The Girls’ Getaway

Girls Getaway

All fun. No stress. And more importantly, no guys! The benefits of a girls vacation are never-ending—it’s energizing, empowering and the perfect opportunity to unwind. So pack up, get out of town, and ride the wave of your own decadent freedom. Here are a few vacation ideas for your next soiree with the ladies.


The term “Retail Therapy” exists for a reason. Sometimes there is nothing more therapeutic than indulging in a little shopping with your besties. But it doesn’t always have to be about buying – it can be a leisurely stroll through malls, antique shops, outlet malls and high-end boutiques.

Miami, FL: When it comes to shopping on South Beach, Bal Harbor and Lincoln Road are where you’ll find the top designers (and even a few A-list celebrities).

Chicago, IL: The Magnificent Mile offers a variety of boutiques and stores to spark every interest, meet every need and delight every visitor. The perfect place for a larger group.

Spa TimeSpa Time

Massages, manicures, pedicures, facials and maybe a mimosa or two will restore anyone’s peace of mind. Add in laughs and storytelling and you’ll have all the ingredients you need for the ultimate bonding experience. Better yet, you don’t even have to leave these resorts to get the pampering treatment you’re looking for.

Peoria, AZ – Cibola Vista Resort & SpaRelax and enjoy moments of balance and tranquility offered at the spa in this secluded slice of Sonoran Desert.

Orlando, FL – The Fountains: Start your vacation off the right way with massages in your own personal poolside cabana. Afterwards, step over to the pool bar and enjoy a delicious cocktail, while soaking in the sun.

Daytona, FL – Daytona SeaBreeze™Reduce stress, headaches and improve muscle tone with soothing spa treatments. A masseuse can come straight to your room for added convenience.

Cooking Lessons

Chopping, blending, mixing—cooking allows you to be completely consumed with the art of creating something wonderful. It’s also a great time to cut loose and enjoy fun, laugh-til-it-hurts moments with the gals.

Charleston, SC: Have fun and bond during comfort-food cooking classes in one of America’s hottest foodie destinations. Here’s a list of some of the best demonstration and participation cooking classes in the area.

New Orleans, LA: Take the secrets of Cajun and Creole cooking back home with you with the help of New Orleans School of Cooking and Langlois Culinary Crossroads—two of the area’s most renowned cooking havens.

Girls-only Gaming

Sometimes the combination of a relaxing vacation with a mental challenge is just what you need to revitalize your life. This makes gambling a popular vacation pastime.

Girls-only GamingLas Vegas, NV: Sin City is America’s quintessential gambling city, flourishing with renowned casinos on every corner and a party atmosphere you can’t find anywhere else.

New Orleans, LA: Slot machines can be found in every imaginable locale in the city, from bars and Laundromats to riverboats and hotels. Check out Harrah’s Casino for Vegas-like gaming.

Miami, FL: Miami is home to a number of land-based and sea-based casinos, where you can try your luck at bingo, jai alai, card rooms, horse tracks, dog races, and Native American reservations.

Oranjestad, Aruba: Oranjestad has four casinos and a vibrant nightlife, but you don’t even have to leave the resort to get the best gaming action. Just walk to Glitz, the resort’s full-service casino and sports book.

Girls Getaway