If you’re struggling to find the ultimate girls’ getaway destination, then we have a list of our favorite places that are certainly on our list. And if you can’t make your mind up, then you’ll just have to tick them all off your list over several trips! (Aww, shame!) Read on to find out about the best places to go on a girls’ trip.
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Oslo is a modern city with so much to offer. City life and incredible buildings are just some of them. The Norwegian capital is close to the Swedish border and has unique architecture and some amazing restaurants to enjoy. If you’re having a girls’ weekend, then Oslo is relatively small and compact for a capital, and in a weekend, you’ve got enough time to tick everything off your to-do list without feeling rushed. Everything is accessible by foot, by bike or through their public transport. Want to discover the city in style? Oslo offers sightseeing and even buffet cruises so you can enjoy a delicious meal while admiring the views.
There is something so effortlessly cool about Oslo. One of the world’s top 20 bars can be found in the capital, Himkok. 80% of their spirits are created in-house, providing you with a truly unique experience and some delicious cocktails!
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The Andalusian city of Malaga should make your list of girls’ trip destinations. It’s a city rich in culture that remains modern and stylish. As well as having stunning beaches, Malaga has a pedestrianized city center, allowing you to roam the streets and admire the views without any distractions. You can discover the city by bike or even by Segway. Visit the Gibralfaro Castle, from which you can see panoramic views of the city. If you are art fanatics, then the Picasso Museum is a must-see – the artist was actually born here!
Fancy a spot of shopping? Calle Larios is the shopping street in Malaga. Many well-known international brands can be found here, and more traditional, local stores too! If you are quite the partygoers, then choose Malaga when they have festivals – they sure love to celebrate! The annual Feria de Malaga is a festival that takes place on the third week of August and promises fireworks and dancing – the perfect way to have fun on your girls’ trip!
Nice, in France, is situated on the French Riviera and promises beautiful beaches and great nightlife. The Promenade des Anglais is one of the most renowned roads in the country, stopping by Nice’s castle. Nearby, you’ll see what Nice has to offer in terms of bars and restaurants – and being in the south of France, you’ll just have to sample some wines! Then enjoy dinner overlooking the Promenade des Anglais and the iconic sea views.
Nice has plenty of private and public beaches to offer for your girls’ trip. Enjoy the public beaches with aqua-blue waters such as La Réserve, Coco Beach or Villefranche-sur-Mer. If you are looking for something a little more luxury, opt for a private beach and enjoy sipping cocktails while working on your tan.
Budapest’s popularity has increased over the last few years thanks to its impressive architecture and rich history. It is pretty much party central – so if you want to sightsee and enjoy the nightlife, this gives you the best of both worlds. Visit the remains of the Roman empire and discover the Turkish thermal baths that are all over the city. The city’s Houses of Parliament are one of the biggest tourist attractions. Built from 1885 to 1904, its Neo-Gothic and Baroque architecture is just breathtaking. It has around 700 rooms, and is one of the most beautiful buildings in the city.
Enjoy the unique nightlife of Budapest with their SPArties – yes, these are parties in the Szechenyi Baths. Electro music and thermal baths may seem like an odd mix but you just have to try it! And of course, the food is divine! It is different to other cuisines you may know, because it’s heavy but spicy, but trust us, in the winter months, you’ll be content and full to the brim.
“London baby!” as Joey Tribbiani once said. London is the perfect balance between nature and city life, and it is a really diverse capital city. On your girls’ trip, enjoy Shoreditch, home to the arts and some pretty cool vintage shops down Brick Lane. Or head to central London, and get some serious sightseeing done – Big Ben, the Houses of Parliament and Westminster are all nearby for you to admire. Want to make the most of the nightlife? Central London is the perfect place to party! Have you seen any Instagram photos with a neon sign saying “Well behaved women don’t make history”? Well these photos are taken at one of the two Tonight Josephine bars, its American-style neon decor is very Instagrammable and their cocktails are worth the visit.
Want to explore outside of Central London? Kensington and Chelsea are quaint parts of London to visit while avoiding the hustle and bustle of Soho and Westminster. The V&A Museum in Kensington is the home to some incredible exhibitions, temporary and permanent – you’ll love the fashion through the ages exhibit, and they also have a hall full of stunning sculptures. While you’re in the area, be sure to stop off at Notting Hill and go to the Portobello Market and enjoy some incredible dining experiences.
Warsaw is rapidly becoming a cultural and business hub in Poland. It is still neglected by tourists, so it is pretty calm compared to other destinations. If you want to learn about the city’s history, then we recommend visiting the Warsaw Uprising Museum. You will learn about the Warsaw Uprising in 1944 when the Nazis murdered many innocent Polish people. They offer a self-guided audio walk for you to discover the war-related sites in the city. They have over 50 museums, so you will have plenty of choice if you want to swot up on your history.
Want to discover a neighborhood that is quaint and different from anything you could find back at home? Visit Praga, with cute coffee shops and bookshops just waiting to be discovered. Despite its modern architecture, Warsaw has beautiful parks and gardens, bringing you closer to nature. You’ll love its green spaces such as Lazienki Park and the University Library Gardens.
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The capital of Holland is known and loved by tourists for its 17th century buildings and of course, its canal. We recommend getting a boat tour on the canal to really enjoy the views of the city and spot all the places you want to visit. It is also known for its cycling culture, so feel free to hire a bike in Amsterdam for an authentic experience. If you’re into your masterpieces, then the Van Gogh museum will be one of your stops while discovering the city – it’s the only place where you will see a high quantity of his paintings under one roof. Based at the Museumplein, a square in the Museumkwartier, you will enjoy the greenery and the beautiful tulips that are dotted around the square. And of course, the Anne Frank museum is the tourist attraction when discovering the city.
Want to see more greenery? Have a picnic in Vondelpark, or if you’re feeling peckish, discover Amsterdam’s variety of restaurants. Discover Dutch delicacies or try some authentic beers that won’t disappoint! Amsterdam’s “cafés” are similar to English pubs, so you’ll be able to stop off for drinks all over the city with the girls!
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Porto is one of Europe’s most popular tourist destinations right now. Its old town, Ribeira is a UNESCO heritage site and the city has 6 bridges for you to admire the scenery from. Its winding roads and old cobblestones will transport you back in time. Plus, the weather is beautiful all year round – Porto won’t disappoint! Its multicolored architecture is aesthetically pleasing and just makes you want to discover the city even more.
Want to enjoy the views onto the Douro River and the fresh seafood? Cais da Ribeira will be the place to be, not just for the seafood, but also Port wine! Or enjoy a food and wine tour – sounds like perfection, right? Is a girls’ day trip to the beach more your cup of tea? The Foz district will be on your list for its beaches and laid back atmosphere for a chilled out day enjoying the heat.