29 Best Girls Trip Destinations in the USA
Best Girls Trip Destinations in the USA
Table of Contents
- 1 Best Girls Trip Destinations in the USA
- 1.1 1. Amelia Island, Florida
- 1.2 2. Austin, Texas
- 1.3 3. Annapolis, Maryland
- 1.4 4. Catalina Island, California
- 1.5 5. Charleston, South Carolina
- 1.6 6. Chicago, Illinois
- 1.7 7. Dahlonega, Georgia
- 1.8 8. Denver, Colorado
- 1.9 9. Florida Keys, Florida
- 1.10 10. Fort Lauderdale, Florida
- 1.11 11. Indianapolis, Indiana
- 1.12 12. Las Vegas, Nevada
- 1.13 13. Maui, Hawaii
- 1.14 14. Miami Beach, Florida
- 1.15 15. Montauk, New York
- 1.16 16. Napa Valley, California
- 1.17 17. Nashville, Tennesee
- 1.18 18. New Orleans, Louisana
- 1.19 19. New York City, New York
- 1.20 20. Palm Beaches, Florida
- 1.21 21. Palm Springs, California
- 1.22 22. San Francisco, California
- 1.23 23. San Juan, Puerto Rico
- 1.24 24. Sedona, Arizona
- 1.25 25. Sonoma County, California
- 1.26 26. Santa Barbara, California
- 1.27 27. Savannah, Georgia
- 1.28 28. Seattle, Washington
- 1.29 29. Orlando, Florida
Taking a trip with your girls is something every girl crew should do in their lifetime. Traveling together will bring so many new memories to your friendship, and will be a blast. But the only problem is deciding where to go? I have listed out the 29 best girls trip destinations in the USA that range from beach getaways, wine valleys, and lively cities. After this list, you just might have some new and undiscovered destinations for your bucket list.
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Sorted in Alphabetical Order.
1. Amelia Island, Florida
Amelia Island is located just north of Jacksonville Florida, just a few miles south of the Georgia Border. It offers that southern charm plus a beach! It’s the perfect escape for a relaxing weekend with your girlfriends.
Stay in Downtown Ferdinanda to be steps away from boutique shopping, restaurants, and lounges.
Be sure to head to the world-class resort spa at the Ritz Carlton Spa in Amelia Island. Try the signature Heaven in a Hammock massage to experience the benefits of “zero-gravity’!
2. Austin, Texas
Austin, Texas is the ultimate girls’ trip destination, with so many activities like karaoke, food trucks, amazing cocktails, and has an overall laid-back artsy vibe!
Stay in the heart of it all to be within walking distance from the action. Hotels like The Line Austin offers trendy rooms that once was a jazz club. Or South Congres Hotel should be on your radar and has a chic bar and restaurant attached.
Girls trip activities include:
- Kayaking/ Canoeing on Town Lake
- Lady Bird Hike/ Bike Trail
- Girls Brunch at Cafe No Se
- Banger’s Brunch on Rainy Street
- Spend the day at the Spa: Milk & Honey
- Swim in a freshwater pool at Barton Springs
- Cocktails with the crew at Suerte for Tex Mex and Margaritas
3. Annapolis, Maryland
Annapolis might get overlooked from it’s larger neighboring cities like Baltimore or Washington DC, but there are so many fun things to do in Annapolis. It’s a seaside retreat with charming boutiques, great nightlife, and outdoor activities.
For the ultimate girls weekend here are some things you can’t miss:
- Schooner Wind Cruise
- Wine tasting and tour at Great Frogs Winery
- Boutique shopping downtown Annapolis
- Live! Spa
4. Catalina Island, California
Catalina, also known as California’s Escape, is located just an hour off the SoCal coast by boat and offers the perfect getaway that mixes both relaxation and adventure.
Stay a block from the beach and walking distance to everything you need at the newly renovated Hotel Atwater. Relax and unwind at the beach!
