This year, celebrate February 14th with your best gal pals.
With Christmas and New Year firmly behind us, the next holiday to celebrate is Valentines Day. But with general opinions becoming more and more concerned that it’s simply a commercial event, many of us are adapting the Finnish version of Valentines Day, which is called Ystavanpaiva. This day focuses on thanking and appreciating our closest friendships.
Here are some inspirational destinations to have a fun weekend, with your best girlfriend(s).
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Weekend Getaway #1: New York City, USA
For the ladies that love to shop and dream of being the real Carrie Bradshaw and friends. Accessibility to the Big Apple may be the easiest destination on this list, with hundreds of direct flights arriving from all over the World.
Weekend Getaway #2: Fort Lauderdale, USA
Escape the Winter for a relaxing and warm weekend in Florida’s Fort Lauderdale. Walk the streets and enjoy spa treatments with the sun shining on your face.
Weekend Getaway #3: San Diego, USA
For a trendy weekend of strolling through the farmers market, going on a brewery tour and visiting the beautiful animals of San Diego zoo, visit the south Californian city of San Diego.
Weekend Getaway #4: London, UK
Do you and your friends love to go to the theatre? Yes! Then London is the weekend destination for you to have fun with your girlfriends. Top musicals in the West End include Aladdin, Les Misérables, Wicked and Matilda.
Keep reading: 10 Free Things to Do in London
Weekend Getaway #5: Las Vegas, USA
The ladies that love to party, should consider heading to the bright lights of Sin City! With incredible 24/7 bars, restaurants and casinos, you can party in Las Vegas, all day and all night. You could even visit the mesmerizing Grand Canyon.
Weekend Getaway #6: Boston, USA
Discover the best parts of the city with your friends, along the Boston Women’s Hertiage Trail. You’ll feel empowered to be a woman after completing this scenic walk. In the evening, spend some quality time giggling in unison by visiting one of the many comedy club’s. The Comedy Studio and Laugh Boston are great places to go for a beer or wine whilst being entertained.
Weekend Getaway #7: Madrid, Spain
Fill your weekend with art and tasty tapas, with a visit to Spain’s capital city. Make sure you try the Tortilla, Jamon, Albondigas and Patatas Brava. These three great museums and art galleries with have you all returning home inspired, Museo del Prado, Reina Sofia and Royal Palace of Madrid.
Get more inspiration from 10 Free Things to Do in Madrid
Weekend Getaway #8: New Orleans, USA
For a unique city break with the ladies, consider visiting New Orleans. No minute will be the same when you spend time in the historic French quarter, take a trip to a plantation, have a cocktail in a rooftop bar in the Garden District and finally take a haunted adventure to discover the darker side of the city.
Weekend Getaway #9: Manchester, UK
The city centre of Manchester is always interesting, with trendy and affordable shops, restaurants and bars, so there is always something to do. To experience British culture, go against the norm and see a football game. Manchester United is one of the biggest and most success football teams ever, Old Trafford is right on Manchester’s doorstep.
Weekend Getaway #10: Edinburgh, UK
History buffs should visit Edinburgh to learn about the many kings and queens of Scotland at Edinburgh Castle. This is also the city to visit if you are a fan of the wonderful and magic world of Harry Potter. Check out The Potter Trail. Wrap up warm, its chilling until the summer.
Weekend Getaway #11: Atlantic City, USA
If you want Las Vegas, but with sea and sand, then Atlantic City is where you want to visit to celebrate friendship. Together you can walk along the boardwalk, watch the waves from a cosy lounge chair and be entertained by shows, casinos and high energy dance clubs. There really is something for everyone!
Weekend Getaway #12: Los Angeles, USA
Visit the locations of your favourite films and find your favourite actor/singer on the Hollywood walk of fame. In the afternoon, you could be sat in the live studio audience of ‘The Ellen Show’ or ‘The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon’.
Weekend Getaway #13: Orlando, USA
Orlando is the perfect weekend destination for a group of friends that love adrenaline fuelled rollercoasters and those that want to become a real-life Disney Princess. With limited time in Orlando you’ll need to plan which theme parks you want to visit.
Weekend Getaway #14: Barcelona, Spain
The fresh beach air and colourful city architecture of Barcelona could be the dream destination for you and your friends. You can create life long memories at the Sagrada Familia and Park Guell. Be sure to walk down and admire La Rambla, and stop off at bars that catch your eye.
Weekend Getaway #15: Lisbon, Portugal
The final fun destination to visit with friends is Lisbon. Explore all its neighbourhoods via a quaint ride on the tram and indulge in the Portuguese way of life, which is super chilled and includes lots of eating and drinking.