Ladies, we all know what it feels like to finally get the gang together for some fun. So start the group text because it’s time for a girls’ trip to the Poconos!
With activities including spa days, outdoor adventure and lots of wine, we’ve assembled the ultimate girlfriends’ getaway. Whether you want to pamper, play or relax in the Pocono Mountains, you won’t have to lift a finger to plan your trip.
Browse the three-day weekend itinerary below for ways to make new, lasting memories with your besties.
Morning: Start your trip off with some shopping all over town. Shop The Apple Tree for a new outfit with matching accessories, grab items for your next project from American Ribbon Craft and Fabric or find everything under one roof at Bendixen's Giftware. With over 100 stores at The Crossings Premium Outlets, you can shop ‘til you drop!
Afternoon: We said pamper, and we meant it. Make reservations at a Pocono spa, and indulge in a variety of treatments. Voted in the top ten destination spas in 2017, The Lodge at Woodloch is an adults-only retreat with one of the best spas in the world. Purchase the Demi Day package, and receive one spa service, a fitness class, use of the CardioWeight studio and a gourmet spa cuisine lunch at Tree Restaurant and Bar.
If you choose a different spa and need lunch, sit down for traditional Asian cuisine at desaki. Watch your food being prepared in front of you with a hibachi performance or select a plate of beautifully displayed sushi. Stop in at 3:30 p.m. during the week or noon on the weekend for an ethnic treat.
Evening: Let your hair down for a night of entertainment! Whether you want to boogie down or simply kick-back, there are many options for a girl’s night on the town. If you’re looking to turn up, journey to Mount Airy Casino Resort, and enjoy the slots before heading to Gypsy’s Nightclub. If you want a low-key evening, stop by the Deer Head Inn for live jazz music until 11 p.m.
Saturday - PLAY
Morning: You may get a slow start to your morning after last night’s festivities, but some playtime is in order. Venture out of bed and head to an adventure park. Call to schedule a timeslot at the Adventure Center at Skytop Lodge for you and the girls or arrive at Blue Mountain Resort – Summit Aerial Park or Pocono TreeVentures as early as 10 a.m. to start your aerial escapades.
Afternoon: Make your way over to the Delaware River, and set out on a canoeing or kayaking excursion. Shawnee River Trips opens for the season in April and offer daily river trips. Whether you’re looking to float for a few hours or are up for an all-day quest, they can accommodate your trip with reservations.
While in the area, stop by The Gem and Keystone Brewpub to refuel with some tasty food and drinks.
Evening: You can’t come to the Pocono Mountains without hiking or biking. Stop for a photo-opt with the magnificent views you’ll encounter. Pull together for one more exploration as you bike or hike through our parks like the Delaware Water Gap National Recreation Area. Edge of the Woods Outfitters offers bike rentals throughout the DWGNRA until 6 p.m. starting in April.
You’ve conquered the air, water and Earth, now conquer some peace and quiet! Escape to the private cottages at Babbling Brook Cottages, Magnolia Streamside Resort or Sylvania Tree Farm & Country Lodging.
Sunday - RELAX
Morning: Sleep in for a late-morning and then rise and shine for some wine tasting. You’ll want to try the region’s wines to taste the flavors exclusive to the Poconos. Blue Ridge Winery welcomes tasting groups of all sizes, but we recommend calling ahead as a courtesy.
Afternoon: Wind down with a painting or art class at Country Home Learning and Arts Center. Open from noon to 4 p.m., the center also offers weekend workshops from noon to 2 p.m. If your group is interested in a private party or lesson, be sure to call ahead and make reservations.
Evening: End your girlfriend extravaganza with a nice sit-down meal at a farm-to-table restaurant. Reminisce about your weekend’s antics over a deliciously healthy dinner. The Delmonico Room at the Hotel Fauchere is open on weekends from 6 p.m. until 9:30 p.m. by reservation only, and The Settlers Inn is open from 5:30 p.m. until 8:30 p.m. Bon Appetit!