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A vacation sans kids and your significant other is probably what you need now with your girlfriends. We have a list of eight best American resorts for a girls getaway where you get opportunities to strengthen your friendships with your gal pals. And time to explore a new destination while you eat, sleep, play and relax.

1. Miraval Arizona Resort & Spa, Tucson

Miraval Arizona Resort & Spa is a 400-acre resort and wellness retreat located in the Santa Catalina Mountains, about 25 miles north of Tucson. It is convenient to get there, and you don’t have to rent a car. The resort provides complimentary transportation to and from Tucson International Airport.

Its 118 casita-style rooms and suites are fitted with earth toned décor and deluxe bedding for maximum comfort. Some have a fireplace, an outdoor shower, and a private patio.

The resort’s girls getaway package comes with complimentary spa service, unlimited outback hiking, mountain biking, group fitness classes, group photography classes, challenge activities, and wall climbing. Guests have access to the fitness center, saunas, hot tubs, and pools.

Miraval’s guests can spend time learning about fresh produce with Richard Starkey, the farmer who delivers fresh eggs and produce to the resort, join a cooking demonstration or pay a nominal fee for a wine experience or create an authentic salsa and other southwest sauces.

2. Four Seasons Las Vegas

Las Vegas is a destination revered by gals and guys alike. It’s a prime destination for gambling, nightlife, live shows, shopping, dining, and spa treatments. There’s a hotel for every budget in Las Vegas but for a luxurious girls getaway, go to the Four Seasons Hotel Las Vegas. Situated on the iconic Las Vegas Strip, this 424-room hotel has taken the art deco era as a theme, with oversized artwork and unexpected color pairings.

The guest rooms are on the 35th to 39th floor with floor to ceiling windows offering sweeping views of the strip and the city. For the ultimate luxurious getaway, organize your private party at the Cabana One (accommodate up to eight guests), one of the eight private cabanas by the pool.

Get a spa treatment at the hotel’s impressive spa – Forbes Five Star Spa. It has 12 treatment rooms and a lounge.

3. West Glow Resort & Spa, Blowing Rock, NC

Located in Blowing Rock, near Grandfather Mountain and the Blue Ridge Mountains of North Carolina is the historic Westglow Resort & Spa. This 42-acre estate was a property belonging to artist and writer Elliott Daingerfield and his family until 1978. It’s now a Relais and Chateaux resort and one of the top spa resorts in North Carolina.

The resort provides various fitness classes, wellness programs, and an extensive massage menu. Some of the highlights of Blowing Rock include the Blowing Rock Trail, an easy 1,200-foot trail offering views of Grandfather Mountain, Table Rock, and Hawksbill. For an active girls getaway, try whitewater rafting, horseback riding, rock climbing, and hiking.

4. Harpole’s Heartland Lodge, IL

A girls getaway is more than just spa treatments. At the Harpole’s Heartland Lodge, ladies can go hunting, bird watching and ride on ATVs.

Set in the rolling hills of southern Pike County Illinois overlooking the Mississippi River, Harpole’s Heartland Lodge is a perfect location to get away from city life.

The lodge has special activities like horseback riding on the scenic trails in the resort, hayrides (and bonfire) along the Mississippi River bluffs and wine tasting at Hopewell Winery.

5. Wyndham Oceanside Pier Resort, CA

Stay at the Wyndham Oceanside Pier Resort located at the longest active pier in California. You get access to the beach and just minutes from downtown Oceanside. Guests have the options of either renting a room or a spacious condo at Wyndham. Everyone can stay in the condo making the trip more affordable and perfect for all night chats.

Visit Oceanside, the official tourism website for Oceanside CA offers a girls getaway itinerary for anyone looking to catch up or celebrate with their gal pals. The four-day plan has the following activities:

• Explore Sunset Market for food, shopping, and entertainment
• Take a tour with Oceanside Adventures Whale Watching to see coastal wildlife – dolphins, whales, and seabirds
• Visit Oceanside Museum of Art and California Surf Museum
• Enjoy the beach
• Grab brunch before saying goodbye

6. Red Mountain Resort, St George Utah

Anyone who has visited the red rock cliffs and canyons of southern Utah will know that the region is scenic with bold splashes of color and otherworldly geological formations.

