Greater Fort Lauderdale could be the perfect fit for your Rustic Girlfriend Getaway. There is everything from outdoor adventures with alligators and wildlife to easing aches and pains at a variety of spa venues. Take an exclusive VIP Tour at Billie Swamp Safari, located on the Big Cypress Seminole Indian Reservation. It’s an in-depth eco-tour of the Florida Everglades on an airboat or take advantage of the overnight accommodations in the rustic camping village in a native-style Chickee and live like a Seminole native. After a wild day out relax at the Diamante Day Spa with the Brazilian Deluxe Spa Day Package or stop in at The Atlantic Resort and Spa and try one of their Signature Beer Treatments. Of course, a Floridian getaway requires the right wardrobe and I find dry dudz to be the perfect combination of fashion, function and form. It’s swimwear, active wear and stylish apparel all-in-one. Easy-to-pack and versatile, they transition from a morning swim to an afternoon run to an evening sightseeing. Click here for more information on Greater Fort Lauderdale.
Wine, Women and Wildebeest is the theme for a very special kind of Sonoma girlfriend getaway. Safari West will delight you and your friends with Serengeti Serenity. It’s a package that makes for a wild pairing for you gals feeling wild at heart — Exotic Animals and Beautiful Wine! Break away from the workweek, kids, spouses, cell phones, errands and daily routines and step into Serengeti serenity. Friday night is Girls’ Night! The package for two gals includes overnight glamping in one of their luxury tent-cabins, a sumptuous dinner at the Savannah Grill and a wild Safari Adventure to explore over 400 acres of exotic wildlife. To top it all off, they include the most essential girl foods: wine and chocolate! Rates for everything listed above for two women. Gratuity not included. September or October: $518.94. November: $429.05.December: $419.01. Make it a slumber party! Add other female friends for an additional $153.52 per person, up to a maximum of four per tent.
Winterlake Lodge is the remote getaway perfect for a girls weekend because it offers all the outdoors adventure of Alaska with award-winning cuisine (thanks to the Le-Cordon-Blue trained chef, Kristen Dixon), a complimentary massage treatment, daily yoga classes, wine and cheese tastings, a hot tub, Frette bathrobes and L’Occitane amenities. The Lodge is located about 198 trail miles northwest of Anchorage on the Iditarod National Historic Trail. You and the girls will travel to the lodge via floatplane or ski plane depending on the season. September is the perfect season for daily adventures such as fly-fishing, rafting, wildlife watching, hiking or helicopter flying lessons. Or get a taste of the real Alaskan outback and visit a nearby glacier camp via helicopter and spend a full day learning to drive the family’s team of sled dogs or trekking on the glacier. For more girlfriend trips, check out:
By Kerri Zane for PeterGreenberg.com. Kerri Zane is a family travel expert and author of It Takes All 5: A Single Mom’s Guide to Finding the REAL One, on sale now. For more advice on health, parenting or Kerri’s exclusive MomEscapes, visit her at KerriZane.com. Feature image credit: George Takei
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