February isn’t just for the valentines. Recognize and celebrate the diehard female friendships in your life this Galentine’s Day at these 10 PA spots! Create new memories with your besties, treat yourself to novel experiences, and indulge at brunch, and revel in art, spa time, and winter sports.
1. Nemacolin Woodlands Resort
Nemacolin Woodlands Resort in the scenic Laurel Highlands is the perfect escape for a Galentine’s extravaganza. Try some new wines at a wine tasting, indulge your creativity at an art class, and then enjoy a gourmet dinner at one of the resort’s award-winning restaurants. A gals’ getaway isn’t complete without some pampering, so be sure to visit the resort’s internationally acclaimed spa, where you can enjoy an array of treatments from massages and facials to salon services.
2. The Lodge at Woodloch
The Lodge at Woodloch, in the heart of the Pocono Mountains, is a sanctuary for the senses and provides many opportunities to rediscover passions or uncover new hobbies with friends. The resort spa offers a girlfriend getaways package packed with ways to relax with your friends. The luxury spa features 27 treatment rooms and offers a unique selection of expert body treatments, massages, facials, and salon services designed to establish heightened levels of relaxation and well-being.
3. The Hotel Hershey
Experience timeless elegance and charm with a few of your best girlfriends at The Spa At The Hotel Hershey. The hotel is a sanctuary where chocolate is not just a treat to eat, but a key ingredient for their innovative spa treatments. Enjoy a sweet spa experience with the Whipped Cocoa Bath, Chocolate Bean Polish, or Chocolate Fondue Wrap.
4. The Omni Bedford Springs Resort
The Omni Bedford Springs Resort is home to one of the few spas in the country that uses natural spring water in all of its treatments. The resort boasts eight mineral springs, first used by the local Native Americans for their healing properties. For a Galentine’s weekend focused on well-pampered fun, a spa party and private group cooking classes are just the ticket!
5. Skytop Lodge
Skytop Lodge, also in the Pocono Mountains, has everything you need for a weekend of adventure skiing, snow tubing, ice skating, and cross-country skiing. After a day of adventure, unwind at the Skyview Spa, then enjoy the resort’s formal fine dining or more casual cuisine.
6. Carnegie Inn & Spa
Carnegie Inn & Spa offers a simple escape mere minutes away from downtown State College. Tucked in serene woodlands, ESSpa Kozmetika is guaranteed to deliver a revitalizing wellness experience for you and your besties. After a day of pampering, dine at the Carnegie Inn & Spa’s restaurant, consistently voted the Best Fine Dining by State College Magazine readers.
7. Gateway Lodge
Gateway Lodge is nestled among the hemlocks and pines of Cook Forest. While it’s still winter enjoy a variety of outdoor activities, including snowmobiling, sleping, and cross-country skiing. The lodge also has an Aveda destination spa which uses only the finest luxury products.
8. Seven Springs Mountain Resort
Ladies who want to hit the slopes can count on Laurel Highlands’ renowned Seven Springs Mountain Resort for a thrilling experience. Featuring 33 slopes and trails, this resort is the perfect Galentine’s Day escape. Post slopes enjoy tranquility at the Trillium Spa where you can choose from an array of treatments, including massages, facials and body treatments, and salon services.
Big City Getaways
Pittsburgh continues to top lists highlighting new destinations, which makes it the perfect place for a girl’s getaway! Make the downtown boutique Kimpton Hotel Monaco your home away from home. Enjoy a world-class garden experience at the Phipps Conservatory and Botanical Gardens, take in world-class art at the Carnegie Museum of Art, and don’t leave before tasting award-winning tacos at Condado.
If the city lights are more your thing, enjoy some sisterly affection in the City of Brotherly Love. Indulge in some upscale shopping at the boutique shops of Philadelphia’s Rittenhouse Row, then stroll the aisles and stalls of the Reading Terminal Market for lunch. Looking to refresh and rejuvenate? End your day at Richel D'Ambra or at one of the region’s other luxurious spas.