Galentine’s Getaway: The Quintessential All-Girls Road Trip Guide

Women having fun while shopping

Galentine’s Day, often celebrated on February 13, is a special holiday for celebrating love and friendship with girlfriends. Whether you’re in a relationship or not, it’s always fun to spend time with your lady friends going on brunch dates, shopping sprees, and other girly activities.

But with Valentine’s Day just around the corner, restaurants and functions nationwide are sure to be booked for couples who want to spend the day of hearts the best way possible. Malls will be filled with people buying last minute presents for their beaus. Beat the Valentine’s week rush by going on a weekend getaway with your girl squad instead. Here are some tips on how to make it a Galentine’s weekend you’ll never forget.

Nothing Beats a Good Playlist

One of the most important elements that make an awesome road trip is the music you’ll be jamming to for hours. Streaming services have playlists accessible with a few clicks that can make it easier to switch up your music. You may also make your road trip even more special by making a playlist just for the occasion.

Make Shopping Stopovers

Go on a shopping spree while on the road with your gal pals by stopping over at local souvenir shops. In Phoenix, you can find unique items that are sure to stand out back home. Themed clothing and home items make great keepsakes that will remind you of the fun trip.

Take Lots of Photos

Keep an eye out for picturesque views and spots during your drive. Take the scenic route for impromptu photoshoots at landmarks and to discover hidden gems that make for great, Instagram-worthy posts.

Pack Light But Make Sure You Have the Essentials

Women in the pool

Be careful not to overpack. More often than not, your baggage on the trip back will get heavier with all the shopping you will be doing at all the local shops and boutiques. But what you’ll be packing will depend on where you’re headed. Take note of the weather and amenities in the area. For a foolproof getaway, make sure that you pack the following:

  • A bathing suit
  • Flip flops
  • A dress and shoes that you can wear on a spontaneous night out
  • A few pieces of casual jewelry
  • A scarf or a shawl

Don’t forget to discuss this with your lady friends so they’re prepared as well.

Don’t Forget to Pack Toiletries and Insect Repellant

No matter where you’re going it never hurts to come prepared with the following essentials:

  • Soap
  • Mini shampoo and conditioner
  • Toothbrush and toothpaste
  • Sunscreen
  • Tampons or pads
  • Insect repellant
  • A small first-aid kit

Of course, you have to pack with your destination in mind, but you’ll never know when these supplies will come in handy.

Bonus Tip: Get Your Girls Galentine’s Day Gifts

Before going on your girls trip, take time to get something special for your squad. Matching sunglasses, necklaces or scarves make for great gifts and useful accessories for the trip.

Galentine’s Day is a great way to spread love and positivity to women everywhere. Switch up the way you go about the day of hearts by celebrating and empowering your fellow women.