Single or not on Valentine's Day, there's never a bad time to take a trip with your girlfriends. Look, you can celebrate romantic love all you want during the year — why not take Valentine's Day as an excuse for a getaway with your closest friends? After all, your girls have always been there for you. So make the most of the holiday by planning a fun trip for Valentine's Day with your girlfriends.
Before planning your big trip, I think it’s important to note that this a trip with your friends. Establish with your besties that this is a day for your group, not to try and find a significant other for each of you. Make it a fun, stress-free day, and revel in the fact that you can spend time with your friends. Some of these ideas require a bit of travel (maybe make it a weekend trip! All the better!), but other ideas are perfect right in your hometown or city. So, even if you’re on a tighter budget and can’t make a day of paying to go somewhere, there are some ideas available in this list that will make your home still feel like an adventure.
Here are a few suggestions for getaways and plans once you get there to get you started.
Coffee Shop Hangs In Chicago
If Friends can hang in a coffee shop throughout their day, then you can too! Go to your favorite coffee shop, treat yourself to a flat white, buy that doughnut, and enjoy a pleasant morning with your girls. If you're looking to make a trip of it — head over to Chicago and taste some of the best coffee around, such as Dark Matters, Intelligentsia, and Metropolis.
Cupcake Crawl In New Jersey
Are you and the squad fans of these tiny little cakes? You may be surprised to know that New Jersey is home to some of the most divine cupcake shops around - such as Carlos Bakery, House of Cupcakes, Gigi Cupcakes, and so many more!
Movies At The Uptown Theater In Washington D.C.
There’s always a small bit of satisfaction that comes with being that giggling group of girls in the back of a couple-crowded movie theater. Make it a weekend by heading to the top movie theater in America; the Uptown Theater in Washington D.C. Make a list of all the flicks you’ve been dying to see, gather up all the snacks, and spend the day in your favorite movie theater!
Brunching In New York, New York
It’s kind of what Leslie Knope would want of you — especially on Galentine’s Day. Book a fun hotel in Manhattan and join all the other New Yorkers by brunching all weekend long. Make sure waffles and mimosas are involved!
Tacos & Tequila In San Francisco, Calif.
Valentine’s Day does land on a Tuesday after all, so make ita Taco Tuesday! Go to some of your favorite joints for tacos and margaritas,and make it a party! Or make it an all out trip and head to San Francisco, Calif., which is actually home to some of the best places to get spectacular authentic tacos.
Wine tasting In Napa Valley
If you’re looking for a more sophisticated way to get your drink on, go for a wine tasting! If you don't feel like traveling all the way to Napa, Calif., then you can actually find wine tastings pretty easy in your area by checking out this website.
Photoshoot In L.A.
Looking for some trendier photos of yourself to post on Instagram? Why not go on a photo shoot with your friends? Better yet — why not hit up a trendy city like Los Angeles, Calif. to do so? Each of you can dress up in your most fashionable winter outfit and go take some photos! Find the best brick walls, the cutest street corners, and the best-looking eats to help set up the perfect picture.
Spa Day In Park City, Utah
Looking to just veg out? Find a spa in your area that all of you can escape to. Or, if you are feeling extra adventurous, Park City, Utah is home to some of the most lavish spas around. Everyone else is treating themselves today, so why not show some love to yourself with the ultimate self-care experience?
Shopping Trip At The Mall Of America
Take a trip to the mall with your girls, but this time, give it a bit of a twist. Set yourselves each a certain budgeted amount, draw names from a hat, and go shop for that friend! Come back to the food court for lunch and share your gifts with each other. Of go all ou and visit the Mall of America, which is located in Bloomington, Minnesota.
Who needs a destination? Pack up your car with snacks, make a badass playlist, and just get in the car with your friends. Drive to the highway and pick a random number. Pass by that many exits before turning off the highway, and spend your day wherever you ended up. It’s way more fun to adventure and find new places!
And remember, my friends...