20 Best Girls Trip Destinations in the USA and Abroad

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One of my favorite things to do is to plan a trip with my favorite ladies. Not only do you get time to catch up with your best friends when you travel with friends, but you get to explore a new destination at the same time. I think traveling with friends is one of the best ways to really get to know one another! I’ve compiled a list of the best girls trip destinations, both in the US and abroad for your next girls getaway weekend. 

What makes a good girls trip destination? 

I’ve been fortunate to take quite a few amazing girls trips over the years with my closest girlfriends, to both domestic and international destinations. So the first thing to think about is what exactly makes a destination good for a girls getaway trip. I think these things will be different for everyone, so all of the destinations included on this list allow for super diverse activities and travel types. But I will also narrow down what type of destination each is, to help you to make a more informed decision.

 It is also important to account for the different travel styles and preferences of those in the group when picking a destination. There are tons of things to consider when planning a girls trip but a few things that I like to prioritize include:

  • Outdoor adventures and activities 
  • Amazing restaurants 
  • Fun bars or nighttime activities, and more precisely, good wine
  • Some cute opportunities for photo ops, because why not! You know I’m a content girl.

Top girls trip destinations for your next getaway

  1. Tulum, Mexico 
  2. New York City, New York 
  3. Dolomites, Italy 
  4. Sedona, Arizona
  5. Moab, Utah
  6. Bali, Indonesia
  7. Lake Atitlan, Guatemala
  8. Portugal Road Trip (Lisbon and Porto) 
  9. Palm Springs, California – Joshua Tree, California
  10. Istanbul, Turkey
  11. Rio de Janeiro, Brazil
  12. Sayulita, Mexico
  13. Miami, Florida
  14. Guanajuato, Mexico
  15. Banff, Canada
  16. Las Vegas, Nevada 
  17. New Orleans, Louisiana 
  18. Mexico City, Mexico 
  19. Iceland Ring Road 
  20. Amalfi Coast, Italy 
Girls trip to Tulum, Mexico - Matcha Mama on the beach road
Girls trip to Tulum, Mexico – Matcha Mama on the beach road

Tulum, Mexico

So cliche of me, I know, but I wouldn’t be me if I didn’t start this list with one of my all time favorite destinations: Tulum. Tulum, Mexico is one of the best girls trip destinations in the world. 

Located on the eastern side of the Yucatan Peninsula in Mexico, Tulum is easy to get to from most major US cities with direct flights to Cancun International Airport. 

Tulum has garnered a ton of popularity over the past few years as an Instagram-hot spot, filled with trendy restaurants, bars, and a bustling night scene. But despite this you can find accommodations, activities, and dining options to fit any budget. 

I love Tulum as a girls trip destination because there are endless activities available, from exploring crystal clear cenotes like Gran Cenote and Cenote Oxman to exploring ancient Mayan ruins. The food scene is also some of the best in the world, ranging from 50 cent street tacos to Michelin Star dining experiences. So whether you’re looking to stay active or simply spend your days lounging on the beach in front of a fancy eco-friendly hotel, you’ll find it in Tulum. 

Plus, the photo ops are endless! 

Girls trip to Tulum, Mexico - Cenote Oxman in nearby Valladolid
Girls trip to Tulum, Mexico – Cenote Oxman in nearby Valladolid

Who is this trip for?

Tulum is great for ladies looking for a warm weather destination with a true mix of relaxation, adventure, and a lively food and party scene. As Tulum is an extremely popular destination, you’ll find many of the comforts of home. However, you’re also close to more local areas such as Valladolid.

P.S. if you’re looking for a more laid back vibe you can consider the nearby Holbox Island instead.

Where to stay in Tulum:

Where you stay in Tulum will depend greatly on your group’s budget. I personally love staying in La Valeta to be closer to the town and surrounding cenotes (check out Turquoise Tulum Hotel), but if you are looking to splurge then consider Azulik or Nomade on the beach. 

NYC, the perfect girls weekend getaway! Sunrise on the rooftop at the James Hotel
NYC, the perfect girls weekend getaway! Sunrise on the rooftop at the James Hotel

New York, New York

New York City, the best city in the world. Okay, maybe I’m a bit biased as I am a native New Yorker, but it really is a destination that works for tons of different travelers. And despite being an expensive city (yes I know it is expensive), it can absolutely be explored on a budget if you head to the right places. In fact, New York City has endless free things to do!

