive and intimate working cattle ranch that offers an all-inclusive adventure vacation. An array of activities, comfortable accommodations and spellbinding landscapes ranging from rugged rocky outcrops to vast grassy plains make this pristine wilderness a nature-lover’s paradise. Accommodations range from cozy cabins and casitas that are simply and elegantly furnished with modern amenities, to spacious homes that offer every luxury. Winding pathways and emerald green lawns connect the cabins to the main lodge, while the casitas have lovely views of Shell Creek. Enjoy a range of ranch-style activities, including horseback riding, hiking, canoeing, fly-fishing, trapshooting and archery. The hot tub and swimming pool are perfect for unwinding after a day in the saddle, and the main restaurant’s gourmet cuisine and Western fare promises to sate every appetite. Rates are all-inclusive (307-765-2080). Things to Do in Wyoming

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6. Hotel Covell

Hotel Covell
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Hotel Covell is a unique boutique style hotel in Los Angeles, California. The motto at Hotel Covell leans toward quality over quantity as they strive to create an exceptional stay for every single guest staying under their roof. Conveniently located in Los Angeles on famed Hollywood Boulevard, Hotel Covell has quickly become a favorite for musicians, film and television actors, as well as producers and directors working in the area. The hotel is located just above Bar Covell, which is world-renowned. The rooftop sundeck makes for an added space for guests to use while staying at Hotel Covell, and enjoy at any time. Because there are only five suites in total, it is important for guests to reserve well ahead of time for their required dates.

For guests use only, the private sun deck is a wonderful and relaxing place to enjoy a morning cup of coffee or an afternoon book. There are outdoor couches, chairs and ottomans for the utmost comfort. There are even small patio heaters should the air be a little chilly. Guests are always treated like family at Hotel Covell since it is a smaller, more intimate hotel. More info

4626 Hollywood Boulevard, Los Angeles, CA 90027, Phone: 323-660-4300

Weekend Trips: Southwest Weekend Getaways, Arkansas, Idaho, Montana

7. Girls Weekend Getaway in Seattle, Washington - Hotel Max

Girls Weekend Getaway in Seattle, Washington - Hotel Max
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Artistic, edgy and chic, the Hotel Max is a boutique hotel in downtown Seattle. Showcasing original artworks and iconic photographic works throughout the hotel, this stylish city abode fuses urban adventure with art, music and style to create a unique and alluring city escape. Bright and airy rooms feature contemporary décor, crisp linens, modern en-suite bathrooms and deluxe amenities, such as a luxury ‘pillow menu’, preloaded iPods, and a variety of pet-friendly treats. Don’t miss the exquisite black and white homage to Sub Pop Records on the fifth floor of the hotel. Savor a delicious wood-fired menu that features locally caught seafood, 75-day dry-aged beef, and rustic baked goods at Miller’s Guild Restaurant, under the expert guidance of head chef Jason Wilson. The hotel is a short walk away from Pike Place Market and Capitol Hill, as well as fantastic shopping, buzzing bars, and excellent restaurants. (206-728-6299). Things to Do in Seattle

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8. Rhode Island - Hotel Providence

Rhode Island - Hotel Providence
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Drawing inspiration from its ideal location in the heart of Providence's thriving arts and theater district, Hotel Providence combines European style with New England charm to create an elegant and luxurious abode. Well-appointed guest suites offer king or queen-sized beds, crisp imported linens, and spacious en-suite marble-floored bathrooms. Modern amenities include Keurig coffee makers, iHome MP3 player docking stations, and complimentary wireless Internet. Celebrate the love of cuisine at the Aspire Seasonal Kitchen, where fresh farm-to-table fare is created in innovative and mouthwatering ways. Providence is well known for its vibrant arts, music and theater and there is a plethora of things to see and do around the town, from museums, galleries and architecture, to boutique shopping. (401-861-8000, (website link)). Things to Do in Providence

