Keep Calm, the Girlfriend Getaway is On

Keep Calm, the Girlfriend Getaway is On

Some call it a girl’s weekend away and others call it therapy. We all need time away from work, toddlers, diapers, sports, to-do lists and yes, even husbands. A couple of days with some cherished friends is just the answer.

WHERE: Cabo San Lucas, Mexico
WHY: Dry heat, lots of sunshine, beautiful hotel options and amazing restaurants. Try one of these:
Flora Farms
This charming farm and restaurant is one of my favorites on this planet! Flora Farms is a 10-acre organic farm in the foothills of the Sierra de la Laguna Mountains. You must try the fresh carrot margarita, Farmarita, or the Farm Julep made with fresh watermelon juice.

Traditional Mexican cuisine with an equally known view of Medano Beach and the world-famous Arch of Cabo San Lucas. Candles and palapas set the tone in this easy and elegant environment. The Mexican coffee is a sight to see and the perfect after dinner drink.

WHERE: Playa del Carmen, Mexico
WHY: More sunshine, crystal blue waters, lots of nightlife and a pedestrian boardwalk that you can explore for day.
Recently opened, this hot new restaurant has locations in NYC, Los Angeles, Dubai and now Playa del Carmen. It is the see and be “scene” destination with cocktails, sunsets and open-air dining with 360 views of the city and sea. Evening turns into night with DJs and their famous “Hit Me” chocolate cake. Don’t miss it!

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WHERE: Tulum, Mexico
WHY: Tulum has recently become infamous for its wellness spas, organic food and yoga inspired retreats. If your girls need a place to reclaim their inner calm…this is it. Don’t miss the shopping— what girlfriend getaway is complete without it?
Coqui Coqui Perfumeria
This chic shop with 100 percent natural and organic oil-based scents captures the essence of Tulum with scents inspired by the flora and fauna of the locale—think coconut, agave and palms.

WHERE: Las Vegas, Nevada
WHY: Endless options, endless fun, need I say more? Vegas is always a good idea! These dining experiences are great for groups of girls.
STK at The Cosmopolitan where an in-house DJ spins sexy music and the high-quality steak always draw a crowd, celebrities included.

Andreas at Encore has amazing sushi and an even better vibe. Overlooking the pool, this swanky establishment is just the place for shared plates. Try Wynn’s signature cocktail, The Dream, made with Perrier Jouët Grand Brut Champagne, St. Germain elderflower liqueur and preserved hibiscus.


Laura Schara

Laura has spent time exploring unique things to do across the globe and hosting TV shows like Minnesota Bound on Fox Sports Network. Laura has also helped travelers discover the hidden aspects of hotels and destinations as the Funjet Insider. Some of Laura’s favorite experiences to date have been zip-lining in Costa Rica, deep-sea fishing, parasailing above the Riviera Maya, and riding camels on Maroma Beach.