- Grab your girlfriends and venture out to one of these spots for the ultimate girls-only vacation from Montreal.
- Each item on this list will cost you less than $600 each, including travel and accommodations.
February doesn't have to be all about spending time with your partner. This is that time of year when you just need to escape somewhere on a mini (or maxi, in one case) vacation from Montreal that doesn't include icy sidewalks or construction. What better way to do that, then gathering up your best friend(s) and heading out on a getaway that will help revive the soul and make it a little easier to keep it together until spring?
There are usually two groups of people in February, those who are really starting to feel the heaviness of winter and those who are taking every opportunity to get the last of their snow activities in.
Whatever camp you may fall into, we have you covered; from a little pampering in the city and quiet retreats in the country to skiing at an acclaimed mountain and eating your weight in seafood in the U.S. And for the sun worshippers, there's even something for you.
If you're happy enough to share accommodations and sometimes the price of a rental car, the cost for most of the trips will decrease. So pack as many of your friends in as you can to save the most money.
Take a look below at seven of the ultimate girlfriend vacations that won't cost you more than $600.
Three-day Yoga Retreat in Sainte-Sophie
Where: 151 rue Goodbody, Sainte-Sophie, Quebec; Monkey Space Retreat
Getting There: Approx $100; three-day car rental and gas
Accommodations: Approx $900 ($450 per person). Includes two nights in a private double room, three yoga classes, meditation workshops, nature hikes, all meals.
If you need to get back to nature, let your body detox, and up your yoga practice, this yoga retreat is perfect to attend with a friend. A little over an hour outside Montreal, this all-inclusive getaway has views of the forest and the river. The next retreat is May.
Enjoy The Nightlife In Halifax
Getting There: Approx $270; flight from Montreal
Accommodations: $52. Check out this two-bedroom harborfront view on Airbnb you can share with four of your friends!
There's a huge number of reasons to visit Halifax like the museums, parks, and beaches. But if you are looking for more of a late-night party experience with your girlfriends, Halifax has one of the highest numbers of bars per capita in Canada.
Eat Your Way Through Portland, Maine
Getting There: Approx $120; 3-day unlimited mileage car rental
Accommodations: $183. Check out this gorgeous historic downtown home on Airbnb.
Pack up the car with four of your friends and head across the border to one of the most unique cities in the U.S. Culture, nature, art, and music are just stroll away. This is a walkable city. Which is probably a good thing considering its reputation as one of the best dining areas.
Ski Trip In Killington, Vermont
Getting There: $52 by Greyhound return
Accommodations: $138; You can ski right to this two-bedroom apartment on Airbnb.
If you don't mind a few extra travel hours packed on, you can skip the stress of renting a car and take the bus. Spend days skiing with friends, enjoying the local restaurants, and then relaxing in your own spa.
Spa Weekend In Toronto
Getting There: $55 by Megabus return
Accommodations: $79; this downtown Airbnb is a only few minutes walking distance from the spa
Save your money on getting there and your hotel. While Toronto has everything you could need in a city, spend your money relaxing at the award-winning, women-only Spa Body Blitz. Access to the waters (which includes a Dead Sea salt pool and an Epsom salt pool) is $68.
Enjoy The Heat In Havana, Cuba
Getting There: Flight included
Accommodations: Starting at $525; shared room, breakfast, and hotel transportation,
It may not be a five-star resort, but when you're sitting on the sand sipping a drink, do you really care? Go with your friends and enjoy checking out Cuba's electric capital, swimming, and lounging by the pool.
Who's down for a girls' weekend?