Vacation Ideas for Your Next Girls Trip

I’m not much of a movie person, but as a travel lover, I just HAD to see the movie Girls Trip. Starring Regina Hall, Tiffany Haddish, Jada Pinkett Smith and Queen Latifah, Girls trip is a comedy of four friends’ adventure in New Orleans during the annual Essence Music Festival weekend. My High School friends and I saw it opening weekend and the movie showed great lessons in self-discovery, bravery, friendship, and more. If you’re in the planning stages of a group vacation, here are some vacations ideas for your next girls trip.

Miami Girls Trip

Spa Vacation

Who doesn’t love rest and relaxation? Spa vacations are great for moms or busy bees that need a break from the stress of work and life. Spa Vacations don’t always mean facials, massages, and manicures. While these options are popular, many include wellness practices of yoga and clean eating. You can also visit a beach destination that includes spa services in or close to your hotel or resort.

Related: Benefits of Taking a Spa Day

Wine Tastings

Wine tastings are a nice option for day or weekend trips. Tours give you the ability to visit several wineries while getting expert knowledge on the wines and wineries. Popular destinations in the U.S. include The Finger Lakes, Napa Valley, and Smoky Hill Vineyards. Before the summer ends, I’ll be heading to North Fork wine country for an all-inclusive tour of the East End’s historic vineyards.

Wine Tasting Girls Trip

Road Trip

Road trips are fun for spontaneous explorers. You can find a lot of hidden gems from less popular destinations and discover the beauty of a country while driving the open road. The cool thing about these trips is they can be planned in advanced or totally random. They are also a great way to bond with the group. Just make sure there’s more than one driver in the bunch because it can be tiring.

Party Weekend

Party weekends are perfect for celebrating spring break, a birthday, graduation, wedding (or divorce). The best part is every city worldwide has options for nightlife. Rent a party bus, or make sure you have a reliable transportation and paint the town red.

Related: Carnival in Brooklyn – Labor Day Weekend Recap

Cruises

I have yet to take a cruise, but I’m hoping to take one with my sisters this winter. Cruises have it all: food, entertainment, pools and you get to visit a new destination! When you think about it, you can easily fit all of the previous vacation types in on a cruise with the girls.

Vacation Ideas for Your Next Girls Trip

Girls trips are something my friends and I discuss on at least a weekly basis. Since our trip to Thailand, we’re already booked for Morocco and are planning for the next few years. Haiti, Belize, Italy, South Africa, going Glamping, taking a cruise to Australia & New Zealand (and jokingly visiting Bora Bora) are just some of the many destinations and we can’t wait to visit them all.

What is your favorite type of Girls Trip?

58 thoughts on “Vacation Ideas for Your Next Girls Trip

  1. Boujeeratchademic

    I’ve actually done all of these with my homies except a wine tasting. You just gave me a great idea!

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    1. Joanna E

      Awesome! Hope you have a great time.

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  2. Style Domination

    My trip to Sonoma and Napa Valley was THE BEST! Great read!

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    1. Joanna E

      Thanks so much! My friend RAVED about it. I need to make it to the west coast.

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  3. kimblekristin09

    Our Vegas trip for my 30th was epic and I’ve done Essence Fest with my girls! Girls trips are great with the right group ood people!

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    1. Joanna E

      I soooooo wanted to do Vegas for my birthday, but life. lol I went to Barbados instead, but one day Vegas will see me.

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  4. Zuqueta

    I definitely want to go on a spa vacation. We always end up doing a party vacation. Time to branch out. Great ideas!

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    1. Joanna E

      Relaxing vacation with a party night isn’t a bad idea. 🙂

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  5. DimeDiva

    I love these ideas! I’ve been wanting to do some girls’ trips and of course, they’re on the rise now as they should be! Think I’ll start making some plans 🙂

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    1. Joanna E

      Awesome! I really thought a girls trip was going to drive me crazy, but we have a great time.

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  6. Jeuelle

    my favorite girls trip is NYC. we have kids and it’s an easy weekend trip location that we’ve done several times over the years. this year we will hit up Miami in the fall 🙂

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    1. Joanna E

      Oh nice! Enjoy. I’ll be in Miami this fall too.

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  7. Tiffany H.

    I was planning a 10 year reunion girls trip with women from my first international trip to Ghana. Unfortunately the plans fell through, maybe we will try again for next year. I haven’t been on a road trip in a while, that may be fun.

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    1. Joanna E

      wow that sounds like it would’ve been awesome. I hope you ladies do get to go.

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  8. EG III

    I can see it now, the sequel to Girls trip…”Guys Trip”…haha
    I honestly prefer solo travel…but if I were going to take a trip with a group of fellas I’d probably want to do something active like hiking or mountain climbing.

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    1. Joanna E

      Guys Trip would definitely be an experience. I enjoy solo travel too. Nature trips are nice. I did a hike in Barcelona and it was a great experience.

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  9. heartunderconstruct

    I haven’t done the Girls trip with a crew only ever really two of us at a time. The wine tasting is a great idea. The movie was super funny too!

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    1. Joanna E

      I was laughing too hard! My cousin and I go away all the time. It’s nice to have a good travel buddy.

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  10. Aija

    Love the wine tasting idea. I did a local trip and it was amazing, might be time to take it on the road!

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  11. Ebony Hinton

    I think its important to have girls time, and just relax and be free. Any trip can bendun with the right people My girls and i are.planning a weekend trip to vegas.

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  12. Jamala

    The winery trip is one that we’re planning to go.. i love traveling my crew..

