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4 Destinations for a 'Ladies-Only' Vacation

There’s nothing better than a girls’ getaway! Whether a full week, or just a weekend escape, we love getting away with our best girlfriends to decompress, have a few drinks, and make great memories together. With so many fantastic destinations, it can be daunting to try and figure out where your next girls’ getaway will be. From southern beaches to the rustic mountains, we’ve complied the best of the best to bring you our top 4 favorite girls’ getaway destinations!

Sea Islands, South Carolina
Why vacation on one island when you can have access to more? In the Sea Islands of South Carolina, you and your gal pals can explore the beach and nature trails in Hunting Island State Park, enjoy low-country cuisine at the Foolish Frog on St. Helena’s Island, practice your golf swing on Parris Island, head inland for a day shopping and pampering at the spa in Beaufort, or take a the movie tour and see where your favorite films, like Forrest Gump and Prince of Tides were filmed. After the sun sets, head to the Highway 21 Drive-In for a double feature under the stars. A true, southern beach destination, Sea Islands offers everything from moss-draped trees, carriage rides, sandy beaches, and fantastic beach homes with plenty of room for you and squad.
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Tybee Island, Georgia
If you’re looking for a beach getaway within close proximity to a city, Tybee Island is the perfect beach getaway for you and your girls. This bright, colorful beach town offers plenty to do and is only a short drive away from its sister city, Savannah. Browse the shops at Tybrisa Street, sip cocktails at the Tybee Pavilion, take to the waters and kayak to Cockspur Lighthouse, and of course, soak up the sun on the North Beach! In the evening, treat yourselves to a Savannah Riverboat Cruise and enjoy the sunset over a delicious dinner and great company!
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Homestead Preserve, Virginia
Nestled in the beauty of the Appalachian Mountains, the Homestead Preserve is an outdoor enthusiasts’ haven, and great for a girls’ escape! In addition to offering a fantastic portfolio of cozy homes and cabins, the Homestead Preserve includes access to on-site facilities, including an outdoor swimming pool, a fitness center, and the Milk House Market for locally made treats and sandwiches. Nearby, Douthat State Park provides plenty of hiking trails to explore and the Jefferson Pools will provide a great place to relax and soak your tired muscles in the soothing mineral waters. The Homestead Preserve is a great destination to experience both the great outdoors and well-deserved relaxation for your ladies-only vacation.
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Great Smoky Mountains, Tennessee
The National Park, downtown Gatlinburg, moonshine distilleries…what more could a girl want? In the Great Smoky Mountains, your group will enjoy a well-appointed cabin within close proximity to the best attractions in Pigeon Forge and Gatlinburg. Get in touch with your inner child for a thrilling day at Dollywood, forge the trails in the Great Smoky Mountains National Park, and choose one (or all) of the wineries, breweries, and distilleries in the area for a tasting. As the sun sets, take the ride up the glass elevator to the observation deck of the Gatlinburg Space Needle, or take a soak in your private hot tub and enjoy the view. No matter your choice of adventure, the Smokies is a perfect destination to reconnect with nature and your best friends.
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