Here are a few of my favorite NYC activities:

  • Walk across the Brooklyn Bridge (go at sunrise to avoid the crowds)
  • Picnic and a boat ride in Central Park during the summer, or ice skating in the winter
  • Visit either Top of the Rock or the Observation Deck at the Empire State Building for some of the best views of the city
  • Head over the bridge from Manhattan to explore some of the cutest neighborhoods in Brooklyn, including DUMBO, Brooklyn Heights and Cobble Hill
  • Walk the High Line 
  • Go on a food crawl through Chinatown. Manhattan’s Chinatown is great, but Flushing Chinatown in Queens is even better!
NYC is the perfect destination for an action-packed girls weekend

Who is this trip for?

NYC is the perfect destination for a girls getaway weekend with lots of action. Think great food (arguably some of the best food in the world), live music, epic city views and nonstop activity. Plus, you can also make it a more active trip by renting a car and getting outside of the city for some hikes or camping upstate! NYC truly lives up to its name of the city that never sleeps.

Where to stay in NYC

If you’re planning a girls trip to NYC then I recommend staying in either Downtown Manhattan, to be close to lots of the action, or in Brooklyn if you’re looking for a bit more bang for your buck. Some of my favorite hotels in NYC include The Williamsburg Hotel, The William Vale, and the Hoxton.

Pro tip: download the Seated app! The app allows you to make reservations, and then redeem up to 45% of the cost of the meal back in rewards. Not sponsored, just obsessed. You can use my referral code TAYLOR1246 for extra reward $$$.

Here are some other articles about NYC to check out when planning your trip:

The Dolomites is the perfect girls trip destination for adventurous travelers
The Dolomites is the perfect girls trip destination for adventurous travelers

Dolomites, Italy

The Italian Dolomites are easily one of my favorite places in the world, and a road trip through this northern region in Italy makes for one of the best girls trip destinations. Why? Stunning views everywhere. Crystal blue lakes. Winding roads through rolling green hills and striking mountains.

Who is this trip for?

The Dolomites is the perfect girls trip destination for the adventurous ladies. You won’t find the fancy restaurants and epic nightlife of some of the other destinations on this list. But, you’ll have endless hikes to explore in one of the most beautiful regions in the world. Plus aperol spritzes and large bowls of pasta pair perfectly with long hiking days.

Hiking Seceda in the Dolomites, Italy on our girls trip
Hiking Seceda in the Dolomites, Italy on our girls trip

Where to stay in the Dolomites

As I mentioned above, if you’re visiting the Dolomites then I absolutely recommend renting a car and exploring the region by planning a road trip. However, if you don’t want to move around too much then you’ll want to base yourself in an area with access to many of the best hikes. I recommend either Cortina D’Ampezzo or Ortisei (Urtijei). Here are some good hotel options, plus a mountain hut (rifugio):

Hotels can get pricey so make sure to book ahead for deals, or opt to stay at one of the various mountain rifugios instead for a more rustic experience.

Here are some other articles about the Dolomites to check out when planning your trip:

7 Sacred Pools Hike in Sedona, Arizona

Sedona, Arizona

Next up on the list: Sedona, Arizona. If you know me at all then it should be no surprise that this list is packed with many of the best hiking destinations around the world. Hiking destinations make for some of the best girls trips destinations in my opinion after all!

Who is this trip for?

A trip to Sedona is best with your girl crew that loves the outdoors, but still wants access to the many amenities a city like Sedona has to offer (like a spa day!). One thing that I love about Sedona is that there are hikes for all fitness levels, so not everyone in the group has to be an avid hiker. Plus, hiking is a great free activity if not everyone traveling together is on the same budget.

Where to stay in Sedona

While there are a ton of great hotel options in Sedona, including some luxury spa resorts like Amara Resort and Spa. I recommend doing some camping during your trip. I visited Sedona most recently on a girls campervan road trip with Cabana Vans. We camped along Forest Road 1, which has free campsites with some of the best views in town.

