Asheville, North Carolina, United States : A trip to Biltmore Estate Winery, North Carolina found me wishing my sisters were with me as my tastebuds explored every wine imaginable. A tour and wine tasting is around $50, but bring along a pair of comfortable shoes for the 250 room tour, if you’re up for the challenge. The estate used to be a dairy barn but transformed into a luxury winery and vineyard with a huge, lush colorful garden. I could sit within the petals all day sipping glass after glass of vino. But I didn’t fill up on wine because delectable nibbles were prepared for dinner service. The drive to the estate is kind of lengthy, however transport buses are available at specific locations for pickup. Some hotels offer the tour as part of their package especially for groups.
New Orleans, LA, United States : For a place to hear great, live indie music Frenchmen Street is THE place to check out. Sorry, Bourbon St. Extraordinary spot for visitors and locals to party and sway into the night breeze. Lots of bars, but a more mature crowd. There was even a little outdoor market with handmade soaps that smelled incredible. If you want to go inside, the music still plays on; no cover at the bars with live music at every location. This is my kind of party.
Las Vegas, NV, United States : If you and your friends love thrills, then check out the Roller coaster at New York, New York hotel. Not only will this place make you feel like you are actually in the Big Apple, it has something New York doesn't have-a giant rollercoaster running through its buildings. If you go a little bit later in the day it's not quite as crowded. After the ride you can head to Coyote Ugly (in New York hotel) and dance.
Newport Beach, CA, United States : Resort at Pelican Hill Newport Coast is really amazing place! Stunning views! When i stayed there, everything was well arranged. The bed was very comfortable one I've ever slept in. The pillows and sheets were extremely soft. The fireplace, the tubs, everything is what you expect out of this level of hotel. There was large patio with a superb view of the ocean. The high beam and fireplace on ceiling truly give the room a bungalow experience.
Beautiful views and the golf course were epic and the pool was exceptional.
Its spa was absolutely luxurious and amazing. I've been to many spas and i can say without any doubt this one tops them all. Every consideration to detail had been made. I loved the decorations, aroma in the air, ambiance, water features, etc.
My masseuse was extremely tremendous too I take the Amber Gold Signature package with the scalp and in add-ons i take feet massage and the feet massage was just not more than 15 minutes. The add-on the scalp was totally worth it.
New York, NY, United States : Service of Daniel Restaurant is excellent and there are so many great things about their food delicious range of dishes in menu offered in the restaurant with Daniel's reasonable prices. Daniel is a kind of rich, indulgent and lavish French restaurant that symbolizes an extravagant excellent dining restaurant for many U.S. dining though it has become more progressive with a lot of restaurants reinventing the fine dining with modern updates on classic dishes in addition to whimsical and favorite to deliver an accurately unforgettable dining experience.
American Wagyu / Kobe beef lean to lack the prosperity and marbling of proper Japanese Wagyu and Kobe meat, but Daniel's Wagyu beef rib eye was exception. Consuming beef from Emma Farms in Colorado, beef had an extraordinarily rich and creamy texture to compare a distinct bark-like outdoor (a tad over salted). Their Arctic scorch was really properly done. The fish was flaky and moist while the garnishes were a festivity of spring.
The Boulders in Scottsdale is a Waldorf Astoria hotel, but it's not at all like what you would expect. It is primarily a gorgeous golf resort with manicured greens and amazing views. But the spa is the reason I stay here. They drive you around in golf carts so I call and make an apt at the spa and then when I'm ready to go just call the front desk and they send over a driver to drive me through the beautiful grounds to the spa. You can spend all day at the spa and not ever want to leave. The views and the slow pace and the beauty of the grounds all make it peaceful and serene and you stay in a casita or villa so you sort of have your own place and you feel like you live there or wish that you did.
