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Nantucket, Massachusetts

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If you need a mental reset, Nantucket is the place to go. Although the idyllic island is quiet, you won’t find yourself bored. Enjoy morning runs along the beach, strolls through the historic cobblestone streets and drives on the sandy white beaches. Nantucket has a surprisingly sprawling food and drink scene. Cisco Brewers is a fun spot to grab a drink and Millie’s serves up great margaritas and fish tacos. Don’t leave without grabbing a cup of coffee from Handlebar Cafe—the cute shop was featured on an episode of HGTV’s Island Life. Stay at Nantucket Hotel & Resort, which offer suites and cottages big enough for all your girl pals.

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Napa Valley, California

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Home to more than 400 wineries, a trip to Napa is as close as you can get to wine country heaven. The valley is just a two-hour drive north of San Francisco, which makes it easy to get to while still offering the feel of a distant vacay. Perfectly landscaped rolling hills and bright green vineyards will greet you upon arrival. Recently renovated, The Meritage Resort and Spa in Napa is the ideal home base for your girls’ weekend. Between wine tastings, dine at some of the valley’s Michelin-starred restaurants, unwind during a spa treatment or partake in some retail therapy.

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Savannah, Georgia

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Craving some Southern hospitality? Head to Savannah, Georgia, to enjoy a slower and more meaningful pace of life. It’s easy to walk around this historic city while taking in the beauty of the live oaks and magnolias. Because the city is known to be one of the most haunted in the United States, there are plenty of ghost tours worth taking if you dare. The vibe at the Thompson Savannah on the city’s riverfront is 100 percent.

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Austin, Texas

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Home to some of the best barbecue in the country, Austin has become an increasingly popular destination for bachelorette parties and weekend getaways. Visitors love venturing out to Rainey Street for a fun scene and craft cocktails. Plan to spend an afternoon walking along South Congress Avenue, where there’s ample shopping, restaurants and music venues. Odd Duck is a popular dinner spot and Stiles Switch BBQ & Brew is loved by locals. The new EVEN Hotel Austin is budget-friendly, well-designed and fun!

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St. Michaels, Maryland

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Maryland’s Eastern Shore is an overlooked travel destination—and it shouldn’t be! While visiting, you can set sail on a sunset cruise or hire a captain to take you out on a yacht. If you’re looking for a place to stay, consider the Inn at Perry Cabin, which served as the main filming location for Wedding Crashers. The luxury resort is set on the waterfront, offering guests sweeping views and easy access to boating activities. While staying at the resort, practice your tennis game, play a round of golf or relax by the pool.

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New York City, New York

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The Big Apple truly has something to offer every type of traveler — Broadway shows, strolls through Central Park and shopping on the Upper East Side. Bemelmans Bar is a special place to indulge in a cocktail and light bites — it’s located inside The Carlyle Hotel and features murals by Ludwig Bemelmans, the creator of the classic Madeline children’s books. Brunch in the city is also a good vibe, but nothing is better than a traditional New York bagel.

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Cape May, New Jersey

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Just a few hours driving from Manhattan, Cape May is an easy place to escape the madness of city life. The seaside town is located at the southernmost tip of the Jersey Shore but the whimsical charm will make you feel like you’re walking through the pages of a storybook. Stay at Beach Plum Farm for a cozy and unique experience. The 62-acre property has five cottages that you can choose to rent during your stay. Guests get their own personal golf carts to use throughout their trip and love the attention to detail provided by staff members, like having fresh doughnuts and coffee delivered to the porch each morning. Shop at the local boutiques, take a walk along the sandy beach, buy some chocolates from Louisa’s, and enjoy dinner and a Cape May Mule at The Ebbitt Room.

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Scottsdale, Arizona

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Head to Scottsdale if you’re in the mood for a party scene. The old town area is packed with clubs and casual bars and the dining provides some of the best eats in the southwest. Toca Madera is a must-try—order guacamole for the table, which has pomegranate seeds mixed in it for a unique flavor. If you want to break a sweat without suffering through the Scottsdale heat, sign up for a FloatFit Fitness yoga class at the Fairmont Scottsdale Princess. The workout class is held on a paddle board raft in the hotel’s pool.

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Washington, D.C.

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Got a history buff in your group? D.C. will offer them their fix while catering to every type of traveler’s needs. Beyond the basics of checking out the Lincoln Memorial and the Washington Monument, go undercover and explore the world of espionage at the International Spy Museum or tap into your creative side at the Smithsonian American Art Museum. (Keep in mind that many DC museums still require advance reservations.) The Georgetown area is an excellent place to stay and eat! Wolfgang Puck’s CUT is located in the Rosewood Washington D.C. in Georgetown (which offers townhouses for a dreamy girls’ weekend in the city). Brasserie Liberté serves up scrumptious French cuisine and cocktails while Bourbon Steak at the Four Seasons Hotel has cuts of beef that will melt in your mouth and a female executive chef to boot. Over in the Navy Yards area, where the Washington Nationals play, Osteria Morini wows with its brunch favorites, including mimosas in several flavors and divine ricotta pancakes.

