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The Girls’ Trip: 3 Vacations to Take With Your Friends

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A girls’ trip is one of the most sacred (and fun) things you can do to create an everlasting bond with your friends. Although vacation options abound, consider taking a trip to one of these fabulous destinations. You will create memories, reminisce about old times, and enjoy having a good time with just the ladies.

Want to Boogie? Try Nashville, Tennessee

Whether you’re looking for a daytime pool party, nighttime club hopping, or a place to listen to some quality live music, Nashville, Tennessee, has exactly what you and your hard-partying crew want. The city boasts activities at all hours, including live music until 3 a.m. every night. Take the Nashville Party Barge on a tour around town (with your drinks in hand, of course) for some daytime fun. Afterward, the famous honky-tonk bars and delicious restaurants downtown will help kick-start your evening out. Splurge your heart out in peak shopping locations such as Brentwood or Hill Center Green Hills by day, and then party all night in the country music capital of the world.

Looking to Unwind? Try Sedona, Arizona

If you’re ready to spend some time relaxing, doing group yoga classes, and enjoying spa pedicures and manicures against a backdrop of red-rock buttes, pine forests, and steep canyon walls, then Sedona, Arizona, is the place for your next girls’ excursion. With a spectrum of spas, art galleries, shops, and outdoor landscapes, this city is perfect for unwinding over a glass of wine, sharing in some morning meditation, going on a nature walk, and just plain getting away to focus on reconnecting with good friends.

For something a little more outdoorsy, Sedona.net provides an overview of the tours and attractions available for your group. Horseback riding, skydiving, ATV tours, and hot air balloon rides are all at your disposal. Plus, the many wineries and tasting rooms will be a highlight of your stay.

Craving an Outdoor Adventure? Try Jackson Hole, Wyoming

If you want something a little more active, Jackson Hole should be your vacation getaway of choice. Whether summer or winter, it offers innumerable open-air activities of all types. Serving as the southern gateway to both the Grand Teton and Yellowstone National Parks, you will find hiking, whitewater rafting, horseback riding, and scenic float trips during the summer. Wintertime brings with it skiing, snowmobiling, sleigh rides, and snowshoeing for those who love to get out in the cold.

Lodging possibilities are nearly endless here. You can camp, bring your RV, book a hotel or bed-and-breakfast, do as the locals do and stay at a wilderness ranch, hang out at a fishing lodge, or simply rent a condo.

Planning a girls’ trip depends on what type of adventure your group is looking for. Take the pulse of your posse and narrow your options by activities, general interest, and price points. You can then assign out duties in terms of researching lodging, travel expenses, and any expeditions or activities you’re looking to take part in.

Mary Beth is shaking up traditional views of financial planning by leveraging technology to work with GenYers across the country to help them make smart choices with their money. She is a Certified Financial Plannerâ„¢ and Founder of Workable Wealth. Her expertise has been featured in The Wall Street Journal, CNBC, Forbes and more.