5 Ideas for a Girlfriends' Weekend Getaway

Planning a weekend away with your gal pals shouldn't have to wait until summer. There is nothing better than relaxing with your besties and laughing your heads off while consuming lots of wine. It's important to strengthen these relationships and carve out quality time for each other. Life gets busy with well...life! So set aside some time to make new memories with your life-long friends.

Source: Inslee

Source: Inslee

Since everyone in their twenties is on a budget, why not take advantage of what Ontario has to offer? There's easy access to incredible food, art, culture, fashion, music and more. Whether you live in Stratford or Toronto, everyone needs a little leisure time and exploring a new place with friends can be quite revitalizing! So without further ado, I've listed five great locations to laugh, drink and most importantly - put down your phones and spend some quality time with the girls. 

STAY IN A TREEHOUSE

Source: Lynne Knowlton Blog "Design The Life You Want to Live" 

Source: Lynne Knowlton Blog "Design The Life You Want to Live" 

This luxury treehouse located in Durham, Ontario screams relaxing weekend away. It comes with running water, a gorgeous pool and over 100 acres to roam wild. I'm currently trying to setup a weekend to visit this amazing property! 

SPA WEEKEND

Source: Staying Native 

Source: Staying Native 

I mean, who doesn't love getting pampered? Walking out of a treatment room at a spa after having a massage is one of the BEST feelings in the world. Anyway, if you're ready to live in robes for the weekend, you should go here. St. Anne's Spa is one of the most iconic and well rated spas in Ontario. 

GO GLAMPING

Source: Glamping Hub 

Source: Glamping Hub 

Ever had the urge to stay in a yurt or to see what glamping is all about? Glamping Hub offers many unique destinations all around the world. This particular getaway is close to Lake Erie's shoreline and wineries and features zip-lining and lots of options for outdoor activities. It's a great option for something in-between camping and staying in a hotel.  

GOURMET GETAWAY

Source: Langdon Hall

Source: Langdon Hall

Langdon Hall - visit this property for relaxing spa treatments, outstanding service and an impeccable gourmet experience. Are you sold yet? While it is not cheap, it is one of my favourite properties to visit.

ADVENTURE WEEKEND

Source: Umich Edu

Source: Umich Edu

Visit the blue waters of Tobermory in the Bruce Peninsula to jump into your girls' weekend adventure. This is perfect for a group of friends that have a sense of excitement and want to get outside after working the 9-5 grind. Although it's quite a trek from the city, this destination is breathtaking and worth every bit of the drive. Check out this link for great cottage rentals in the area.