Ladies, we're reaching the end of the summer. If you're like me, you've spent the entire summer working long hours combined with travel for work, and have no down-time in sight.
A real vacation--one where you change your scenery, force yourself to relax and ignore your email--hasn't been checked off of your to-do list in years. Does that sound like you? It's definitely me.
Although Labor Day is right around the corner, it's not too late to plan and book a great getaway for the last three-day weekend of the summer.
Perhaps you'd prefer a staycation that's only a road-trip away. Maybe you'd like to jet set to clear waters and toasty sand. Either way, I've got a few great destinations to suggest, no matter if you're going solo or grabbing your girlfriends for ultimate fun and rejuvenation.
Are you ready for action and adventure? Book a stay at the
. This highly interactive destination has everything from skateboarding and volleyball to paintball and fishing. Gather your girls (and some protective gear!) and take advantage of Surf Ranch's scenic views while you tackle athletic activities. When you're done breaking a sweat, wind down in the world class restaurant & spa, the swimbar or the luxe condos on the waterfront.
If you want to experience local art, music, and contemporary luxury overlooking the beach, the
offers everything your lifestyle deserves. South Beach, Florida is notorious for an abundance of night clubs, shopping, dining and of course, beach life.
The Shelborne Wyndham Grand elevates this experience with its sultry & sophisticated guest rooms and the Blue Harmony Spa, as well as its prime location in the Art Deco District. You and your girls can enjoy steamy nights coupled with lavish shopping excursions, dipping your toes in the ocean or enjoying a cocktail at
's hotel restaurant. Slip into a sexy dress and a great pair of heels and live it up South Beach style (trust me, you'll enjoy it). Perhaps we'll see you there while enjoying group massages in the spa.
You've worked hard. Now it's time to reflect and be still.
can deliver that and more. This resort is designed to give your guests a holistic approach to vacationing by catering to their minds, bodies and spirits. The Golden Door experience dedicates itself to helping guests wind down from their everyday journeys and experience rejuvenation through introspection, healthy habits, physical rehab and peace of mind. If this summer has been a rollercoaster of events for your crew or you want to wind down and refocus on the things that matter to you, The Golden Door is your entry into Zen.
If the ultimate vacation for you involves diving into the party life, head over to the
Hard Rock is synonymous with live music, good times and great drinks, and the Chicago hotel lives up to those standards. Plan all-nighters to remember or enjoy the city lights. You can customize your experience to go from full-out partying to a more contemporary and laidback visit. The hotel's amenities include a state-of-the-art gym, it's pet-friendly and even cooler--you can request a Fender guitar with an amp and headphones to rock out in your room with free of charge! So plan your jam session or bring your beloved pet and check out this great destination.
Get ready for a vacation you'll never forget.
has everything you need if you want to try something new. Secret Escapes is a members-only travel site that allows you to book luxury hotels at a fraction of the cost or pick exotic locations that pique your curiosity (or knock things off of your bucket list). From swimming with
Grab a room at St. Ermin's Hotel, a 4-star luxury hotel suited for elegance and class. Fused with grand architecture, antiques and collectibles, St. Ermin's is a must-stay destination across the pond, but hurry up and book your stay before it gets crowded--by bees! In addition to its charming amenities, the hotel is famous for its rooftop deck housing beehives with more than 300,000 bees making fresh honey for the kitchen daily. Sweet!
Before you leave, visit the
Ladies, all work and no play makes for a very dull life. Kick the chaos of planning a quick getaway to the curb by checking out some of the destinations on this list. Whether you're travelling solo or with your favorite gal pals, you can make time to get away this Labor Day weekend and reward yourself for all of your hard work. Go ahead, you owe it to yourself.