7 Galentine's Day Getaways For You And Your Girl Gang
Sisters before misters!
7 February 2018
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If you don’t feel like being romantic in Dubai for Valentine’s Day or planning a staycation in the UAE with your significant other, we’ve got Galentine’s Day trips to inspire you instead…
Galentine’s Day is officially celebrated on 13th February as girls from around the world celebrate their female friendships –mates for dates! Started by Leslie Knope the new holiday has become increasingly popular as women and their besties send each other Galentine’s gifts, throw parties and even take Galentine’s Day getaways.
As we believe that just one day dedicated to your BFFs is nowhere enough, we’re exploring girl’s trip to take throughout February (or even the rest of the year). From Miami to Phuket, we’ve listed the best places to visit with your girl squad, as this year we’re leaving the husbands and boyfriends at home.
So if you’re feeling the anti-Valentine’s vibes and would rather explore a new destination with your best friend, then plan a trip to one of these girly havens...
From Sunday pool parties to endless poses against the Wynwood Walls, Miami is the perfect place to visit with your friends. You can easily forget about the boy who didn’t message you back whilst soaking up the sun on South Beach or by guilt-free indulging at the Azucar Ice Cream Company. Salsa with the girls in Little Havana before feasting on Cuban food and shopping on Lincoln Road, Miami is full of atmosphere and fun for you and your besties.
Capture the most beautiful Parliament building you’ll ever see whilst cruising on the Danube at sunset, as Budapest has plenty to offer you and your Galentine’s. Explore the charm of Fisherman’s Bastian and relax in the Széchenyi outdoor thermal baths, before climbing to the top of Buda Castle Hill as the views are (eventually) worth it and the Liberty statue awaits you at the top. Whilst you gossip over a drink in the cities Ruins bars you can fall in love with Budapest, not boys and make memories with your BFF.
From cobbled streets to cosy pubs and plenty of culture to discover, Dublin is great place to visit with the girls as you can sing along to Temple Bar’s live music and experience what Ireland has to offer. From the views at the top of the Guinness Factory to a walk around Dublin castle and a trip to the many museums in the city, Dublin is a hot-spot for group tours and trips as the nightlife will make lively Galentine’s Day celebrations.
As the largest island in Thailand Phuket has a lot for your girl group to discover, from the Big Buddha to the beautiful beaches and a night on Bangla Road. For Galentine’s rough it up in one of Phuket’s hostels, as you’re bound to have more fun and meet more interesting people. Travel to the elephant sanctuary to wash baby elephants or find Thai culture at Wat Chalong, before laying back on the beach and appreciating single-life.
#5 Las Vegas
What could be better than a girl’s getaway to Sin City?! With luxury hotels which are some of Las Vegas’ best landmarks and the best shows and super clubs in the world, Vegas will keep you entertained throughout your trip. Take a group trip to the salon as amazing stylists will glam you up for a night on the strip and a meal in The Twist at Mandarin Oriental. The next day explore Nevada by air and take a helicopter tour or try the scene at the Las Vegas Art District. You’ll forget that Valentine’s Day ever existed!
Europe’s new favourite city Lisbon, is full of Portuguese history but has become a modern metropolis with an atmosphere of bohemianism, as we can’t wait to take our besties here. Fado joints and swish coffee shops in the Bairro Alto district are where you need to head for a nice meal, a few drinks and live music. Take a ride on Tram 28, get lost in the Alfama Districtor or wander around the Torre de Belém, before taking beach trips to Costa da Caparica. Galentine’s Day in sunning Lisbon beats flowers and chocolates easily!
#7 Hong Kong
Get the Peak Tram to Victoria Peak to see stunning views of Hong Kong and forget about any relationship worries! Strolling through the street markets at night with best friend you’ll laugh as you to try to barter and taste the nicest Chinese street food. Browse in the designer shops and pretend you can afford that Louis Vuitton handbag, before planning a day at Hong Kong Disneyland and a trip to the Tian Tan Buddha. Sitting beside the water watching the red-sail junk boats and Hong Kong’s skyline light up, appreciate your bestie and the Galentine’s adventures you’ve had!