When you and your soul sisters are in the mood for old-fashioned Southern hospitality, head below the Mason-Dixon Line for some girl time and a fabulous adventure. Find culture, entertainment, shopping, and opportunities for relaxation around every corner. From the unexpected allure of vibrant nightlife to a golf resort tucked away in the pines, we have your next girls’ escape covered with the list below of four fun spots for a getaway in the South.
Destin, Florida: Unwind With a Yoga Retreat
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Imagine waking up in sunny Florida to relaxing sounds from the ocean, sipping a glass of wine, and connecting with new friends. All the ambiance and plenty of laughter are awaiting you when you join Mind & Body Complete for a four-day rejuvenating meditation and yoga retreat. Discover more energy and improve your body’s health and your mind’s wellness through a variety of programs and workshops geared toward finding acceptance, embracing joy, and building strength.
New Orleans, Louisiana: Host a Costumed Slumber Party
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Even if your journey south doesn’t land in February for the famed Mardi Gras, New Orleans is the ideal party-girl destination when you want to kick up your heels. Immerse yourself in the city’s pulsing vibe and enjoy liberal open-container laws for your bachelorette party or dance to traditional Southern jazz on Bourbon Street.
When you’re in New Orleans, you don’t need a reason to celebrate. Watch the festivities from your hotel balcony or put on your best masquerade and venture down to mingle with the crowd. If you’re looking for nightlife, stop in Louisiana and let your hair down.
Pinehurst, North Carolina: Experience a Luxury Golf Resort
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The South is a hotspot for luxury resorts, and Pinehurst is one of the best. Each destination is distinctive in its style, services, and amenities. Pinehurst’s nine world-renowned golf courses will test your skill, and this resort has more than spectacular golf.
The pine-scented air will restore your spirit while you tee up or unwind with a carriage ride or walking tour of the area. Discover gourmet Southern flavors at one of the resort’s fine dining establishments. Find tranquility at the spa with a vast menu of services from massage to whole-body cryotherapy.
Alpharetta, Georgia: Discover World-Class Shopping
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Poised near Georgia’s enchanting mountains, a shopping paradise awaits you only 22 miles north of Atlanta. Discover five distinct shopping districts such as North Point Mall which is home to almost 140 major retailers and department store greats such as Dillard’s and JCPenney. Experience trendy fashion at J.Crew and Anthropologie, or discover the antique shops and cafes dotted throughout the historic downtown. No matter where you decide to shop, a hotel within walking distance makes it easy to hit the upscale resellers at North on Main or plenty of other shops that offer affordable fashions and fun.
When you’re on the lookout for the ideal spot to explore with your best sidekicks, head south. Look beyond the usual destinations and enjoy these groovy Southern towns that made this list of favorite fun spots for a girls’ getaway.