Whether you’re celebrating something special or just want to spend some quality time with your best friends, a girls’ weekend getaway is always a good idea. To help us curate the perfect list of California getaways, we turned to Cortnie Purdy Fausner, cofounder and creative director of The Venue Report.
“Take over all six bedrooms, [which can host] upwards of 12 peeps. Kick back at this desert gem with your gorgeous group [and have] a private pool party.” 1821 E. Amado Road, Palm Springs, 760-537-0053
“Feeling more adventurous than glam with your gal pals? Opt for Airstreams—handcrafted Airstreams with every amenity you can think of, that is. Gather around a campfire, take a spin down to the beach on their cruisers, and barbecue with a bevy of local boys—this low-key and highly designed spot can’t be beat.” 2717 De La Vina St., Santa Barbara, 888-405-7553
“[Located just a] short trot away from the world-famous Del Mar Fairgrounds, grab your large hats and your chic comrades and rent casitas at this San Diego epicenter of cosmopolitan California cool. Sun-dappled afternoons turn into candlelit dinners at the onsite restaurant, Veladora, or pony up to the bar for a hand-crafted aperitif. Lush gardens and a world-class spa ensure you and yours won’t ever want to leave.” 5921 Valencia Cir., Rancho Santa Fe, 858-756-1123
“Thought about heading to the East Coast, but can’t get your crew to commit? [Hammersky Vineyards’] whitewashed barn is a slice of New England heaven […] under the gorgeous California sun.” 7725 Vineyard Dr., Paso Robles, 805-239-0930
“Grab your gypset and road trip up the California coast bound for Redwood territory. You’ll land at what is arguably one of the most beautiful spots in the country. Outdoor spa tubs under the redwoods, anyone?” 47080 CA-1, Big Sur, 831-667-2105
“Sometimes we come across places that are simply too special to properly explain with words. Let’s just say Elizabeth Gilbert could have saved herself some real trouble and just de-camped to Campovida.” 13601 Old River Road, Hopeland, 707-400-630
“[Colony is a] paradisiacal pool party meets Indian Canyon hideaway just a few hours outside the City of Angels. Meant for a bit of a larger group, this gorgeous and glam getaway spot is soirée-perfect for your life partners—all 40 or so of them. You’ll feel like you have the run of your own city.” 147 Tahquitz, Palm Springs, 760-322-2500