Best Destinations for Baby Boomer Women in 2020

Listen up, ladies. According to a recent study, 80% of women make all travel decisions. And with Valentine’s Day just around the corner, now’s a prime time to make good on that statistic.

Whether you want to plan a romantic vacation for two or would prefer a girls’ weekend with your favorite female friends, we have you covered. We’ve gathered the 12 top destinations and decided which occasion they best suit, either a Valentine’s Day trip, Galentine’s Day girlfriend getaway (the female friend equivalent), or both. And because research says 87% of women prefer to vacation somewhere beautiful, you can count on these destinations being picture perfect.

So, round up your partner or your closest girlfriends and plan a February vacation to one these amazing destinations.

Corona, California

Perfect for: Romantic trip

Say hello to a romantic vacation in Corona. Begin your Valentine’s retreat at Glen Ivy Hot Springs, where you and your honey will experience the ultimate relaxation. Book a couples’ massage and get ready to make a splash in the 19 pools. Brave the hot and cold pools and melt your troubles away in the subterranean grotto. After reaching your peak of relaxation, it’s time for a little adventure. Venture to Skull Canyon Ziplining, where you can glide along the ziplines with incredible views of the scenery. To enjoy more of Corona’s pleasant weather this time of year, gear up for a hike together on nearby Skyline Trail.

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Clearwater, Florida

Best for: Both

We’ve never heard of anyone being able to resist a getaway to the beach. Invite your best pals along or spoil your partner with a trip to Clearwater this February. Recently voted one of the best beaches in the state, Clearwater promises a delightful time for all travelers, even in the winter. Soak up that famous Florida sunshine and beachcomb for conch shells at Sand Key Park. Afterward, unwind with a glass of wine at one of the many local wineries. Begin with a flight at Aspirations Winery, the only certified Florida farm winery in Clearwater, and then head onward to the fine varieties at Murielle Winery. Whether you’re looking for Valentine’s Day trip ideas or a girlfriend getaway for Galentine’s Day, Clearwater promises a lovely time for all.

No matter the occasion, you’ll find a variety of Clearwater vacation packages to suit your trip.

Charleston, South Carolina

Perfect for: Girls’ getaway

If you and your girlfriends have already eaten your way through every restaurant in your town, you’re ready to take on new menus. Get your girls together and bring your appetites to Charleston, a vibrant, historic city known for its epic foodie scene. Dive into the dishes at Nana’s Seafood & Soul and save room for a meal at Rodney Scott’s BBQ. Craving something sweet? Snag some pralines from Market Street Sweets or order a scoop at Jeni’s Splendid Ice Creams. Once you’re filled to the brim, walk it off with some shopping. Charleston City Market has rows of stalls, while King Street is a prime place for some retail therapy, too.

Plan your perfect girls’ weekend in Charleston.

Traverse City, Michigan

Perfect for: Romantic trip

You and your partner are long overdue for a vacation for two, so it’s time to get out of town. This February, plan a trip to Traverse City on the shores of beautiful Lake Michigan. Perhaps the best way to get into your vacation mindset is with a glass of local vino. The Traverse City area is home to more than 20 wineries, so they know a thing or two about producing fine wine. Start your sipping adventures at Bonobo Winery and Peninsula Cellars. But if you’d rather venture into the great outdoors, snowshoe at Sleeping Bear Dunes National Lakeshore or ski the trails at Mt. Holiday. Whether you spend your vacation cozying up by the fireplace or exploring the area, you and your honey are in for a treat.

Celebrate Valentine’s day right with a romantic vacation in Traverse City.

Santa Barbara, California

Perfect for: Girls’ getaway

In need of a vacation with your best friends? Plan a trip to sunny Santa Barbara, where the weather is lovely even during February. Of course, beach time belongs at the top of your list, as the locals call this stretch the American Riviera. You and the gals will enjoy relaxing along Butterfly Beach and soaking up the sunshine on East Beach. Next up, get to know the area. Tap into the past with a visit to Mission Santa Barbara and indulge in the arts scene at the Santa Barbara Museum of Art. Enjoy shopping? This area is home to tons of locally owned boutiques, from Plum Goods to The Blue Door. Boutique hop and pick up some souvenirs.

Find a Santa Barbara vacation package for your next ladies’ weekend getaway in California.

York, Maine

Perfect for: Romantic trip

Who says you must vacation to a big, busy city? Not us. Surprise your partner with a couple’s vacation to York. Slow down, relax, and enjoy the small-town vibes in this charming New England town. Spend your Valentine’s Day walking along Long Sands Beach and visiting Cape Neddick Nubble Lighthouse, one of the most photographed lighthouses in the country. If the weather is nice, lace up your boots and explore Mount Agamenticus. After enjoying that fresh winter air, kick back and relax with a pint at SoMe Brewing Company. And whatever you do, do not leave town without chowing down on some Maine lobster at the local favorite, Lobster Cove.

