Escape With Your BFFs: The Best 2021 Destinations For A Girlfriends’ Getaway

published on July 29, 2021 by

After a long 2020 away from your BFFs, it’s time to splurge on extraordinary 2021 girlfriends’ getaways. Below, check out a handful of diverse destinations that are ideal for reconnecting with your nearest and dearest — and sign up with RedWeek to get great deals on some terrific resorts. 


Perfect For: Sun Worshipping Eco-Adventurers

Why It’s Great For A Girlfriends’ Getaway: Located in the Caribbean Sea, the island of Aruba delivers everything you’re looking for in a tropical trip: sun, sand, surf, etc. But there’s more to this destination than just sipping piña coladas beneath a palm tree (not that there’s anything wrong with that!). If your idea of a good time is seeking natural adventure,  Aruba won’t disappoint, whether you’re exploring natural wonders at the sprawling Arikok National Park (it takes up more than 70 percent of the island) or discovering unique Dutch-Caribbean culture, nightlife, and cuisine in the capital city of Oranjestad. For the ultimate girlfriend-bonding adventure, journey to the Natural Pool, a one-of-a-kind volcanic rock formation that creates a serene pool perfect for a dip. 

Where To Stay: Marriott’s Aruba Ocean Club is situated right alongside the island’s most iconic stretch of sand — Palm Beach. When you need a break from the sun, indulge in a rejuvenating squad spa session at the on-site Mandara Spa. 

Go Deeper: The 10 Best Things To Do In Aruba

Miami, Florida

Perfect For: Nightlife Connoisseurs

Why It’s Great For A Girlfriends’ Getaway: Miami is another destination known for its legendary beaches. But the “Magic City” is also known for setting worldwide nightlife trends — and if you’re ready to party during your BFF escape, this is the place for you. Visit laid back cocktail lounges (don’t miss the tiki-style Esotico Miami) or exhilarating dance clubs (the party never stops at E11even, which is open 24/7). For something a little out of the ordinary, hit up Basement Miami, a playful and stylish club that boasts a bowling alley and a dazzling 2,000-square-foot ice rink made even more magical by rainbow lighting displays. Ice skating in Miami? That’s something you and the girls will never forget. 

Where To Stay: Hilton Grand Vacations Club at McAlpin-Ocean Plaza puts you right in the heart of Miami’s most vibrant area. Located in South Beach’s famed Art Deco District, you’ll be within walking distance of the area’s best dining, shopping, and nightlife options — not to mention the beach, too!

Sedona, Arizona

Perfect For: Wellness Seekers

Why It’s Great For A Girlfriends’ Getaway: Let’s face it: the past few years have been stressful for you and all of your girlfriends. Located in the high desert of Arizona, Sedona is an otherworldly destination full of natural splendor, mystical healing, and luxurious comforts. In other words, it’s the perfect place to help each other recoup now that you’ve done away with Zoom happy hours. Peruse thousands of glittering crystals of all sizes, shapes, and colors thought to possess healing benefits at the Sedona Crystal Vortex. Explore Slide Rock State Park, where you’ll find natural red sandstone water slides. Find pure desert bliss at Sedona’s New Day Spa, which uses organic and local ingredients to nurture the skin and body. After a girls’ getaway in Sedona, you’ll feel ready to take on the world. 

Where To Stay: Located in Sedona’s “Red Rock country,” Hyatt Piñon Point’s Southwest-style architecture and décor perfectly complements the surrounding environment. Dine at the on-site Sound Bites Grill, offering all-natural beef, fresh seafood, and spectacular Red Rock views from the patio. 

Go Deeper: Travel Guide: Sedona, Arizona

Palm Springs, California

Perfect For: Luxury Aficionados

Why It’s Great For A Girlfriends’ Getaway: If Sedona is about mystical relaxation, Palm Springs delivers a different kind of desert escape, blending scenic beauty with upscale vibes, retro cool with 21st century style. You’ll find this oasis in southern California’s ruggedly beautiful Sonoran Desert. Grab a mimosa-fueled brunch at Lulu California Bistro before going on an indulgent shopping spree at The Shops On El Paseo — AKA the Rodeo Drive of the Desert. Get a little dsign inspiration during a mid-century modernist architecture tour, where you’ll see homes built by Hollywood royalty. Find deep relaxation at Desert Hot Springs, home to some of the world’s purest hot and cold mineral springs. To take your getaway to a higher level, plan to visit during one of Palm Springs’ massive music festivals — Coachella and Stagecoach. Both take place in the area each spring. 

Where To Stay: Marriott’s Desert Springs Villas features condo-style villas with plenty of room for your crew, as well as spacious furnished balconies for hanging out and enjoying the sights. On the Water’s Edge Bar & Grill’s patio, enjoy classic American comfort food and Palm Desert sunshine.

Go Deeper: Travel Guide: Palm Springs, California
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