Although family vacations may be fun, sometimes, there’s nothing quite like a break with the girls to make life even more fun. But where should you head with your girlfriends when the winter weather gets you down? Here are some great destinations which are perfect for a short break with your mates.

Charleston, South Carolina

Whether you want to explore Charleston’s fascinating history or just indulge in luxury at a spa resort, this Southern city is an ideal choice. There is so much to see and do here that you and your friends won’t have a dull moment. You can explore heritage and history at the Boone Hall Plantation and then explore downtown for an evening of drinks, dining and fun.

Aruba, The Caribbean

There’s nothing quite like the luxury of a Caribbean island, and what better time to explore this beautiful part of the world than in the winter? Aruba has an average year-round temperature of 82 degrees, so you can relax on a sandy beach, enjoy a cocktail and really enjoy the island vibe. You can enjoy massages at one of the island’s five star resorts, place a bet in a casino or just sip a few cocktails in the sunshine. Bliss!

San Diego, California

Are you and your girlfriends outdoorsy types? Then head to San Diego and enjoy all the leisure pursuits this city has to offer. There’s 70 miles of shoreline for you to jog or cycle along as well as plenty of parks for hiking. You can even take surfing lessons.

Fort Lauderdale, Florida

Even when it’s snowing in the North, in Florida, it’s always sunny! What could be more glamorous than Fort Lauderdale with its luxurious resorts, sandy beaches and wonderful Riverwalk Arts and Entertainment District? You’ll have an amazing time with the girls in the sun before you head back home.

Cancun, Mexico

Cut loose and enjoy yourself with the girls in Mexico! Even if it isn’t spring break, there’s a lot to enjoy in Cancun. Not only is there a stunning beach with the beautiful Caribbean Sea just steps from your front door, there is plenty of history and culture too. Visit Tulum’s ruins and Chichen Itza’s Great Pyramid as well as Rio Secreto’s fascinating caves.

New Orleans, Louisiana

New Orleans may be the number one bachelorette party hotspot of the USA, but that doesn’t mean you need to wait until one of your friends gets married to visit this beautiful city! You’ll love the party atmosphere, the atmospheric French Quarter and, of course, Bourbon Street. The Creole and Cajun food has to be sampled to be believed and there’s plenty of authentic bars where you can grab a drink and soak in the vibe.

Miami, Florida

If you want to go as far south as possible and still stay in the USA, Miami is the spot for you and your girlfriends to spend a long weekend. Since the temperature very rarely goes below 60 degrees, this is an ideal destination for a winter vacation. The beach is great for sunbathing all year round, and there’s lots of other wonderful things to do too, from shopping to visiting rooftop spas. There are also plenty of great dive spots here, so if you and your friends love exploring underwater there’s a world of opportunity open to you. Just don’t forget to take all the necessary dive equipment with you – all the information you need can be found on this website.

Las Vegas, Nevada

Vegas offers something for everyone. Do you love placing a wager and playing the slots? Then you’re in the right place. Want to see a show? No problem! Shopping, visiting museums, drinking and eating… all of these things are possible in Sin City. Want to go a little further afield? Then the Grand Canyon isn’t too far away and you can explore it on horseback, by hiking or even by helicopter. You’ll have a wealth of accommodation options to choose from at a wide range of budgets.

These are just some of the best spots to head to with your girlfriends. You’re sure to have an amazing time, even if it’s winter!


Northern girl Laura is the epitome of a true entrepreneur. Laura’s spirit for adventure and passion for people blaze through House of Coco. She founded House of Coco in 2014 and has grown it in to an internationally recognised brand whilst having a lot of fun along the way. Travel is in her DNA and she is a true visionary and a global citizen.

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