If you and your BFFs have been talking about planning a trip but haven’t made a decision yet, check out these five destinations. Whether it’s health and wellness activities, night life, shopping, upscale dining or beach time you’re looking for, each of these locations offer something special for weekend or week’s stays. Do your research, have a budget in mind and plan in advance for your fabulous vacation with your girls. If your girls can’t go, readjust and go by yourself. You’re sure to meet others who will share in your need to get away from the rat race and have fun.
by DuEwa Frazier
MIRAVAL RESORT (Tucson, Arizona)
Miraval (pictured) is an all-inclusive resort, spa and getaway for anyone seeking to get maximum pampering, rest and relaxation for the mind and body. If you think you’ve heard the name before, you probably have heard it mentioned by Oprah Winfrey on The Oprah Winfrey Show. Miraval is one of Oprah’s favorite spas. Miraval’s Girls Getaway Package just may give you and your girls that pep in your step and motivation to take better care of yourself.
BEACHES RESORT (Turks and Caicos)
If you love to lay out on the beach, swim, snorkel, scuba dive, play tennis and dine on delicious Caribbean fare, this destination may be the one for you and your girls. The resort features luxury amenities and exciting activities for a package price.
THE HAMPTONS (Long Island, New York)
Want to live like a celeb and recreate your own version of Sex and the City? The Hamptons may be the destination for you. Spend a day for lunch, shopping and clubbing or an entire weekend, depending on your budget. July 4th weekend is a great time to head to the Hamptons. There are plenty of outdoor parties, dining and fireworks going on. Not to mention if you’re into seeing and being seen, this is the place to be– plenty of news photographers and paparazzi hang out here. For lodging, people often rent a room in a house and split the costs with friends or stay at a bed and breakfast inn. From Diddy’s famous annual White Party to Russell Simmons’ annual Art for Life – Rush Philanthropic fundraiser event, The Hamptons can be an exciting place to network and socialize with people from diverse backgrounds and interests. If you live in New York or Boston, the Hampton Jitney is a bus service that can take you to the Hamptons round trip.
MARTHA’S VINEYARD (Massachusetts)
Known as a summer vacation destination for the well heeled, upper echelon of society, Martha’s Vineyard is home to notable artists, politicians, educators and business executives. Even our Commander-In-Chief and family have vacationed here. Check out author Jill Nelson’s book Finding Martha’s Vineyard featuring personal accounts and historical insights.
MIAMI (Miami, Florida)
This city is notorious for its nightlife, singles life, fashion and high-profile sports and entertainment events. The setting for reality TV shows and parties for the rich and famous, a weekend or week’s stay in Miami can provide all the sun and fun you and your girls need. You may want to do a traditional hotel stay or rent a condo near the beach. Check out Travel & Leisure’s Miami Travel Guide.