Girlfriends Retreat Cabo

 

 

The Arch

Looking for a Girlfriends Retreat Cabo San Lucas?

 

Find yourself on a girlfriends retreat Cabo style for a great girls getaway for beach, nightlife, shopping and so much more.

Here are some travel tips and recommendations for your girls trip:

Where: Cabo San Lucas, Mexico

When: Anytime

How Long: 5 days

Where to stay:

Solmar/Grand Solmar/Playa Grande Resort/The Ridge or Quinta del Sol

You can choose whichever resort suits your budget and wish list. They are all in a great location to downtown but you are on the Pacific side and you can not swim in the ocean.

Hotel Mar de Cortez

You are right in town but not on the ocean. It is a reasonably priced and highly rated on TripAdvisor.

Casa Dorada Los Cabo

This is a great location, right on Medano Beach and close to downtown Cabo.

Villa del Arco Beach Resort

Is a great resort if you want to stay in San Jose del Cabo. You will be closer to the airport but further from Cabo San Lucas and the restaurants and nightlife.

NOTE: I would definitely recommend staying at an All-Inclusive since the food and drinks are very expensive in Cabo San Lucas.

 

 

 

Things to do during the day:

El Arco de Cabo San Lucas – view The Arch from a water taxi

Hit one of these beaches – Chileno Beach, Lover’s Beach or Medano Beach

Take a day trip with Panterra Eco-Expeditions

Tons of golf courses in Cabo.

Hike Mt Solmar

Shop at El Callejon for traditional Mexican crafts and Necri for gift buying

Or you can find a day party at The Office on the beach or at Mango Deck

 

Places to go for the nightlife:

Pink Kitty

Cabo Wabo – yes, Sammy Hagar’s place but fun life music and dancing

El Squid Roe – it is crazy with three floors to dance

The Giggling Marlin – there is a nightly dance show

Mandala

Looking for restaurants? Check out Trapper’s List for recommended places and prices.

 

Need more tips for a girlfriends retreat Cabo, baby? Contact me for help planning your girls getaway!

 

Paso Robles Girlfriend Getaway

Wine Tasting in Paso

Paso Robles Girlfriend Getaway

 

Where: Paso Robles, California

You can fly into either LAX (207 miles north) or SFO (204 miles south)

When: Spring, Summer or Fall

How Long: 3-4 days

Where to stay:

Rent a house in Paso Robles – Paso Robles Vacation Rentals, for a perfect Paso Robles girlfriend getaway and place to enjoy your wine after doing wine tours!

 

 

Things to do:

Wine tasting of course, click here for a list of wineries.

Here are a few recommended wineries:

IN PASO:

J Lohr

Castoro Cellars

JUSTIN Vineyards & Winery

Oso Libre Winery

Chronic Cellars

Wild Horse

Robert Hall

Peach Tree Vineyards

Niner Winery (wine class that you should sign up for)

Calcareous

Eos

IN SAN LUIS:

Edna Vally

Chamisal

Tolosa

 

I definitely recommend doing a wine tour so you don’t have to worry about driving.

Check out Uncorked Wine Tours, they are awesome!

 

Be sure to check out any upcoming events in Paso Robles.

 

Top restaurants:

Artisan for locally grown food

Fish Gaucho for Mexican

La Cosecha for Spanish and Latin American food

Restaurant at Justin

 

Other fun things to do on a Paso Robles girlfriend getaway:

Catch a summer concert at Vina Robles Amphitheatre

Visit the Hearst Castle, here is a link to the tours and to reserve online

Go olive oil tasting at Kiler Ridge

Tour the San Luis Lighthouse

Shop at Studios on the Park

Visit the Hot Springs and Spa

 

Plan a Paso Robles girlfriend getaway today!

Las Vegas Girlfriend Getaway

Las Vegas Girlfriend Getaway

Las Vegas Girlfriend Getaway

If you are looking for a girlfriend getaway and your girlfriends love glitz, glamour and staying out all night, look no further than Las Vegas! It is also a perfect destination for bachelorette parties.

 

Here are my travel tips for a Las Vegas girlfriend getaway:

Where to go:

Las Vegas

When to go:

Fall or Spring

How long to stay:

A long weekend  

 

Where to stay:

Cosmopolitan – hip hotel in the middle of the strip

Aria Sky Suites – luxury suites on the strip

Caesar’s Palace – great service and one of the best on the strip

Paris Las Vegas – the next best thing to being in Paris  

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Top things to do on a Las Vegas girlfriend getaway: 

