Is there any vacation that’s more exciting to look forward to than a girls trip? No significant others, no kids, just your (chosen) family. But, we know finding the perfect girls trip destination is easier said than done: Do you want the hustle and bustle of New York City? Or is the vibe more to totally unplug (babymoon style) somewhere in sunny Florida? Are your friends wanting to stay put in America for a quick weekend getaway, or are they game for international jaunts to Mexico or the Caribbean?

We’ve helped narrow it down for you, with a comprehensive list of trip ideas that feature some of our favorite spots from around the globe (and hotels we’ve stayed in). Read on for where to go for the best girls trips. Now all you have to do is pick a date (and a carry-on).

Dominican Republic

With direct flights from most major East Coast and many Midwestern cities, this tropical paradise wins bonus points for how easy it is to get there. And of course, once you arrive, the pristine beaches and 18 national parks will make leaving the island a tall order. We recommend staying in Punta Cana, at the easternmost tip of the country. The beaches here are especially stunning, and the airport is less than 20 minutes away. Our favorite property for a ladies’-only vacation? The high-touch boutique hotel Eden Roc Cap Cana, where many suites boast their own private pool, and the delicious food is some of the best in the Caribbean. 

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