Here are some other articles about Sedona to check out when planning your trip:

An adventurous girls trip to Moab should include Arches NP, Canyonlands, and Dead Horse Point State Park
An adventurous girls trip to Moab should include Arches NP, Canyonlands, and Dead Horse Point State Park

Moab, Utah

While we’re talking about great outdoor destinations in the US, it would be impossible to not mention Moab, Utah. Moab is a prime girls trip destination for an adventure-packed trip since you have access to 3 amazing parks: Arches National Park, Canyonlands, and Dead Horse Point State Park.

Who is this trip for?

A trip to Moab is for your adventure-loving friends. If you’re planning a road trip then it can easily be combined with other nearby destinations such as Page or Sedona (another destination on this list)!

Where to stay in Moab

I’m always a fan of camping while on adventure-packed vacations. We stayed at a primitive campsite about 10 minutes off the main road heading towards Dead Horse Point State Park, past the Lone Mesa Group sites on the left hand side. We checked out this area after our initial plan to snag a first-come first-served spot at Horsethief Campground didn’t work out. There are also campground options within many of the nearby parks.

However, if you’re booking a hotel, I recommend choosing one near town, that will give you close access to the parks.

Here are some other articles about Moab to check out when planning your trip:

The perfect girls trip destination? Bali! Pictured at the Munduk Moding Plantation hotel
The perfect girls trip destination? Bali! Pictured at the Munduk Moding Plantation hotel

Bali, Indonesia

Likely the most cliche destination on this guide to the best girls trip destinations, and probably also the furthest. But no doubt one of my favorites! I mean what screams amazing girls trip more than a trip to Bali, Indonesia? If you’re comfortable traveling about 24 hours each way from the East Coast of the US, and splurging a bit on a ticket, this is a fantastic destination option for you. I’ve found tickets from NYC to Bali for as cheap as $600-700, and once you arrive it is an extremely affordable destination.

Who is this trip for?

This is the perfect girls trip for your friends who love to travel. You are going to want to make sure you’re traveling with friends who are comfortable with long haul flights, because Bali isn’t close if you’re coming from the US. But boy is it worth it! You’ve got the waterfalls and rice terraces of Ubud, cliffs and surf of Uluwatu, trendy cafes of Canggu, and all of the epic water adventures on the Nusa islands.

Girls weekend at the Munduk Moding Plantation Hotel in Bali
Girls weekend at the Munduk Moding Plantation Hotel in Bali

Where to stay in Bali

Where to stay in Bali will greatly depend on how much time you have on the island. A few areas that I recommend visiting are the following include Canggu, Ubud, Uluwatu, Munduk and the nearby Nusa Islands. Here are a few of my favorite hotel options across the island:

Here are some other articles about Bali to check out when planning your trip:

Girls weekend on Lake Atitlan in Guatemala
Girls weekend on Lake Atitlan in Guatemala

Lake Atitlan, Guatemala

Lake Atitlan is one of the most magical places in the world. It is relaxing, affordable, and packed with fun activities for any type of traveler. It is truly on the best girls trip destinations. Plus, if you have a full week it can easily be combined with a few days in Antigua, or elsewhere in Guatemala.

Boat rides, sunrise hikes, swimming in the cool lake water, plus the most gorgeous views. Guatemala is an amazing affordable destination that has so much to offer!

Who is this trip for?

This trip is great for your friends who are a bit more adventurous when it comes to traveling. Guatemala is an incredible country but like any country in Central America, things may not always go according to plan. In the towns around Lake Atitlan you’ll find the perfect mix of adventure and relaxation, that can be catered to any budget.

Lake Atitlan is the perfect destination for a combo of adventure and relaxation
Lake Atitlan is the perfect destination for a combo of adventure and relaxation

Where to stay in Lake Atitlan, Guatemala

The first thing to decide is where you want to be staying. Panajachel is the gateway to the lake, as it is the only town easily accessible by car. This is where any shared tourist shuttles will drop you. When deciding where to stay, you can either choose one town and take day trips or move around and stay in a number of different towns. This really depends on your personal travel style and budget.

Here are some other articles about Guatemala to check out when planning your trip:

Porto, Portugal - a must-visit destination on your Portugal road trip
Porto, Portugal – a must-visit destination on your Portugal road trip

Portugal Road Trip (Lisbon and Porto)

Portugal is easily one of my favorite places in the world. If it was a possibility, I would probably move there tomorrow. I simply couldn’t choose between Lisbon and Porto, so I decided to include them both as I feel that any trip to Portugal should include a combination of the two. Plus, if you have the time then a drive down to the Algarves is a must as well.