Bisbee, AZ, United States : Shady Dell RV Park is a quirky and cute place with genuine, authentic memorabilia for décor. Upon arrival pictures are hanging above the doors with your name. A welcome package with a couple of free postcards of the place and an invite to cookies is left for all visitors. Some units don't have bathrooms but there are public restrooms and showers that are extremely clean and well kempt. A vintage TV and record player belted out tunes from a 50's station, old magazine copies of Life are scattered throughout. Everything is consistent with a retro theme from a diner to an outdoor theatre, even seating reminiscent of yesteryear. I’ll need petal pushers and a letter sweater for the next visit to fit right in.
Napa Valley, Napa County, CA, United States : I am still basking in the afterglow of a perfect stay at Auberge Du Soleil Resort Napa Valley. Truly a five star experience, the resort is perched high up on the hill in Napa Valley offering stunning views of wine country from its famed Michelin star rated restaurant and guest room. My room had a view of the valley (incredible) but my friends had an outdoor tub and shower instead. Both were dramatic, modern and full of attentive details that made for a memorable stay.
Services were impeccable and the food at the terrace restaurant was amazing. I had an Asian Shrimp Salad for lunch and couldn't get sufficient of it. Paired with the glass of white wine.
An excellent place to dine in the region. The patio offers stunning views with cool breeze and intimate tables that aren't crammed in.
There are some great vegetarian options. Absolutely, it is a beautiful resort a great view, exquisite rooms, nice meeting space and a fabulous restaurant. This resort is perfect for a girls trip- just perfect!
Virginia Beach, VA, United States : Along the Viginia Beach coast you'll find the Belvedere Beach Resort, an older, but well maintained, hotel located right on the beach. The rooms are decorated nicely and have great views of the ocean- they feel beachy. The staff are the friendliest you'll find anywhere! They will go out of their way to get to know you and help with anything they possibly can. Room service is fast and not as outrageously priced as many. They even give you free bike rentals so you can see the area and all of its beauty. It is surrounded by other, taller hotels, but the Belvedere just has a cool charm about it. You can tell that the owners care about the area and encourage others to love it also.
All guests of The Lodge at Pebble Beach Golf Vacation, The Inn at Spanish Bay and Casa Palmero have access to Pebble Beach golf courses. You are required to stay 2 nights (3 during peak season) World Class golf is not the only reason to stay, Pebble Beach is a vacation in itself! There is shopping, dining, wine, golf, and you are right next to Monterey and Carmel, both amazing places with rich culture and a laid back atmospheres. We had a caddie (Dennis) carry our bags ($160 for two bags) and he was very knowledgeable about the course and offered some great tips on my swing. I cannot say enough about Pebble Beach, it is such an amazing vacation. Busy season is summer (May-August) but it's nice all year.
The Abbey, Los Angeles CA, USA : The Abbey is the best gay bar I have ever been to! Also, this club is frequented by the Kardashians so not only is it a great bar, but you might also see some celebrities! The dancers are great though and it’s nearby a lot of other clubs and bars to make it an entire adventure. It’s right off the main strip of clubs in West Hollywood so its really easy to find. My favorite part about this is the outdoor dance and bar area, which you have to walk through to get inside. It’s also a great way to judge how many people are there.
Napa, CA, United States : Calistoga Ranch Napa Valley I couldn't find the words, I mean there are only so many ways you can call something incredible or perfect or mind blowing amazing, the Calistoga Ranch experience being all of these things. From check in to check out every person I met at the resort delivered five star services that was genuine, attentive and unobtrusive.
After being offered a glass of wine while checking in, I was shuttled via golf cart to my room, which was actually a private twin room cabin style lodging that is a definition of glamping. Casual but elegant and tucked away into a quiet solitude of nature my room had an L-shaped deck with a private hot tub to the left and an outdoor living area to the right, complete an indoor/ outdoor fireplace and dining area if you prefer eating outside. Walking into the double doors on the left took me into the bedroom and bathroom, where I discovered the first surprise an outdoor rainfall shower.
Wow! That was an excellent experience.
