40 Best Girls' Trip Ideas Just in Time for Galentine’s Day 2023

Set your sights to far-off places for you and your girlfriends!

Girls' trips are simply necessary for our sanity at times. Going on vacations with family or your significant other are great for bonding and romance, but every now and then some unadulterated fun with your girls is a must! And what better time is there to celebrate those friendships than Galentine's Day?

Fans of Parks and Recreation know that the star character, Leslie Knope, all but created Galentine's Day. But, if you haven't watched the popular TV series or know what it is, Galentine's Day is a day specifically to celebrate you and your best girlfriends. As laid out in the show, the girls leave their husbands and boyfriends at home to meet up for breakfast and celebrate each other. With fun phrases such as "ovaries before brovaries" and "uteruses before duderuses," what's not to love??

This year, kick this special day up a notch! February 13 falls on a Monday which makes it perfect for a quick weekend trip with your girls beforehand—or is simply the perfect time of year to book something for later in the year! No matter where you are, we have the best list of 40 girls' trip ideas for you and your friends.

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Where Is the Best Place To Take a Girls' Trip?

Where do we begin?! If your friend group lives near each other, it's convenient to all go for a drive outside of your usual stomping grounds and enjoy a somewhat-close destination that you don't get a chance to visit frequently. However, if you're by an airport, why not take schedule a long weekend and go somewhere totally new and exciting? There are so many pockets of amazing places throughout the United States and beyond—including cities in Texas, National Parks, relaxing beaches in the Bahamas, scenic landscapes, shopping meccas and more.

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What Do Girls Do on Girls' Trips?

From plenty of chatting and catching up to activities like shopping, swimming, hiking, going to the spa and more, there are so many items that can go on the itinerary for a girls' trip! Going wine-tasting, attending a yoga class or cooking class, and booking facials or massages are all fun options for a trip like this.

Why Take a Girls' Trip?

Taking a girls' trip is a great opportunity to reconnect with a group of friends, especially when you're not all able to get together as often as you'd like. And even if you do see each other fairly regularly, it's likely rare that you have the chance to spend the type of quality time that involves hours upon hours of giving each other your undivided attention. Without the distractions of work, kids, pets, partners and whatever else is going on, girls' trips allow you to really focus on your friendships.

40 Best Girls' Trip Ideas

1. Fredericksburg, Texas

Known for its wineries, Fredericksburg, TX has plenty of dining and shopping options to keep you and your gals entertained!

2. Nashville, Tennessee

With new attractions like immersive art experiences at Lighthouse Artspace and restaurants like Thistle & Rye which boasts live music and an indoor-outdoor bar, Nashville will give you an experience like no other.

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3. Grand Canyon National Park, Arizona

For those friend groups who love to go camping or hiking, the Grand Canyon is the perfect place to visit and explore!

4. Boulder, Colorado

Choose from a multitude of guided tours including tours by bike, by air, (hot air balloons? Yes please!) on water, or even tours focused on beer, Boulder has plenty of options for every type of group. There is also a yoga retreat offered by Boulder Nutrition that could be just what you and your girls need.

5. Savannah, Georgia 

From beaches and shopping to live and theatrical entertainment, Savannah has everything to offer for your girls' trip! Details that surround Savannah like Spanish moss and cobblestone streets will have you feeling more relaxed than ever.

6. Sonoma County, California

Even more famous for its (more than 425!) wineries than Fredericksburg, Sonoma County is the ultimate wine country experience. Not only is the wine enticing, but hiking among the redwoods is an experience you surely won't forget anytime soon!

7. Charleston, South Carolina

With a catchy slogan like "Charleston tastes as good as it looks," this location would be ideal for foodies! There are also spas, tours and plenty of culture for you to immerse yourselves in.

8. New Orleans, Louisiana 

This one's for those who enjoy the nightlife! The culture and mysteriousness of New Orleans has certainly made a name for itself, and you and your girls can have a great time finding out just what it's all about. On top of that, there are endless amounts of beignets to enjoy!

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9. Key West, Florida 

Kayaking, dolphin encounters, snorkeling, shopping, museums and more await you in Key West. Even if none of that sounds enticing, you and your girls could always hang out by the pool, drink in hand. With the waves and endless beaches, Key West is the perfect place to relax.