9. Charleston, South Carolina - Zero George

Charleston, South Carolina - Zero George
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Charleston chic meets urban cool in this sophisticated and historic boutique hotel. Five beautifully restored historic buildings set around a landscaped courtyard make up the Zero George, which epitomizes elegant Southern charm. Eighteen beautifully appointed studios and suites feature original architectural elements, including smooth heart pine floors, high ornately decorated ceilings, and classic piazzas boasting wicker and wrought iron furnishings. Drawing inspiration from Charleston’s history as a colonial port, rooms feature touches of European influences, and offer lovely views over the courtyard. Savor world-class cuisine and fine dining at the Kitchen Carriage House, a wonderfully restored 19th century display kitchen which boasts a stylish preparation island where you can watch your cuisine come to life, or go for the more casual bistro-style Zero Café and Bar, for sumptuous breakfasts and light meals. The hotel offers guests a complimentary buffet breakfast, bicycles to explore the city, complimentary wireless Internet, and evening cheese and wine pairings. (843-817-7900). Things to do in Charleston

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10. Girls Weekend in Maine - Harraseeket Inn

Girls Weekend in Maine - Harraseeket Inn
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Featuring classic Maine style and warm hospitality, the Harraseeket Inn is a luxurious, family-owned country inn in the small village of Freeport. Boasting two fantastic restaurants, comfortable accommodations and a range of outdoor activities, this relaxed, award-winning hotel offers a quiet country girlfriend escape. Guest rooms are beautifully decorated with rich antiques, romantic four-poster beds, spacious en-suite bathrooms with whirlpool baths, and some rooms enjoy cozy wood-burning fireplaces. Imported linens, plush terry robes, and deluxe bath products add a special touch. The inn features two outstanding restaurants - the Maine Harvest Dining Room and the Broad Arrow Tavern - both of which serve delicious, handcrafted fare and superb wines in an elegant setting. Freeport has much to offer in the way of sightseeing and exploring - enjoy world-class shopping, wonderful museums and galleries, or head outdoors for scenic whale watching cruises, hiking, mountain biking, fishing and golf. (207-865-9377, (website link)).

11. Colorado - Sheraton Downtown Denver

Colorado - Sheraton Downtown Denver
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Situated on a bustling pedestrian walkway on 16th Street, the Sheraton Downtown Denver is ideally located within walking distance of Colorado’s State Capitol and offers easy access to the city’s best shopping, dining, and entertainment. Sleek and spacious guest rooms and executive suites enjoy beautiful city or Rocky Mountain views. Modern amenities include Sweet Sleeper Beds, flat screen TVs, an elegant work desk and iPod connections. Head to the fully equipped health club with a sauna and massage facilities to relax and unwind. Enjoy Denver’s spectacular sunsets on the outdoor deck over fine wine, or sample cocktails in the elegant 16Mix. Yard House serves traditional steak and ahi accompanied by craft ales and lagers. (303-893-3333). Things to do in Denver

12. Girls Weekend Getaway in South Carolina - Rhett House Inn

Girls Weekend Getaway in South Carolina - Rhett House Inn
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A beautifully appointed classic Southern inn situated in the heart of Beaufort’s Historic Landmark District, Rhett House Inn is the perfect retreat from which to explore this historical region. Beaufort exudes South Carolina’s 500 year-history in its elegant homes, historic forts and majestic plantations. The Rhett House Inn is made up of three magnificent lodgings - the Thomas Smith Rhett House, built in 1820 as a wealthy summer home; The Cottage, built in 1864 as one of the first freedmen schools in the South; and Newcastle House, a luxurious semi-detached abode next to the Inn. Nineteen exquisitely appointed rooms and suites across these properties feature plush décor, modern technologies, climate control and luxury toiletries. A delicious breakfast is served on the verandah every morning. Beaufort is home to an array of excellent restaurants, bistros and eateries. (843-524-9030).

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13. Girls Trip Ideas: Atlanta, Georgia - Artmore Hotel

Girls Trip Ideas: Atlanta, Georgia - Artmore Hotel
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Artmore Hotel is an independent boutique hotel in midtown Atlanta, offering a personalized experience with attentive service. While the building dates back to 1924, each guestroom and suite was refurbished using wood, metal, leather, cream, red, and brown tones. Amenities include refrigerators, iPod docking stations, rain showerheads, mini bars with snacks, and an upgraded bath. Suites include a full kitchen and can span two floors, accommodating four people comfortably. Guests have access to the fitness center which is open 24/7, concierge service, and the seating area in the Outdoor Courtyard complete with a water/fire feature. Sip a signature cocktail or your favorite wine and beer at the Studio Bar & Cocktail Lounge, which has a contemporary atmosphere. The Lounge serves pasta, salads, sandwiches, and rotating specials. The Cocktail Garden serves the hotel’s famous grilled cheese at a long dinner table or on a lounge sofa. t (404-876-6100).

