We round up the very best types of sister vacations — plus specific suggestions for exactly where to go and what to do.
You used to play together as kids, so return to your youth with a fun-filled fling at a theme park (hello, !) or music festival (, obviously). Or maybe you're dying to re-create that favorite family trip to Disneyland or Branson, MO (with or without your own children in tow). It doesn't really matter what you do or where you go — just let loose and laugh like little kids again.
Looking for more low-key fun? Book a room at a hotel with kitschy decor, like the in San Luis Obispo, CA or a playful pool, like at the colorful hot spot (pictured). Order room service and stay up late talking. Then soak up the sun and lounge poolside until your troubles away.
Combine your three favorite G-words: glamour, girl time and the great outdoors. There are so many and all over the world — it's impossible to pick just one. But how cool are these tents at in Mexico? Do yoga, visit the spa and enjoy the just-steps-away beach. Now, that's our kind of "roughing it".
are the best for meaningful conversations with your sister. We love the coastal calm of the historic U.S. Route 1 through Maine and Rhode Island. It also helps that there are plenty of places for pit stops — we're talking Instagrammable lighthouses, antiquing and lots and lots of lobster. Stay at the for relaxing spa services and incredible oceanfront views, or the renovated historic in Portland. And Newport, Rhode Island's Newport (pictured) is a must — it's where JFK and Jackie tied the knot. Otherwise, roll down the windows, crank the tunes and just enjoy the ride.
Plan to follow a (Joe's BBQ in Blue Ridge, GA is a must-stop), take a , go in Charleston, SC, or binge on , and in New Orleans (Fat Tuesday, indeed). When in New Orleans, splurge on a room at the historic in the French Quarter — a favorite of Elizabeth Taylor's, among other A-listers. And because nothing pairs better with food than tunes, make sure to check out the live music scene.
Plan an entire vacation around one of your favorite activities: shopping. Savannah, GA, is famous for its and , including the Downtown Design District, the City Market and the boutique-lined Broughton Street ( is a local favorite) — three prime places to snag some stylish souvenirs. And !
Is exercising in your blood? Hike, horseback-ride, jet-ski, zipline, ski, rock-climb — there are so many sister-friendly ways to in Colorado. Stay in a luxury resort with a menu of adventures and amenities, like in Granby, which even has a tented spa where you can soak in copper tubs — you know, when you need to recharge after all that excitement.
Every woman deserves a little fun in the sun with her sis. While the Caribbean and Hawaii are obvious choices, we'd also recommend the Canary Islands. Stay at a in Tenerife — just a short drive from one of the most beautiful beaches.
Like a fine wine, sisterhood only gets better with time. Treat yourselves to a trip to Wine Country. Naturally, there's Napa and Sonoma, but Southern California has its fair share of fantastic wines, too. For a country-inspired getaway, go to Los Olivos in the Santa Ynez Valley of Santa Barbara County and cruise along the scenic Pacific Coast Highway on your way to winery hop. When you're not swirling and sipping, you can ride horses at and catch some shut-eye at .
Eat your way through Italy, explore Ireland, or jet-set to Japan — wherever it is you come from, enjoy learning about your heritage with your BFF who also happens to shares your genes.