There really is nothing better than a girls’ weekend away, getting together with your girlfriends for a well-deserved getaway full of sunshine, relaxation, partying or exploration – the choice is yours! We have hand-picked a selection of top destinations perfect for girls holidays, from the beach to the city and all the way back again – you can be sure to find a glorious location fit for an unforgettable girly break.
As much as we all secretly enjoy painting the town red in our home territories, there is something especially exciting about nights out away from home; so grab your lipstick and heels and get yourself ready for some seriously sassy nights out!
Cocktails, Music and Dancing
If it’s a dose of sunshine you’re after, Spain offers some popular destinations perfect for those of you looking to get your fill of rest and relaxation during the day and party the night away once the sun goes down.
Along the southern coast you will find Marbella, a city sure to get you feeling like a celebrity in no time at all and the nightlife is just as glamourous with an eclectic range of bars and clubs to choose from often hosting famous DJs. Just slightly further up the Spanish coast sits Malaga, where you can enjoy a more laid-back atmosphere but still let your hair down with a great selection of cocktail bars found in the centre. If it’s the ultimate party destination you desire on your girls weekend away why not head to the ever-popular Balearic island of Majorca? Home to the lively Magaluf – What happens in this party resort, should more than likely stay there!
If you prefer to stay closer to home then why not take a short flight across the pond to Ireland’s capital, Dublin? Make the most of the selection of trendy bars here and find a real sense of fun in this welcoming and beautiful Irish city. But remember, you don’t have to go abroad to experience a new nightlife scene, and the UK is home to a number of fantastic cities and towns boasting thriving evening entertainment ideal for a girls weekend away. Southern coastal town Brighton is renowned for its colourful gay scene – take your pick from numerous gay bars and nightclubs for a memorable and fun night out with the girls! Or choose to spend your evening in one of the many vibrant venues sat along the seafront where you can party until the sun rises.
Recharge Your Batteries – Blissful Spa Retreats
We know not everyone’s idea of a good time is drinking the bar dry however; sometimes, all you need during your girls holidays is time to relax, unwind, and gossip with your true, life-long partners in crime! Spa breaks make for a really lovely time away with friends, serving up the ideal opportunity to catch up with your nearest and dearest as well as taking some time out for yourself away from the stresses of everyday life. Also very popular for hen weekends, spa retreats can be found in a number of locations both abroad and in the UK.
Let’s start with the island of Malta, this up and coming holiday destination found off the southern coast of Italy is home to a number of extravagant spa hotels offering the utmost in luxury with many authentic Mediterranean treatments to choose from – you are sure to leave feeling refreshed and rejuvenated after a girls’ weekend away here. If you would prefer to visit somewhere nearby, you will be pleased to know that there are an abundance of indulgent spa locations right here in the UK. London is home to many exquisite spas including St Pancras Spa, Spa London and The Berkeley Spa just to name a few and you can expect nothing less than super-soft dressing gowns, beautifully lit swimming pools and dream-like treatments ready to have you feeling like a new woman in less than an hour – a bargain if you ask me! Another location fit for girls holidays full of pampering is Bath – here you can experience Britain’s only natural thermal spa as well as numerous tranquil day spas to choose from in the area. Scotland is another top choice for those who really want to chill out, with plenty of high-quality spa hotels to choose from offering everything from Thai massage to aromatherapy facials meaning you can give your mind, body and spirit a much needed treat.
Sightseeing with Your Soul Sisters
Choosing to embark on City breaks with your girlfriends offers the opportunity to spend some quality time together in some truly fascinating surroundings full of cultural sites and iconic landmarks just waiting to be discovered.
Though many may consider certain destinations including Paris and Venice as romantic hubs only fit for loved-up couples, there is absolutely no shame in hitting the streets of these enchanting, bustling cities with your single ladies by your side! France’s capital is full of majesty, with endless museums, art galleries and notable sights to explore you will never be short of things to do here. The winding waterways in Venice are a sight that will not be long forgotten and if that isn’t enough to entice you, then the delicious Italian cuisine is sure to draw you in – what’s not to love? And who better to dine with than your soul sisters? For any shopaholics out there – Milan is one place you will never get fed up of visiting. Titled as one of the most fashionable destinations in the world, this brilliant city is about as stylish at they get. And, without any reluctant men by your side, you can feel free to spend the majority of your girls’ holidays browsing the infinite number of shops – be sure to remember your credit card for this trip!
Let’s face it, it’s been a while since any of us have sat in a classroom – but that doesn’t mean you can’t take matters into your own hands and take yourself and your best friends away on an educational holiday. Discover the compelling sites of Ancient Rome, from the grandeur of the Colosseum to the beautiful Spanish Steps which make for the most wonderful photo backdrop, there is so much to see in Italy’s capital city. Another city full of undeniable magnificence is Greece’s capital, Athens. Attracting visitors from all over the world there is so much to witness here – a complementary blend of old and new, you can spend your days sightseeing in the city or relaxing on the beach then head to some of the authentic Greek tavernas and local eateries serving up sensational traditional dishes.
If you have a passion for art, Barcelona will not disappoint. Enjoy a girls’ weekend away roaming the streets in search of Gaudi’s fine architecture, as well as some engaging galleries housing world-famous artwork by the likes of Pablo Picasso and Joan Miro. Another European city break sure to impress is Berlin. Providing visitors with a whole host of attractions from opera houses, iconic landmarks and sumptuous cuisine you will not be short of things to do or places to go. There are some remarkable structures found within this German city too, making it very easy on the eye and a pleasant place to explore by foot.