Forget Vegas and Miami: 12 Wellness-Centered Girlfriend Getaways to Book STAT

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  • Newport, Rhode Island

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    Remember that time you regretted going to a quaint New England town with your best girlfriends for an impromptu getaway? Yeah, never.

    When you're done capturing all those amazing Instagram shots of the fall foliage (we're guilty too), explore the handsome Newport Mansions, perched strikingly along Bellevue Avenue.
    Top it off with a seasonally inspired, three-course dinner for two in the Castle Hill Inn with hits like local vegetable risotto and steamed mussels with a smoked seaweed broth.

    Did we mention the insane sunset and water views?

  • Santa Fe, New Mexico

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    Oh, why hello, bliss. Santa Fe is perhaps one of America's most relaxing destinations. For a gaggle who want to enjoy vacation that's as leisurely as it is culturally enriching, look no further than this walkable, low-key southwest charmer.

    You'll get a perfect combo of mountain air with dramatic natural wonders in this southwestern gem unlike any others. Gals looking to get away from it all can also indulge in some arts and creativity classes before checking out the city's collection of one-of-a-kind galleries, museums, and craft markets.

    Tip your hat to renowned female artist Georgia O'Keeffe at her namesake the Georgia O'Keeffe Museum before wondering why you didn't book your stay in this city YEARS ago ...

    More from CafeMom: 15 Unique Places to Stay in the US

  • Uncasville, Connecticut

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    Forget Vegas and Atlantic City, and opt for the bustling Mohegan Sun casino, tucked away in a serene corner of Connecticut.

    Gambling not your thing? The area's also ripe for hiking, biking, and even an excursion to the casino's nearby golf club. Spend time at the sophisticated spa where you can disconnect with inspired treatments like aroma stone therapy or a lime and ginger salt glow followed by a deep tissue massage.

    New for this November is the Earth Tower -- a hotel on the premises with its own pool, spa, and fitness center, and an affordable option for resort guests, especially those looking to unwind and enjoy the #suitelife with friends.

  • British Virgin Islands

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    At Bitter End Yacht Club in the laid-back BVI, the world is your wellness-infused oyster.

    Book Horizon Rooms for your gang, where you'll feel like you're living in an adult-sized tree house (complete with hammocks). In all likelihood, though, you won't be spending much time there: Between sailing and lessons, early morning kayak excursions (keep your eyes peeled for wildlife!), and leisurely beach afternoons, you'll be pretty busy.

    Be sure to make time to explore The Baths, an epic should-be Wonder of the World that will have you twisting and turning through unique cave formations with breathtaking views of sunshine, shadows, and sparkling water throughout.

  • Tecate, Mexico

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    Pack an extra sports bar (or three): This immersing wellness experience at Rancho La Puerta will have you partaking in a variety of their 80+ fitness class offerings, ranging from TRX to yoga.

    The resort puts 3,000 private acres of colorful gardens, picturesque mountains, and advanced hiking trails at your fingertips with numerous opportunities to unwind, whether that's with a spa treatment or taking a cooking class at La Cocina Que Canta.

    Pick a specialty week that intrigues you and the ladies the most, where workshops and lectures are provided by leading doctors, authors, and more. P.S. Healthy spa cuisine has never tasted better.

  • Sonoma County, California

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    If you're looking for the kind of mental relief that involves plenty of vino, look no further than California's famous Wine Country.

    Sonoma County is home to over 400 wineries, but there's plenty of healthy activities to balance out your sipping. Hiking, kayaking, and yoga classes are all nearby.

    While in town, swing by
    Osmosis Day Spa, which boasts the only Cedar Enzyme Bath in the United States, a therapeutic treatment that cleanses your body and may help to relieve joint and muscle pain and improve skin tone.

  • Honolulu, Hawaii

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    Whoever said you can't find paradise on a strip of dazzling sand and flowing waves was oh so very wrong. Or didn't bring their best girlfriends along.

    For the ultimate in wellness pampering, try the Oceanfront Indulgence package at the Outrigger Waikiki Beach Resort, where you'll get an oceanfront suite, a private yoga beach session, or an in-room massage for two, and more.

    Worth booking STAT: the Lomi Lomi traditional Hawaiian massage.

  • Islamorada, Florida

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    It may only be a (super scenic!) 90-minute drive from Miami, but you'll feel continents away at this tropical paradise tucked away in the Florida Keys. Lounge at Cheeca Lodge Resort & Spa for some much-needed R & R, before treating you and the girls to a private cabana while sipping on cocktails.

    No sand toys here, folks: The adults-only pool is every bit as serene and perfect as you'd imagine. Before you leave, try Nikai Sushi Bar for some of the freshest sushi the Keys have to offer.

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