Summer is here, and that means it’s time for you and your girls to start planning a stellar vacation. While traveling for the holidays is all about connecting with family, a summer getaway is all about you! After a long year of being cooped up inside, it’s time to treat yourself. Here are some of the best places in the United States for you and your friends to have a blast.
1. Miami Beach, FL
Starting things off strong, Miami is an ideal place to plan a girls’ trip. The Magic City is full of delectable street food from all over Latin America (ceviche anyone?) and surrounded by gorgeous beaches. Enjoy a drink right on the beach and get a light buzz while you tan. After a day of fun in the sun, put on your cutest shoes and head out for cocktails. The locals here are hot and they know how to dance, so you’re sure to have an unforgettable night.
2. Atlanta, GA
If you’re looking for a getaway on a budget, this is the city for you. Not only does this city have lots of character, but flights to Atlanta Georgia are always cheap. You may have to forget about the calories this trip, because the downhome Southern food here is amazing! Not that we encourage it, but you can put gravy on pretty much anything in Georgia. Don’t worry too much about that though, because you’ll burn them right off walking along the Beltline and taking in the views of the city.
3. Maui, HI
Hawaii is remote enough that planning a trip here requires more forethought and planning than any other destination on this list. The flight is long, so you would want to book a resort or hotel for at least a week to make it count. However, we cannot stress enough that it is totally worth it. Maui is full of stunning beaches, dark cliffs, and lush greenery. Pack your sunscreen and get out on the water! Paddleboarding, snorkeling, and jet skiing are all easily accessible in Maui. If you’re feeling adventurous, you can even try out parasailing!
4. Austin, TX
For low-key travellers, this weird and wonderful city in Texas will become your go-to US vacation destination. With great live music and an awesome bar scene, you and your girls will have no shortage of nighttime activities to entertain yourselves. Feeling like a local? Grab your cowboy hat and check out a rodeo to get a real taste of American culture. You might even find yourself saying Howdy to a handsome stranger before the night is done.
5. Denver, CO
Those looking for an alternative to the standard beach getaway should take a look at Denver, Colorado. The Mile High city is surrounded by picturesque mountain ranges, making it a hiker’s paradise. If you are interested in combining your fitness routine with your vacation, you’ll find plenty of outdoor activities to get your blood pumping. After you tire yourself out, take time to relax by sampling some of the wares at local (legal) weed cafes and drift off to sleep.
6. Las Vegas, NV
Rounding out our list is a city that is as far from a relaxing night’s sleep as possible. There’s a good reason that Vegas is nicknamed the City of Sin. Full of strip clubs, dance clubs, and casinos, this is a city where you and your girls can really let loose. Pool parties go all day, and DJs perform until the early hours of the morning. If you’re planning on going all out, be sure to hydrate and nap! No one wants to spend their vacation sick in a hotel room.
If you’re looking to travel within the United States this year, you’ll have plenty of options to choose from. With this list handy, your biggest challenge will be narrowing down your options!