Get the crew together and head to Descanso Beach Club and relax in a private beach cabana. Dine on island cuisine while you relax with some cool cocktails with your feet in the sand for the ultimate afternoon.
For some adventure, cruise along the coast on the Cyclone powerboat to the rustic town of Two Harbors. There you can enjoy paddle boarding, kayaking, and more activities!
5. Charleston, South Carolina
South Carolina has the perfect mix of things to do and is ideal for a girls’ trip destination full of that southern charm. Staying in the heart of the downtown area will make most activities and restaurants within walking distance. Some fun activities include walking along Rainbow Row and admire the colorfully painted homes. Learn how to make candles in a candle making class at Candlefish.
For the ultimate girls’ brunch start your day at Miller’s All Day where they serve breakfast and brunch all day long. Some other restaurants to try in Charleston are located on or around King Street including 167 Raw and Husk.
End your night inside Camellias, a pink champagne bar located inside Hotel Bennett.
|For a full list of things to do check out my Charleston Travel Guide.|
6. Chicago, Illinois
Enjoy a big city feel with midwest charm in the city of Chicago. There are a variety of things to do that will please any girl group. From shopping along Michigan Avenue for high-end designers to favorites like Zara. Walk around the city and take a photo with the Chicago Bean before making your way up to the Chicago Sky Deck for panoramic views of the city.
End your night at Cindy’s Rooftop, where you can enjoy delicious cocktails with city views.
|For more travel ideas check out my Complete Chicago Travel Guide|
7. Dahlonega, Georgia
Wine, Shopping, Spas need I say more? Dahlonega sits just 65 miles north of Atlanta and is a picture-postcard authentic Appalachian Mountain town, known for being the heart of Georgia’s Wine Country. This town has evolved into an upscale weekend getaway destination that has unique dining, shopping, accommodations, luxury spa services, and outdoor adventures.
You don’t need to travel to California to savor award-winning wines. Dahlonega is home to five distinctive wineries and several tasting rooms to learn about Georgian winemaking. And you can tour the wineries in style with 3 limousine services as your chaffer.
8. Denver, Colorado
The Mile High City of Denver Colorado mixes a unique street art scene, with world-class museums, fun activities, and great restaurants and bars that will keep your crew busy the whole weekend.
Stay in the beautiful Ramble Hotel, which features an elevated chic design in the trendy Rino district. Spend the afternoon checking out the art scene in the area. Other activities include going to one of Denver’s art museums like Denver Art Museum, or Museum of Contemporary Art Denver.
Head to the Red Rock Amphitheater which is only 20 minutes outside of the city. You can take a tour to learn more about the theater, or opt for a walk on its nearby trails. (perfect spot for a photo-opp). After spending time exploring head back to the city for spa treatments at the Brown Denver or the Four Seasons Denver.
Can’t forget about your nightcap. Spend the night overlooking the city at 54Thirty, a rooftop bar, or try delicious cocktails at Death & Co, a New York-based bar.
9. Florida Keys, Florida
Have the ultimate girls trip from Miami to Key West on a Florida Keys Road Trip. The entire drive is about 3-4 hours, but why not take breaks along the way?
Spend your first couple nights in Marathon and the new Isla Bella Beach Resort where reach room has an ocean view and private balcony. Start your day with brunch at Sunset Grille and take a tour at the Turtle Hospital.
On your next days head to Key West Florida. To stay check out the Reach Resort that has a coveted beachfront area. Walk along Duval Street for drinks. And try a sunset bike ride along the water with a Hydrobrike tour.
|Check out my Florida Keys Itinerary for more ideas.|
10. Fort Lauderdale, Florida
Need a laid-back sunny escape with the girls? Fort Lauderdale is the answer. Averaging 300 sunny days a year, it’s an all-year-round destination.
Stay at the Atlantic Hotel in Fort Lauderdale which is one of the longest standing waterfront boutique hotels is a perfect getaway experience. This Luxurious waterfront accommodation offers spectacular views overlooking the Atlantic Ocean!
