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Unexpected Destinations for Your Next Girls Trip

Annie Gabillet

Good conversation. Delicious food. And lots of laughter. “The recipe for an amazing girls getaway is usually quite simple,” Mollie Krengel, the founder of travel-guide company Wild Bum, told us. But while the key ingredients are constant, it’s OK to mix up the destination. So we asked Mollie for her picks for unexpected destinations for your next girls trip. Just add friends!

Mexico City

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“With direct flights, Mexico City is easy to get to no matter where you live and is loaded with culture and incredible eats,” In her Foodie Weekend in Mexico City Guide Wild Bum Guide Architect Stephanie Kelman proclaims that “Mexico City will blow you away!” Mexico City is a place where you can easily spend three days experiencing some of the world’s best street food, museums and markets, Mollie adds.  

As for where to eat? Lardo and Baltra Bar are highly recommended. “Stephanie’s list of things to do is quite extensive and includes an amazing street food tour. When you need to give your tummy a break, you and your gals can visit the ancient ruins of Teotihuacan,” Mollie explained. 

Chattanooga, Tennessee

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Wild Bum Guide Architect Mary Allison Lyons calls Chattanooga one of the best destinations for an active girls getaway in her Chattanooga Wild Bum Guide. “It is filled with biking, hiking, and outdoor activities,” Mollie said. Nestled in the Appalachian Mountains and split by the Tennessee River, Chattanooga also has outdoor beauty, as well as culture and history. “When you’ve had your fill of activity and exploration, your girl gang can enjoy several foodie spots and craft breweries to wind down after a fun-filled day in the mountains,” Mollie noted. 

If you and your girls are looking for a fine dining experience after adventuring all day in Chattanooga, check out Alleia,  hand-crafted Italian fare with the best wine menu. Mollie also suggests cocktails and oysters at STIR.

St. Petersburg, Florida

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Welcome to the Sunshine City! Or, as Wild Bum Guide Architect Brittney Maddox and St. Pete native calls it, “the city of dreams!”  She says the Florida destination has the perfect mix of cityscape and beachside hangouts to indulge in. 

“Here your girls can enjoy beach time, visit art galleries and get your sip on at the many craft breweries in town,” Mollie told us. Brittney’s St. Pete’s Wild Bum Guide to food and cool things to do in St. Pete’s, FL covers the hottest bars, such as DeSanto, and yummiest restaurants like The Mill. You won’t miss out on the best shopping in town as well as the best places to spot street art, such as popular Stay Wild mural.

Traverse City, Michigan Wine Country

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Who needs Napa or Sonoma? If you live in the Midwest or East Coast, Wild Bum Guide Architect Jessica Springer says you don’t have to travel far to find an affordable and picturesque wine country. “Traverse City, located on the gorgeous Grand Traverse Bay, is home to over 40 wineries and countless breweries making it the perfect weekend adventure for your gal pals,” Mollie told us. 

In her Traverse City Wild Bum Guide, Jessica shares her extensive brewery and winery picks. It includes favorites Right Brain Brewery and Brys Estate Vineyard

Who’s ready for some fun?