Hawaii, United States : Ala Moana Center is one of the famous mall, conveniently located near the hotel row along the Ala Moana, It’s an outdoor identical indoor mall. Here you find brand store as well as local stores. The Mall has a larger departmental stores also. I really enjoyed the food court! It has a lot of food variety to fulfill your appetizer.
Free Wi-Fi also available for those who join their email weekly letters! I didn't mind subscribing to email as it updated me with upcoming shows and events for center stage and family fun activities. But the bummer part of their Wi-Fi is it works only on the 3rd floor. I like that it’s outdoor scene, because you can enjoy the fantastic Hawaii weather.
Ala Moana Center has gone through many changes, mostly improvement, to becoming what it is today. I remember those days when the mall had stores such as sears, Liberty House, Mclnemy and Carol and Mary's. Woww! Back then, these store were considered our luxury or high ended stores.
Chicago, IL, United States : Alinea Restaurant Chicago is one of the top notch in food innovation and experiences, unlike anywhere you have ever been. It become more interactive and keep in mind that is purely a molecular astronomy experience.The service here was absolutely impeccable. The staffs were never condescending, exceptionally helpful and truly fun to speak with.
What makes this place so different from Pre se, French laundry and all the other Michelin starred restaurant is that they're inventive and very playful with their courses without being strange, eh-tasting or too gastro. The platting is fun and although the service is relaxed.
You entered a purple/ pink-lit hallway and then a door slide open to welcome you to restaurant. We were seated upstairs and there we noticed a leaf seemingly floating above us. The food was incredibly unique my most favorite dish was the lobster over curry paste.
For me, this was a most memorable and absolutely the best, meal of my life.
You have to get the girls together for Isle Style! Amazing eco friendly salon, spa and boutique! You can get it all here and a complimentary glass of champagne. I highly recommend a pedicure and private, outdoor, garden massage. And the boutique has the cutest boho sundresses. The atmosphere is tranquil and serene. Prices are surprisingly affordable. The wait staff is super sweet. We felt so pampered and luxurious. This place is perfect after a long day of shopping on Duval Street or sunbathing by the pool.
We have stayed at Holiday Hills Resort and Golf several times. The condos are very roomy, comfortable and clean. But be forewarned, there are no elevators. Our balcony looked out over the woods and we enjoyed the watching the wildlife. Beautiful 18 hole golf course designed for all level of golfers.
Charleston, SC, United States : From arrival to departure the Zero George Street Boutique Hotel had us hooked. Located far enough from busy Charleston for a peaceful and tranquil stay, but close enough to get to within minutes; not to mention a request for transportation can be arranged. It’s a beautiful time warp with all the amenities of modern day necessity. Everything was so elegant and formal without the usual stuffiness: drinks on the verandah, a 5pm wine and cheese hour, little treats left nightly and all the charm of a European trip. The staff was incredible, suggesting sights to see and always checking if needs were met. The food was worth giving up dieting rules to enjoy the daily complimentary breakfast. Well worth the cost; warrant for another visit.
Manchester, VT, United States : Equinox Resort and Spa is one of the most beautiful places you will ever see in the fall with over 1,300 acres of the most beautiful hills and trees imaginable. You can go for a hike, ride horses, bike, kayak, fly-fish, play tennis, attend archery school or even attend the Off-Road Driving School where you drive a Land Rover through the hills. And Equinox’s Avanyu Spa, lap pool and fitness facilities are first-rate. And if you like to golf, Gleneagles Golf Course has been named to the "best in Vermont" list by both Golf Digest and Golfweek. Truly breathtaking- what better way to get centered than to reconnect with nature?
Branson, MO, United States : Big Cedar Lodge has it all: Luxury rooms and cabins, stunning views of the lake, relaxing spas and championship golfing. Everything at this lodge is spectacular and there is something for everyone to enjoy. Located only 10 minutes from Branson you can have the tranquility of the mountains and the nightlife of the city.
