It’s almost February, and for a lot of people, that means making big plans for the most romantic day of the year. While a candlelit dinner or a dreamy weekend away sounds lovely, nothing quite beats quality time with your besties. So, if you’re thinking of ditching the roses and chocolates this Valentine's Day, here are 7 perfect vacation ideas for the girls-only trip of your dreams!
It's a fresh year, and a new decade, and there's no time like the present to start investing in your friendships and spend a little more time with those who mean the most to you.
While you might think that an international vacation with your BFFs would come with a hefty price tag, it doesn’t have to.
In fact, if you’re prepared to be flexible with dates and all squeeze in the same hotel room, you could actually go overseas for less than $400 each!
If you haven’t already, call your best friends ASAP — it’s time to take a few days off work and say goodbye to your responsibilities for a little while.
Whether you’ve been fantasizing about unwinding on the beach, exploring a brand-new city, or ticking off your new-decade bucket list, these idyllic locations are the perfect place to start when proposing the ultimate gals-only trip.
From gorgeous golden beaches to legendary bars and nightclubs, Miami is an obvious go-to for a sunny getaway with the girls.
With warm February temperatures of up to 25 degrees, it's also an attractive escape from Canada's brutal winter season.
Round-trip flights to Miami can cost as little as $250 from several major Canadian airports, but you have to be prepared to be flexible with dates.
Once you’ve arrived in Florida, basic rooms in Miami cost anything from $100 each (for 3 nights), as long as you’re happy to bunk together!
If there are foodies, music-geeks or scenic explorers among your squad, look no further.
Austin is becoming an increasingly popular gal-cation hotspot, thanks to its abundance of affordable hotels, funky bars, music concerts and delicious cuisine.
Even better, early 2020 flights from Toronto, Vancouver and Calgary start at around $250 round trip, meaning it’s not too expensive to get there either.
Hotel prices in Austin can be as cheap as $55 per person (for three nights) if you’re prepared to share a double bed with your best buddies.
New York City
For several years, New York City has been one of the most desirable destinations for a girls' trip made in heaven.
It’s got the nightlife, it’s got the shopping, it’s got the sightseeing, it’s got the pizza. What more could you need?!
If a city getaway is what you and your gal pals are looking for, flights start at around $200 round trip from a number of Canadian airports.
While hotels in the city centre aren’t cheap, there’s plenty of adorable Airbnbs that will definitely make your NYC stay an unforgettable one.
Montego Bay, Jamaica
If you and your girl gang are looking for sun, sea and sand — Montego Bay is the spot for you.
This Jamaican coastal city is brimming with beach resorts, golf courses, snorkelling opportunities and restaurants, and it even has an amusement park for adventure-seekers.
The colourful capital city of Cuba is known for its picture-perfect beaches, old-world architecture and delightfully bright skies.
With warm winter temperatures and select roundtrip flights for less than $350, it’s impossible to not get excited about this potential gal-cation destination.
Hotels start at around $100 (for three nights), but prices get even cheaper if you're prepared to consider backpacker hostels!
Los Angeles, California
If you’re looking to get as many Insta-worthy pictures as possible from your BFF holiday, Los Angeles is the hotspot to head for.
The Southern California city is a perfect location to do some serious sightseeing, with world-famous icons such as the Hollywood sign just a steep walk away.
Round trip flights from Canada start at around $200 in March, with prices increasing gradually throughout the year.
Hotels can be as cheap as $90 (for three nights), but don’t expect them to be particularly glamorous.
Las Vegas, Nevada
It's an obvious choice, but for good reason. No girls-only vacation list would be complete without a nod to Sin City.
With warm temperatures, famous nightlife, and endless entertainment, what better place is there to kick-start the new decade with your besties?
Fortunately, round trip flights from several Canadian airports cost less than $200, leaving you plenty of cash for the casinos!
Hotel prices start at just $35 per person (for three nights), but you'll have to pay more if you want to stay on the famous Vegas strip.
Whatever you get up to with the girls in 2020, being together is all that really matters!