Last updated on May 7th, 2016 at 02:40 am
Need a ladies weekend getaway? We have some suggestions that are perfect for meeting up with your old college roomie or a weekend away with your Mom and sisters. If you need a break consider one of these great towns!
Where better for a girls trip than the city where The Girl Scouts were Founded? Savannah is a great place for a weekend getaway in the southeast. Savannah is an enchanting town that offers a little bit of everything. The history, architecture, and beauty of the town are hard to match in any other town. There are a variety of different tours that allow you to see the town. Some of the most popular tours are the movie history tour that lets you see famous spots from Forrest Gump, Midnight in the Garden of Good and Evil, and The Last Song, ghost tours, and history tours. Mosey around City Market and take in the beauty of the river in building that have been around since the 18th century while you shop in the quaintest of boutiques and shops. If you feel like visiting the beach you are only 20 minutes from the glorious Tybee Island. Fun fact: Did you know that Savannah doesn’t have an open container law? You can take your cocktail to go as you walk around town!
New York City, NY
Looking for someplace a little more fast-paced? What better place for a girls weekend than New York, NY? Plan a weekend of Broadway shows, shopping, sight-seeing, and more. Stay near the hustle and bustle of Times Square where you can feel like the center of it all. For shopping fun you will want to meander down 5th avenue and stop in FAO Schwartz to pick up a souvenir for the kiddos. If you can’t afford to shop at Tiffany’s then head over to Macy’s, the NYC Macy’s boost two 9 floor buildings. You will find something for every budget. Make sure to block out at least a half of day to check out Central Park and maybe the Museum of National History. Plan well in advance for your trip and get tickets to a Broadway Show, but typically hotels can help you with last minute tickets. For just a few bucks you can ride The Staten Island Ferry (not during rush hour) and get a view of The Statue of Liberty and Ellis Island if you want to see them, but don’t necessarily need to get off the boat. Other important sites include Ground Zero, Rockefeller Center, and the Empire State Building.
Shopping, shopping, and more shopping is what you will find in Chicago. You have at least two great options for shopping depending your preference. You can obviously shop til you drop on Chicago’s Magnificent Mile but if you are looking for shops that are a little more unique and trendy than department stores the you will want to hit up Armitage Avenue. Spend an evening at Millennium Park; this park is the most fun in the summer. Watch the kids play in the Crown Fountain and get a selfie with the famous Cloud Gate. The Lincoln Park Conservatory provides a welcomed respite from the fast pace of the city, Navy Pier is a good place to wonder around, and did you know that there are beaches in Chicago? There are a lot of interesting tours in Chicago if you want to go full “tourist” one that I particularly enjoyed was the architectural boat tour that travels through the city via the Chicago River. After an exhausting day of shopping visit one of the cities many spas or restaurants.
San Francisco, CA
On the west coast a popular weekend getaway can be found in San Francisco. If you want to shop the obvious place is Union Square but again if you want more boutiques and fewer chains then you might want to check out the Haight District or a stroll along the shops at Fisherman’s Wharf. You will definitely want to see the Golden Gate Bridge. Rent bikes to ride across so that you can easily stop for pictures. On a clear day you can drive up the famous Twin Peaks and get some amazing views of the California skyline and bridge. You also might appreciate the cities museums and The Conservatory of Flowers.
San Antonio, TX
In San Antonio it’s all about The River Walk and is the perfect place to explore without having an agenda. The River Walk is all about winging it, just set out and see where the day takes you with plenty of shops and restaurants to enjoy. When visiting a new town you have to check out the American history, so no trip to San Antonio is complete without going to The Alamo, it’s like a law or something.