Amy West's Top Girlfriend Getaways

Jul 8, 2014

If you’re dying to get away this summer, maybe for a just-the-girls getaway weekend, there are some great options right in our area that are close by and chock full of tempting amenities.

First Coast lifestyle expert Amy West joined Melissa Ross with her list of top girls getaways.

Jekyll Island Club Hotel — Jekyll Island, Georgia

Horseback riding on Jekyll Island.
Credit Jekyll Island Club Hotel

Built in the late 1800's the hotel features a terrific "girlfriends package" that includes wine delivered to your room each day, bicycle rentals one day including picnic lunch, Victorian tea one day, a one hour in-room massage for each person and more.

Salamander Resort and Spa — Middleburg, Virginia

A poolside fire pit at the Salamander Resort and Spa.
Credit Salamander Resort and Spa

A brand new resort just outside of Washington D.C. in the middle of Virginia wine and horse country, they  feature a fantastic "girls package" catering to girlfriends, and moms and daughters. Highlights include spa and salon services, wine tastings, cooking classes and car service to shopping or surrounding wineries.

Epicurean Hotel — Tampa, Florida

A sampling of the fare at The Epicurean Hotel's restaurant, Élevage.
Credit The Epicurean Hotel

Do “your own thing” in this hip boutique hotel, a partner property to the famed Bern’s Steakhouse and Harry Waugh Dessert Room. It’s all about the food here in the middle of Tampa's hot SoHo district. Features include beach cruiser bicycle rentals, the Evangeline Spa, culinary classes at the Epicurean Theatre, the Élevage restaurant, EDGE rooftop bar and in-house sweet shop Chocolate Pi.

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