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Girlfriend Getaways 2008- 6 Fun Must See Travel Destinations!


You can call them... girlfriend getaways, mother daughter vacations, ya-ya's...

...chick trips, or girls only vacations. Resorts, Spas and travel marketers all offer special vacation packages for this growing travel trend. In this article, there are six fun getaway destinations for you to choose from.

How long has it been since you've had an all girls trip? A popular travel trend these days are the girlfriend getaways and mother daughter vacations or ya-ya's as some people call them.

Because this trend is so popular, you can find specialty themed and priced vacation packages for almost every city and vacation destination.

This is article II of my girlfriend getaway series. In this article, you are going to read about six destinations that make absolutely perfect getaways...

* Puerto Vallarta

* Las Vegas

* San Francisco - Napa

* Dallas

* New York City

* Sunny Isles, Florida

Puerto Vallarta-

You might not know it, but Puerto Vallarta is the second largest beach resort in Mexico. It's easy to get to with usually just one connecting flight from any major US city. One of the things you'll appreciate about PV is that the city's historic district offers old Mexico charm. You will be able to enjoy seeing and interacting with locals at the zocolo, where they set up shop. Besides normal touristy stores, the locals bring in many handcrafted items from blankets to hammocks for you to choose from and bartering is a fact of life.

Beaches remain Puerto Vallarta's largest attraction and if a pampered beach vacation is what you want, do some research on the Villa Premier Hotel and Spa, the Marriot Casa Magna Puerto Vallarta, and the Plaza Fiesta Beach Club. These are some of the most popular and all have great getaway packages to choose from.

Las Vegas-

There are not many cities in the world that tout sheer excess, but you can find anything and everything in Las Vegas. In the southern tip of Nevada, amid the arid Mojave Desert, lies Las Vegas. It's persona exemplifies an excess of money, life and energy. With that said, Las Vegas provides many privileges for tourist who love Las Vegas for its late night bars and clubs, casinos and world class shows. Developers are constantly trying to outdo each other and that means the best of everything for you. Want vacation satisfaction? Leave knowing you have seen and done the best of the best? Give Las Vegas a try when planning your next all girls trip.

San Francisco and the Napa valley-

San Francisco and the Napa valley have some of the best bed and breakfast and hotels anywhere. This area is already known as an international destination with quality attractions like the Golden Gate National Recreation Area, the well known San Francisco Museum of Art and, of course, Fisherman's Wharf. Try the Coit Tower for exhilarating views of the Bay. Away from the tourist spots, San Francisco offers many interesting places to visit, like Napa valley... the world renown wine producing region of California.

Napa Valley is located in Northern California and is one of the largest producers of world class wines. It's a well known fact that the soil and climate in Napa valley is conducive to growing many varieties of grapes. It's a real treat to visit any one of the vineyards and take a tour. Wine making is a science and if you like your wine, these tours make you appreciate it even more.

Do a little research online and you'll find some really helpful information regarding Napa Valley. Just type in "napa valley events" (in quotes) to get a schedule of upcoming activities to help plan your chick trip.


Another great destination for a mother daughter vacation is Dallas, Texas, especially if you have your mind set on a spa vacation. Dallas has three great Spa's worth mentioning. One of Dallas' finest spa's is the Koffee house. Well known regionally for it's variety of treatments, you can have you body pampered with unusual wraps like the sushi and Koffee kup wraps. For more information search for Koffee Spa.

Dallas locals in the know recommend the Spa at the Crescent. Body treatments include soothing paraphin dips, body brushing and skintonic body contouring to help treat cellulite. There are over 75 wonderful and soothing treatments available.

For those that want to splurge a bit and only want top of the line, consider the Dallas Colon Therapy and Spa. Their website mentions the "Set-Me-Free Aloe Vera & Herbal Body Wrap." The Aloe Vera and herb inch loss (lose 4-12 inches) is a healthy inch-loss program and method of taking off inches and tightening skin in just one hour. Hey, if this works, count me in. You can get more info on their website by typing the above name, in quotes, into any of the major search engines.

New York City-

There is always something going on New York. New York has one of the greatest museums in the US... The Metropolitan Museum of Art. Spend a day wandering thru it's amazing works of art and spectacular exhibits. Broadway offers some of the world's greatest plays. And what girlfriend getaway would be complete if you missed visiting a few of the major studios hoping to spot a celebrity. New York is one place where you can shop until you drop, so don't leave until you visit Macy's and Bloomingdales. Even the thrift stores give you plenty of shopping opportunities.

Sunny Isles Florida-

Located on a stretch of beautiful beach between Fort Lauderdale and ultra-hip South Beach in Miami, you'll find Sunny Isles, Florida. It's still a well kept secret, but the fact is the scene is changing in Sunny Isles, Florida. Once a sleepy little resort area, the funky, 50's motels and small beach front hotels are giving way to luxury apartment towers and hotels. The atmosphere in Sunny Isles is still casual and fun. Not much has changed on the Newport Fishing Pier or the nine-hole, Par 3 golf course.

Sunny Isles Beach lies between the Intra coastal Waterway and the Atlantic Ocean. Travelers seeking the ultimate of South Florida, experience the best of both worlds. Funky but chic, this tropical barrier island surrounds you with the best of everything. Your Ya-Ya vacation can include a lazy day at the beach and a hot night on the town with electrifying entertainment, world class shopping and international cuisine... It's all right there in Sunny Isles, Florida.

So there you have it; six fun and exciting vacation ideas for you're next girlfriend getaway. Pick up your phone and start planning that chic trip or mother daughter vacation you've been thinking about. It's great therapy turning thoughts into reality. Have fun!

Article by: Terry Hudson