Let’s go, girls. Are you ready for a little escape with your female friends or family? Whether your planning a week-long vacation, a bachelorette party, a weekend getaway or just a day trip, these are some of our favorite girls trip ideas in the Northeast.
Girls Trip Destinations
With 57 distinct wine producers, Long Island wine country is a rising star in the world of wines. You and the girls will love exploring the wineries of the North and South Forks of the island. You can choose a selection of vineyards and wineries to try on your own, or take a specialized tour. Featuring a pedal-powered wagon that encourages theme costumes, the North Fork Wine Wagon is a fun girls trip idea. Long Island Wine Tours has tours that can last up to 9 hours, with wine tastings, a buffet and live music.
Halfway between New York and Boston, the picturesque town of Mystic is ideal for meeting up with friends or family living across the Northeast. Mystic is home to the Mystic Seaport Museum, the Mystic Aquarium and Olde Mistick Village, a historic and quaint shopping village. Plus, AAA members can save on admission at the Mystic Seaport Museum. Looking for more shopping? Head to Downtown Mystic, which features a wide variety of independently-owned shops like Mystic Knotwork, Bank Square Books, Alice in the Village and Hang the Moon, a shop that sells gifts for women, made by women.
A spa day is the perfect girls trip idea. SoJo Spa Club is a Korean-inspired spa and bath house in Edgewater, N.J., overlooking the New York City skyline. You and your girls can enjoy treatments like salt stone massages, Korean body scrubs, acupressure massages and more. You’ll also have access to all of SoJo Spa Club’s amenities, like outdoor heated pools and baths, hot stone beds, a variety of saunas, indoor baths and lounge areas. If you want to spend the weekend, you can book overnight stays at Hotel SoJo on Friday and Saturday nights.
If you and the girls want something exciting to do, there’s no better girls trip destination than New York City. With so much to see and do in the city, how do you decide? And how do you afford it all? CityPASS New York covers admission to six top attractions, priced at 50% less than the same tickets purchased separately. With CityPASS, you can visit the Empire State Building, the American Museum of Natural History and the Metropolitan Museum of Art. For the remaining three tickets, your group can choose the attractions that are right for you, like Circle Line sightseeing cruises, the Top of the Rock Observation Deck, ferry access to Ellis Island and the Statue of Liberty, the Guggenheim Museum and more. It’s a great way to explore the best of the the city without breaking the bank. AAA members can save when they purchase CityPASS New York.
NYC isn’t the only place that offers a CityPASS. If you’re shipping off to Boston for your girls trip, CityPASS Boston covers admission to the city’s top attractions for 50% less than the same tickets purchased separately. You and the girls can visit the New England Aquarium, the Museum of Science and go on a historic sightseeing cruise with Boston Harbor Cruises. Plus, you can choose between the Harvard Museum of Natural History and the Franklin Park Zoo for an additional adventure. AAA members can save when they purchase CityPASS Boston.
More Girls Trip Ideas
Paint and Sip
Paint and sip events are perfect for a group of creative ladies looking for a fun night out. Luckily, there are paint and sip locations all around the Northeast. The Artist Bar in Lowell, Mass., is a working art studio that hosts painting and flower arranging lessons. Essex Paint and Sip in Essex Village, Conn., offers classes by local artists and a selection of wine and craft beers. Canvas, Corks and Forks in Schenectady, N.Y., has painting classes, specialty cocktails and even a mac and cheese bar.
Everybody likes food, and all of the girls on your trip will love the taste of these foodie events in the Northeast. Food Done It, a food tour of Patchogue, N.Y., is an “edible mystery tour” that will allow you to sample the flavors of Main Street while solving a mystery as you go. Salem Food Tours offers a variety of food-tasting tours around the historic town of Salem, Mass., including the Salem Spirits Trolley, which explores the history of the spice trade. The Downcity Providence Food Tour from Rhode Island Red Food Tours will lead your party on a delicious walking tour of Providence’s foodie culture. Yum!
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