With an unlimited budget and all the time in the world, you would whisk your girlfriends away to a yacht on the French Riviera. Unfortunately, most of us don’t have an unlimited budget, and most of us can’t take any more than a few days off of work. What’s a girl to do when she wants to reconnect with her girlfriends!
You don’t have to plan an over-the-top trip if you want to get away with a few of your closest girlfriends. There are plenty of other quick and easy ideas that can be just as much fun.
Spend a Weekend in a Nearby City
You don’t have to spend hours in a plane to go on vacation with your girlfriends if you don’t want to. A few hours in a car to a nearby city can be all it takes to provide you with a fun new atmosphere.
For example, you can choose from dozens of Nashville vacation packages. You can keep things simple by choosing a starter idea, or you can customize your package with different activities and lodging. Tour the Grand Ole Opry, take a lighted Christmas tour, visit Andrew Jackson’s home, and much more.
It’s not just Nashville! Chances are, there’s a city less than two hours away from you that has many different activities that you and your girlfriends will enjoy.
Plan a Spa Getaway
You and the girls may get away for a few hours to do your nails or get a facial, but why not take things to the next level by planning a complete spa getaway instead? After all, the spa is actually good for you!
Plan an entire day at the spa getting massages, sculpting your eyebrows, and getting your hair styled. Many spas offer packages for you to choose from, making it even easier for you and your crew to get away.
If you really want to plan a fun trip around the spa, look for a spa near you that schedules getaway retreats. You may be able to find a spa that pairs their beauty and wellness services with meditation and soul work, which would make for a truly unforgettable weekend getaway.
Leave the Kids at Home and Go to the Theme Park
When was the last time you went to the theme park without kids? It may be that you’ve never gone without kids! Although many theme parks are designed with kids in mind, that doesn’t mean they aren’t equally as much fun for adults.
A day at the theme park is perfect for the girls who want to be active and have fun giggling all weekend long. Without kids, you can choose which rides you want to go on and when without hanging out all afternoon by the teacups.
Waterparks count too! Grab your swimsuits and spend a day floating on the lazy river and flying down waterslides.
Camping is often thought of as a boy activity, but why not make it a girl activity! It can be great to reconnect with your girlfriends in nature. You just have to make sure you plan for success.
A few packing tips for a girls’ weekend camping trip include:
- Plenty of pillows and blankets to keep things comfortable.
- Bug spray and bug deterrent candles and lamps.
- Upgrades to camp food, like goat cheese and asparagus.
- Makeup and nail polish for an impromptu spa hour.
- Comfortable clothing and shoes.
Attend a Murder Mystery Party
If you have never attended a murder mystery party, you should round up the girls and make a weekend of it!
Many bed and breakfasts host murder mystery parties, and dinner and a room for the night are often included. Some even encourage you to get into character, which means you and your girlfriends can dress up for the part!
Can’t find a murder mystery party in your area? It’s no problem when you can host your own murder mystery party! You can make it as simple or as elaborate as you want, and with premade stories that can be purchased online, you don’t have to be creative and come up with your own story either.
See a Live Concert
Is there a band you have always wanted to see? Or maybe you have a girlfriend who keeps telling you to check out a new musician? Nothing compares to seeing that band live, especially if you do it with your girlfriends!
Buy tickets to a concert and plan to stay in a hotel overnight, even if the concert is in the city where you live. Have a few drinks and eat dinner at a nice restaurant before the show, sing your heart out, then crash at the hotel. It’s an experience you will never forget.
Have a Sleepover
Think sleepovers are just for the kids? Think again! Half the fun of a girls’ getaway is the fact that you spend the night together, so why not plan an adult slumber party?
This is an especially good idea if you don’t have a lot of money to spend on travel and hotels. Not to mention, you and your girlfriends could take turns hosting sleepovers every month or two, instead of planning a one-off or yearly trip.
A successful adult sleepover does look different than a teen sleepover. A few things you’ll need to make sure it’s successful include:
- Comfortable places for everyone to sleep. Purchase air mattresses, cover the floor in pillows and blankets, or consider sharing a bed.
- Schedule a movie, pop some popcorn, and have your favorite wine on hand.
- Play a game you remember from your childhood, like Pretty Pretty Princess.
- Play an adult game, like Settlers of Catan or Cards Against Humanity.
- Get out the old video game systems and play Mario Kart or another favorite game.
You don’t have to travel halfway around the world to have a great girlfriends’ getaway! Great ideas are closer than you think, and with the ideas on this list, they are sure to be just as memorable.