A little Girlfriend Therapy? Travel Ideas for Groups!
Updated: Jan 16
One of the fastest-growing travel specialties is the "Girlfriend Getaway" AKA Girls Trip, and it is easy to understand why. After all the stresses of everyday life, there is nothing quite as
enjoyable and relaxing as getting away from "reality" with those true friends who allow (and even encourage) you to totally be yourself without fear of judgment. Of course, the same goes for men, although they may not admit it as freely. A few days away with the "buddies" on the golf course can be more valuable than hours of therapy! There are also the ever-popular distillery "trails", brewery tours, and cigar-lovers destinations.
Here are a few suggestions for creative escapes:
A little Retail Therapy? Most women love to shop, so why not combine a
weekend in the "big city" with great shopping, dining and entertainment
options? New York City and Chicago come to mind first, but there are many
amazing options out there that are centrally located and served by convenient
Why not check in to a Spa or Yoga retreat for a wellness weekend? A little
pampering never hurt anyone, and you might even come home with some
new healthy habits, and feel a couple of pounds lighter...both good things!
"What happens in Vegas stays in Vegas"...you know the old tagline! In addition
to gambling, Las Vegas offers amazing dining, shopping and live
entertainment...and most resorts have ridiculously gorgeous pools and spas!
This destination works well for both genders...great for male-bonding
A few days spent wine tasting or possibly signing up for a culinary boot-camp
can be fantastic options for girlfriend getaways! Because wine and good food
are ALWAYS a good idea!
A sports-related trip works well for both girls and guys too! What about a
fitness retreat for those who love to exercise? Or a golf weekend at an amazing
resort with tee times daily? Or a scuba diving trip in the Caribbean? All it takes
is a shared interest and some planning!
All-Inclusive Resorts and Cruises are natural fits for this type of travel, where
your biggest decision for the day might be whether to order champagne or a
martini...or whether to sit by the pool or on the beach. Who wouldn't welcome
some mental "downtime".
So, think about YOUR ideal getaway... Who do you need to spend some time with?
Most of us have those friends in our lives who we are long-overdue for a meaningful
visit. Why not let Cultivating Connections Travel Planners help you plan that all-important trip
One of my favorite quotes is from Buddha:
"The Trouble is...you think you have time"
Share this with 5 of your favorite friends. Let’s get a girl’s trip on your calendar!
Erin Smith ~ Affinity Group Travel Advisor