10. Maine

Maine offers more than just a good lobster roll. With ski resorts and beaches, the whole state is an adventure just waiting for you and your friends. Go on a winter beach walk, a refreshing ice climb, snow tubing, or moose watching! Maine is second only to Alaska as the most populated area of the United States for moose.

11. Charlottesville, Virginia

Who's ready for a cozy winter getaway? With mountain views, warm fireplaces and ample wine tastings, Charlottesville is a wonderful winter vacation spot! As a bonus, rates to stay are cheaper in the winter so it's a win-win!

12. Stowe, Vermont

With restaurants that serve locally grown and sourced options, plus shopping downtown, there's something for everyone. Stowe Mountain Resort sits at the base of Vermont's highest peak, Mount Mansfield, and offers plenty of indoor and outdoor activities. Stowe is an unforgettable option for your next girls' trip!

13. Newport, Rhode Island 

The coast is calling, and you should go! While the classic New England coastline is enough to entice a getaway, Newport has come up with a perfect solution to dining outside in those colder months. Restaurants such as Newport Harbor Island Resort, The Reef and Diego's Newport offer pop-up igloo dining that will keep you warm while still outside with an amazing view!

14. San Juan, Puerto Rico

San Juan is the oldest European-founded city in the Americas and has plenty of nightlife, dining, shopping and so much culture for you and your girls to explore!

15. Nassau, Bahamas 

Warmth and relaxation await! Hang out on the beach, go shopping, relax at the spa and then head to dinner for the perfect girls' day. For those that prefer a more fast-paced adventure, there are quite a few casinos and bars to enjoy!

16. Las Vegas, Nevada 

Well, it wouldn't be a list of girls' trip ideas without mentioning Vegas! Gambling, shows, food and nightlife are just some of the things you can relish while visiting Vegas. For unforgettable experiences, check out blackout dining in the dark and Meow Wolf's Omega Mart, they are not to be missed!

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17. The Outer Banks, North Carolina

A trip to the Outer Banks of North Carolina is sure to be a relaxing one. This stretch of islands just a drive away from the mainland has no cities, only quaint villages and towns spotted along the shoreline. But, not to worry! From going hang gliding and kayaking to exploring trails and lighthouses, there is sure to be enough to keep your group entertained!

18. Austin, Texas

There's just so much to do in Austin. Visit bee caves, go horseback riding or ziplining, choose from a multitude of delicious restaurants or visit the rodeo and livestock shows. Austin has much more to offer than being the state capital.

19. Palm Springs, California

If you want a vacation where everyone can bring their pet, Palm Springs is the one! With pet-friendly hotels, restaurants, and a spacious dog park, this little slice of sunshine is perfect for your girls and their pups!

20. The Hawaiian Islands

Each of the Hawaiian islands offers a different experience, depending on what type of vacation you're looking for. From spa relaxation to hiking adventures to helicopter tours, there's something for everyone in Hawaii.

21. Yellowstone, Montana

Fans of the TV series will be especially excited to visit the wonders of the world's first national park! Relaxing in hot springs, going ice skating, viewing plenty of wildlife and dining at the Obsidian Dining Room are just some of the things you can do and experience in Yellowstone. You might even be able to try your hand at cowboyin'!

22. Thackerville, Oklahoma

While Oklahoma may not seem like the most exciting place for a getaway, it's home to the world's largest casino and hotel, WinStar World Casino. The hotel has 1,400 rooms and is attached to the casino. There are sections designed to resemble different areas of the world like New York, Vienna, Rome, Paris, Cairo and Beijing and there are designated areas for slot machines and tables. There is a buffet as well as stand-alone restaurants and bars. This is the perfect place for a fun weekend trip!

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23. Park City, Utah

There's something to do for everyone in every season in Park City! Of course, there's dining and shopping, but there's also mountain biking and hiking, a 3,000-foot bobsled ride called The Comet, ziplining, spas to visit, escape rooms and plenty of culture.

24. Red River, New Mexico

Locally inspired spas and treatments await you in the breathtaking mountain town of Red River. There are also wineries, great restaurants, breweries, farmer's markets and even cooking schools. Whether you want to unwind and take in the sights, or dive into them by hiking or camping, (hello, hot springs!) Red River is the perfect fit.

