Best girlfriend vacation ideas you can take.
1. Nashville, Tennessee
For a girlfriend getaway set to the soundtrack of country twang, Music City doesn’t disappoint. Follow Nashville’s Honky Tonk Highway to iconic spots like Tootsie’s Orchid Lounge and Robert’s Western World for live music and lots of dancing. Even if you’re not a fan of Hank, George, and Dolly, it’s worth buying tickets to a show at Ryman Auditorium or the Grand Ole Opry. During the day, trade your high heels for cowboy boots and hit the vintage stores in East Nashville.
2. Eureka Springs, Arkansas
Decades ago, the water in Eureka Springs—rumored to have healing powers—drew settlers to the Ozarks. Although some of the natural springs have dried up, the town now specializes in something just as restorative: spa treatments. Of course, manicures and facials aren’t the only reason Eureka Springs makes for a blissed-out girls weekend. The resort spot is also home to galleries showcasing glasswork, jewelry, and sculptures by local artists.
3. Wilmington, North Carolina
This Southern city is known for its riverfront boardwalk and historic downtown, but it’s also a film industry hub. (You might recognize it from Dawson’s Creek, One Tree Hill, Iron Man 3, or Nights in Rodanthe.) In our book, “Wilmywood” tops “Hollywood” for a memorable girls weekend thanks to its friendly atmosphere and incredible restaurants. Of course, it doesn’t hurt that Carolina Beach, Kure Beach, and Wrightsville Beach are just a few miles down the road.
4. Sonoma County
With its 400 wineries and Instagram-worthy scenery, Sonoma is a quintessential girlfriends’ getaway. Book a charming country cottage and spend the day sampling farm-to-table cuisine or visiting world-renowned vineyards on a guided wine country tour. Tasting room experiences abound, but don’t miss the opportunity to explore this diverse part of the country. Visit one of the region’s 11 state parks to hike coastal cliffs or wander through towering redwoods.
5. Traverse City, Michigan
For year-round excitement—skiing in the winter, beaching in the summer, and food and wine festivals during shoulder season—Traverse City ticks all the boxes. But that isn’t the only reason Michigan’s lower peninsula is a popular girlfriend getaway. With 30 wineries near downtown, plus yoga studios, quaint boutiques, and farm-to-table restaurants, the city is a delightful place to visit.