Summer’s here, and the time is right for grabbing some gurlfriends and “getting away from it all.” Whatever your “all” might be: School, work, family, kids or just the regular routine. But… where to go and what to do?
If you and your gurlfriends are physically active, and you’re tired of the more traditional girls’ getaways to party in Vegas or a laze about at a spa, why not go somewhere new? Why not try one of these unique active getaways this year?
Arizona Outback Adventures offers multi-day hiking trips at the amazing Grand Canyon. You and your athletic gurlfriends can try the Havasupai Adventurer – a hike-in, hike-out trip for advanced hikers. Pack horses carry your gear, so you can clamber unencumbered and enjoy the spectacular views. Don’t have gear? Don’t worry – you can rent it. And after a hot day on the trail, you can relax at base camp and take a dip in the swimming hole to cool off!
The dates for the Arizona Outback Adventures trip this summer are July 22-26 and August 8-12. The price is around $1500 USD (not including transportation to Arizona). For more information, click here.
If a lighter level of activity is more to your liking, you and the gurls can try a Golf Getaway at Fairmont Le Château Montebello. It takes place in western Quebec’s Outaouais region, amid rolling hills near the Ottawa River. For $199 CAD person per night (based on double occupancy and not including taxes and other fees), this package allows you to experience rustic luxury in a log cabin and includes accommodation and one round of golf for two including a power cart. It also includes access to the Château’s sports centre and pools plus one hour of indoor or outdoor tennis or squash.
In 2012, you can attend the Golf Getaway on July: 2-5, 8-12, 15, 22 or 29 or August 12, 19 or 26-30. The hotel can also help you plan other activities in the region. For more information, click here.
If you and your pals prefer water sports, try SwellWomen, a unique, all-inclusive women’s surf camp and retreat in Hawaii. The resort stretches half a mile along on breathtaking Ka’anapali Beach, on the western shore of the gorgeous island of Maui. You don’t need to be a surfer already, because the retreat caters to surfers of any level. If sun, sand and surf are what you want, SwellWomen is what you need. Other activities include traditional Hawaiian choices such as hula lessons and tiki making, as well as Yoga and Pilates.
The SwellWomen retreat has several different packages to choose from on numerous July and August dates. Prices for a 7-day retreat start at $2995 USD (not including transportation to Hawaii). Customized experiences are also available. For more information, click here.
If none of these trips suit your team of ladies, try Lipstick Getaways for some unique city getaways for women.