Plan the Perfect Getaway with the Girls

Janine Brandt | 10.05.20

Getting away is always a treat, and it’s even sweeter when you’re getting away with your best girls. Whether for a week or a weekend, a girlfriend getaway lets you unwind, reconnect with old friends, and leave the stresses of work, spouses, and kids behind. A vacation where you only have to worry about yourself? Sign us up!


If southern Utah isn’t high on your list of getaway destinations, it should be. Great restaurants, fun attractions, and plenty of scenic beauty make for a girls’ trip full of fun and relaxation. So put your spouse and job on alert and grab your best gals, because here’s how to plan the perfect getaway with the girls! 


Pick the Perfect Rental

The first step in a perfect getaway with the girls is finding the perfect vacation rental. Depending on your group’s size, you may need to accommodate different styles, budgets, and locations to make every member happy. That’s why it’s best to plan in advance and book early to be sure you have your choice in local lodgings!


Luckily, Family Time Vacation Rentals offers a large variety of accommodations to suit any group’s vacation style! If you’re bringing a large group, a private home-like Grand View Lodge will offer enough space to stretch out while also providing communal spaces where you can come together. For smaller groups, a lavish condo in downtown Brian Head gives you a prime location and great amenities like a private balcony hot tub.


Make a Plan

After securing a rental, the next step is to get a general idea of what activities and attractions you’d like to experience on your trip. While you can (and should) go your own way occasionally, it’s best to have a planning party to decide together what kind of trip you want (and what a great excuse for a party!)


Do you want a thrilling outdoor trip full of exploring national parks and dense hiking trails? Would you prefer guided trips to get a local’s point-of-view on the best spots in the area? Do you want a day set aside for shopping and a spa sesh? Planning a few coordinated activities for the whole group will help set the stage for a trip that reconnects and rejuvenates without the need for endless planning when you get there. It will also guarantee that everyone packs accordingly (high heels aren’t great for hiking). 


To help you get started, here are a few ideas of great girlfriend getaway activities in and around Brian Head:



Celebrate Mealtimes

One of the best perks of a girls’ getaway is getting to take your time over a meal you choose – and don’t have to share with the kids. Ditch the mac and cheese and indulge yourselves in a dining experience to remember at some of the best restaurants in Brian Head.


Sook Jai Thai is known for authentic Thai dishes packed full of flavor. From traditional dishes like Pad Thai to seasonal specialties like fried eggplant, their large and diverse menu has plenty of options for everyone (even vegetarians). Their portion sizes are large enough to share, so order some of everything and pass it around the table picnic-style. 

For a more fine dining approach, head to The Restaurant at Cedar Breaks Lodge. Surrounded by stunning mountain views in every direction, you’ll feast on mouth-watering cuisine made by award-winning chef Toni Gordillo. From thick burgers dusted with hand-made umami dust to tender filet mignon grilled to perfection, every dish is as succulent as it is sensational. When you’re done, head to The Bar for a round of after-dinner drinks!

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