A quick getaway can be the best way to really recharge the batteries and rejuvenate the spirit with a group of your female friends. With only a few days to take off, a weekend excursion, or even a road trip means going somewhere close while still getting far away from it all with some "just-the-girls" quality bonding time. Here are a few really great destination ideas to consider.
Palm Springs has been a destination of the Hollywood elite for years. For the same reasons that the rich and famous flock here, it's also a great place for a girlfriend trip for a few days. It's a short trip from San Diego, Los Angeles, and Joshua Tree National Park and you can easily fly or drive into this beautiful desert town to enjoy the famous spas like The Original Palm Springs Spa. Start your short stay off with a famous spa treatment, followed by a drink by the pool, and then off to an incredible dinner at La Quinta Cliff House or Ristorante Mamma Gina .
Try to wake-up early and have a friendly golf game before the heat gets to be too much. Afterwards, hit the 19th hole for a cold margarita and Mexican food at a local restaurant like El Mirasol. For shopping, you can enjoy the marbled floored Desert Fashion Plaza or the 130 Brands at the Desert Hills Premium Outlets . For a short but fulfilling trip, Palm Springs is a true oasis.
Or, if you're looking for a bit of the old west feeling without all the anoying dust,consider a quick trip to San Antonio. This South Texas town draws seven million visitors annually for good reason. Here you can enjoy the famous River Walk, with its numerous shops, bars, restaurants, and the Arneson River Theater. San Antonio is also a wealth of Spanish, Mexican, German, Native American, and Texan food, art, and culture. San Antonio has great Mexican marketplaces, salsa dancing, dude ranches, and The Alamo, right alongside martini bars, golf, and massages.A quick trip to San Antonio offers diverse and colorful food, music, entertainment, and fun shopping.
You can pack a lot into a short amount of time in Chicagowith fun, food, music, entertainment, great hotels, and fantastic department store shopping. Enjoy Chicago's wow-factor with colorful neighborhoods and diversity by hopping on the "L" train to get just about anywhere in the city and be sure to take in all the famous architecture as you do.
Shop after shop entices along Michigan Avenue at the "Magnificent Mile". Go to the original Marshall Field's , which opened in 1852. It's the second-largest department store in the world and even has its own museum detailing its history. If you haven't eaten yet, search out some of Chicago's deep-dish pizza. Every resident has an opinion on where the best slice is to be found. Ask a store clerk or cab driver where their favorite is.
Deciding Where To Go on a quick, weekend trip : it's a good idea to decide what everyone wants to do (or not do) first. Is your time best spent on shopping, spas, eating out, relaxing, or adventure? Evaluate destinations based on your group's interests and you'll find it easier to agree on the best location!