Traveling is one of the greatest things to do and it gets even better when you have an awesome best friend who is willing to take on an adventure or just lay on the beach with you. If you are planning a trip or looking for somewhere to go here are 10 of the most adventurous and relaxing vacation spots to consider!
#1 Nashville, Tennessee
When I hear Nashville, I cannot help but think of cowboy hats and boots. However, Nashville is much more than its stereotypical assumptions. During the day there is so much to do. There is an endless array of restaurants that are home to some amazing cuisine. If you are a history geek, there are a ton of cultural landmarks to visit for a day of adventure. Not to mention the scenery is drop-dead gorgeous! You can find live music just about anywhere and there is some amazing hidden talent there! After a fun day, it is not over. Nashville is known for its bars and you will not be disappointed. Everyone is so friendly and the environment is overall super happy. This is the perfect vacation destination to discover with your best friend.
#2 Park City, Utah
If you are a skier or snowboarder, you have most likely heard of Park City. This is the perfect destination all year round. The scenery is absolutely gorgeous even in the bitter cold winter. If you are looking for a place to go with your bestie and you both enjoy outdoor activity head to Utah. In the warmer months, there are so many activities to do from hiking to biking. Park City is also home to lakes and rivers, so you can enjoy a beautiful scenic paddleboard or kayak ride. Another key secret to Park City is they offer a ton of free outdoor music concerts and events throughout the summer. If you are an adventurer definitely look into taking this trip with your best bud!
#3 Orlando, FL
Obviously, Orlando is a hot destination during the summer and it is the perfect place to go for an upbeat vacation. Orlando is home to so many theme parks including DisneyWorld, Universal, and Seaworld. This is the perfect spot for a girl’s trip and the perfect Instagrammable vacation. You can head to the parks and go on rollercoasters, eat your way around Epcot, and see the cutest animals. Trust me, this trip will be nothing short of exciting. Bringing along your best friend will make it all the more magical and a trip you guys will never forget!
Bermuda is home to the most beautiful pink sand beaches. If you are more of a relaxed vacationer, then this is the perfect spot for you and your bestie. Each day, you can do spontaneous activities like snorkeling, jet skiing, boating, or even walking around the area. Bermuda is home to many underwater caves that allow tourists to tour. The weather in Bermuda is a huge plus because it is always warm and sunny. The people of Bermuda are very welcoming and enjoy seeing new faces, so do not worry about the locals! The culture is a mix of modern and traditional British and American culture. It is a really cool place to dive headfirst into and discover what makes it so special and unique!
When you think of the Bahamas, I am sure Atlantis comes to mind. Atlantis is an extremely fun and exciting place for people of all ages and all likes. There are beaches and pools for those that like to relax, and fun waterslides and water adventures for those that like to stay active. The nightlife at Atlantis is another positive. There is something for everyone, including a club for kids that are 20 and younger. But, for you and your bestie, there are cute dinner spots and bars.
#6 Grand Canyon
Visiting the Grand Canyon is a great way to stay fit and exercise on vacation, cause I know we all have cheat days when we are surrounded by new food! If you decide to visit the Grand Canyon, you will get a load of fresh air and adventure. You can go hiking, horseback riding, swimming, and even rafting. It is one of the most beautiful places on Earth to see and it will definitely make you feel small!
#7 New Orleans
New Orleans is a place that has exciting written all over it! It is one of the most diverse and international cities in the U.S. it was founded by the French and overtaken by the Spanish for years. Right before the Louisiana Purchase, it fell back into the French hands. Another reason to visit New Orleans is the amazing food assortment of seafood or honestly whatever you are craving they have it. There is live music that fills the streets with a happy vibe. If you and your bestie decide to go during Mardi Gras you will be in for a sweet free live show. The architecture is outstanding and will for sure catch your eye as soon as you arrive. This is just half of the things to do when you are in New Orleans, the list just goes on and on!
Saying the word Maui I can feel the warm sun on my face and the smell of coconuts and I can hear the waves hitting the shore. Maui is the perfect place to bring a bestie along because of its amazing beaches, volcanic landscapes, and all the adventures around the island. You can obviously do any water sport you can think of, from surfing to snorkeling Maui has it all. There is a rich culture and you will definitely pick up on that as soon as you arrive! So grab your sunscreen we are going to Maui for the ultimate bestie vacation!
#9 New York City
There is so much to do in NYC and so much to see. If you have never been or never really explored the city, this is a really neat place to check out with your bestie. There are museums everywhere, iconic movie scenes shot here, and endless shopping. You can discover so much of what New York has to offer. You can visit the tapping of the Today Show, see Rockefeller center, and the giant billboards over Times Square.
#10 Huntington Beach, CA
Huntington Beach is a beautiful destination for going to the beach and getting a nice tan! It is the surf city of America, so obviously you have to try surfing when you get there! The beaches go on for miles and are so stunning. If you get bored of soaking up the sun, there are shops and a ton of attractions like whale watching, boat cruises, and so many delicious restaurants to try. If you and your bestie want some girl time, there are a ton of spas to check out!
Where are you and your bestie planning to go on vacation? Comment down below!
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