14. The Caldwell House

The Caldwell House
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Tucked away in Salisbury Mills, in the heart of New York’s lower Hudson River Valley, Caldwell House Bed and Breakfast is an award-winning historic country inn that emanates charm. Located conveniently close to many of Salisbury Mills’ famous attractions such as the US Academy at West Point and the Brotherhood Winery, this cozy bed and breakfast is an idyllic base from which to explore the area. Beautifully appointed guestrooms feature large beds and luxurious linens, lovely en-suite bathrooms with whirlpool baths and deluxe Gilchrist and Soames bath products. Modern amenities abound, including personal iPads, iHome docking stations, ‘smart’ HDTVs and free Wi-Fi access, while some guest rooms offer fireplaces for cold winter nights. Begin the day with a delicious home-cooked breakfast in the sunny breakfast room before heading out to explore the area. Outdoor enthusiasts will love the activities available in the area, such as hiking, biking, exploring the Hudson River by cruise ship or kayak, hot air ballooning, horseback riding, and downhill skiing. Pay a visit to the country’s oldest winery – Brotherhood Winery – to taste some of the region’s finest wines (845-496-2954).

15. North Carolina - The Mast Farm Inn

North Carolina - The Mast Farm Inn
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Offering historic and rural charm, the Mast Farm Inn is a luxurious, award-winning boutique hotel set in the heart of the Valle Crucis Historical District of Watauga County in North Carolina. Surrounded by the breathtaking landscapes of the Watauga River and lush mountain valleys, Valle Crucis has long been attracting visitors to experience its rich heritage and majestic natural beauty. The Mast Farm Inn has seven individually decorated guestrooms housed in a beautifully preserved 1880s farmhouse, with private baths and deluxe amenities, as well as eight unique cottages and cabins, with up to six bedrooms and full kitchens. All lodging options include a delicious gourmet country breakfast for two each morning. Dine at the inn’s restaurant Simplicity which is open on weekends and serves a wonderful menu of local fare, or try Over Yonder, which is a short walk from the inn and has a cozy, convivial ambiance. The incredible surrounding landscapes of Valle Crucis are perfect for outdoor activities, or for simply soaking up the tranquil beauty and harmony. (828-963-5857, (website link)).

16. Girlfriend Getaways: Georgia - Barnsley Resort

Girlfriend Getaways: Georgia - Barnsley Resort
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Barnsley Resort is a luxury getaway with romantic guest cottages, beautifully landscaped gardens, championship golf course, three restaurants and a full-service spa. The property has historic ruins and a museum that houses unique artifacts. The 62 guest rooms and suites are spread throughout the resort village in private cottages. Many rooms feature fireplaces and all have 40-inch high definition TVs, soaking tubs, tile showers and wet bars with a mini fridge. The resort offers concierge services, trails, a tennis court, fitness center, pool, sauna, steam room, and a whirlpool.

Practice catch-and-release fishing in one of the ponds, play golf, bike, or practice shooting clays. There is delicious coffee in the morning, afternoon tea, and s’mores in the lobby in the evening. Have an elegant dinner at Dining at Rice House or celebrate at the more casual Beer Garden which serves craft brews. The Woodlands Grill is decorated like a hunting lodge and offers views of the golf course. More info

17. Kentucky - Country Girl at Heart Farm Bed and Breakfast

Kentucky - Country Girl at Heart Farm Bed and Breakfast
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Country Girl at Heart is a 140-acre working sustainable farm located in Hart County, Kentucky. The farm has livestock such as chickens, goats, horses, and cattle, as well as abundant vegetable and herb gardens.

Guests can help gather chicken eggs, move livestock, or harvest crops, or they can simply relax in the library, recreation room, or on the front porch. A hearty farm-fresh breakfast made from ingredients grown or raised right on the farm is served each morning. Nearby activities include horseback riding, cave exploration, boating, fishing, swimming, and antiquing. Weekend Getaways in Kentucky