Your weekend doesn’t end there. Explore around the town for shopping, restaurants, and bars. It also has so many canals, it’s nicknamed “the little Venice of America”
11. Indianapolis, Indiana
Nestled in the heart of the Midwest is Indianapolis, Indiana which is a perfect spot for a fun girls trip destination. Indianapolis has so much to do including spending an afternoon in Fletcher Place that has breweries, distilleries, and bites at some of the top restaurants in the city which includes Bluebeard from leading chef Abbi Merriss.
On Mass Ave, you can find wine tastings, candlemaking, or learning how to blow glass.
Fans of “Good Bones” on HGTV? Check out Two Chicks District Co. curated by the show mother-daughter duo hosts Karen Laine and Mina Starsiak. Inside you’ll find shopping, food, wine, and local beer served up in style.
Have your crew try a Macaron-making class or a simple brunch at Gallery Pastry Shop.
For the ultimate place to stay check out the Conrad or The Alexander in the heart of Indianapolis.
12. Las Vegas, Nevada
Las Vegas is an ideal destination for a girl’s trip because it includes fabulous oversized hotel rooms, incredible nightlife, shows, shopping, and elevated dining. Whether your girl’s crew likes to party all night, or relax Vegas has it all!
Start your day brunching at Mon Ami Gabi, an outdoor french bistro with views of the Bellagio Fountain. Or try the famous elegant Buffet at the Wynn serving 90 choices from prime rib, crab legs, to sushi.
For a dinner party you won’t forget, check out The Mayfair Supper Club, where a dinner and a show come Vegas Style overlooking the Bellagio Fountains.
Take photos at the iconic Welcome to Las Vegas sign, and explore around the strip.
Want a more laid back and relaxed night out? Head to Downtown Las Vegas for more of a bar scene. But if you are looking for a more of a party scene make your way to some of the best hotel pools that Vegas has to offer!
13. Maui, Hawaii
If perfect weather, nice water, and plenty of sunshine sound like your idea of a girls’ getaway, then Maui is your destination! While you are going to be spending plenty of time taking in the sun at the beach or the pool, the activities don’t stop there. Add in a Spa treatment at your resort for the ultimate relaxation.
The shopping Maui has you covered from clothing and accessories to home items. Look out for handwoven baskets beach cover-ups and cute bikinis.
If you are up for some activity, then a hike through the dense rainforest of īao Valley State Monument (perfect opportunity for a photo-opp). For a 5-mile hike, the Waihee Ridge Hiking Trail offers the best views on the island.
14. Miami Beach, Florida
Miami has the perfect mix of relaxation and activities that won’t leave your party bored. During the day you can relax at the beach or your hotel pool. While at night you can have dinner out following cocktails at a bar or club.
For the perfect hotel right on the beach check out Fountainebleau, the Confidante, or the Delano hotel. Sip on cocktails by the pool or head out to Brickell or Wynwood neighborhoods for more food and beverage options. The rooftop bar Sugar Miami, at the East Hotel, is a perfect spot to catch the sunset in Brickell!
15. Montauk, New York
Located at the farthest end of Long Island is Montauk in the Hamptons. The ultimate luxurious girls’ weekend starts at Gurney’s Montauk Beach Club where you can rent king-sized bed cabanas and take in the summer sun.
Take advantage of the outdoors with horseback riding on the beach with Deep Hollow Ranch, dips in the ocean, and water-based sports. You can also hike the scenic trails in Montauk including Hither Hills or Camp Hero State Parks.
Be sure to take make a reservation at Scarpetta Beach that offers seaside dining open year-round. It delivers Scarpetta’s signature classics and seasonal dishes and a world-class wine list.
16. Napa Valley, California
Spending a weekend in Napa will result in a fun weekend revolved around wine, shopping, and adventure. Stay in Downtown Napa to be walking distance to plenty of activities like 40+ wine tasting rooms, and boutique shopping.
