4 Great Ideas for the Perfect Girls’ (Valentine’s Day) Weekend

Great Ideas for the Perfect (Alternative) Girls' Valentine's Weekend

Valentine’s day is swiftly approaching, and with it the pink/red heat-shaped balloons, V-Day specials in hotels, restaurants, and dream-vacation agencies, chocolate, and “I-β™₯-YOU” teddy bears wherever we look at.

Because not everyone will be taking part in this yearly “adventure” we call Valentine’s day, and because in some countries it is also “Friendship day”, I decided to put together 4 awesome ideas to spend a superb weekend with your friends. Keep reading and prepare to be amazed πŸ˜‰

Because “girls just wanna have fun!” I decided to start by the most glamorous of the four, Glamping.

In case you aren’t familiar with the concept, the Oxford Dictionaries defines it as “a form of camping involving accommodation and facilities more luxurious than those associated with traditional camping“. There you go, sweet and to the point.

So what could be best than a weekend away at a luxurious resortΒ with your besties, enjoying some bubbles, and some pampering? Nothing I say!

Whether you are in Europe, Australasia/Oceania, America or Africa, it doesn’t matter, you’re bound to find this highly popular resort somewhere near you. And for inspiration you can check this list of the sixteen best Glamping sites in the world by Skyscanner, or this mini guide to GlampingΒ around the world by Conde Nast Traveller. Another good resource for inspiration is Glamping Hub.

However, if Glamping is too “Year-2000” for you, the amazing luxury private villas, and hotels in the best exotic locations on offer at The Luxe NomadΒ are a very formidable alternative. I sure day (and night) dream about the day I can finally go on a trip like that.

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Β© Cabanes als arbres (Basque Country, Spain)

If Glamping is not your thing, you and your ladies can book a shopping trip to your favourite shopping capital. London, Milan, Paris, Madrid…in Europe at least with companies such as Easyjet and Ryanair you can find flights as cheap as 30 € return, but make sure to ALWAYSΒ read the fine print!

You can fly in after work/uni on Friday and return late night Sunday. Spend the days exploring the streets and shops, and enjoy the evenings at the “In” places around town. Doesn’t it sound just perfect?

The third choice is to go on a spa day (or weekend) adventure. Either research a spa resort somewhere nice and “exotic” where you can stay overnight (like The Gstaad PalaceΒ and The Cambrian AdelbodenΒ in the beautiful Swiss Alps), or simply book a day at a spa near you if you don’t want to go away and/or spend a fortune. Whichever one you chose, it’s a lot of fun, and when you go back to work on Monday you’ll be the freshest most relaxed of them all, the envy of Snow White’s evil step-mother.

spa day The Cambrian Adelboden Switzerland
Β© The Cambrian Adelboden

And the last but not least, for those who prefer something a bit more laid-back, there’s no going wrong with a old-school grown-upΒ sleep over, with home-spa, healthy snacks, and a chick-flick (or adventure films, or whatever you guys are down to) moviethon!

Which one is your favourite? What would you do on a girl’s Valentine’s weekend? Have you done any of them before? What was your experience? Can’t wait hearΒ readΒ all about it down on the comments ^^

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    Sophie Athawes
    Tuesday February 3rd, 2015 at 12:49 PM

    Great post! It’s amazing how cheap some flights can be now – it’s a really nice idea for a shopping weekend away! xx

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      Henar - Wanderwings.com
      Tuesday February 3rd, 2015 at 01:13 PM

      I know right?! I remember a couple years back I managed to score a return flight to Denmark from London for about 2 quid! I’ve been trying to plan something one for London, but weekends seem to fly away without letting me. tsk tsk ^^ x

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    Henar - Wanderwings.com
    Tuesday February 3rd, 2015 at 06:35 PM

    That’s also a wonderful way to spend the day! I have a tradition by now, every Christmas when I go home I re-watch all the HP movies ^^

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    Marianna Papagiannopoulou
    Monday February 9th, 2015 at 02:20 PM

    Lovely post, dear!!!!

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