Once it was confirmed that Jules was moving back to Seattle, one of the things we were most excited about was all of the glorious vacations we would be able to take together. No more struggling to find a destination that was equidistant for both of us! No more suffering through boring cross-country flights by ourselves! Basically, all our dreams were going to come true. We immediately shifted into trip-planning mode and came up with our top picks for weekend getaways to sprinkle throughout the year – here’s what made our short list. (All domestic destinations. We’re not Rockefellers!)
San Diego, California
Less than a three-hour flight from Seattle is the laid-back, beachside paradise of San Diego. From surfing (or if we’re feeling lazy, sunbathing) in La Jolla to museum-hopping in Balboa Park, there’s no shortage of fun ways to fill a weekend. Plus, there are cute boutiques galore if a shopping mood should strike (it usually does).
Like Seattle, Austin boasts a killer music scene – at some point we really want to cross Austin City Limits and South by Southwest off our music festival bucket list! But it’s also got year-round sunshine and amazing BBQ, which is more than enough to lure us there for a long weekend.
Charleston, South Carolina
In terms of pure picturesque charm, Charleston is off the charts. Voted the top city to visit in the U.S. for the fourth year running, it’s heaven for foodies, history buffs and anyone who appreciates being surrounded by beauty (that’s us)! And oh yes, we can get our beach fix there too. Fun fact: Charleston is where Jules got engaged!
Do you travel with your friends? What’s your favorite destination for a girls’ trip?