Mountain Resort is about a quarter of a mile from Snow Canyon State Park, and close to Zion and Bryce Canyon National Parks, this superbly located resort presents a world of adventures right at their doorsteps.

The resort has a special package for a girls getaway called the Girlfriends Villa Getaway where you and your friends can choose the one or two bedroom villas. The package includes a 50-minute massage, daily guided hiking, three meals a day, unlimited fitness classes, cooking demonstrations, and unlimited use of the resort amenities.

Take the time to enjoy the spa and yoga classes.

7. Hotel Flora and Fauna, Wimberley TX

Margarita or Martinis and manicure kits are provided when you book a girls getaway at the Hotel Flora and Fauna in Wimberley. Wimberley is a small town in the Texas Hill Country about 60 miles north of San Antonio. There are dozens of art studios and galleries in town.

It’s an affordable and simple hotel for those who like to vacation in a small town that is close to wineries and nature trails.

8. Nemacolin Woodlands Resort, Farmington PA

With 2,000 acres and 320 luxurious rooms, suites, townhomes and vacation homes, Nemacolin Woodlands Resort has all the amenities and activities in their property. There are a 36-hole golf course, an equestrian center and a 140-acre Shooting Academy, an outdoor sporting facility with 30-stations.

The Resort offers a 4-day girls getaway featuring wine tastings, painting class, wine cellar tour (18,000 bottles of wine), farm-to-table dinner, holistic healing, sauna, night out at the casino, spa experience and meditation. All meals are included.

No matter what your budget is for a girls getaway, there is a resort/hotel to enjoy your time with your gal pals. Have a question about a girls getaway? Become a Trippy user and ask the locals and experts.

Article by Claudia Looi

Mentioned in this post
  1. Miraval Arizona Resort & Spa
    Hotel in Tucson Arizona

    5000 East Vía Estancia Miraval
    Tucson Arizona
    (800) 232-3969
  2. Santa Catalina Mountains
    Attraction in Pima County Arizona

    Pima County Arizona
  3. Four Seasons Las Vegas
    Hotel in Las Vegas

    3960 Las Vegas Boulevard South
    Las Vegas
    (702) 632-5000
  4. Blowing Rock
    City in North Carolina

    Blowing Rock North Carolina
  5. Grandfather Mountain
    Attraction in Avery County North Carolina

    Avery County North Carolina
  6. Blue Ridge Mountains
    Attraction in

  7. Westglow Resort & Spa
    Attraction in Watauga County North Carolina

    224 Westglow Cir
    Watauga County North Carolina
    (828) 295-4463
  8. Harpole's Heartland Lodge
    Hotel in Pike County Illinois

    10236 393rd St
    Pike County Illinois
    (217) 734-2526
  9. Hopewell Winery
    Restaurant in Pike County Illinois

    19048 US-54
    Pike County Illinois
    (217) 285-2759
  10. Wyndham Oceanside Pier Resort
    Hotel in San Diego County California

    333 N Myers St
    San Diego County California
    (760) 901-1200
  11. Oceanside
    City in California

    Oceanside California
  12. Red Mountain Resort & Spa
    Hotel in Ivins Utah

    1275 E. Red Mountain Circle
    Ivins Utah
  13. Snow Canyon State Park
    Attraction in Washington County Utah

    1002 Snow Canyon Dr
    Washington County Utah
    (435) 628-2255
  14. Wimberley
    City in Texas

    Wimberley Texas
  15. Nemacolin Woodlands Resort
    Hotel in Fayette County Pennsylvania

    1001 Lafayette Dr
    Fayette County Pennsylvania
    (866) 344-6957