A weekend away with the girls can be just what the doctor ordered after a stressful or busy period. Keeping it simple is usually best to allow for extreme amounts of relaxation and quality girl talk. Whether your preference is a good book or a busy planned schedule, here are a few ideas to get the most out of your downtime away with the girls.
A Staycation in the City
It might be the city you live in, but have you ever really had the chance to explore it like a tourist or just relax and be pampered? Don’t be too quick to dismiss a holiday in your very own city. You might live there, but chances are life has you too busy to really enjoy your surroundings. Did you even know about that new bar or restaurant that just opened up in town? You were too busy at work to notice!
You can often find great last-minute deals and enjoy your home city from a luxurious hotel. Spend your days sipping cocktails by the pool, doing some shopping, seeing the galleries you never got a chance to get to, and getting pampered by the in-house beautician and masseuse.
All of this without the hassle of getting plane tickets or driving for hours! What could be better than that? Well, keep reading to find out…
A Health Retreat
When life gets busy, it’s easy to neglect your body and put wellness as a last priority. While this might get you through that stressful month at work, it can sometimes come with long-term impacts. Use a weekend away with the girls as an excuse to get back on track and start looking after yourself again.
Enjoy some downtime while treating your body to some TLC. Try a wellness or health retreat and come away feeling a million dollars. You can finally start working on some of those delayed new year’s resolutions. Health retreats like Chi of Life are a perfect way to lose some weight, cleanse the soul, and feel rejuvenated. What woman doesn’t want to feel healthier and more energized after a weekend away?
Hitting the Wineries
Dreaming about days of drinking wine and eating cheese? Who isn’t? Leave the boys at home and try a winery experience. Wineries are a forced relaxing vacation. There isn’t a lot of hustle and bustle and you’ve got no choice but to chill out with a good book, good food, and a delectable glass of local wine.
If you’re after a more structured weekend, wineries are a great way to go. You can participate in tours and even non-wine-related activities like hot air balloon rides.
Taking some time out is essential every now and then, and what better way to do it than with your girlfriends in a relaxing environment with good food and conversation? Have you had a particularly great weekend away somewhere? If you have any recommendations you could share with other readers, don’t be shy – comment below and help your fellow women relax.