Cuyahoga valley park is completely dazzling! If you are a first time visitor, you should first enjoy the hiking along the ledges or enjoying a picnic in the unique Octagon sanctuary house. Or even at the beautiful Ledges shelter house Here you can enjoy the warmth of fireplace .The park is always clean and the staff are super friendly!
Even the bathrooms are always kept clean! And there's other sections worth exploring as well. They offer a great hill for sledding with a barrel for a fire that anyone can enjoy. There's also a bat cave. And of course, lots of art related projects, guided tours, etc...
The only national park in the Buckeye State is elegant and attractive is only a stone's throw from Cleveland and Akron . Then there's lesser known treasures within the park, such as wineries and farms, as well as the only covered bridge in Summit County.
If you swerve off of the Towpath, you won't be disappointed.
Silver Palm Place, Jeffersonville, IN, United States : Awesome boutique hotel 3 blocks from Duval street. Silver Palms Inns is great because it’s new and affordable. Our room had a pocket door to separate the living area and the bedroom and it wasn’t a suite! It also had a little balcony overlooking the street. Everything felt clean and new. So nice! Great lounge chairs around the pool and they rent bikes, which is the best way to see the town.
Torrance, CA, United States : Delamo Fashion Center is the largest mall in the South Bay boasting over 200 stores, including Macy's, H&M, Anthropologie, Barnes & Noble, Coach, P.F. Chang's and an 18-screen AMC Theater. And the outdoor promenade is beautiful with flowers all around. They've done a nice job making this a pleasant place to shop and it's right off the 405.
We have stayed at Cherry Tree quite a few times. The location of Cherry Tree Inn is great, right on the bay, beautiful views all year round. The rooms are always nice, the indoor and outdoor pools and hot tubs are great! You can't beat the clean, beautiful beach. The hot breakfast and the 24 hour coffee and tea bar are awesome! No better place to stay.
Boulder, CO, United States : Wow! I have never seen donuts like this. Jalapeno Cheddar, maple bacon, s’mores, peanut butter and jelly, ham donut. We loved everything we tried. Dizzys Donuts Boulder is a fun place. Get there early. They only make a limited number of donuts so they have a tendency to run out. But, you can always count on them being warm and fresh!
Newport Beach, CA, United States : My favorite Dive! Strong drinks. I mean STRONG!! Be sure to cab it. Some people don't make it home even on their bikes! Marty, Caleb and Gino are the best bartenders in town. And those Tastie Burgers! Yes, they make burgers there...Mmm Mmm Good! There is a photo booth that spit out two sets so you can keep one and give one to a friend or hang it on the wall (I have a couple on the wall).
Cassidys Newport Beach is right on Newport Blvd and two blocks from the beach.
The restrooms are horrible, but everything else about this place is perfect!
p.s. They have hooks under the bar for your purse. I give them a sixth star for that!
Wind Creek Casino is having beautiful rooms, and luxurious launches.
There is a great, cool and romantic environment. comfortable sofas chair, neat washrooms. and a quick room services.
There are big parking area. special parking area for the club members. This might work well for casino customers.
There is good ventilation system no smoke inside the casino.. there are big and automatic exhausting system which pump out the smoke from the casino.
Surprisingly, the room floor and the room itself did not smell like smoke.
The room was nice but not well maintained. It became clear that they did not know how to run and maintain a hotel. you would have been better off, and saved money, because this casino is not so much expensive.
Lutsen, MN, United States : The Lutsen Resort on Lake Superior has a multitude of things to do for all personalities. The staff is beyond a doubt super friendly and accommodating especially when trying to find the right activities for a group. Sea kayaking, fishing and hiking are available activities for outdoorsy types. While crafts, movies and games in the game room are available for people more like me; not so interested in the great outdoors. Open the day to sunshine and sparkling water, end the night with music and bonfires. Spend the afternoon with a massage, soaking in the whirlpool and sipping champagne at the Waters Meet Center or taking a few laps in the indoor pool. Whatever you do, there's plenty for everyone.