  • Hit the pool and spa at your hotel – Each resort tries to out do one another in the outdoor pools, activities and spas. They make it a daytime club party everyday by the pool.
  • Shopping – You can find every possible store at every possible price range in Vegas.
  • Nightlife – Some of the top night clubs in the country are in Vegas. Be sure to check out Pure in Caesar’s Palace, Ghost Bar in The Palms, Foundation Room in Mandalay Bay, and Marquee at the Cosmopolitan. Ask some of the locals to see which night is the HOT club to be at! Some are only open on certain nights.  Note: Girls have a great chance of getting in with no cover charge.
  • Dining at fabulous restaurants – Of course Vegas has some of the top chefs and restaurants in the country too, everything is better in Vegas!    Check out Blue Ribbon Sushi Bar & Grill in the Cosmopolitan, The Pink Taco in the Hard Rock Hotel, Café Ile St Louis in Paris Las Vegas, and Serendipity 3 at Caesar’s Palace for something sweet to list a few.
  • See a Cirque du Soleil show – There are 7 different shows in 7 different hotels. The top show in Vegas is O at Bellagio.
  • Gambling – Don’t forget to try your luck at one of the many casinos. The downtown Vegas casinos are a little more inviting for women and a better place for beginners. I have heard the odds are better too.
  • Adventure gals – Try the zipline in downtown Las Vegas over Fremont Street for an exhilarating ride!
  • Light Shows – The Fremont Street Experience is a free, fun light show downtown Las Vegas.
  • Water ShowsThe Fountains of Bellagio dancing water show is a choreographed to music and free. Don’t worry, the water is recycled.

Be sure to pick up the Vegas Guide when you arrive to see what other special events, music or shows are happening while you are there. 

 

Contact me for any help planning your next Las Vegas girlfriend getaway and the next thing you will be seeing is the Welcome to Fabulous Las Vegas, Nevada sign!

Girl Getaways in Florida

Sunset on Madeira Beach

Girl Getaways in Florida

Tampa, Florida is perfect for girl getaways in Florida. Grab your girlfriends and start planning your vacation.

You will enjoy the sunshine almost year-round, beautiful sandy beaches, delicious restaurants, fun nightlife and lot of shopping in the St Petes Beach, Redington Beach, Indian Shores, Madeira and Treasure Island areas near Tampa, Florida.

Here are my travel tips and recommendations:

When to go:

Fall, Winter or Spring

Where to go:

St Petes Beach, Redington Beach, Indian Shores, Madeira, Treasure Island

How long to go:

Weekend getaways to 7 days

 

Recommendations on where to stay:

If you stay in Indian Shores try the Sun Burst Inn

If you are staying in Treasure Island try South Beach Condo/Hotel

Or Surf Beach Resort – Condos with full kitchens

If you are staying in Madeira Beach = Beachfront Hotel at Barefoot Beach Resort at Madeira Beach

If you are staying in Saint Pete Beach = Plaza Beach Hotel

Guy Harvey Outpost, a TradeWinds Beach Resort

TradeWinds Island Grand Beach Resort

Beachcomber Beach Resort & Hotel

If you are staying in Redington Beach = Doubletree Beach Resort by Hilton Tampa Bay/North Redington Beach

Or try VRBO or Vacation Rentals for more options!

Don’t forget to check the reviews on Trip Advisor!

 

 

 

Top things to do during your girl getaways in Florida:

EATING

Restaurants: Salt Rock Grill in Indian Shores

Red Mesa Cantina in St Petersburg

Maritana Grille at the Don CeSar in St Pete Beach

Walt’s Fish Shak in Medeira Beach

The Pearl in Treasure Island

 

PLAYING

Saint Pete Beach

Lemon Tree Spa

Water Monkey Stand Up Paddle Boarding

The Undertow for fun nightlife

Dolphin watch cruises

Snorkeling trips

The Pier

Fort De Soto Park

Florida Botanical Gardens

Starlite Princess Dinner Cruise

Salvador Dali Museum

Dance clubs in Clearwater

 

SHOPPING

Shopping at International Plaza and Bay Street in Tampa

Corey Avenue in St Pete Beach

 

Enjoy your girl getaways to Florida!

Contact me for any help planning your next weekend getaways to Tampa, Florida or any vacations in Florida! 

 

Girlfriend Getaway Scottsdale

Girlfriend Getaway Scottsdale

Girlfriend Getaway to Scottsdale, Arizona

Scottsdale is a great girlfriend getaway with wonderful shops, top spa retreats, fabulous dining, fun nightlife and an incredible oasis in the desert.

Be sure to treat yourself on this getaway at one of the top spa retreats in the world in this Arizona travel destination.

Here are my travel tips and suggestions for a girlfriend getaway to Scottsdale:

Where to go:

Scottsdale, Arizona

When to go:

Fall, Winter or Spring

How long to stay:

A long weekend to six days

Where to stay:

If your budget can handle it stay at one of these luxury resorts & spa retreats:

The Phoenician

Hyatt Regency Scottsdale Resort and Spa

Westin Kierland Resort and Spa

JW Marriott Camelback Inn Resort and Spa

Or try one of these for a more budget friendly option:

FireSky Resort and Spa

Gainey Suites Hotel

Scottsdale Camelback Resort

3 Palms

 

 

 

 

Top Things to Do in Scottsdale:

Shopping

Old Towne Scottsdale – lots of shops and galleries

Fifth Avenue – home to the famous horse fountain and fun shops

Top Spa Retreats – Treat Yourself on this Girlfriend Getaway

Sanctuary Spa at Sanctuary Camelback Mountain

Golden Door Spa at The Boulders

Centre for Well-Being at The Phoenician

The Spa at Marriott’s Camelback Inn

Agave, The Arizona Spa at the Westin Kierland Resort and Spa

Hiking

McDowell Sonoran Preserve – explore over 21,400 scenic acres

Pinnacle Peak Park – pretty easy 3.5 mile roundtrip hike with fantastic views

Camelback Mountain in Phoenix – Bobby’s Rock Trail and Ramada Loop Trail are easier trails but the Echo Canyon trail that takes you to the summit is pretty difficult

Or if you have time, take a drive (120 miles from Phoenix) to Sedona for beautiful red rock buttes and cliffs. Find hiking trails and information here.  

