Where to Go for a Girls Weekend in Florida: 7 Best Spots!
Between the beaches, nightlife, and spas there is no shortage of great spots for a Florida girls weekend. You can head to small beach towns and enjoy some solitude or visit the city and dance all night long as you bar hop.
No matter which you choose, I’m sure after reading this you’ll want to call up your friends and plan the perfect girlfriend getaway in Florida!
7 Best Girls Getaways in Florida
Each location chosen for a girls getaway in Florida has award-winning spas, local shopping opportunities, and fun activities for the whole group. Not to mention incredible dining and bars!
To help you narrow down which Florida girls trip is best for you and your besties, each destination is broken out into Where to Stay and What to Do plus a Fun Memory Maker section that has a cool activity or excursion to do with your friends that will help you bond and create lasting memories together.
Now read on, get inspired, call your friends, and start planning!
St. Augustine: Swanky Shopping and Spas with a Side of History
The quaint streets of St. Augustine make for the perfect Florida girls trip. As the oldest continuously inhabited city in the US there is so much history here, plus lots of shopping and dining opportunities.
Where to Stay: The luxurious and stately Casa Monica Resort & Spa is in the heart of downtown St. Augustine and will have you close to everything, not to mention it has an incredible onsite spa and intriguing Moorish architecture dating back to 1888.
What to Do: Visit the historic district and check out Castillo de San Marcos National Monument, Flagler College, and once you get tired of sightseeing pop into some of the boutique stores.
Fun Memory Maker: With all the old buildings in town, ghost stories abound. Take a ghost tour and find out all about the local hauntings.
The Florida Keys: Island Life and Key West Fun
The Keys are such an iconic destination and there is so much more to the Keys than just Key West! However, Key West is fun and quirky and you should definitely go if you are interested in great bars.
Where to Stay: Ocean Key Resort. If you and your girls want to go all out then book a room and spa day at the luxurious and brightly decorated Ocean Key Resort.
What to Do: Take a photo at the Southernmost Point and of course, get some Key Lime Pie. If you aren’t into nightlife and want something quieter then check out Islamorada for luxury and Key Largo for watersports.
Fun Memory Maker: When it comes time to hit the town, be sure to check out the iconic Green Parrot Bar and The Rum Bar.
Theme parks anyone? If you and your friends are looking for a thrill then a girls weekend to Orlando is the place for you. Between Disney World and Universal Studios plus Busch Gardens Tampa down the road you’ll have plenty to do in this bustling Florida city.
Where to Stay: Base yourselves at The Rosen Plaza and make sure to take advantage of their beautiful pool and delicious on-site restaurant.
What to Do: Besides rides and games, you can shop your heart out at Disney Springs or Universal Citywalk. You’ll also find fun bars here – check out the Toothsome Chocolate Emporium for fun chocolate drinks. If you and your girls are spending the day at Disney World, it’s tempting to leave early for some nightlife, but you don’t want to miss the fireworks at night. Disney really puts on a spectacular show!
Fun Memory Maker: Catch a show at House of Blues or visit the Prohibition-themed Enzo’s Hideaway Tunnel Bar.
If you want an Instagrammable spot on Florida’s panhandle then you’ll find it at Rosemary Beach. It’s close enough to Panama City Beach that there is plenty to do at night but also a relaxing spot for the perfect girls getaway in Florida.
Where to Stay: You can book a vacation rental close to the beach and have plenty of privacy for your group. Check out vrbo.com for options. Another great option for your Florida girls getaway is Rosemary Beach Inn, a boutique hotel just steps from the sand.
What to Do: There are tons of boutique shops to browse. If you want to visit a spa then look no further than The Pearl. You’ll also find plenty of great restaurant options but a few favorites are Grits and Grind, Grayton Brew Pub, and Surfing Deer. Check out Pescado for a gorgeous rooftop bar and sunset spot.
Fun Memory Maker: Book a sunset cruise after a day lounging on the beach.
For those who want a calm beachy getaway, this is for you. Sanibel is known for its beach combing opportunities so you can spend the morning searching for huge, beautiful seashells.
Where to Stay: The West Wind Inn is right on the beach and the perfect spot to stay for your girl’s weekend.
What to Do: The island is also very bike-friendly so you can rent one and explore by land. If you and your besties want to get out on the gorgeous water, then rent a kayak to explore the waterways. Then have some retail therapy at the Olde Sanibel Shoppes or Tahitian Gardens.
If you start craving the bar scene, then have no fear. Key Lime Bistro, Parrot Key Caribbean Grill, and Nervous Nellie’s have you covered with some of the best cocktails around.
Fun Memory Maker: Are you and your girlfriends in need of some pampering? Head to the Sanibel Skin Spa & Salt Cave for some blissful self care.
South Beach: Florida’s Beach Party Scene
Anyone looking for the party scene will find it in South Beach. Clubs like LIV and Story provide epic nights of dancing and drinks.
Where to Stay: 1 Hotel South Beach is the perfect base for your Florida girl’s getaway and they also throw a great pool party at their rooftop pool.
What to Do: Hit up some more pool parties at Confidante and Clevelander. Visit the Bamford Haybarn Spa in 1 Hotel South Beach (another reason to stay there!) where you can get traditional spa treatments as well as a Himalayan Salt Table and after-sun treatments.
Fun Memory Maker: Take some latin dance lessons at Mango’s Tropical Cafe, which offers lessons each evening.
Amelia Island is another perfect beachy getaway to round out our Florida ladies vacation ideas. You’ll find relaxation, shopping, and good eats alongside breathtaking coastal scenery.
Where to Stay: An excellent spot to stay at with friends on Amelia Island is the Seaside Amelia Inn located right on the beach.
What to Do: Downtown Fernandina Beach offers a plethora of independent shops and boutiques so you can shop ’til you drop with your BFFs. The spoil yourselves at the Spa at Amelia Island Resort, which will leave you all feeling relaxed and rejuvenated. And of course, leave time to lay out on the beach! A visit to The Decantery is a must. It’s a wine, craft beer, and cocktail lounge that also has homemade desserts, making it a fun place where you and the girls can hang out and discuss all the fun you had that day.
Fun Memory Maker: Rent bikes and pedal along lovely Egan’s Creek Greenway or the Amelia Island Trail system.
Start Planning Your Girls Getaway in Florida
Whether your group likes the nightlife scene or if you would rather hang out on the deck of your vacation rental with a bottle (or two) of wine, you can’t go wrong with a girls weekend in Florida.
Now start texting your best gals and start planning an epic getaway to Florida!