Summer is coming and with it the opportunity for an epic summer vacay with your besties. Here are a few unique options for your getaway:
FIND YOUR INNER COWGIRL
If you don’t have a cap on your budget, and you want to learn something new like paddle boarding, fly-fishing, rock-climbing, or horseback riding, you’ll want to grab your vina and head north to Montana to settle in at The Resort at Paws Up. Whether you rent a house, or take over a tent for a weekend, you’ll have 37,000 acres of fun at your fingertips.
FIND THE NEAREST PALM TREE
Rent a convertible and hit the road. For an unforgettable time in the desert, set your GPS for Palm Springs. Stay at the Palm Mountain Resort and indulge in the Coconut Milk & Honey Body Polish Treatment at the spa while you are there. Explore the town on foot, and take the tram to the top of the mountain. P.S. there’s an amazing shopping district just down the road in Palm Desert.
PLAY BACHELOR IN THE SOUTHWEST
Just because you’re on vacation, doesn’t mean that you have to miss out on all the Bachelor/Bachelorette fun on TV. Park yourselves at the Hilton Buffalo Thunder in Santa Fe and reserve the Governors Suite that hosted Bachelor Chris Soules in 2015, #fantasysuite anyone? You’ll have vast views of the Sangre de Cristo Mountains, and you won’t want to leave the opulent, bi-level suite that has a dining area, bar, soaking tub, three bathrooms, and a mini-bar. If you dare leave your room, check out the multi-million dollar art collection that spans the property, hit the links for a round of golf, or try your hand in the casino.
When you are done basking in bachelor glory, spend a few days getting your art fix in downtown Santa Fe. Stay at the amazing Hotel Santa Fe and contact Santa Fe Selection for a personally curated itinerary for you and your besties! My pick: a private art class with wine and chocolate at Mantecon Studios.
GET BIKINI READY
It’s bikini season, so why not grab your girlfriends and work out, Biggest Loser Style. The Biggest Loser Resorts in California, New York, and Florida offer up a getaway complete with getting in shape, spa treatments, nutrition classes, wellness, and pool time!
PLAY PRINCESS FOR A WEEK
If time and money aren’t relevant in your summer planning, cash in those airline miles and park yourself on the Grand Canal in Venice for a few days at the SINO Centurion Palace Hotel. You’ll be steps away from the Guggenheim Museum. #travelhack: Ask the hotel to arrange for a private tour guide to take you to St. Mark’s Basilica, you’ll skip the lines and get a personalized tour. If you have time to explore the rest of Italy, make sure to contact Nektaria or Christina at Shefari, as well as Arianna at KMZero Tours for curated itineraries and guide services through Tuscany.
SAVE ME SAN FRANCISCO
You can spend countless days exploring the city and all that it offers, but make sure to spend a few days at The Cavallo Point Lodge. Take a cooking class, explore the art galleries, tour the historical buildings, or get a spa treatment. This hotel is a short drive away from Sausalito, plus it has easy access into the bright lights of San Francisco.
BOTTOMS UP IN WINE COUNTRY
Fitting in a quick summer trip to Napa and Sonoma with your girlfriends is the perfect choice. If you’ve never stayed at a bed & breakfast, here’s your chance! The Inn on Randolph is definitely not your typical B&B, with updated rooms, and amazing bathtubs and amenities, you’ll have access to all of your favorite wineries and hot spots in the valley. Spend a day exploring art and tasting wine at Hall Winery.
Want to avoid the summer-time crowds in Napa? Explore the Russian River area and stay at the Applewood Inn & Spa.
If basking in the heat is what you are feeling, nothing beats Vegas for some summer-time fun. There’s more to do than gamble, check out the pool scene, shop, dine, hike Red Rock, and have fun at Fremont Street.
HEAD TO THE OCEAN
Ditch your cell phones and head up California’s infamous Highway 1, and land at the Timber Cove Resort. With plenty to keep you busy, take an afternoon stroll along the beach or the redwoods. You can even grab a cocktail at the bar while you watch the waves roll in, or grab the yoga mat (there’s one in every room) and take a group session in on the porch of your suite.
CLOSE YOUR EYES AND THROW A DART
Not sure where you want to go? Turn your budget and wishes over to Pack Up & Go and let them pick the perfect place for you to get away with your besties! This is the perfect option for you spontaneous vinas!
Now that you’ve got a group of options, grab a group of vinas and get planning! Summer’s a-comin’, so tell us in the comments which adventure you choose!