Take 10 Tuesday: US Girlfriend Getaway Destinations

Spring Break can be a great time to soak up the sun, stay up all night and party your week away. It can also be time for groups of girls to run away and escape together. Maybe you’ve outgrown some of your usual grounds and are looking for a new place to escape. Nearly a quarter of the ladies have taken a girlfriend getaway and many more are discovering why these trips are so fabulous. Between the clubs, the nightlife, the shopping, or just the company, girlfriend getaways will only become more popular in years to come. If you’re looking for a place to escape with a group of girls, check out these top picks by HotelsCombined.com.

10. Savannah, Georgia: River Street Inn

During the day, Savannah offers beautiful architecture, wonderful Southern cooking, and antique shopping. At night, the city has friendly open container laws, ghost tours, and pub crawls. The River Street Inn has an Eat & Sleep Southern package, featuring Paula Deen’s “Rags to Riches” tour with lunch at her Uncle Bubba’s Oyster House, a VIP pass to The Lady and Sons Restaurant, and breakfast at Huey’s on the River. If you happen to be in town March 24-April 9, check out the Savannah Music Festival while you’re there!

9. Stowe, Vermont: Stoweflake Mountain Resort & Spa

If you’re looking for a relaxing getaway, Stoweflake Mountain Resort & Spa may be the perfect choice for your group. The resort has a Four-Diamond hotel and two award-winning restaurants. Consider staying in one of the townhouses so your entire group can stay together. The real reason to travel all this way? The spa. The Aqua Solarium features Hydrotherapy Waterfalls and a mineral soaking pool. Experience shiatsu massages, Reiki, Thai yoga, or even Ashiatsu Foot Massages, where massages are performed using the hands and feet.

8. New York City, New York: Ace Hotel

We’re detouring slightly off our original list for a newer spot in New York City. The rooms at Ace Hotel are small and reminiscent of a dorm room but also right in the heart of Manhattan with subway stops nearby that can take you anywhere in the city.  You’ll also be within walking distance of Times Square and many of the Broadway theatres. If you want to go shopping, start at 34th Street and work your way out. You’ll find many shops to spend all your money at, including the flagship Macy’s.

7. Asheville, North Carolina: Inn on Biltmore Estate

This is a relaxing place for a more mature crowd. The Inn on Biltmore Estate is on-site at the Biltmore Estate, a mansion on the grounds of a winery. Enjoy a Four-Diamond hotel with daily tea, fine dining options, a library and an on-site spa. You’ll have access to visit the Biltmore house and gardens and you can stop by the house’s bake shop and ice cream parlour. Meanwhile, the Antler Hill Village and Winery offers a wine bar and tastings, more dining options, shops, and outdoor activities.

6. Miami, Florida: Hotel Victor

You won’t even have to leave your hotel to start the party at this South Beach hotel. Hotel Victor is home to the poolside Passage Bar and the V Bar featuring its own ice bar, the hottest DJs and fruit caviar cocktails. Book today to save 25% off your stay. For a full run-down on why Miami is a great Spring Break spot, make sure to check back on TravelHyper tomorrow.

5. Portland, Oregon: Hotel Vintage Plaza

Portland's Pioneer Square

Hotel Vintage Plaza is an upscale retreat. The hotel is both pet-friendly and earth-friendly. Every evening it hosts a wine hour for guests and on Wednesdays you’ll have a chance to enjoy the token Wine Wednesdays. For entertainment, take a trip to wine country or walk into town and check out events in Pioneer Square or explore the Pearl District. Spend some time at Pioneer Place Mall featuring Betsey Johnson, Coach, Tiffany, Saks, and Kate Spade.

4. Austin, Texas: Hyatt Place Austin Arborteum

Hyatt Place Austin Arborteum is right in the middle of all of Austin’s shopping action. Head southwest for Hill County Galleria and Barton Creek Square, southeast for Highland Mall, north for The Domain and south to SoCo, for the eclectic shops on South Columbus. Your hotel has a bakery inside with breakfast treats to power you up before your big shopping trips.

3. San Francisco, California: The Fairmont Heritage Place

This city is a foodie’s delight so bring along your hungriest friends and dig in. Your hotel is smack dab in the middle of Ghirardelli Square with the chocolate of Ghirardelli just a few steps away. You’ll want to stay in the area to try some cioppino or fresh seafood dishes and head to Chinatown to try their dishes. Rent a bike and head across the Golden Gate Bridge to Sausalito and try their Italian treats.

2. Palm Beach, Florida: The Omphoy Ocean Resort

Stay at Palm Beach’s only oceanfront boutique hotel and enjoy glamor, beauty, health, and more. Your group can sip drinks at the pool bar or the O-bar, enjoy a dip in the infinity pool, rent a private cabana, enjoy the on-site spa, do yoga on the beach or spend time in the meditation garden. Spend time in the ocean or in the pool and work on your tan with an elite crowd.

1. Las Vegas, Nevada: Mandalay Bay

eyecandy sound lounge

We’ve run down some of the best things about Vegas before but here’s another good one: Mandalay Bay. The hotel has so many amazing things you’ll never have to leave. Enjoy the club eyecandy sound lounge or bottle service at Mix Lounge. Stop by the House of Blues for music and dancing. You can even lay out on Mandalay Bay’s beach. With bonus items like its own shops and a shark reef aquarium and plenty of gambling, Mandalay Bay has everything under its roof. Right now there are free buffet and discounted suite promotions. If you want to stay at an even more upscale hotel, check out the Four Seasons, located on Mandalay Bay’s 35th through 39th floors.

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I'm Julie, I love to travel, I'm very hyper and I like to "hype" things and from that, TravelHyper was born. I'm a Missouri native and I cover St. Louis travel ideas as well as my own travels. I also like to focus on places I want to visit and budget travel ideas by creating trip plans. There's so much world out there and I hope you'll find that it's worth seeing and that vacation doesn't have to be out of reach to you.

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