Female friendships are so important. And traveling with your besties only strengthens the bond. Not to mention, it’s a blast. Just because your bachelorette is behind you doesn’t mean girls trips are too. We love the idea of planning a vacay with your ladies just because. And, seemingly, many hotels are on the same page. (Of course, if you’re sussing out locales for that one last fling before the ring, we’ve got some stellar options too.)
Of late, an increasing number of properties have debuted packages dedicated to pleasing the gals. Here are a few of favorites:
Red Mountain Resort. | St. George, Utah
A spacious two-bedroom villa, daily guided hikes, cooking demonstrations, and unlimited fitness classes add up to a long weekend, err, three-night retreat your wellness-loving pals will treasure. Pampering comes in the form of a $150 spa credit per person. Of course, you can always supercharge your schedule with additional activities like sunset rappelling, rock climbing, and yoga in Snow Canyon.
The Carlyle, A Rosewood Hotel. | New York City
Live out your fashionista fantasies with an exclusive experience at The Carlyle. Spend quality time with the dream team behind Veronica Beard. Enjoy a studio tour, ladies lunch, and private shopping spree/styling session at the brand’s UES store before heading back to your luxurious suite. P.S. #RosewoodGirlfriends is a global initiative, which means you’ll find equally fabulous offerings at outposts from Dallas to Abu Dhabi.
Mount Airy Casino Resort. | Pocono, Pennsylvania
As promised, something major for future wifeys! Mount Airy Casino Resort has a Betting on the Bride package—basically a prefab bachelorette shindig—that kicks off with a round of cocktails in your deluxe guest room, followed by a special dinner at Bistecca by Il Mulino, pool daybed rental, VIP entry to Gypsies. And, yes, poppin’ a bottle of bubbly is to be expected.
Sound View. | Greenport, Long Island
Lauded among the most magical locales in the Empire State, North Fork is home to Sound View, a low-key haven surrounded by sand, surf, orchards, and vineyards. As if that wasn’t tempting enough, the Best Friends Getaway package takes it a step further with a gratis upgrade to a junior suite, in-room wine and cheese welcome, halotherapy treatments, and private group yoga class in the new waterfront wellness studio.
Thompson Playa del Carmen. | Playa del Carmen, México
Whisk the gals away for a weekend of fun and sun in México. The Play With Your Pals special at Thompson Playa del Carmen covers accommodations at the 27-key Beach House, yummy breakfast, use of a poolside cabana for an entire day as well as a $100 resort credit to put towards tacos, ceviche, and spicy margaritas. Lest we forget tequila tastings and tickets to the Frida Kahlo Museum.
Hotel Viking. | Newport, Rhode Island
The ultimate East Coast #girlsquad escape—complete with a bottle of vino and 20 percent off services at Spa Fjör (might we recommend Volcanic Earth Clay Ritual or Chia Orange Firming Massage?)—awaits at Hotel Viking. Glamorous rooms beckon a Gatsby-era slumber party, while sunsets are straight-up IG gold. Plus, its prime location offers easy access to Newport Cliff Walk along with many shops and restaurants.