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    1. Joanna E

      Same here! Thanks for reading. 🙂

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  13. Allyse Jolie

    Great post!! I’m taking a girls trip in October to Puerto Rico and I absolutely CAN NOT WAIT!!!!!!!

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    1. Joanna E

      Thanks! My sister and I went to PR in November and had a great time. I’m sure you and your girls will too!

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  14. Kamil Arrington

    I didn’t want to see Girl’s Trip at first but I’m so glad I did because I laughed from start to finish. I love your ideas for trips with your girls, especially the ideas of spas and the winery. My idea of a perfect girl trip is somewhere on an island with plenty of drinks and good food and beaches for me to read on. My last girl trip was with 9 other people to Morocco And Portugal!

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  15. Mellie Michelle

    Interesting topic! Thanks for sharing! I don’t have a group of friends to plan trips or vacations with, but I do hope that one day I can experience a girls night out or a girls trip. I really want to see the movie but I doubt my BF would want to come lol! Thanks for the tips! ❤️

    xx Mellie Michelle
    Beauty Blogger
    http://www.justalittleglow.com

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    1. Joanna E

      a lot of my friends with boyfriends or husbands said “nope” when they wanted to see it. I almost didn’t go, but I’m glad I did.

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  16. Aïchatou Bella

    These were REALLY great ideas for bombing with the girls! I have to take a few of these tips and make sure my bestie and I do it!

    Thanks for sharing ❤️

    xo,
    Aïchatou Bella

    http://www.Stilettosandstandards.com

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    1. Joanna E

      You’re welcome. Take lots of pics when you do!

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  17. lacedincyn

    Yess, I’m def trying to go wine tasting. Thats next on my list. Thanks for sharing!

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    1. Joanna E

      Everyone raves about Napa (and they should), but there are a lot of good wineries in other states/countries too. Thanks for reading.

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  18. Torche Nash

    This are such great ideas! Thank you. I’ll have to keep them in mind for our next trip.

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  19. courtalex95

    I’ve always wanted to do a road trip! Really hope to get some of my girls together to do one one of these days.

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  20. lcdorkin

    UM yes to ALL of these! Im hoping to do a spa/wine weekend for my “Bachelorette vibe”. It will be so nice to explore with the girls!

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    1. Joanna E

      Sounds awesome! I’ll be going to one next weekend and I’m excited.

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  21. earthsmagicalplaces

    Done several of these with my girlfriends! But a road-trip would be awesome… I’ll have to create a pitch 😉
    Also nothing beats a spa weekend!!

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    1. Joanna E

      I haven’t done one with girlfriends, but I love road trips with the family. Good luck with your pitch!

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      1. earthsmagicalplaces

        I went along the West Coast of the US with my family last year and it was awesome! Thanks haha

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  22. aniahalama

    I’m a huge wine drinker and I love spending time with my girlfriends, this sounds like a perfect girls weekend weather it be a getaway or a bachelorette party 🙂

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    1. Joanna E

      Yes! I haven’t gone to many bachelorette parties, but it’ll definitely be great for one.

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  23. Vanessa

    YES to a spa weekend! I’ve done everything else with my girls but we haven’t tried a spa yet. Thank you for the suggestion!

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    1. Joanna E

      No problem Vanessa. A spa day will have you so relaxed…

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  24. ramblesandrunaways

    I love wine tasting!! It’s so much fun, done a few with couples, or stagettes! Would love to try glamping!!

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  25. jessharling

    A girls trip is something is only did once when I was 18 and I don’t have enough close girl mates to do one again haha ! But I have done a trip with just me and one girl friend which I prefer to a group. Nice blog though! That girls trip movie has only just come out in the UK I think. I should see it !

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  26. Sydney Fashion Hunter

    These are all great ideas. I love a spa day and I live for wine lol. Looking forward to planning my next girlie break 😀

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  27. Kris

    I love a good road trip! One of my favorite vacations was a road trip through northern Michigan with two of my high school friends. It was the kind of trip where we could just pull off the road when we saw something interesting and take our time doing whatever interested us. I miss having time to do things like that now that we’re all grown/working/some of us married/

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    1. Joanna E

      That sounds great. It’s always good to plan one a few months in advance. I can’t do many random trips with a lot of girlfriends anymore either.

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  28. Jewels

    I love road trips with my girls! We’ve taken a few this year. We actually went to Nola in April and we visited a lot of places in Girls Trip!

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    1. Joanna E

      I LOVED NOLA! I met up with two of my coworkers, but I definitely need to go back with a group of girls.

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  29. Nicole

    Wine tasting, what a great idea! I love road trips too but only just passed my test in October last year so first on the list is a cottage/beach holiday next week with my two best mates <3 Some good ideas on this list 🙂

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    1. Joanna E

      That sounds exciting! Hope you all have a great time.

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  30. BorderLass

    I haven’t done a girls trip, as I prefer to travel alone or with my boyfriend, but if I was going to plan a girls trip this would is useful, because I don’t have a clue about such things! Safe travels.

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    1. Joanna E

      They’re really fun when you have like-minded people. Thanks for reading. 🙂

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  31. The What's Up

    I love these ideas. Too bad I don’t have any damn friends that I can do any of these things with. I am dying to go wine tasting.

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  32. Taniqua Russ

    Love these ideas. My girls and I love to travel so I’m definitely referring back to this once we start planning our next get together.

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    1. Joanna E

      Awesome! Thanks for reading!

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  33. Keyonda

    I really like the cruise idea! I’ve done with my husband but never my girls. Definitely going to check that out.

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    1. Joanna E

      Thanks! I’ll be going on my first cruise in December. Definitely excited.

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