Your girlfriends get you through the tears of breakups with “the one” and through the happiness of finding out you’re engaged to the “real one.” They’re there for you when you need a helping hand and when you want to celebrate summer with a glass of rose. And if you’ve known them long enough, chances are you’ve planned a trip or two together.
This summer, try a new type of activity or destination. These are our 10 top picks for travel destinations that cater to travelers with plenty of activities, no matter what you’re looking for.
Move over Vegas, Nashville is a reigning bachelorette destination! Businesses around Nashville are catering to girl crews, and for a group into the music scene, this place goes above and beyond!
The beautiful colors in the middle of the desert are going to inspire everyone in the group. Do some shopping in the souks and check out the colorful riads. This place is for the romantic bohemians looking to get lost in the colors!
Napa Valley, CA
This place goes beyond the gorgeous scenery and delicious wine tasting. Take a bike ride through the valley and explore the local vineyards. Check out the farm-to-table restaurants and enjoy spa treatments in some of the most beautiful and serene estates.
Go beyond Cape Town (which is gorgeous in itself with Table Mountain overlooking it) and check out Kruger National Park or fly over to Joburg. This country is RICH with history and packed with vineyards producing some of the world’s best wines!
Kakslauttanen Arctic Resort, The Arctic Circle
This is a pure splurge worthy of a Santa Claus wishlist item. Luckily for you, this is supposedly where Santa Clause lives! The arctic circle resort features glass igloos perfect for viewing the Northern Lights. There’s plenty of snow-sledding, ice-fishing and awe-inspiring views on this bucket list adventure.
The Hudson Valley
Whether it’s summer or winter, Hudson Valley has a plethora of activities. A stone throw’s away from New York City, this wine country of the east stretches along the majestic Hudson River with views of mountains all around. Check out the vineyards or take a boat ride on the Hudson. Go on a hike or relax at your cozy, log cabin tucked away in the trees of the valley.
The country is rich with history, culture, and perfect for a road trip. Rent a classic convertible and enjoy the sunny weather with the top down. The country has a low violent crime rate so that you can feel safe as a group of women. Start the trip in Havana and head over to the UNESCO World Heritage city Trinidad de Cuba, making pit stops on the way.
Riviera Nayarit, Mexico
The place is chock full of five-star restaurants and refined mezcal tastings. Perfect the art of relaxation at a beach-side spa and take a stroll through the local galleries.
The small island is hilly with plenty of volcanic peaks to keep you in shape during your hikes. Check out the rainforests, waterfalls, and springs, or take a trip out to whale-watch.
If you’re on a budget but itching for a European vacation, Portugal is a perfect choice. With great art, food, and fantastic weather, Portugal delivers a lot of bang for the buck.