The Fast Life or Low Country Life 5

Girls weekends either resemble a low-key relaxation trip or bumping it up to the next level. That’s why Miami and Charleston are two of the best spots to travel with your girlfriends.


Looking for big lights, fast nightlife and beaches? Miami is the scene where you can stay up all night and sleep in all day. Beautiful patios with ocean views, cocktails, clubs and the beach will make this the perfect weekend to go all out!

Eat – The Forge

Enjoy delectable farm-to-table nibbles, bites and full course meals. Enjoy the lavish chandeliers while exploring the second biggest wine collection in the state of Florida. Sample the kale salad, a filet and a glass of merlot to complement the exquisite meal by chef Julia Doyle.

Shop – Design District

The Design District is the perfect place to splurge with retail therapy while visiting Miami. Refresh in the unique and luxurious architecture and shop at some of the most upscale stores in the area.

Stay – Clevelander Hotel Miami

If you are traveling to Miami, a must is staying right in the middle of the action. Located on Ocean Drive and directly across from the beach, this art deco hotel is packed full of action. You don’t even have to leave the hotel to find a party. The bar, DJ and pool all create a party right at the hotel.

Do – Cocktails at Juvia

Refresh with cocktails on the rooftop of the ultra modern Juvia. One of the best patio views of Miami can be found atop this bar and restaurant.


Perhaps you and your girlfriends want to take a slower approach to a weekend but still indulge in luxury and charm. Voted one of the best cities to visit in the United States, Charleston is also a perfect place to explore with your best friends.

Eat – The Watch: Rooftop Kitchen 
& Spirits at the Restoration Hotel

Literally every dish is delectable at this rooftop restaurant that features bartenders that are true mixologists and meals that are made with local ingredients.

Tour – All About Charleston

Charleston has the quaintness of a movie, perhaps one of your favorite movies? Jeff and Lisa Caplinger know what women want when they come to Charleston. Two words: The Notebook. Their “On Location Tour” peruses through a variety of movie set locations right in Charleston. See where Noah and Allie went to the movies and laid down in front of the traffic lights. Unfortunately, Ryan Gosling doesn’t come with the tour.

Stay – The Dewberry Charleston

If there was a definition of a hotel that transforms you to the Mad Men set, The Dewberry does just that. Every inch of the hotel has luxurious details with a story to go with it. The restaurant, bar, rooms and every inch of the hotel ooze charm of yesteryear.

Do – Surf Lessons

Kyle Busey is no ordinary surfer; he’s the area’s best surf teacher! Ladies, picture a surf lesson that revolves around picking waves like you pick men. Before you know it, you are up and riding on the board and laughing the whole time. If you are looking for a unique experience from a true teacher, this is the thing for you. Folly Beach waves aren’t too big or too small for a beginner—they’re just right.