13 Trip Ideas for your Next Girlfriend Getaway

13 Trip Ideas for your Next Girlfriend Getaway

Virginia’s bounty – from beaches to bargains, from Garden Week to wine tastings, festivals and more – is more than enough to keep your group of gals going strong for weeks at a time. Whether red-hatters or bachelorettes, old college friends, a garden club, or moms and daughters, girls traveling together just want to have fun!


Fredericksburg – View itinerary

A. Smith Bowman, Fredericksburg

Spend an afternoon shopping at local boutiques, galleries and museum gift shops. Enjoy dinner and a show at Riverside Dinner Theater or pair painting with wine tasting. Take in the history and beauty of downtown Fredericksburg by trolley or carriage.


Harrisonburg – View Itinerary

Spend a weekend with your closest girl friends in Harrisonburg. Create your own masterpiece at You Made It, get pampered at Cedar Stone Wellness Spa, grab a gift from a local shop and explore the White Oak Lavender Farm before a wine tasting at Purple WOLF Vineyard.


Richmond to LynchburgView Tour

Craddock Terry Hotel, Lynchburg

Visit Carytown for “a mile of style” featuring local shops and restaurants. Take place in a chocolate making workshop, tour the historic Poplar Forest and stay at the fabulous Craddock Terry where you will be served breakfast in an old-fashioned shoe shine box. Fun and style are always in fashion in Virginia.


Clarksville – Read moreFishing in Buggs Island Lake

Spend a quiet weekend in the peaceful, small town of Clarksville. Enjoy quaint shops and both upscale and home-style cooking in the historic downtown. Plan a waterfront picnic or take part in some watersports on Kerr Lake or Lake Gaston.


ManassasView ItineraryManassas Downtown

Reconnect, relax and have some retail therapy. Discover unique shops in Manassas’ historic towns, find a bargain at Virginia’s largest outlet mall, enjoy a spa day or paint your own pottery. Indulge yourself in Prince William & Manassas.


Abingdon – View ItineraryThe Martha Washington Inn and Spa

Get pampered at the historic Martha Washington Inn and Spa. Enjoy dinner then a show at the Barter Theatre followed by a delectable dessert. Round out your time with your best girlfriends with a fabulous wine tasting before heading home.


Petersburg to Richmond – View Itinerary

Lewis Ginter Botanical Garden

Enjoy an extravagant weekend from Petersburg to Richmond with this getaway. Stay in the beautiful 1850’s Ragland Mansion and enjoy breakfast on site. Visit the architectural “treasure”, Shirley Plantation, and conclude your trip strolling through the 50 glamorous acres of Lewis Ginter Botanical Garden.


Wytheville – View ItinerarySkeeter's, E. N. Umberger Store

In this small town surrounded by beautiful mountains, you’ll find an opportunity to reconnect with your girlfriends and make memories. Spend a day of shopping followed by a four-course meal and a show at Wohlfahrt Haus Dinner Theatre.


NorfolkView ItineraryMermaid Winery, Norfolk

Grab the girls and enjoy a relaxing weekend getaway in Norfolk. From spas and shopping, to dining and entertainment. Experience Virginia’s First Urban Winery at the Mermaid Winery. The winery focuses on producing many small well-balanced wines using Virginia grapes.


WaynesboroView itineraryDowntown Waynesboro

Surrounded by natural beauty, Waynesboro is a great place to relax, unwind and pamper yourself for the weekend. Stay at a local B&B before heading out for a day of shopping, wine, beer or cider tasting, or taking in the local scenery.


Virginia Beach – View Itinerary

Virginia Beach Oceanfront

Book waterfront accommodations where you can recharge and reconnect. Get pampered at the Founders Inn’s Flowering Almond Spa. Wine and dine at Virginia Beach’s Town Center and enjoy yourself on ocean time.


Chesapeake View itinerarychesapeake bay

Explore Virginia’s great outdoors, fine wines and cold brews during this getaway. Kayak through Northwest River Park or hike the Chesapeake Arboretum.  Kick back with locally caught seafood, dip your toes in the sand at Virginia Beach and more.


Big Stone Gap View itinerary

Carter Family Fold

Visit Big Stone Gap through the eyes of the women that Adriana Trigiani created in her books and film aptly titled Big Stone Gap. Enjoy a sip and paint at Mountain Rose Vineyards or enjoy a movie under the stars at Central Drive-In Theater. Spread a blanket and eat a picnic lunch at Natural Tunnel State Park then throw on your dancing shoes for an evening of Bluegrass and Old-time music at Carter Family Fold.



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