Amanda Lukoff: Girlfriend getaways have become more and more popular and planning a girls' only trip can be a blast with so many options out there. At Away.
com we've selected three vacation ideas to help you and your girlfriends escape the hustle and bustle of everyday life.
First on our list, plan a shopping spree; places like New York City's Fifth Avenue and Chicago's Magnificent Mile are perfect destinations. And considering that women make the overwhelming majority of household purchasing decisions, most of them are very familiar with the word shop.
Imagine a weekend focused solely around this concept; toss in a few of your favorite girlfriends and a department store itinerary and you have a shopping spree getaway.
Love to be pampered? Consider doing a spa and wellness weekend with the girls. Destination spas around the US and Mexico offer an enticing menu of spa treatments and exercise classes. A girls' getaway to a spa resort will leave you feeling relaxed and renewed by the end of your stay.
Cruises are an easy and relatively cheap way to escape with the ladies. You can book with a cruise line or even charter your own yacht in the Caribbean. The best thing about cruises is that food, entertainment, and sometimes even drinks are included, and you can do as few or as many activities as you want.
So grab your best girlfriends and leave your everyday stresses at home, at least for a long weekend anyway.