There are over 400 wineries in Napa, so you won’t get to check them all off the list but these are the top picks for a girl’s trip. Tase wine at the Chandon Winery with their picnic experience or cabana tasting. Or Spanish owned Artesa Winery and tasting room. Looking for a plush tasting room, then the red velvet interiors of Raymond Vineyards is right for you.
Need a relaxing break? Spend the full day at the spa to unwind. For some adventure hike, bike, kayak, take a gondola ride or ride a hot air balloon above the valley.
Another fun activity will be a cooking class at the Culinary Institute of America at Copia Campus.
17. Nashville, Tennesee
Rally up the girls for a fun weekend in Music City, Nashville Tennesse. A popular destination for all kinds of gatherings, you are sure to find activities and things to do your whole crew will love.
Shop at White’s Mercantile for Eclectic finds. Have a spa day at Escape Spa. And of course when in Music City you have to enjoy live music. Head to City Winery for a great music scene.
18. New Orleans, Louisana
New Orleans mixes fun, live music, and liveliness in one destination that is an ideal spot for a Girls trip. Check out live music at the Spotted Cat on Frenchman Street. Or learn about the haunted past of New Orleans on a Haunted History Tour.
Indulge on some Beignets for breakfast at the famous Cafe Du Monde, or for a more quiet stop check out Cafe Beignet on Royal Street.
For an elegant buffet brunch experience in an outdoor patio with live music make a reservation at the Court of Two Sisters. If you want to learn how to cook classics take a cooking class at the New Orleans School of Cooking.
For something different on your itinerary put Jamnola on your list! Jamnola is New Orlean’s first experiential pop-up that takes audiences on a stroll of 12 exhibits celebrating art, music, food, and theatrics of New Orleans through the eyes of 20 locals artists and creatives.
19. New York City, New York
New York City is a great option for a girl’s trip because the activities are pretty much endless, and you can create a custom itinerary based on what your crew wants to do. It’s the city that never sleeps after all.
Hotels like the Moxy NYC, Public Hotel, Dream Downtown, and the Standard have chic rooms with excellent bars and restaurants even the locals go to. Makes going out in NYC with your crew even easier. For more hotels with a view, check out where to stay in NYC.
If you want an elegant afternoon, have an afternoon tea at the Palm Court inside the Plaza Hotel directly across from Central Park.
Can’t forget shopping on a girl’s trip! Head to 5th Avenue for your high-end designers, or find some unique finds in SoHo or Williamsburg.
For night entertainment you can catch a broadway show, or have drinks in a speakeasy or rooftop bar. Favorite speakeasies: Apotheke, Employee’s Only. Favorite Rooftops: The Roof at Public Hotel, 1 Hotel Brooklyn Bridge Rooftop, and Mr. Purple.
20. Palm Beaches, Florida
Add Florida’s Palm Beaches to the itinerary for full days in the sun, great restaurants, and spas for pure relaxation. Stay at Eau Palm Beach for spacious suites with balconies overlooking the water, plus a Forbes 5-Star spa on property.
Hit the shopping boutiques in West Palm Beach, relax on the beach, and head to dinner along the coast!
21. Palm Springs, California
With temperate weather all year round, and an international airport accessible by 10 major airlines, Palm Springs is the ideal place to meet up with your girlfriends!
Besides sipping drinks by your hotel pool, activities in Palm Springs include Mid Century Architecture walking tours, which you will have plenty of photo-ops opportunities. Spending the day the spa. Top choices include Two Brunch Spas (outdoor treatments) or Palm Springs Yacht Club Spa.
Add El Jefe on the list for happy hour, margaritas inside the colorful Saguaro Hotel.
Be sure to take a day trip to Joshua Tree National Park!
22. San Francisco, California
Explore the rolling hills of San Francisco for the ultimate girls’ weekend! San Francisco has a unique charm with plenty of things to do from shopping in Union Square, wine tastings, spa days, and chic cocktail bars to check out.
Stroll in the NOPA neighborhood to take photos of the Painted Ladies then dining out on Divisadero St. Be sure to add the Mill Coffee Shop on your list of things to do.