6230 Priceville Rd, Munfordville, KY 42765, Phone: 270-531-5276 | 877-STA-4AYL

18. Cheap Girlfriend Getaways: Washington State - Olympic Lodge

Cheap Girlfriend Getaways: Washington State - Olympic Lodge
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Reflecting rustic elegance in the heart of the Olympic Mountains, the Olympic Lodge is nothing less than heavenly. Breathtaking vistas of the surrounding landscapes, luxurious accommodation, deluxe amenities and outstanding service come together in this boutique mountain lodge to offer guests an exclusive and unrivalled retreat. Spacious guest rooms embrace the spectacular views through floor-to-ceiling windows, while handcrafted furniture and plush amenities such as pillow-top mattresses flat-screen HDTVs and complimentary high-speed wireless Internet offer creature comforts. A delicious homemade breakfast is served at the Whistling Frog, where you can soak up the beautiful views while dining in style. The resort offers an array of activities: soak in the heated outdoor pool and hot tub, work out in the fully equipped, 24-hour fitness center, play a round of golf at the Peninsula golf course, and explore Olympic National Park and its many must-see attractions. (800-600-2993).

19. Sonoma

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Sonoma County is a dream vacation spot featuring miles of rocky coastline, stunning redwood forests, and over 400 wineries, as well as more than 50 regional and state parks. The county features well-known Highway 1 which offers visitors a stunning drive up the coast and is in close proximity to the iconic Golden Gate Bridge. Sonoma has a collection of unique spas, exceptional farm-to-table restaurants, and an eclectic array of wine tasting rooms from massive wine castles to quaint and rustic spaces. Point Reyes National Seashore, Sonoma Coast State Pak, the Armstrong Redwoods State Park, and Bodega Bay are among the top natural attractions here.

20. Portland, Oregon - The Heathman Hotel

Portland, Oregon - The Heathman Hotel
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The Heathman Hotel in Portland combines stylish sophistication and superior amenities with outstanding service to provide an award-winning abode in the heart of downtown Portland. Designed to give guests an exclusively boutique experience, 150 luxurious suites boast the Heathman's unique "Art of Sleep" Bed Menu, offering the choice of a TempurPedic, European Pillow-top or European Feather-top bed, high-speed wireless Internet access and Portland Roasting French press coffee machines. Enjoy high tea in the historic Tea Court Lounge where soft firelight and ornate décor provide a cozy and intimate atmosphere. The Heathman Hotel is conveniently located just steps from many of Portland’s famous attractions such as the Portland Center for the Performing Arts and the Arlene Schnitzer Concert Hall, Portland Art Museum, and the Oregon Zoo. (503-241-4100). Things to Do in Portland

21. Wilmington, NC

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Wilmington is a vibrant city ruled by the water. It features the scenic Riverwalk, an energetic riverfront that curves around famed Cape Fear River. The area also includes three colorful and islands that offer their own unique set of activities and attractions. Wilmington boasts a nationally registered Historic District stretching over 230 blocks, and an eclectic collection of architectural styles. It’s the ideal place for horse-drawn carriage rides along old-school brick-lined streets. Visitors will enjoy an array of attractions that include the Bellamy Mansion, Airlie Gardens, the North Carolina Aquarium at Fort Fisher, and the Museum of the Bizarre.

22. Yotel New York

Yotel New York
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Boasting a completely unique take on a regular hotel stay, Yotel New York is a stylish and sophisticated boutique hotel that offers an experience akin to that of flying first class. Guest ‘cabins’ range from ‘Premium’ cabins with queen-sized double beds and ‘Corner’ cabins with dual aspect windows, to ‘First’ cabins with king-sized beds, private terraces and outdoor tubs, and luxurious ‘VIP’ two-cabin suites, which are the ultimate treat. Rooms boast en-suite bathrooms with monsoon showers, flat screen televisions, multi-power pointed workstations, and free wireless Internet. The hotel offers a unique automated check-in and check-out system for added convenience, a 24-hour concierge service, and an automated baggage storage facility, while a fully equipped gym is available for a quick workout. Head up to The Terrace to relax, dine and drink with spectacular city views. (646-449-7700). Places to Visit in New York

23. Dauphin Island, AL

Dauphin Island, AL
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Dauphin Island is a barrier island three miles south of Mobile Bay in the Gulf of Mexico. Visitors can reach the island by using a three-mile-long bridge. This charming island is known for its uncrowded and unspoiled beaches, exquisite birding, premier fishing, and historic past. Fort Morgan, Fort Gaines, and Fort Morgan State Historic Site Museum are among Dauphin Island’s top historic points of interest. The Estuarium is a favorite outdoor recreational area. The Audubon Bird Sanctuary and Indian Mound Park bird refuge are popular birding attractions. Sand Island Light, a decommissioned lighthouse located at Alabama’s southernmost tip, is also a must-see.

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