Grand Traverse County, MI, United States : We had a truly enjoyable stay. Grand Traverse Resort and Spa was another new and beautiful part of our country for us to visit and we were surprised with the amount of activities (wineries, beach hikes) and historical sites to do, take in, and enjoy as well as a very relaxing stay at the resort, which is well laid out. The staff was friendly and helpful. The hotel is clean, inviting, and spacious, allowing for conversation. Our room was roomy, comfortable and quiet. We will return to enjoy the area, hotel, and spa!
Newport Beach, CA, United States : Right by the Mutt Lynchs Newport Beach Boardwalk is always busy, so come early if you want a seat. The best seats are up to the windows that open to the beach outside with people walking by on the boardwalk. Beer and wine only at Mutt's but they have a huge selection of beer and the food is good for a bar. But you come to Mutt's for the energy and atmosphere. On Wed (I think it's Wed) nights they have a group of runners who run on the beach and then have beer afterward. They meet at Mutts' and my girlfriends and I were there one night and joined in, they were totally cool about it and had a blast- just a chill crowd. Anybody who knows Newport has been drunk at Mutt's :)
Golden Gate Bridge is beautiful and Iconic, without taking some pictures of this functional work of art, no trip to the city is complete. Taking a picture will do for some, but for the full experience, bring a jacket and go for a walk on the bridge. Stop, feel and watch the bridge move for a real experience. It is such a great feeling just to be on the bridge and to see the entire city. Here are so many areas that are excellent to take good pictures at. Either at the bottom or on the bridge but it's finest to go like half a mile away from the bridge at the bottom to take high-quality pictures.
The bridge is not only for the most photographed bridge in the globe, but also pretty functional. With daily tourists, commuters and locals alike, this bridge is strongly made for bike riding, jogging, walking, and running, at all times of the day.
Indiana Dunes is an amazing state park on Lake Michigan. Lots of activities from sunbathing, hiking biking, fishing and camping. There are also lots of accommodations and restaurants nearby if camping is not your thing. Overall, there is an activity for everyone here and it’s an excellent place to relax for the weekend.
Las Vegas, NV, United States : Rehab Hard Rock Hotel Las Vegas is the part at a pool. Don't plan on swimming because the whole pool is full of people standing and drinking and dancing. There are always famous DJ's and celebs that stop by and the music is loud and pumping non-stop! Get a large drink cup because it is so busy getting a drink takes forever. It is expensive so if you can meet one of the promoters (you'll see them hanging around giving tickets to girls) that will save you serious money. We met some really cool guys that got us in. If you want to party at the pool Rehab has got it!
Las Vegas Strip, Las Vegas, NV, United States : Abercrombie & Fitch, Apple, Sephora, New York & Company, A|X Armani Exchange, Cache, H&M and many more. Town Square Shopping in Las Vegas is an outdoor mall atmosphere and there are a lot of restaurants including the Yard House, which is always good.
Las Vegas Roller Coaster, Las Vegas NV, USA : I feel like this attraction is necessary for any trill seekers out there like me. I know it was like the cherry on top of my trip. The Las Vegas Roller Coaster itself can be a huge wait but the ride is well worth it. Not only is it exhilarating the things you see as you pass by are indescribable. It is like you are transported to a very unique vantage point of Las Vegas that can only be obtained when you ride the roller coaster! Do not leave Vegas without trying this thing out. It is the absolute best thing to hit Vegas.
Las Vegas, NV, United States : The Canyon Ranch Spa Club at the Venetian was an inexpensive getaway when we were in Vegas. With so many spas to choose from, we weren't quite sure where to go. We picked this spa because not only did it have a great atmosphere, they offered great deals as well. My friends and I chose the 'Day Passport', and for $40 we were able to work out a bit, sit in on a class, and then enjoy the Aquavana spa-baths, a sauna, and a hydrospa were all available with the Day Passport. It is a must while you are in Vegas to visit this Spa for some kind of treatment, whatever it may be.