Don’t forget to snap the photo of the crew in front of the Golden Gate Bridge. For the best angle head to Battery Spencer.
23. San Juan, Puerto Rico
Enjoy island time in the Caribbean in the colorful streets of San Juan, Puerto Rico. Puerto Rico is the perfect destination for a girl’s trip if you want the appeal of an international destination without leaving the USA. Not to mention, a rich and vibrant history and culture and not requiring a passport, currency exchange, or changes in phone plans!
Wander around Old San Juan for boutique shopping, authentic dining, and local cultural experiences with parks and forts. Stay in the luxurious zone of Condado for 5-star resorts with beachfront access for more shopping, casinos, and high-end dining options.
There are plenty of fun day excursions from San Juan including kayaking on the bioluminescent bay (Puerto Rico has 3 of the world’s bioluminescent bays) visiting the El Yunque National Rainforest, which is the only rainforest in the U.S and features a variety of hiking trails and stunning waterfalls.
A visit to Culebra island is also the perfect day trip. The island is off the East Coast of Puerto Rico and features the most stunning beaches including Flamenco Beach.
24. Sedona, Arizona
Adventure awaits in Sedona Arizona where hiking, checking out restaurants and bars and having a good time is on the list. The stunning red rock landscape offers unique scenery everywhere you go. m
For some out of the box things to do add a safari jeep ride, horseback riding, or a yoga hike in the mountain on the list.
25. Sonoma County, California
Grab the girls together for an ultimate weekend of wine tastings, relaxing spa days, unique shopping, and top-rated restaurants in Sonoma County.
Sonoma County is known for its wineries, so touring around a few is a must. You can arrange half-day or full-day guided tours to check out a few wineries on the go. Otherwise, you can arrange tastings at your favorite wineries.
Ferrari-Carano Vineyards honors the spirit of Italy with its Italian style winery. When visiting you will be transformed into the Italian Countryside.
For a little R&R head to the Willow Stream Spa inside the Fairmont Hotel rated in Travel & Lesuires top 25 Spas for massages.
26. Santa Barbara, California
Head to the American Riviera of Santa Barbara for a girl’s weekend filled with wine, spas, shopping, and sunny weather!
Head to Santa Barbara’s wine trail for more than 30 wineries you can sample. You will also find shopping, spa-ing, and restaurants to enjoy the afternoon.
Organize an afternoon of horseback riding with Santa Barbara Beach Horseback Rides. End the night with a scenic sunset cruise on the California coast.
27. Savannah, Georgia
Unwind in Savannah Georgia where its oak-lined streets and stunning architecture fill the scene. For the ultimate girls weekend, stay in a charming hotel like Perry Lane Hotel that has all the amenities including a rooftop pool.
If your crew likes spooky things, take a haunted walking tour of the area, or the Bonaventure Cemetery walking tour.
Burn calories as you sip and pedal on Savannah Slow Ride, a tabletop powered by a 15 person bicycle. Wander through the Paris Market for eclectic thigs you’ll have to take home.
End your night at Rocks on the Roof, the areas first sky-high bar, or Moon River’s 5,400 square foot beer garden.
28. Seattle, Washington
A perfect destination for a Girl’s trip filled with shopping, delicious restaurants, and outdoor activities in the Northwest of the USA!
Check out the famous Pike Place Market and take a photo at the gum wall! It’s home to Starbucks, so a trip to Starbucks reserve should be on the list. There are also multiple wineries in the area for tastings!
If you are up to do group fitness you can hike, take a yoga class, or bike around the city.
Don’t forget to add in some delicious (and Instagramable) restaurants to the list like The London Plane, or Bar Melusine.
29. Orlando, Florida
Last but not least is Orlando Florida known to bring out your inner child. Remember theme parks aren’t just for kids! While Orlando is famous for its iconic theme parks from Disney to Universal Studios which are full-day activities, there is also plenty of shopping options and unique restaurants! Also plan some rest and relaxation at your hotel pool!
Hope you have new destinations to add to your bucket list!
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