How to Plan a Girls-Only Vacation
Tips and destinations for a stress-free getaway with your girlfriends
Cozy up: The Whiteface Lodge, Lake Placid, NY
The northeast corner of New York hides one of the best spas in the country, tucked into one of the most luxurious all-suite resorts. The sweet smell of applewood envelops you throughout the rustic yet posh lodge. Treatments like Sugar Body Polish and Lavender Sea Bath make for a restorative weekend. Just when things couldn't get better...there's the view of the Adirondacks -- and the food. Check out Thewhitefacelodge.com for info on its summer girlfriend getaway packages, which include loads of discounts and perks for groups of four gals or more.
Sip, sip: Wine Country, Paso Robles, CA
The California wine region is both gorgeous and relaxed. Up-and-coming Paso tends to be less pricey than Napa. At the historic Paso Robles Inn, the hot tub on your room's balcony will be filled with natural spring water. Go to Pasowine.com.
Say "aah...": Dreams Puerto Aventuras Resort & Spa, Mexico
The emerald sea is the backdrop at this all-inclusive resort where they think of absolutely everything: spas, drinks, meals to suit every taste, shows, water sports. You plan nothing and pay one flat rate, which makes this a no-brainer for a last-minute, fuss-free getaway that works for any number of people. The energetic among you can take a day jaunt to the mysterious Mayan ruins. Check out Dreamsresorts.com.
Restore your focus: Feathered Pipe Yoga Retreat, Helena, MT
Feathered Pipe is one of the oldest yoga retreats in the country, and it couldn't be in a more magnificent, soul-soothing setting: the Rockies. The classes and mostly vegetarian food have garnered raves. Featheredpipe.com has all the details you'll need.