25. Salem, Oregon

This location is a big fan of the arts and artists. Engulf yourself in theaters, museums and interactive exhibits! Explore historic sights such as Gilbert House Children's Museum, the Willamette Heritage Center and the Salem Southern Pacific Railroad Station. Aside from arts, history and vineyards, Salem has plenty or activities and dining options to keep you busy!

26. Jackson Hole, Wyoming

Take a trip to the winter wonderland that is Jackson Hole! Go dog sledding, take a cross-country ski tour, go on a sleigh ride or take a wildlife tour and take in all this town has to offer. At the end of the day relax in a hot spring or go out for dinner at one of their many sustainable restaurants.

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27. Nantucket, Massachusetts

With a multitude of beaches and parks, Nantucket is sure to provide serene surroundings. There is a public golf course if your group is the competitive type, or you can take surf lessons at Nantucket Island Surf School.

28. Chicago, Illinois

Being voted the best big city in the U.S. 6 years in a row must mean that Chicago is the place to visit! With cultural activities such as going to museums, seeing a show at the theater or immersing yourself in live music Chicago can't be beat. On top of that, they have plenty of free activities to choose from like snowshoeing on the lakefront.

29. Fairbanks, Alaska

Listed as one of the best places to view the Northern Lights, Fairbanks is sure to be an unforgettable trip! Aurora Season is August 21-April 21, but that doesn't mean you'll be guaranteed to see the Aurora Borealis. That just means that if your group is lucky enough to see the lights, it's extra special!

30. New York, New York

Nightlife, dining and shopping are unparalleled when it comes to that of New York. Go for a show on Broadway or visit Central Park and relive some of your favorite movie moments. A trip to NYC is a must for you and your girls!

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31. Cincinnati, Ohio

Cincinnati boasts plenty of cultural flair from museums, art exhibits, architecture and music centers. Fine dining, shopping and spa experiences are waiting for you as well. There's sure to be something for everyone!

32. Excelsior Springs, Missouri

Plenty of shops and boutiques are waiting for your group to experience them in Excelsior Springs! Grab your girls a whole house rental for your time in Missouri, or book a B&B. Visit the Wine and Shine Tasting Room for treats like Florida orange grove wines and a multitude of moonshine as well as private-label charcuterie goodies like cheeses and summer sausage.

33. Gulf Shores, Alabama

White sand beaches? Warm weather? Yes, please! There's also The Track Family Fun Park which features roller coasters, mini golf and bumper cars. With plenty of fine restaurants and shopping options, Gulf Shores is a great choice for a girls' getaway.

34. Seattle, Washington 

If you want to visit a bustling city amidst gorgeous natural scenery, Seattle is the place for you! Take a bite out of the Pacific Northwest and enjoy locally sourced culinary masterpieces. You'll also find locally sourced and created items in your shopping excursions.

35. Hot Springs, Arkansas

Nestled in the Ozark Mountains, Hot Springs is a national park with plenty of adventure awaiting you. On top of the natural hot springs (hence the name), there are a multitude of spas to relax in, hiking and biking to enjoy, and plenty of different food options.

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36. Door County, Wisconsin

If visiting the Great Lakes is on your bucket list, then traveling to Door County should be too. This area of Wisconsin boasts 300 miles of Lake Michigan shoreline where you can go boating and paddling. There are also wineries and breweries to check out, and if you want to do something out of the box, there are shipwrecks that you can dive to and explore.

37. Miami, Florida

Even in February, Miami is sure to be warm. This year, from February through March, discounts are offered as part of Miami Health and Wellness Months, so book a trip for you and your girls to relax on the beach and in the spa!

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38. San Antonio, Texas

What better combination is there than the River Walk and street food? Not to worry, if street food isn't your thing maybe murder mystery is. If that's the case, be sure to check out Lambermont’s Murder Mystery Dinner Series for a fun and eventful dining experience!

39. Tempe, Arizona 

While there are plenty of dining and shopping options, there are also a fair amount of free activities to take part in while staying in Tempe, Arizona. Most, if not all, events at ASU (Arizona State University) are free to attend, as well as admission to many of the festivals and museums.

40. Louisville, Kentucky

February 10-19 is dedicated to Valentine's and Galentine's Day this year in Louisville, with candlelight strolls and plenty of food options to choose from. Experience bourbon culture and attractions with your girlfriends this year in the South.

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