Who is this trip for?

Wine lovers. Seafood lovers. City lovers. This trip is for you! Portugal offers a slower pace than other European cities, so you can get the perfect mix of city travels with days sipping wine by the water.

Here are some other articles about Portugal to check out when planning your trip:

Sunrise after a night of camping in Joshua Tree National Park, California
Sunrise after a night of camping in Joshua Tree National Park, California

Palm Springs, California – Joshua Tree, California

Going to college in Los Angeles, I fortunately had the opportunity to take quite a few girls weekend trips to Joshua Tree National Park over the years. The park offers some of the most unique desert landscapes, with endless hiking opportunities. You can easily spend a week (or more) exploring all of the hikes.

girl hiking in joshua tree
Whether you’re camping or glamping, you’ll find it all for your girls weekend in Joshua Tree

Who is this trip for?

Adventure lovers, who still crave a bit of comfort. Unlike some of the other adventure destinations on this list, Joshua Tree is perfect because there are some boutique airbnb homes with easy access to all of the best hikes in the park.

Plus, it is just a short drive for Los Angeles, which can easily be combined for an ultimate girls getaway!

exploring joshua tree on a girls weekend getaway
Boutique airbnb just outside of Joshua Tree National Park

Where to stay in Joshua Tree and Palm Springs

Where you stay in Joshua Tree completely depends on how adventurous you would like to be. You have the opportunity to camp within the park (Jumbo Rocks Campground is my personal favorite), or you can stay just outside the park. You’ll find tons of the cutest airbnb properties that look straight out of Pinterest. We stayed at High Desert Cabins and absolutely loved it.

Another option is to stay in Palm Springs, located about 45 minutes from the park. Here you’ll find boutique hotels, perfects for your girls getaway weekend.

Istanbul is the perfect foodie girls trip destination!
Istanbul is the perfect foodie girls trip destination!

Istanbul, Turkey

A visit to Istanbul offers some of the most breathtaking architecture and delicious food that I’ve ever had. Not to mention that it is absolutely bustling with energy, and home to some of the most welcoming people in the world.

What I love about Istanbul is that is can be enjoyed as a weekend trip, but there is so much to do that you can easily spend a week or more exploring the city. And of course, there are so many other cities in Turkey to explore.

Here are a few of my favorite things to do in Istanbul:

  • Visit the famous mosques, including Hagia Sofia and Suleymaniye
  • Explore the grounds of Topkapi Palace
  • Wander the colorful streets of Balat
  • Shop until you drop at the Spice Bazaar and Grand Bazaar
  • Sip a tea at 7tepe Sahne for city views
  • Enjoy a full Turkish breakfast

Who is this trip for?

Food lovers. Culture and history lovers. And of course those that love the hustle and bustle of a big, busy city. I could put together an entire guide just on where to eat in Istanbul, because the food scene here is truly incredible. Plus, it is perfect for a girls trip because a full Turkish breakfast and meant for sharing, with lots of small plates.

girls trip to istanbul turkey
Early mornings at the mosque in Istanbul, Turkey

Where to stay in Istanbul

Where you choose to stay in Istanbul will depend greatly on what you’re planning to do and how close to the action you like to be. We opted to stay in Karakoy and loved it. It was close enough to the main attractions for our short trip, but also removed from the main tourist area a bit. If we had more time I would have liked to try staying even further away from the tourist center.

SuB Karakoy – simple but affordable, located walking distance from many of the main tourist attractions, plus tons of great restaurants and cafes nearby.

Girls trip to Ilha Grande, Brazil
Girls trip to Ilha Grande, Brazil

Rio de Janeiro, Brazil

I’ll admit, Rio was a destination was actually wasn’t high on my bucket list. I can’t explain why, but it just didn’t call to me in the way that other destinations do. However, when a close friend moved to Brazil, it was the perfect reason to plan a girls trip to Rio. Safe to say, Rio de Janeiro far exceeded all of my expectations. It was the perfect girls trip destination!