Dining

The Mission –  great food and fun atmosphere. Make reservations!

Deseo at Westin Kierland Resort – delicious Latin food

Oregano’s Pizza Bistro in Old Towne Scottsdale- The pizza is awesome and great service

Bandera – be sure to try the grilled artichokes, yum

Nightlife

Axis/Radius for dancing the night away

Jade Bar for an awesome patio

Rusty Spur Saloon for a real cowgal experience

 

Have a great getaway to Scottsdale! Contact me with any questions or help planning your trip.

 

New York City

New York City

If you are looking for a great girlfriend getaway, plan a trip to New York City.

New York City has something for everyone, so get your girlfriends together and start making your list of what you want to see and do.

Your New York travel destination can include shopping, eating at great restaurants, sightseeing, plays and just being in one of the best cities in the world.

Here are my travel tips for a Girlfriends Getaway to New York City:

When to go:

Anytime

Where to go:

Manhattan

How long to stay:

A long weekend to a week

Where to stay:

Check out the Reviews for these top two hotels

The Bryant Park Hotel

Casablanca Hotel Times Square

Here are a few more suggestions:

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Courtyard Marriott Midtown East

Affinia Shelburne

Affina Gardens

For a great budget friendly, breakfast included, midtown location, check out:

Comfort Inn Manhattan

Top things to do in New York City:

See all of NYC from the top of the Empire State Building or the top of Rockefeller Center.

Central Park eat at The Loeb Boathouse Central Park Restaurant, take a pedicab tour through the park or rent a bike.

See an off-Broadway or Broadway play

Times Square

Eat at a fabulous restaurant

Recommendation: ABC Kitchen

Other great places to eat:

  • Barrio Chino (in Soho)
  • Cafe Habana (in NoLita, GREAT for brunch, really cramped)
  • Buddakhan (in Meatpacking district good food and atmosphere)
  • South Houston (in Soho/Tribeca neighborhood – good for a drink prior to dinner)
  • Union Pool (bar in Brooklyn – need to take a taxi, but fun place for live music and people watching, loud)
  • Yuca Bar (in the East Village – good little latin cocina, casual)
  • Ocean Grill (Upper West Side – kinda fru fru & spendy)
  • Freeman’s (in Soho-ish/Lower East Side – hidden at the end of an alley – cool, casual)
  • Balthazar (another Soho favorite)
  • Lucien (in Soho – French bistro – small, trendy, VERY good food – good dinner option)
  • Macundo (in Soho, right on Houston – great food and drinks, casual)
  • White Rabbit (in Soho, down from Macundo, nice after dinner bar to chill and have another cocktail at – simple – DJ in the back)
  • Yummy Noodle (in Chinatown)
  • Il Cortille (in Little Italy)

Manicures what is a girlfriend getaway without a stop for manicures. Go to: adaspatribeca.com‎ You can walk right in and get a good basic manicure for $12. Cheap manicures are a dime a dozen in NYC (esp. for this one being in Tribeca), but this was an especially good experience. There are also more good bars and restaurants in that area up/down Broadway in that area too.

Shopping

  • Madison Avenue for high end designers
  • SoHo for eclectic stores
  • Chinatown for items from all around the world at great prices
  • Times Square for more of the fun stores if you are looking to buy something for your kids back at home
  • Herald Square & The Garment District has every chain store you could ever be looking for

Hit a club or see live music check to see if anything is happening at Madison Square Garden (MSG or The Garden) or the Beacon Theater for a chance to check out some of the best live music venues.

Statue of Liberty go on the boat tour around the Statue of Liberty instead of the crowded tourist tour that takes you to Ellis Island unless of course you have family members that came through Ellis Island.

Tour = Circle Line or the New York Water Taxi – highly recommend, this includes the double decker bus tour through midtown, boat ride by the Statue of Liberty and a hop on hop off taxi to the 9/11 Memorial and the Brooklyn Bridge.

Battery Park is located right by where the ferries take you to Ellis Island. It is a great place to enjoy a beautiful park inside the huge city. There are a lot of memorials and statues within the park. You will even find a marina. What a great place to be when you need a break from walking and all the concrete.

Stone Street Historic District in April – November for great outdoor dining/happy hour fun

Take the pilgrimage to the 9/11 Memorial. Plan ahead and reserve a free visitor pass. Explore the museum and the memorial.

Enjoy your Fabulous girlfriend getaway to NYC!