Five Fabulous Destinations For Your Next Girls’ Getaway

Ladies pat yourselves on the back! The stress of the holidays is now but a distant memory, Spring Break is soon to pass, and the promise of warmer weather is so close we can taste it. This calls for a celebration! For us, that celebration takes the form of a much-deserved vacation.

Mother’s Day, the arrival of Spring, and Easter are all perfectly valid, upcoming excuses for taking a weekend off – but our favorite excuse? Because you deserve it. Who’s with us?

Whether you’re looking for some small-town charm, a night out in the city, a weekend among the grapevines or anything in between, these destinations are sure to deliver an epic girls’ weekend bound to leave you and the crew with unforgettable memories.

Columbia-Montour Counties, PA

Steal away to a slower paced life in the rolling green hills of this central PA township, where quaint covered bridges are so engrained into the town’s identity that there’s a whole festival dedicated to them.

Once you’re situated in one of the area’s iconic bed & breakfasts, we recommend carving out a whole afternoon to spend looking for treasure in one of the various antique shops of the region, which are often inside of beautiful historic homes. Looking for something more modern? Columbia and Montour counties are peppered with art exhibits and theaters for the art lover(s) in your girl gang.

Be sure to add in “quality time with mother nature” into your itinerary! Due to the region’s location along the Susquehanna River, there are countless hiking and biking trails to choose from, ranging from very easy to difficult. Not for the beginner hiker, the Falls Trail in Ricketts Glen State park is a standout, taking hikers along a 7.2-mile trail past 21 magnificent waterfalls.

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Willamette Valley, OR

Did someone say wine? No? Now you did.

Sure, the Napa Valley may be the first name to come to mind when talking about West Coast wine regions, but did you know that Oregon is home to a premier destination for winos who prefer to fly under the radar? Now you do.

Recognized as one of the premier Pinot Noir producing areas in the country, the Willamette Valley has a lot to offer visitors — and it’s more than just wine. ? Situated only a few miles from the hustle and bustle of Portland, Oregon Wine Country , there are over 550 wineries in the region to pick from for an afternoon of wine tasting and vineyard touring, but there are also craft breweries, a booming farm-to-fork restaurant scene, unique shopping, and a rich history – all nestled in a breathtaking landscape that the rural Pacific Northwest is known for.

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St. Paul, MN

This one goes out to the ladies who love a big city feel without the big city crowd (we’re with you.) Saint Paul, the other half of Minnesota’s “Twin Cities” has all the makings for a metropolitan girls’ weekend – a burgeoning food and beer scene, an eclectic shopping experience, and enough lakes in close vicinity to provide visitors with an escape to nature.

There’s a LOT to see in Saint Paul, so be sure to put on your comfy shoes to get the true experience of this extremely walkable city. Whether you’re treating yourself to high tea at the Saint Paul Hotel, shopping ‘till you drop along Grand Ave, or strolling along the banks (and the zoo, and the gardens, and the conservatory) of the historic Lake Como, Saint Paul is a guaranteed good time.

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Logan, UT

When adventure is the chosen flavor for your vacay, look no further than Utah’s Cache Valley. Rustic, yet modern, Logan boasts its rich heritage proudly which is on display at the 160-acre American West Heritage Center.

Logan’s small-town, Americana vibe is engrained into everything from its art to its residents’ friendly dispositions. It’s hard not smile the second you arrive in Logan: like something out of a postcard, mountain peaks extending as far as the eye can see form the backdrop of this idyllic town.

And of course, where there are mountains, there are outdoor adventures to be had. Just five minutes away from downtown Logan sits Wasatch National Forest, offering just about every outdoor recreation activity your crew could ask for.

Life’s all about balance, and after all of your outdoor exploring, you’ll certainly have earned time off enjoying some retail therapy and a great meal. The University of Utah calls Logan home, meaning that there are plenty of quaint restaurants, art galleries, and shops to spend your afternoons wandering in and out of.

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Chandler, AZ

Arizona: for when you just can’t take another rainy day in anticipation of spring.

When’s the last time you were in a destination that boasted around 330 days of sunshine in a year? Chandler is that sunny spot you didn’t know you needed. For the equestrian crew, a trip to Chandler isn’t complete without a horseback ride through the Arizona landscape and the spring is the perfect time to get that southwestern experience without the southwestern heatwave.

Plan for a night on the town with a visit to Downtown Chandler for cocktail or two and celebrate the thriving cocktail scene in Chandler’s engaging, historic square.  From a speakeasy-style lounge to a neighborhood country western bar with a contemporary flare and everything in between – this area is a hot bed of activity with an alluring, urban vibe.

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