Here a few of my favorite things to do in Rio:

  • Take a sunrise tour to visit Mirante Dona Marte and Christ the Redeemer
  • Hike Pedra Bonita
  • Go paragliding over the city
  • Enjoy the beautiful beaches of Brazil – Joatinga Beach was my favorite!
  • Grab a local acai bowl – Polis Sucos is my favorite casual breakfast spot
  • Enjoy brunch at Parque Lage
  • Take a weekend trip to Ilha Grande
  • Day drinking and samba dancing at Bafo da Prainha
Rio de Janeiro, Brazil - the perfect girls trip destination!
Rio de Janeiro, Brazil – the perfect girls trip destination!

Who is this trip for?

Rio is the perfect girls trip for ladies looking for excitement. Rio has a magical energy that I can’t quite put into words. The food, the music, the beaches.. and of course the endless caipirinhas.

As note, while I did feel safe in Rio, it is important to take necessary precautions due to heightened crime. Avoid walking alone at night, don’t be flashy with your valuables, and be aware of your surroundings.

Ladies weekend on Ipanema Beach, Brazil
Ladies weekend on Ipanema Beach, Brazil

Where to stay in Rio de Janeiro

We stayed in Ipanema during our stay in Rio and absolutely loved it. We felt safe, there were tons of nearby restaurants and bars, and we were situated close to the beach. I would avoid staying in the main tourist hub of Copacabana.

Exploring Nayarit -  San Pancho and Sayulita, Mexico
Exploring Nayarit – San Pancho and Sayulita, Mexico

Sayulita, Mexico

I will start this by saying that my initial reaction to Sayulita was – meh! We arrived right before a holiday weekend, the beaches were PACKED with people, and I was getting some serious Cancun vibes. I am not saying that that is abad thing, it is just not what I was looking for out of my time in Mexico. Fortunately, after just a few hours of exploring the nooks and crannies of this awesome surf town, my opinion was quickly changed. Sayulita is an awesome place! It is the perfect combination of beach and sun combined with great nightlife – from restaurants to bars that go all night long. This not-so-sleepy surf town definitely gets busy, but there are plenty of spots to go to avoid the crowds.

Who is this trip for?

One thing that is so great about Sayulita is that it appeals to so many different types of travelers. This Pueblo Magico is a hot spot for expats and digital nomads, an easy place to hang out for a couple of months. It is popular with surfers, as it is known for some of the best waves in Mexico. However, you’ll also find lots of US and Mexican tourists who visit for just a few days.

Sayulita is perfect for your girls getaway if you enjoy any of the following:

  • surfing and beaches
  • yoga and wellness
  • hiking
  • parties that go all night long
  • incredible local Mexican cuisine
girls trip to sayulita mexico

Where to stay in Sayulita

There are tons of amazing places to stay in Sayulita, and the best thing is that you can find something for any type of traveler on any budget.


Airbnbs in SayulitaBoho Rooftop StudioJungle House

Boutique hotels in Sayulita: Hotel Boutique OzAvela Boutique HotelDon Bonito

One thing to note when choosing a place to stay, the center of Sayulita is busy and loud, especially on the weekends and during the high season. You can expect to hear people out partying until the early hours of the morning. 

WiFi is hit or miss, but cell signal is pretty strong throughout the town if you have an international plan. I got perfect service throughout my trip with my T-Mobile cell plan. 

Here are some other articles about Sayulita to check out when planning your trip:

girl exploring south beach miami on a girls weekend
Exploring Miami – one of the best destinations for a girls weekend

Miami, Florida

A ladies weekend in Miami is just about as fun as it gets. The music, the clubs, the food, Miami has all of the vibes. There is so much to do in Miami, so your group will have no issue staying entertained! From rooftop bars and pool parties, to my favorite Greek restaurant – Mandolin Aegean Bistro. Plus, make sure you spend a day relaxing on the beaches of Key Biscayne.

Who is this trip for?

If you are craving long beach days, followed by even longer nights on the dancefloor, then Miami is a perfect getaway for your girl gang.

girls trip to miami florida
Mandolin Aegean Bistro for the perfect ladies night out

Where to stay in Miami

I personally like to stay in either Brickell or South Beach when visiting Miami. The 1 Hotel South Beach is the perfect destination for your girls getaway if you’re looking to splurge a bit.

girl twirling in guanajuato mexico

Guanajuato, Mexico

I fell in love with Guanajuato within seconds of arriving. With rolling hills of scattered buildings of all colors, it was hard not to. Located in central Mexico, Guanajuato City is the capital of the state with the same name. Despite its UNESCO Heritage Site status, this charming yet local city doesn’t receive the same influx of tourists as nearby San Miguel de Allende.