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Palm Springs, California

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For a winter or spring girls’ getaway, Palm Springs shines. Book one of the many charming hotels with a pool so you and your girlfriends can lounge outside with mimosas in hand. With a large heated pool, 21 casitas and suites with massive California hand-painted flower murals and a guest-only speakeasy champagne rosé bar, the Fleur Noire Hotel fits the bill. As far as activities around town go, check out the shops in downtown, explore the city on a Jeep tour, or get sporty with a round of golf at a nearby course—there are more than 100 courses in the area.

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Denver, Colorado

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Denver is a no-brainer if you’re eager to travel somewhere that offers the perfect combination of city and nature. Hike at Red Rocks Park, attend a Rockies or Broncos game, check out art displays in the RiNo District, brunch downtown or kayak in Evergreen Lake, all within a 30-mile radius. Be sure to stop by Washington Park —which many refer to as Denver’s Central Park — for a picnic. If downtown isn’t really your scene, the Cherry Creek neighborhood boasts a variety of boutiques, bars and restaurants without the busy city feel. Stay at the Curtis Denver, a budget-minded pick which has fun themed rooms and suites for pop-culture buffs.

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San Diego, California

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If you’re traveling to San Diego sans kids or conferences, zero in on the Gaslamp Quarter and Little Italy. These two neighborhoods near downtown are packed with restaurants, bars, shops and boutique hotels, like the Pendry San Diego. In Little Italy, the food and atmosphere at Kettner Exchange makes for the perfect girls-night-out vibe. Order the Dirty Verde, which is made with tequila, lime, cucumber, poblano chile liqueur and paprika oil — it’s one of the best cocktails they serve.

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Palm Beach, Florida

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Giving off major Lily Pulitzer vibes, Palm Beach is a classy and feminine place to spend a girls’ weekend. Travelers rave about the rooms and overall vibe of The Colony Palm Beach. The property has a retro beachy feel that makes it super Instagrammable. Grab lunch at Honor Bar and plan a spa day or sign up for tennis lessons at The Breakers.

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Woodstock, Vermont

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Flock to Woodstock, Vermont, in the fall to catch sight of some stunning foliage. Colonial character meets New England countryside in this quaint town. The Woodstock Inn & Resort, which is set against the Marsh-Billings-Rockefeller National Park, is a popular choice for travelers to call home while visiting. Perfectly manicured landscaping and authentic New England craftsmanship greets guests upon arrival. The onsite spa offers services like a Himalayan salt stone massage and an espresso mud body scrub, tempting guests to never check out. The hotel can also assist with registering you and your group for a cooking class.

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Watch Hill, Rhode Island

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If Taylor Swift owns a house in Watch Hill then it must be a good girls’ trip spot, right? Consider this one of the most picturesque destinations in the United States. Local businesses like cute coffee shops and boutiques add a special touch to this seafront town. Spend your days relaxing on the beach, biking along perfectly paved paths or reading poolside. Whether you stay at a hotel like Ocean House or a house rental, stream rom-coms at night to complete the vibe.

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Chicago, Illinois

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A trip to Chicago isn’t complete without posing in front of the famous bean at Millennium Park or taking a boat tour through the Chicago River. Art and design fans will surely fall in love with the city’s architecture and character. Fresh from a glow-up, the Hyatt Regency Chicago— right on the Chicago Riverwalk– is a convenient home base. Nearby, 360 Chicago is a trendy place to enjoy a craft cocktail while taking in the city’s views from 1,000 feet up.

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Boston, Massachusetts

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Luxury and history collide in the city of Boston. Walk the historic neighborhood of Beacon Hill, one of the most photographed areas in the city. Round up your girlfriends and shop around the cute local boutiques on Newbury Street, then grab a latte from one of the trendy cafes in the area. You can find some delicious cannolis in Boston’s Little Italy, which locals refer to as North End—Mike’s Pastry is a go-to. The Whitney, a boutique hotel in the Beacon Hood neighborhood, has two-bedroom suites so your whole girl squad can join the fun.

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Lexington, Kentucky

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Head to the horse capital of the world and you’ll find yourself immersed in country beauty with the added benefit of Southern hospitality. For unique accommodations, stay just outside of Lexington at The Kentucky Castle, a 100-acre farm that has just 15 rooms. One must-do activity during your stay: Split the cost of a rental car with the rest of the gals in your group and take a drive through the rolling hills and whimsical country side.

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Seattle, Washington

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Seattle provides visitors with a home base for both city and island adventures. You heard that right—Bainbridge island, just a 45-minute ferry ride from the city, is a fun place to wine taste and explore while in Seattle. Plan to spend a day on the island and be camera-ready for the views of Seattle on your ferry ride back. The rooftop bar at the Thompson Seattle is a local hotspot. Another reason to stay at the hotel: It’s a short walk to Pike’s Place Market, chock full of interesting eats.

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Montauk, New York

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There’s a reason New Yorkers love to flee to the Hamptons — it’s the perfect place to unwind during a long weekend. The seashell-lined beaches are just as inviting as the bar scene. Frequent visitors rave about the luxe beachside accommodations at Gurney’s Montauk, but even if you don’t book a room there, make sure you swing by their Beach Club. It’s a 2,000-foot long private beach that non-resort guests can also enjoy — rent a day bed or lounge sofa, or hang out by the bar.

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