Best Activities for the Ultimate Girls Getaway
Sure, we have the spa experiences and boutique shopping that seem to be the staple of every Girls Getaway or bachelorette weekend. But for a really memorable experience with your best gal pals, you might want to try out one or more of these unforgettable activities.
There’s nothing quite like spending time together creating art that will always remind you of your time together. Imagine trying your hands at fusing glass, painting ceramics, mosaicing, stringing beads, and more in a garden or in a beautiful old barn with soaring ceilings and hand-hewn beams. With over 800 different projects to choose, Express Yourself Art Barn offers a creative outlet to while away the hours. Groups are always welcome, and you can even bring your own wine.
Home to four wineries, two craft cideries, and four independently-owned craft breweries, Saugatuck/Douglas is the ultimate destination for anyone wanting to embark on a beverage tour. Charter a group tour through Coastal Tours, and there’s no need to appoint a designated driver among your crew.
Private tours can make stops at any establishments you choose. For wine, we suggest Modales Wines, Fenn Valley Vineyards, Crane’s Winery, and Cogdal Vineyard. Beer lovers will want to try Saugatuck Brewing Co., The Mitten Brewing Co., Guardian Brewing Company, and Waypost Brewing Co. Or try a combination of both. The tour company offers pick-up and has made special arrangements with wineries/breweries to offer discounts to their guests.
For a fantastic time out on the water, rent a Donut Boat from Retro Boat Rentals. Donut Boats are electric and easy to drive. They hold up to 10 people, and their circular seating makes it easy for gabbing. Food and alcoholic beverages can be purchased from The Old Boat House where they will pack you a cooler to bring on board. Want to jam to some tunes? Blue Tooth speakers are offered free of charge. Or, for an elevated view of Lake Michigan and the Saugatuck Harbor, take a Wine on the Water themed cruise on the Star of Saugatuck paddlewheel boat. Sit back and savor the wine and views as an expert guides you through tastings of featured wines.
Grab your beach blankets and bathing suits and spend the day catching rays and feeling the soft sand between your toes at Oval Beach. Recognized as one of Condé Nast Traveler’s Top 25 Beaches in the World, National Geographic Traveler’s Top Freshwater Beaches in the USA, and MTV’s Top 5 Beaches in the USA, this stunning arc of Lake Michigan is on everybody’s must-see list. With rolling dunes, concession stands, and picnic areas, it’s a favorite beach for hanging out with girlfriends, splashing in the waves, or working on your tan. Craving something a little quieter? Douglas Beach is a quiet neighborhood beach lined with trees down at the waterline. Pack a picnic and stay to enjoy the sunset.