Boys are great and all, but when it’s all said and done, friends are the ones we can’t live without. As experts in the Before All Else category, we’ve found that the best vacays are the ones with our girlfriends. And because we strongly believe in splurging a little (or a lot) in the bestie department, we’ve decided to share some of our favorite destinations for an all out, gossip-worthy, No Boys Allowed, holiday. Pack your bags ladies, we’re going on a cross-country road trip!
Home of the Space Needle, this destination is meant for tourists. Start your day at Pike Place Market and grab you and your besties a bouquet then make your way down to the gum wall for an insta-worthy selfie. Stroll down to Le Panier for some of the most amazing baked goods, not to mention Macarons that will make your pallet sing. Still hungry? There are plenty of yummy eats on the boardwalk that you won’t find anywhere else and of course, fresh seafood! If you’re into coffee like us, the first Starbucks should be on your bucket list but if you’re a fanatic, you absolutely must visit the Starbuck Reserve! At day’s end, treat yourself to a nice dinner at Tango – take it from us, their Spanish Coffee is like nothing you’ve ever experienced. We are talking liquor and fire! Take a day to discover MoPOP and CHIHULY Garden and Glass, as they are truly unforgettable. You can grab a CityPASS to save over 45% on your choice of multiple attractions. There are literally dozens of fun things to experience so make sure you give yourself at least 3 days to explore!
What better girls trip than a beach boardwalk? Shopping, eating and the infamous “World’s Best Seaside Amusement Park” make for great memories. There are plenty of affordable places to stay that are within walking distance and while they might not seem like the most glorious of hotels, they aren’t bad and you won’t be spending much time indoors anyway. Take some time to indulge in the amusement park free of charge. If you happen to be visiting on a Friday between mid-June through the end of August, the boardwalk hosts free concerts and classic movie viewings during the week. Nothing says Summer like a Boardwalk vacay.
Most people associate vacations with warm weather, but Park City is great for trips with your girlfriends year-around. During the Summer, take a ride on the Mountain Coaster or the over 1-mile long Alpine Slide. Feeling adventurous, check out 2002’s Olympic Bobsled Track first hand by riding the Comet Bobsled with a professional pilot and 2 of your friends. If you happen to visit in the Winter, we highly recommend the Sundance Film Festival for an elevated and crowd-like atmosphere. Looking for something a bit more outdoor focused? Take a day or so to indulge in the largest ski resort in the US, Park City Mountain Resort. With so much to do, you’ll want to make this trip more than once to get the full Park City experience.
Coined Wine Country, the name alone makes it an obvious must. Think wine with ATVs, bikes and literally about everything else. Can you imagine brunch with the girls every day for a week? The things you will talk about! But while wine is a pivotal part of a Napa vacay, you aren’t secluded to just socially appropriate day drinking. Visit Calistoga for a dip in their natural hot springs or concerts in the park. Grab your group of girls and partake in some watersports at Lake Berryessa one day and hit Main Street for a treat and wine pairing at the Vintage Sweet Shoppe on another. Can someone say Squad Goals!?
We could go on and on about New York City and it’s many wonders but we’re going to cut to some of our favorite must-sees. Like the Museum of Sex! There are no better persons to talk dirty deets with than our besties so who else would you want to enjoy a bounce house of breasts with? Shop (including window shop) 5th Ave like a true New-Yorker. Visit the local Coffee Project New York and take classes for coffee tasting, brewing and barista! Artsy type? Take a walk through the breathtaking Metropolitan Museum. Last, you’ve got to try some of the street food in the hustle and bustle of the city and now is not the time to be bashful. Yeah, there are the obvious monuments like the Statue of Liberty and World Trade Center but we feel compelled to mention the hidden treasures that make it feel a little less touristy and a little more fun. We couldn’t imagine this epic trip with anyone else.
There are dozens of other places perfect for a getaway with your favs. After you’ve conquered these hot spots, be sure to take note of all the memories you acquire, selfies you take and laughs on the way. Make it a tradition to take consecutive girls trips to make time for the ladies that bring out the best in you. YOLO!
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