Newport Beach, CA, United States : I love everything about this place... the vibe, loud music, pool table, monstrous nachos, and of course, their amazing HAPPY HOUR specials!
Cabo Cantina Newport Beach has the best happy hour. 2 for 1 drinks from 4-8pm, and late nights. Double the drinks, double the fun!! Yup, that means two coronas, two jacks with coke, or two margaritas with a double shot!
Actually, one thing I don't like is the restroom, but there are the beach restrooms (which are actually clean in Newport) right on the beach in front.
When you want to snack on something, get the nachos or quesadilla to share! It is located right on the boardwalk (at the Baloa Pier) so you can walk from the beach. There are sports playing on the tv's, which I can take or leave, but they have dancing at night and the windows are open to the beach outside. Tip: just down the boardwalk past the pier parking lot are a bunch of fire pits and on summer nights there are often bonfires with partys and you can meet the local surfer guys :
Ripley’s Believe It Or Not! Odditorium, Hollywood CA : Ripleys Believe It Or Not Odditorium is located in the heart of Hollywood on the Walk of Fame on Hollywood, Blvd, is home to a ton of curiosities, and brings in a ton of tourists and locals alike. I absolutely loved this place, enjoyed checking out all the oddities, and was not hesitant to take on all the gruesome challenges. There was a real shrunken head, a wall that was awesome because, it captured shadows, and replicas of the most tattooed people on Earth, as well as so many more interesting things to gawk at. I went with adults this time but, next time I am going to bring my younger cousins.
Colorado Wilderness Rides and Guides offers several biking and adventure tours. My girlfriends and I tried the 3.5 hour rock climbing for beginner’s trip in Boulder. It was very exciting! None of us have ever done such a thing. The instructors were very helpful and patient. We really enjoyed the experience and would love to do it again. They also offer rafting, fishing and hiking/backpacking.
We love Joe and Sarah! We invited them to our wddnieg because it's been so delightful to work with them. I can't believe the amazing amount of progress they made with John and I. I second the shout-out to OC Wedding Dance. They are such sweet people.
We booked Beau Private Wine Tours 'Daily Limo Tour' which included transportation, lunch, and five wineries. We got into the Limo and made instant friends with our fellow 'tasters' for the day. We toured 2 wineries in the morning then had a picnic style lunch with wine. We toured 3 more wineries that afternoon. There is no other way to tour the wine country. Would highly recommend!
Skip all the Fury kiosks and go with Sunset Water Sports Sunset Cruise. Their large catamaran has live calypso bands, 2 full bars, a dance floor and great seats to watch the sunset. The cruise we went on had more of a party crowd on board. The vibe was energetic, the bartender was great and the calypso band was a lot of fun. Oh, and the sunset was beautiful. We heard great things about the dinner cruise as well.
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Boston, MA, United States : I’m a little biased because I go here, but Boston University Theatre has one of the best acting conservatories in the world and our shows are almost always free. If you like funky, contemporary plays or would just like to see young actors and years from now say, “I remember when…” this is a great spot. The school boasts such alum as Geena Davis, Ginnifer Goodwin, and Jason Alexander but has also turned out some of the leading members of theater and film communities across the world. At any given week we can have as many as 5 shows running in black box spaces on campus or large stages all over town.
Mandalay Bay, Las Vegas NV, USA : Mandalay Bay is another absolutely gorgeous hotel! Even though it seems far from the strip, its actually not so don’t let that deter you! I went here with my fiancé and it was the ultimate couples hotel. It was so romantic and we had the best time! There are also many things to do here because it has its own convention center so go get drunk and have lots of fun inside the hotel! It is a little secluded from the action of the other hotels however that is not to say it isn’t an awesome place, because it really is.