Guanajuato has some of the best food, so I’ve compiled a few of my favorite places to here and drink for you:

  • La Clave Azul for sipping tequila and small bites
  • Los Campos for a delicious, sit down meal paired with the best cocktails
  • Truco 7 for local classics
  • Mercado Hidalgo for all of the best tostada stands

Who is this trip for?

Guanajuato is the perfect girls trip destination for ladies looking for good food, culture and the good views of a charming colorful city. With direct flights from the US, it is a fun long weekend trip, or can be combined with visits to nearby cities such as San Miguel de Allende or Mexico City. What Guanajuato isn’t is a beach destination, so don’t plan a trip here expecting that.

girls trip to guanajuato mexico

Where to stay in Guanajuato

Do yourself a favor and book yourself a room at Casa Zuniga right now! This cactus haven is situated right by the famous Monumento al Pipila, with incredible views of the city down below. Our spacious room came with a private balcony, perfect for watching the sun rise and set over the colorful city down below. Not to mention the breakfast is absolutely heavenly. Although I’m bias because I didn’t actually stay anywhere else, in my opinion Casa Zuniga is the best place to stay in Guanajuato City. For only $75/night it is seriously a steal!

If you’re looking for something a bit higher end then I recommend checking out Casa del Rector. Located right in the center, this boutique hotel is pure luxury.

On the other end of the spectrum you can find some great, affordable hostels for solo travelers. I have heard great things about Hostal Seis 7.

Here are some other articles about Guanajuato to check out when planning your trip:

girls trip to banff

Banff, Canada

If you know me then you’ll probably be surprised to find out that I’ve only been to Banff once. And yet I can’t seem to shut up about it! But I promise, it really is that great! Banff National Park was on my bucket list for a long time before I had the chance to visit with my mom. I love vacations that allow me to escape into the mountains, and  Banff is the perfect place to do just that.

Snow-capped mountains. Icy glacier lakes in the prettiest blue hues. I swear Banff looks like a movie set! And the best part is that you can experience many of these epics viewpoints without a strenuous hike. So while I personally love a good hike, it allows these beautiful locations to be way more accessible.

Who is this trip for?

My outdoor ladies, this one is (also) for you. While there are a few luxury mountain resorts, this trip is really for the ladies who are looking to get outside and explore!

girls trip to banff canada

Where to stay in Banff

There are tons of accommodation options for those looking to visit Banff: camping, RV, Airbnb, hostels, or, of course, your standard hotels.

If you are looking for slightly cheaper accommodation in a super cute town then I recommend staying in the town of Canmore! We spent a couple of nights at the Lamphouse Hotel. My favorite thing about this accommodation was the self-check-in service and the continental breakfast stocked right to your fridge. We were often out of the hotel before sunrise, so a fridge stocked with complimentary yogurts, fruit, and granola bars was the perfect setup.

For more information on booking the Lamphouse Hotel click here

Staying in Banff National Park itself also has its perks, as you will be closer to many of your destinations. However, lodging tends to be pricier and the town itself is more touristy than surrounding towns such as Canmore.

Here are some other articles about Banff to check out when planning your trip:

Las Vegas, Nevada

I’ve been to Vegas more than once on a girls trip and it is always a blast. From pool parties to all night clubs, there is quite literally always something to do in Vegas.

Who is this trip for?

This is one of the few destinations on my guide to the best girls trip destinations that really isn’t geared towards my adventure ladies. Instead Vegas is for my ladies looking to have FUN in the form of pool parties, casinos, overpriced drinks, and shows!

It goes without saying that Las Vegas is a destination that you should visit at least once in your life, and what better way to experience it than with your best girls friends?

