Tips and Ideas for a Cheap Girlfriends Getaway Weekend

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I am in the midst of planning a couples getaway for a few girlfriends and our significant others, I’ll share what we’ve come across so far. Given rising gas costs and air fares I thought it important that we consider all options. First, Ive been rereading this post on how to get the cheapest flight every single time, the commenters gave additional tips on how to find cheap flights besides looking at Kayak and Orbitz. Then we had to decide if we want to go to the beach, be adventurous or go to the spa and hang out.

I found the following tips and suggestions while watching the Today Show on NBC and they were right on time!

Design a meaningful trip. I’m very focused on this aspect because I miss hanging out with all of my friends in one spot at the same time! So I’d like for this to be memorable since most of us got married within the last 2 years and we don’t get to spend that much time with each other.

Decide what you want to focus on. If were up to me we’d be on someone’s beach sunning ourselves in Corolla, NC. But I know some have wild and adventurous sides while others want to hang out in a spa and be pampered. Do we want to learn new skills, shop, play sports? We’ll need to come to a consensus in the following weeks.

How will you get there? I’d rather drive. I know gas is high but darnit I don’t trust the airlines right now.

Here are some ideas courtesy of the Today Show:

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Girlfriends Getaway. This getaway has been dubbed the “Girly Cinderella Trip“, great for 20 somethings. The cost is $799 per person and after the 2nd person the rate drops down more to economize the trip cost. Sweeeeet!!!
More information: Willard Intercontinental Washington

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Bootcamp for Bachelorettes. This trip will be to Puerto Vallarta Mexico and the cost will run $2534 for 3 nights, very upscale and all meals are included. Even with the shopping and beautiful outdoors, that’s a bit pricey. I’m also not keen on flying right now.
More information:

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Adventure in Aspen. I am so not feeling this trip! Now even though we can do this all year long in Aspen, CO, I am not the outdoorsy type. Rock climbing, mountain biking? Ugh! Not me, not anytime soon. The upsides are the boutiques, spas and shopping and at $305, it looks mighty attractive!

I think we should go to Corolla, NC, rent a house and spend the week there. This way we can all drive down, split the cost of food, gas and the house rental and spend all the time we want at the beach, poolside or even at a local spa if they have one. Being the touristy are that it is I think this would be a great getway for all of us. Of course i don’t have the final say. The cost? Around $500-$700 for the week depending on how many end up going and which house we choose.
If you’re planning your own getaway, here are a few tips:

  • Pool all financial resources to ease the cost of the trip
  • Try to get group rates on air travel
  • Agree to a set range that all involved are willing to pay. Nothing like everyone ready to pay upwards of $1000 and one person only able to pay $400.
  • Bank for extra expenses

I’ll keep you updated on where we end up. Are you planning a summer getaway?

  • Stephanie

    Thanks for a great article. Deals are a must with me. I love to save money and finding a great deal on a vacation is right up my alley.

  • rasheeda jenkins

    I'm planning a trip to NYC for next year with my friends and theirs. How can I find some good deals with accomadations, airline tickets when everyone not living in the same city and state.

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  • Lilly

    Lol! I'm organising a hen party holiday and searched on Google for 'hen parties to Aspen for under $400' – and your post came up! I know you say this isn't your favourite option, but your post just gave me some other ideas for destinations, so thanks :)

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  • GGT

    I think the North Carolina vacation definitely sounds like the best idea for a big group vacation. I’m jealous!

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  • Rachel @ Master Your Card

    These all sound great – any sort of break will be good. I am cutting out this sort of holiday as a way of paying my mortgage off more quickly and am looking forward to a fantastic family holiday once we have cleared the debt.

  • Yakini

    The get-a-way sounds FUN and those are all great ideas. Im with you… lounging by the beach sounds like a winner to me! LOL!

    Come winter, a ski trip in the winter might also be cool. Im so not the outdoorsy type either, but the idea of sitting around with the ski lodge, sipping hot cocoa in front of a roaring fireplace, while playing games with our couples friends…. then having girls time with just the ladies, while the fellas are on the slope…. would also be cool! Id probably try the slopes out once or twice… but only to take pictures in my cute, pink snowsuit. Lmaoo!!! Ive got it all planned, huh?!!

    Whatever ya’all decide will be a blast, i know!!!! Have fun!

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