We just returned from the Home Ranch Colorado. The cabins were beautiful, with a wood burning stove and hot tub. We had fresh flowers in our room and nightly turn down. The staff was very friendly and went above and beyond for the guests. There are so many activities: rafting, hiking, horseback riding, fly fishing snow skiing, yoga. And the farm to table food was outstanding. This is the perfect adventure for a girls getaway!
Pack Light Pack Right Don’t get “bagged” down with a load of clothes you may or may not wear while on vacation. Go for simple pieces that combine for fashionable fun without the weight. Swimming or not, anywhere there’s sun and water pack a bathing suit. Add a sarong and you’re ready for beach nightlife. Forget the cliché’ “little black dress”, you’re on vacation not going to a funeral. A simple dress can easily go from day to night with accessories and shoes. Add bottoms such as: jeans, shorts or capris and a few tops; wardrobe complete.
San Martin, CA, United States : Stunning place! Words cannot describe how beautifully designed the scenery is at this golf course resort CordeValle San Martin. Beyond doubt, our week was amazing and there felt like we were staying in the Garden of Eden. Small, quiet, amazing spa, all of the amenities you could want. Complimentary cookies, fruit, and water are given there. You can tremendously relax with some amazing hikes. Being at the pool felt like being at a resort in Hawaii. There is a lovely hike through the hills with gorgeous vistas (a little strenuous at noon, bring water!).
We had a super-relaxed, quiet, lovely weekend. I couldn't stop raving over how beautiful it was. With one night being the equivalent of a month of therapy, I'd say it's a good trade!
Very attentive staff and friendly service! The resort is gorgeous - perfect in every way. Our bungalow suite was amazing. I’ve stayed in quite a few upscale hotels and I have to say the bed and linens they have here made me feel like royalty.
Great French food at Rue De Jean Restaurant. Went for Sunday brunch and had a great experience. You must try the Duck Confi Hash. It’s the best in Charleston! Menu, wine selection and service are first class. You probably won’t need reservations. But if you decide in advance to go, it wouldn't hurt.
Newport Beach, CA, United States : Newport Beach has some of the best beaches in the world and the beaches are wide, which means you never feel too crowded, like on most beaches in the summertime. Go to the peninsula (which they call the "warzone" in the summertime because it gets so crazy and wild) and the first pier, Newport Pier, gets the wildest. They call it the "warzone" for a reason. But if you keep going down the peninsula to the Balboa Pier (about one mile further down the peninsula) it is still busy in the summer, but not nearly as wild and crowded. The beaches are all amazing and you can walk to the bay on the other side. Early mornings you'll see dolphins right by the shore, you can get Stand Up Paddleboards (SUP's) or get a canoe or surf or rent a duffy boat and cruise to music. There is Amazing shopping at Fashion Isdland and there are tons of great restaurants and bars right on the peninsula and you don't drive anywhere, you walk or ride bikes on the boardwalk. It is the PERFECT place for a Girls Trip!
Keywest, Florida: Best breakfast on the island! Nothing tops sitting on the beach in an open air restaurant drinking mimosas and eating crab and shrimp omelets! The Caribbean vibe for lunch and dinner is awesome at Southernmost Beach Cafe Key West and the bartender makes a great mojito. Bring your beach bag and spend the afternoon because this is one of the only beaches on the key. Walk or ride a scooter/bike as there isn’t much parking. It’s also only 2 blocks from the Southernmost buoy but beware there is usually a line of tourists waiting to pose next to it.
Newport Beach, CA, United States : Rusty Pelican Newport Beach is a MUST stop when coming on a girls trip! It is right on the water, has delicious food, great drinks and bar, dancing some nights, and a great crowd (mostly 25-45) and always great energy! Everybody knows the Rusty Pelican (brunch here is very popular also) and people dock their boats and sit on the patio with a bloody mary and view of the bay.
Austin, Texas, United States : The former Mansion at Judges Hill is now Hotel Ella, originally built in 1898 it was home to the wealthy Ella and Goodall Wooten. Hotel Ella in Austin is stunning! The hotel itself, the grounds and the patio are all gorgeous and the outdoor patio is just beautiful.
