Whether you’re planning a week-long reunion or quick weekend trip with your girlfriends, check out our top 5 destinations for an always needed getaway.
Head westward for a glam weekend in Los Angeles. Brunch in the city where brunching is a lifestyle and stop by Ma’am Sir to enjoy some Pinoy cuisine with picturesque aesthetics that are perfect for a new profile picture. Editor’s Note: For all bars and restaurants, make sure you call and ask about reservations ahead of time. Don’t leave without indulging in a spa date with your gal pals at The Spa At Terranea. Hiking is always better with friends and scenic views, which you can find atop Griffith Observatory. We recommend renting a car while in L.A. so you can cruise down the Pacific Coast Highway and drop by Venice Beach.
If you’re looking for a festive spot, try New Orleans, since every day is a holiday in the Big Easy. Touch upon the historical elements of the city and hop on a walking tour of the French Quarter. NOLA is a foodie’s paradise so don’t forget to eat a few beignets, a couple po’boys, and sip on some Sazerac (a local variation of a cognac or whiskey cocktail). If you fancy fine dining with a historic twist stop by Antoine’s Restaurant for some classic gumbo. Stop by Mardi Gras World and check out the behind-the-scenes of this famous winter celebration.
The Windy City of Chicago is the perfect weekend trip for you and your crew. This Midwestern gem has an abundance of museums and galleries for you and your artsy pals. Stop by the Art Institute of Chicago and get a selfie with the farmer couple of American Gothic. We recommend stopping at Second City and getting your laughs at the place that launched the careers of some of the most memorable comedians. Don’t leave the city without 1) eating a deep dish at Giordano’s, 2) taking a picture at the Bean, and 3) stopping at the Skydeck at the Willis Tower to check out the amazing views of the city.
Austin is an ideal place for a low-key getaway. If you and the gals want to spend your trip relaxing on the water, rent kayaks or jet skis on the Colorado River and get ready to have some serious fun. After your time in the water, grab some of the best brisket in town at Franklin’s Barbeque. Lines get long at Franklin’s so make sure you pre-order. Check out the concert list for the weekend, as Austin has been nicknamed the “Live Music Capital of the World.”
New York is the city for every quintessential girls’ trip. Retrace the footsteps of some of your favorite movie characters and stop by Katz Deli. Don’t forget to take in a Broadway show or Off-Broadway show. As for food, escape the pizza trap and grab a hot dog from Gray’s Papaya. If you’re looking for more than hot dogs, hit up the Chelsea Market for endless food and souvenir possibilities. End your weekend with a mini-picnic in Central Park with some cupcakes from Magnolia Bakery.
Vanessa is a part of the Communications Team at Sun Country Airlines. As a Minnesota transplant, she loves the local love of Sun Country and is excited about all the awesome new changes. Her favorite destinations are all international, but she’s excited to explore all the new domestic routes, too —especially Philadelphia!