Plan a Girls’ Getaway: Best Vacation Spots for Women

The best spots across the globe for gals looking to bond over days at the spa, nights on the town and oh-so-much shopping

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Grab a few of your besties and head to one of these great destinations for some ladies-only bonding time

Whether it’s a reunion, bachelorette party or a simple vacation, there’s no better way to reconnect with the important women in your life than a shared holiday packed with spas, shopping or maybe just lots of premium booze.

Whatever your preferred method of bonding, try one of these five exotic destinations for an ideal girls-only getaway.

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London Theatre

For theatre lovers, it’s hard to beat a couple of weeks in London — from classics in the West End to Shakespeare at the Globe to avant-garde productions at the various fringe theatres.

Add in dinner at one of London’s top-shelf restaurants (might we recommend The Strand Carvery for West-Enders?) and you’ve got all the ingredients for a posh, cultured trip to remember.

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Las Vegas Strip

Men aren’t the only ones beckoned by the call of Sin City. What better place to have a bachelorette weekend than this notorious party town?

Besides the gambling and world-famous nightlife, the food and boutiques in Vegas are fantastic. You can shop and lounge by the pool during the day, and party into the wee hours at night. It’s a one-stop shop.

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Times Square, New York

While we’re on the subject of shopping, there’s no better place for it than The Big Apple. From Fifth Ave to Chinatown, designer to discount — this city has it all.

And come on, you’ve seen Sex & the City. Tell us you don’t want to try that nightlife on for size like an elegant Jimmy Choo.

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Los Cabos Resort

Not big on the bustling metropolis vibe? Relax at an all-inclusive resort in the Caribbean, Central America or Los Cabos, Mexico. No cooking, no cleaning…practically no walking.

Nothing breaks the ice with old friends or brightens the mood of a mopy teenage daughter like sun, sand and spa. Bonus: you’ll know your budget before you go.

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Sonoma Valley, California

How about some quality time in the vineyards? A bottle of wine is the lynchpin of any proper girls’ night out.

Extend the fun of an evening on the town into a full-blown getaway with entire days spent sipping the fruit of the vine in Sonoma Valley, California — one of the top wine regions in the world.

Founder and president of Travel Best Bets, Claire Newell has appeared on The Today Show, Fox & Friends, Good Day New York, ABC Morning News – Chicago, Martha Stewart Living Radio, and CNN Radio, and is the official travel consultant for Global TV. She has been a spokesperson for Disney’s, and featured in promotions for the Vancouver International Airport and the Canadian Tourism Commission. Newell has authored or been featured in articles for Success, Professional Woman, Today’s Parent, Readers Digest and for various newspapers. She is the best selling author of Travel Best Bests – An Insider’s Guide to Taking Your Best Trips, Ever and has just finished her second book.

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Best Vacation Spots for Women