Palominos, Westwood CA, USA : I’m sure that this is a chain, but if you have not been here at Palominos, you should definitely try the Monday night happy hour! This is when you can get the best deals on their high priced wines. I would not suggest going in a big group unless you have a reservation, as this is a small place and might not be able to accommodate you. They also have a great Sunday brunch, which I highly recommend. If you do not know what to order, you can describe a taste you would like and the waiters are so knowledgeable that they can give you a list or even tastings.
Clean Water Beach Florida is a great place. Sand is so soft and the shore is cleaned every morning. The boat docks are across the street and shops are very near as well. The snack food stand is tidy, prices are good and the people working the counter are also friendly.
Coming from the New England, this is a really gorgeous beach. Its clean the sand is white and soft and the water is beautiful blue color. If it’s a vacation or a busy time get here early to stake your claim.
The restroom is fairly clean. Technically not on the beach, there are a lot of shops and eateries on Mandalay Ave; which isn't all that far of a walk from the beach. The sunset/sunrise is to die for. It's just perfect, plain and simple. It's so beautiful picnic spot. Yes, it has beautiful white sand, warm tranquil water, and tons of tourists. But, if you want to play drunken beach volleyball, especially at night with a glow in the dark ball and florescent lights, I can't think of a better place to do it!
Santa Barbara, CA, United States : I'm a modern girl who likes camping, but not traditional camping with tents and weird "bathrooms". I prefer the comforts of home with the feel of camping. The Santa Barbara Auto Camp filled my needs easily. For starters, the inside of the trailer was like a cute little apartment with a claw foot tub and shower in the bathroom. Decor includes a flat screen television, WiFi, a mini bar and plants. Adirondack chairs and a grill on the porch compliment the quirky, creative design. Bikes are included in the rental for local sightseeing. A trip to Trader Joe's is right around the corner for restocking the fully functional kitchen. If grilling is out the door there are restaurants nearby with a coffee shop and a bar within walking distance.
A little outdoor Conch shack at the beginning of Duval Street. If you’re not looking for it, you’ll miss it. Conch fritters are popular in the Keys and the Conch Shack fries them up better than anyone! Stop by on your stroll down Duval and order the Conch balls. But, don’t expect to sit down. There are only 5 stools.
Las Vegas, NV, United States : The pool at the Flamingo Hotel is one-of-a-kind. You can swim, and swim around real flamingos! And water slides! There is a memorial for Bugsy Segal (the mobster who made Vegas into the gambling, partying, hotspot it has become). If you want something a little more 'adult', head to the GO pool where you can enjoy drinks, a DJ, and party in poolside cabanas. We came here one day and stayed the whole time-swimming and taking drink breaks in between.
Boston, MA, United States : See the Red Sox play on their home turf or just come see one of the most beloved sports stadiums in the world! Fenway Park Boston is perfect for sports fans or anyone wanting to grab a hot dog and boo the Yankees (which is what happens no matter who they play against). Bostonians are fiercely proud of their city and their sports teams, making it impossible not to get into the spirit. When you go there, be sure to ask about the green monster…
My girlfriends and I booked a little getaway for two nights at Cozy Cactus Sedona. This was our first bed and breakfast experience and it was excellent. The owners are very friendly, breakfast was awesome and the room was comfortable and cozy with incredible views. The location is great, and you can hike for miles from the back gate. There is an outdoor patio with lots of bird feeders. We enjoyed sitting and listening to the birds sing as we sipped our morning coffee.
Las Vegas,NV : I love Thai food and I heard about Lotus of Siam Restaurant from a friend who visited Vegas before me. One night we weren't sure what to eat, so I thought to come here. I wasn't expecting much-just casual Thai food. I was pleasantly surprised. They had absolutley amazing authentic Thai food for reasonable prices. I had the Drunken Noodle Prawns which were delicious! The service was very friendly too!