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Girls Getaway in Upstate New York


They say laughter is the best medicine, and I laugh the hardest when I get to spend quality time with my closest friends. Meeting for a drink or coffee after work is always great, but sometimes you just need to get away and have some adventure together. Without traveling too far, my girlfriends and I can spend a whole weekend escaping the busyness of everyday life and just enjoy each other’s company!

Time away and a relaxing stay
The best way to make sure we all get to spend time together is picking a central location to unwind and get away from our day-to-day routines. Woodcliff Hotel & Spa is a favorite of ours – from luxurious rooms to amazing amenities. We spend a few hours in Spa Elan getting pampered – from massages and facials to a perfect manicure, the spa is the best way to unwind and get back to yourself.

Shop ‘til we drop
Right down the road from the hotel is Eastview Mall – our favorite spot for everyday shopping! From traditional retailers to high-end department stores, each of us can find the perfect outfit and accessories. For those of us who have a true passion for fashion (and love to find a great deal), we hit the road to Waterloo Premium Outlets. Just a short drive from Rochester, the outlets are a shopper’s dream. With designer pieces at great prices, we always leave happy!

Wine tasting, anyone?
Upstate New York is definitely full of surprises, and one of our not-so-secret ones is the Finger Lakes Wine Country! You can go from city to beautiful rolling country hills and lake views in such a short amount of time. A favorite of ours (although there are many to choose from) is the Keuka Lake Wine Trail in the Southern Finger Lakes region. We get to enjoy European- and American-style wines and have the ability to taste so many different kinds thanks to the close proximity of wineries. Each girl gets to find a new favorite, and there’s no way we can leave a location with a new bottle to bring home.

This is our favorite way to spend a weekend together, but with all of the attractions and adventures to be found in New York State, there’s endless possibilities!