Fall in love with Maine with romantic trips to York.

Whitefish, Montana

Perfect for: Both

Leave behind the hustle and bustle of everyday life for calm and peaceful Whitefish. Everyone can appreciate this rustic retreat, whether you’re visiting with your partner or your best friends. If you’re taking a trip here in February, snap on your skis and explore the trails at Whitefish Ski Mountain. After a few runs, enjoy dinner with your sweetheart at The Summit House Restaurant & Bar on top of Big Mountain. But if you’re with your girls, round them up for some après-ski cocktails at the Base Lodge Café & Bar. Once you’d have your fair share of outdoor adventures, get tickets to the Alpine Theatre Project, which makes for a fun night out, regardless of who you’re traveling with.

Find tranquility with these Whitefish vacation packages.

Fredericksburg, Texas

Perfect for: Girls’ getaway

Get your best girlfriends together and make your way to this sweet slice of Texas over Valentine’s Day weekend. First stop? Wine tasting. Texas Hill Country is renowned for its grapes and 50 wineries, so be sure to spend an afternoon (or two) sipping the local libations along Wine Road 290. Sample the Spanish-style wines at Pedernales Cellars and stop in Becker Vineyards, the third-largest vineyard in the state. This city is a prime picking spot, too. Check out the many antique vendors at Red Baron Antique Mall and don’t miss the treasures at Carol Hicks Bolton Antiquities. Before leaving, be sure to take a stroll around the charming shops along Main Street as well.

Start sipping on your next Fredericksburg girls’ weekend.

Kapaa, Hawaii

Perfect for: Romantic trip

Turn up the romance with a vacation for two in Kapaa. Stunning sunsets and legendary ocean vistas? It doesn’t get much more romantic than this Hawaiian destination. It may be snowing elsewhere in the country at this time, but not here. With an average high of 78 degrees F in February, you and your honey will want to pack your swimsuits and flip flops. Stake a claim at Keālia Beach and spend the day watching the surfers. Afterward, book a couple’s massage at Spa by the Sea, considered one of the best spas on the island. Be sure to treat yourselves to some of the finest poke at Pono Market and make dinner reservations at Hukilau Lanai, too.

Check out these romantic vacation packages in Kapaa.

Elkhart Lake, Wisconsin

Perfect for: Both

Whether your idea of the perfect vacation involves getting sporty or simply relaxing, Elkhart Lake promises the best of both worlds. Though Elkhart Lake is wonderful year-round, the winter is an especially magical time to visit. Take your honey for a spin as you ice skate on Osthoff Resort’s Reflection Pond or invite your girlfriends on a snowshoe adventure at Quit Qui Oc. Regardless of who you’re traveling with, no one can resist the divine treatments at Aspira Spa. Book the Sacred Water Massage or go for the Elderberry Facial. Before heading home, check out the local boutiques, as there’s something to strike everyone’s fancy.

Get ready for your Elkhart Lake romantic trip.

Jackson Hole, Wyoming

Best for: Romantic trip

If you and your spouse enjoy adventures in the great outdoors, Jackson Hole is the place for your February retreat. It may be snowing during your visit, but that’s just part of the magic. Start your morning off with a cup of Joe at Cowboy Coffee and then suit up and hit the slopes at Jackson Hole Mountain Resort. Besides skiing, you can enjoy join winter tours to nearby National Elk Refuge and Grand Tetons or take a ride on the Aerial Tram to the top of Rendezvous Mountain. After indulging in the nature, warm up with some local potato vodka and toast to your Valentine’s Day getaway at the Grand Teton Distillery in neighboring Driggs.

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Alexandria, Virginia

Perfect for: Girls’ getaway

Filled with history and charm, Alexandria is the perfect place to explore with your friends. First things first, get lost exploring all the local history, from Gadsby’s Tavern Museum to the Carlyle House. Next, make a beeline for King Street in Old Town, where you and your girls can have a drink at the Irish pubs, grab a bite to eat, and shop around the boutiques. Snap some photos together at the waterfront, overlooking the Potomac River, and then indulge in all the amazing and funky artwork at the Torpedo Factory Art Center. This Virginia city marks off all the boxes when it comes to a vacation spot best suited for you and the gals.

Check out packages for your girls’ weekend in Alexandria.

Now that you have recovered from the holidays and settled into the new year, February is the perfect time to plan a trip out of town. Surprise your sweetie with a Valentine’s Day trip or gather your gals for some girlfriend getaways and enjoy your time in one of these 12 scenic destinations.

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