Fairfax, Virginia Travel Agent
Best Girlfriend Getaways in the World
There’s nothing like taking some time away from home with your closest girlfriends. Pop open a bottle of wine, get a massage, and treat yourself to a weekend worth remembering. Here are a couple of my favorite destinations for a no-boys-allowed spa weekend.
Palm Beach, Florida - Whether your idea of the perfect girls’ day out is catching some R&R at a spa or indulging in a little retail therapy, Palm Beach has it all. The Si Spa at the Palm Beach Marriott Singer Island Resort has been named by Conde Nast Traveler as one of the top 100 spas in the United States. A massage or facial followed by an afternoon lounging on the beach or by the infinity pool is the perfect recipe for pure bliss. Shoppers will love exercising their credit cards at the Gardens Mall, while animal lovers won’t want to miss the sea turtles at the Loggerhead Marine Life Center. Luxury digs at Singer Island or the legendary Breakers hotel, ocean fun, and tasty cocktails are all sure to be critical elements of your perfect girls’ weekend.
Charlottesville, Virginia - Sometimes the key to a relaxing weekend is getting off the beaten path. The area surrounding Charlottesville, a small artsy corner of central Virginia, is rife with luxurious spas and quality wineries. Scrubs and wraps at the Boar’s Head Inn have a historical, homeopathic twist. These ultra-relaxing treatments use herbs and plants inspired by University of Virginia founder Thomas Jefferson. The resort at Keswick Hall also has ties to local agriculture. The spa’s signature Keswick Reserve treatment includes a shiraz body scrub, a red wine body mask, and a pinot noir facial. Keswick Vineyards is just a stone’s throw away when you’re ready for a tasting, or you can travel west of town to visit King Family Vineyard or one of the many family-owned boutique wineries along the Monticello Wine Trail.