Girlfriend getaways are like, pretty much the best thing ever. Like a glass of wine after work or the perfect hair day without even trying, they really can’t happen too often. There is no other scientifically proven way to rejuvenate your body, mind, and spirit at the same time. A girl’s getaway is also probably not scientifically proven to rejuvenate your body, mind, and spirit at the same time, but science can be tricky, and our minds are already well into vacation mode.
Maybe too much time has passed since you last saw your girls, maybe you’re planning your annual weekend away, or maybe you just had a really difficult Tuesday this week, either way, the island is calling.
Trips with family and spouses are always a blast, but they have a time and a place. I mean, can you buy a cocktail dress that you know you’ll probably never wear, without being met with raised eyebrows from your spouse and/or family? No. Can you order two desserts without having to share with the whole family? Definitely not. Can you hang out at the beach All. Day. Long. with a great book? Probably, but it likely won’t be quite as much fun.
A major aspect of a girlfriend’s outing is putting the worries away – and Mackinac Island is one of the best spots for accomplishing just that. No cars, ample trails for hiking, a timeless atmosphere, and an array of amenities for a weekend (or week! No judgements here!) to remember.
We all know that the anticipation of a weekend away is almost as fun as the actual trip, so make sure you give yourself plenty of planning time. Start your itinerary with the Mackinac Island lodging page. Find the cozy B&B of your dreams or the posh, all-in-one resort you’ve always wanted to try. Choose a spot in the bustling downtown or truly get away from it all with a spot tucked off the beaten path. Either way, you’ll find top-rated rooms designed with pampering in mind.
Once you choose your home away from home, take a look at some of the featured activities and exhibits on the island, but be sure to not overbook yourselves. A lot of the magic of the island happens when you just sit back and relax. Whether you choose to hit the spa or hit the trails (and of course, then the spa) you’ll be surrounded by breath taking views.
For your daytime adventures, check out the 70+ miles of trails on the island. Whether you’re biking or hiking, you’ll find dozens of picturesque spots to breath in the fresh air, feast your eyes on the sheer natural beauty, and take a handful of perfect group photos ripe with the potential to make everyone at home green with envy.
Be sure to carve out some time for downtown shopping as well. For such a small island, you’d be surprised at the number unique shops the island has to offer. Browse the shelves of distinctive boutiques, admire art galleries at Mackinac’s Little Gallery, or treat yourself to our famous fudge at one of the many fudge shops. Then try to go home with at least one bar of fudge for every full shopping bag, as a peace offering to your family. Or, if you forget, you can always blame us, we’ve got your back.
And of course, don’t forget the food. Pretty much the best part of any trip, or of any day, for that matter. When choosing what to order, make sure you keep these key words in mind, “delicious,” “extravagant” and “YOU’RE ON VACATION”. That way, you’ll be sure to get just the perfect thing. The true foodie in you will find a plethora of mouthwatering dining options to choose from, whether you prefer upscale dining, waterfront patios, tucked-away gems, or, like us, “Yes, please, all of the above.”
Make sure you bring your dancin’ shoes too because come nightfall, the island reveals its true self. We promise there won’t be any pumpkins at midnight though, just great live music and a lively bunch no matter where you go.
When choosing the timing of your trip, keep in mind that Women’s Wellness and A Wee Bit O’ Wine Weekend includes events like yoga seminars, noteworthy speakers, spa packages, and more. Oh, and did we mention wine? The Wellness Weekend is October 20-21, 2017 and it’s bound to be a real treat! If you can wait that long, that is…
So gather your girls and mark your calendars. Mackinac Island awaits.