#1 Lexington, Kentucky
Steal away to the land of all things equine in the rolling green hills of Lexington, where white fences surround picturesque horse farms. Check out the scenery and be sure to save time for a bourbon tasting at Woodford Reserve Distillery or Buffalo Trace Distillery. The Embassy Suites by Hilton Lexington Green offers a free cooked-to-order breakfast daily, plus easy access to all of the city’s can’t-miss shops, including the huge Joseph-Beth Booksellers and the upscale boutiques in the Fayette Mall and The Summit at Fritz Farm.
#2 Grand Cayman, Cayman Islands
A weekend vacation in the Caribbean could be just what you and your favorite gals need. Thanks to direct Southwest Airlines flights from Fort Lauderdale, Florida, Grand Cayman is a convenient getaway option. The Kimpton Seafire Resort + Spa, located right on the island’s Seven Mile Beach, boasts a beautiful setting that you can enjoy while snorkeling, participating in a beach yoga class, lounging by the large pool or unwinding with a massage in an outdoor cabana.
#3 Newport Beach, California
For the ultimate shopping getaway, it doesn’t get much better than Newport Beach. This Orange County destination about 40 miles southeast of downtown Los Angeles is home to the Fashion Island Hotel Newport Beach and the adjacent Fashion Island Shopping Center, an upscale, open-air complex.
#4 Cabo San Lucas, Mexico
Looking for a child-free weekend escape? Consider staying at the adults-only ME Cabo in Cabo San Lucas. The resort features the only swimmable beach in the area and is even pet-friendly – perfect for if you want to bring the pooches. The on-site spa’s hydromassage tub and ancient Temazcal cleansing ritual are sure to help you and your friends relax, while the poolside Blue Marlin Ibiza Los Cabos is a hopping spot for dinner, drinks and DJ-spun tunes come evening.
East Coast-based vacationers can easily spend a weekend in historic, pub-packed Dublin. At the Guinness Storehouse, you can tour the property before sipping a pint and taking in 360-degree city views at the Gravity Bar. If you happen upon a sunny day, stroll through the lovely St. Stephen’s Green and Phoenix Park or browse around the shops along famous Grafton Street.
#6 Noord, Aruba
Soak up some sun while lounging on the white sands of Noord’s Palm Beach. You’ll find several resorts along this 2-mile stretch of sand, including the Hilton Aruba Caribbean Resort & Casino, which offers two pools, a 12-acre beach and a spa with a Vichy room, a cold plunge pool and a steam room. Take advantage of the resort’s dive center, or do a bit of gambling at the on-site casino.