Top Ideas for How to Celebrate Galentine's Day

Two women in dresses holding cute masks over their eyes in a photo booth with a polka dot background.

Ever since Leslie Knope coined the term “Galentine’s Day” on the show “Parks and Recreation,” girls all over the world have come together to celebrate girl power. This popular “holiday” offers the perfect excuse for a girls getaway for all those who are single and don’t want to think about spending Valentine’s Day alone. We know you don't need an excuse to spend time with your girls but we thought, we would give you one anyways!

Here is a list of some trending things you can do this Galentine’s Day to celebrate with your best friends:

If you’re staying in town:

Spa Trip

If you regularly make time to go to the spa, more power to you! However, most of us can never find the time to take a day off to just relax. Grab your girls and head to the nearest spa for a getaway that is close but still gives you some vacation vibes. Pampering yourself every once in a while is something we all deserve!

Learn Something New

I think we’ve all started the new year with a resolution of learning something new, and never followed through with it. This is the perfect excuse to take a cooking class, pole dancing workout class or even try goat yoga. Seriously, goat yoga is a thing and people LOVE it. Even if you’re not a fan of yoga, you will get that cute selfie with a baby goat out of it!

Splurge On a Workout Class

Hollywood always has a new workout craze that, even if you don’t want to admit it, you’ve always wanted to try. Now is the time to try it with your girls! Look around for local gyms that offer Pilates, hot yoga or even cycling classes. If there’s a Soul Cycle in your area, I highly recommend taking one of those classes! You will leave feeling both mentally and physically stronger. Plus, since you just worked off so many calories you can grab some drinks at a local bar after!

Domestic Destinations:

Las Vegas, Nevada

Palm trees towering over a blue fountain in a Las Vegas, Nevada.

Vegas is the ultimate girls trip destination. There is no other destination that can top the amount of things you can do within a 5 mile radius. Shopping, dining, drinking and experiencing shows are just a few of the things you can accomplish on your trip here!

Things to do:

  • Helicopter tour

  • Short trip to the Grand Canyon

  • See a show

  • Visit the nightclubs. Some of our favorites are TAO and XS.

  • Splurge on a dining experience

Portland, Oregon

Portland's skyline glittering from across the water at night.

Portland is probably the most unique and eclectic destination on this list. This city has no sales tax so shopping is a must! There are tons of different restaurants and things to do in Portland like check out vintage shops, find local goodies, and discover off-the-beaten path activities.

Things to do:

  • Powell’s City of Books

  • VooDoo Donuts

  • Wine tasting

  • Portland Japanese Gardens

Miami, Florida

A woman in a bikini leaning against a tall palm tree on a Miami beach.

Heat things up and head to Miami for a girls trip that is perfect at any time of the year.  Miami is filled with all sorts of museums, unique restaurants and a culture you can’t find in any other city. It’s so close to the Florida Keys you could make a day trip to Key Largo!

Things to do:

  • Museum of Ice Cream

  • Miami Heat game

  • Wynwood arts district

  • Hit the beach

International destinations:

Paris, France

Friends clinking glasses of champagne together on the grass under the Eiffel Tower in Paris.

For all my fashionistas out there, Paris is the perfect place for an escape from everyday life. Every street is bustling with high-fashion shops that will inspire your next Instagram post. Grab a bottle of champagne and have a picnic in front of the Eiffel Tower!

Things to do:

  • Luxembourg Gardens

  • The Louvre

  • Take a stroll along the Canal Saint-Martin

  • Visit Notre Dame cathedral

Barcelona, Spain

Barcelona's brightly-colored buildings and beautiful beaches.

Girls just want to have fun, right? Barcelona is the best place to let loose and have some FUN. Barcelona is known for the night-life that doesn’t stop. From three-story night clubs to jazz joints, the city has it all. Plus, the beaches here are incredible. Head to La Barceloneta beach to soak up the sun before you hit the town at night.

Things to do:

  • Take a walk along Las Ramblas

  • Park Guell

  • Visit the city’s most famous food market, La Boqueria

  • Picasso Museum

Dublin, Ireland

People wander down a cheery Dublin street.

This is a great destination for those who have never been to Europe before. There is no language barrier and Ireland is home to some of the friendliest people! Plus, the breweries in Dublin are reason enough to visit this city.

Things to do:

  • The Brazen Head pub – oldest pub in Dublin

  • Take a stroll through St. Stephen’s Green

  • Cliffs of Moher

  • Pub crawl