Let's face it, girls weekends and girlfriend getaways really aren't about what city you are going to visit, what you are going to see or where you are going to shop. The real reason to go on one is to get away with your favorite people - "the girls". You probably already lead an overscheduled life so make sure you don't overdo it on your getaway too. Slow down, let someone wait on you for a change and just kick back with your friends and relax. The following cities are great for all kinds of getaways. Be sure to check out are deals page.
Who doesn't love our nation's capital? The best thing about it is that there are plenty of free things to do once you get there.
Denver, site of the 2008 Democratic National Convention, is a clean, young and green city with more than 200 parks and dozens of tree lined boulevards. 5,300 hotel rooms, the city's convention complex, performing arts complex, and a wide variety of shops, department stores, restaurants and nightspots are within easy walking distance. Denver has a mild, dry and arid climate. The city receives only 8.15 inches (20.3 38 cm) of precipitation a year (about the same as Los Angeles) and records 300 days of sunshine a year more annual hours of sun than San Diego or Miami Beach. Trivial info: With the exception of Kansas City, Denver is closer to the exact center of the nation than any other metropolitan area. The 13th step on the west side of the State Capitol Building is exactly 5,280 feet (1,609 m) one mile above sea level. Info courtesy of The Denver Metro Convention and Visitors Bureau (DMCVB).
In addition to being the birthplace of the nation, Philadelphia can claim the first reading of the Declaration of Independence (1776), first Fourth of July celebration (1777), first capital of the United States (1790-1800), first Mother’s Day (1908) and the first Thanksgiving Day Parade (1920). Philadelphia is a two-hour drive from New York City, two-and-a-half hours from Washington, DC and 45 minutes from Atlantic City and Philadelphia International Airport is located about seven miles from Center City. Amtrak’s 30th Street Station is a major East Coast hub, with trains that run along the northeast corridor. Philadelphia experiences four distinct seasons with a moderately cold winter and hot, humid summer. January average temperature, 32 degrees Fahrenheit; July average temperature, 78 degrees; average yearly rainfall, 41 inches; normal seasonal snowfall, 21 inches. Info courtesy of www.gophila.com Check out our Philadelphia page!
The Bronx, Brooklyn, Manhattan, Queens, Staten Island - five burroughs each distinctly New York. In New York you can discover SoHo and TriBeCa, Italian markets and Irish pubs and familiar scenes in Central Park. And don't forget the landmarks - The Rock, Times Square, Brooklyn Bridge, Statue of Liberty and, of course, Ground Zero. As anyone knows, New York is not just about the places but the things - Broadway Shows, Shopping and Food. Bring your best girlfriends and a good pair of walking shoes and hit the town. Check out the official NYC website and get tips from locals including Julianne Moore, Robert DeNiro and Jimmy Fallon.
There's more to San Francisco than Rice-a-Roni. There is the curviest street (Lombard), China Town, Street Cars, the Golden Gate Bridge, Fisherman's Wharf and Alcatraz and that's just naming a few that come to mind. Some things about San Francisco can't be put into words, you just have to experience it. The painted ladies (Victorian Homes as seen at the beginning of Full House), the Skyline, the San Francisco Bay are all breathtaking. There is plenty to see and do in the city but you can also venture out into the bay on a ferry or travel up the coast to Napa Valley for some great wine-tastings. The possibilities are endless. To stay in luxury (and relive the 80s hit tv show, "Hotel" be sure to check out The Fairmont San Francisco