Two Days in New Orleans: Carousel Bar

New Orleans, Louisiana

Some of my favorite things to do in New Orleans:

  • Enjoy $1 happy hour oysters from Bourbon House
  • Dine on the best stuffed oysters from Luke’s
  • Head to the oldest bar in New Orleans, Lafitte’s Blacksmith Shop Bar for a hurricane
  • Beignets from Cafe du Monde
  • Grab a drink at the Carousel Bar at Hotel Monteleone
  • Take a stroll through the popular neighborhoods, including Magazine Street, the French Quarter and the infamous Bourbon street.

Who is this trip for?

Music lovers. Party lovers. You come to New Orleans for two main things – to listen to great music, and more importantly, to party. Or more specifically, to get drunk. Of course this amazing city has plenty else to offer, but ff you are looking for a wild party weekend with your girls, then New Orleans is the destination for you.

Here are some other articles about New Orleans to check out when planning your trip:

girls trip to mexico city

Mexico City, Mexico

Mexico City, or CDMX as it is more commonly referred to, is the perfect long weekend city destination. From the amazing culinary scene to the art-filled museums, CDMX is a city packed with culture, and plenty of action, for your next girls getaway. Not to mention, it is a super affordable destination that can work for any budget!

Here are a few of my favorite things to do:

  • Enjoy a classic Mexican breakfast at Fonda Margarita
  • Visit the Frida Kahlo Museum
  • Explore the different neighborhoods, Condesa, Roma Norte, Coyoacan and more!
  • Dinner at my favorite restaurant in CDMX – Contramar
  • Visit Chapultepec Castle
  • Take a day trip to the Teotihuacan Pyramids

Who is this trip for?

Food and cultural lovers. If your girlfriends are the type to enjoy delicious food, then Mexico City should definitely be a contender for your next girls getaway.

Where to stay in CDMX

Mexico City is such a huge city, so your first question is probably where the heck you should be staying.  If you’re planning a trip to Mexico City, I recommend booking your accommodation in either Roma Norte or Condesa. Both of these neighborhoods have plenty of great hotels, hostels, and airbnbs to suit any budget. Plus, in both of these neighborhood I personally felt super safe walking around as a female, even at night.

Here are some other articles about Mexico City to check out when planning your trip:

Iceland Ring Road

I visited Iceland for the first time on a girls trip with my mom, sister, and best friend, and absolutely fell in love! We spent 9 days driving around the country, and easily could have spent another 9 days. Our 4 hour driving days would turn into 14 hour days since we couldn’t help stopping every few minutes for a stroll and more pictures.

Here are a few of my favorite stops on an Iceland road trip:

  • Take a soak at the Myvatn Nature Baths (Jardbodin vid Myvatn)
  • Go whale watching in Husavik
  • Admire the Godafoss Waterfall
  • Take a hike on the Solheimajokull Glacier
  • Go for a swim at the Seljavallalaug pool

Who is this trip for?

An Iceland Ring Road road trip is for the adventure-seekers. The hikers and photography lovers. And most importantly, for your group of girl friends that like to drive and have good taste in music. That said, it is also a difficult destination to do on a budget, even with camping and cooking your own meals. One way to optimize your time is to visit during the summer when the days are absurdly long.

Where to stay in Iceland

In my opinion, the best way to explore Iceland is with a road trip and the camping card. There are tons of camping spots all of the country that you can stay at for a set price. This is by far the most affordable way to visit Iceland.

Here are some other articles about Iceland to check out when planning your trip:

Amalfi Coast, Italy

Italy is having a moment, and the Amalfi Coast is the main character. What is there not to love about this iconic destination? Striking coast lines, colorful umbrellas, and the bluest waters. Not to mention all of the delicious pizza, pasta, and gelato!

Who is this trip for?

The Amalfi Coast is for your girl gang that is looking for a touch of luxury. The ladies you want to rent private boats to island hop, sip aperol spritzes with cliffside views, and soak up the Italian summer vibes.

Where to stay along the Amalfi Coast

Positano, Amalfi, Praiano, Ravello.. no matter where you choose to stay it will be beautiful. Just prepare yourself for steps, and lots of them.

While Positano, Italy seems to be getting all of the love these days, if you’re visiting during the busy season I would recommend staying in a nearby town to avoid the crowds.

I would recommend checking out Airbnb for some great deals, but if you’re looking to splurge, here are a few hotels to check out:

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Taylor is a NYC-based solo traveler and travel blogger. Taylor shares travel tips and itineraries from the 70 countries she’s visited around the world.

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