Four of the Best Cities to Visit for a Girly Getaway
Whether you’re an eternal singleton or one half of a long-term relationship, sometimes getting away with your girlfriends is exactly what you need to relax and unwind. When work stress is mounting and winter is dragging interminably on when you’ve had sleepless nights and plenty of stress, the thought of escaping to somewhere exotic with your oldest friends can be just the tonic.
But where are the best places to go when you’re planning a girly getaway? If you’re in need of an escape from reality and require inspiration, here are four of the places that we’d recommend.
Winter 2019/20 has seemed, at times, to be unending, so a dose of vitamin D might be just what you need, and where better to get it than in sunny Spain? Located on the picturesque Costa del Sol, Malaga would be our city of choice, thanks to its idyllic blend of beaches, bars, and balmy weather. The hometown of the renowned Picasso, it has plenty of history and culture to go with its good food and gorgeous setting, and with 300 sunshine-filled days a year, you’re almost guaranteed to get a holiday with no rain. What’s more, if you want to hire a vehicle and explore your beautiful surroundings, car hire from Malaga Airport starts at just one euro per day.
The setting of one of Shakespeare’s most famous plays, Verona is a UNESCO World Heritage Site, and it also happens to double as the perfect destination for a girly getaway. Numbering among Italy’s most popular spots, an air of romance hangs in the air here, but you don’t need a man in order to appreciate it; rather, it’s the perfect place for falling in love with your friends all over again. Take advantage of your time together to get reacquainted over a glass or two of wine in one of the city’s many wonderful vineyards, before heading on down to the cobbled streets below to sample magnificent food against the most beautiful backdrop. By the time you’re done, you’ll wish you could stay forever.
Famed for its striking architecture, Budapest takes third place on our list of ultimate girly getaway destinations. The ideal spot for a relaxing weekend with friends, it’s filled to the brim with beautiful historic spas, with a visit to the world-renowned Szechenyi Baths being a veritable rite of passage. Boasting three outdoor and 15 indoor pools, this is not only one of the largest spas in Europe, but numbers among the best in the world. Once you’ve enjoyed a morning of pampering, your next stop should be lunch, and we recommend that you order a traditional goulash. When you’re done, head on down to the Central Market Hall and stock up on snacks and souvenirs to round off a perfectly idyllic day.
Last but not least, how about taking a trip to Reykjavik in Iceland? Bathing in the Blue Lagoon is the most amazing experience, but if you fancy straying from the beaten path and doing something a little different, we recommend you take a ride on an Icelandic horse. Although you’ll need to wrap up warm and cosy for your equestrian adventure, this is the most amazing way to enjoy the country’s stunning scenery and will help you to make memories that are sure to last a lifetime.
Which of these four sublime cities would you most like to visit with your girlfriends?