- Fort Lauderdale, Florida
- Must-Visit Spots in Fort Lauderdale
- Nashville, Tennessee
- Must-Visit Spots in Nashville
- Asheville, North Carolina
Who runs the world? Girls. And who needs a vacation? Girls. Nothing beats a holiday with your girlfriends. It could be a wild bachelorette party in Las Vegas or a classy wine getaway in Napa Valley with your mom and sisters. But when it comes down to it, you don’t need an excuse to bring the ladies together. Girls just want to have fun.
Whether you’re the planner of the group, the one who’s down for anything, the overpacker or the hot mess, these are the best cities in the United States for a girls’ trip. They include destinations for beach vacations, ski trips, foodie escapes and desert getaways. Call your friends, and let’s go.
Fort Lauderdale, Florida
Florida tourists often overlook Fort Lauderdale and head straight to Miami. But not so fast. Fort Lauderdale may actually be the better option for a girls’ trip. It’s less crowded, the beaches are just as nice (if not, nicer), and the city offers plenty of spas, shopping and dining.
What sets Fort Lauderdale apart is the 165 miles of canals that run through the city. Get on the water and book a boat tour — Fort Lauderdale Tiki is a super fun floating tiki bar charter (yes, you read that right) for up to eight people.
For something tamer, the Jungle Queen is an iconic dinner and show sightseeing cruise that will sail the group through the Venice of America.
Must-Visit Spots in Fort Lauderdale
Must-visit restaurant: Louie Bossi
Must-visit bar: Rhythm & Vine
Must-visit spa: PURE Spa at the Pelican Grand Beach Resort
Where to stay: Riverside Hotel
If you want an unforgettable (maybe a little forgettable) vacation, head to Nashville. It’s one of the best cities for a girls’ weekend. It’s loud, it’s exciting, and it’s fun. Pull on the cowboy boots, and check out the buzzing downtown area. Rows of honkey tonks blast live music all day.
When you’re tired of walking and would rather dance while getting a tour of the city, consider Off The Wagon Tours, a tractor that pulls a wagon full of people through the city. You really don’t see that every day.
Must-Visit Spots in Nashville
Must-visit restaurant: Pinewood Social
Must-visit bar: Acme Feed & Seed
Must-vist spa: Spa Haus Nashville
Where to stay: JW Marriott Nashville
Asheville, North Carolina
Asheville, North Carolina
Head to the mountains for a girls’ getaway in Asheville. There’s plenty of outdoor adventure, shopping and restaurants in this trendy city. If you plan a girls’ trip during the summer, pack a bathing suit and tube down the French Broad River. If you visit during the winter, soak in hot tubs with a view at Shoji Resort and Spa.
No matter the season, spend half a day shopping at the local artisan galleries throughout the River Arts District. Asheville is also known as “Beer City,” so organize a brewery tour to taste local brews with the girls.