Warm weather is here—is your wardrobe ready? If you answered “no” then you have a great excuse to round up your best girlfriends for a spring shopping retreat in beautiful, sunny St. Augustine, Florida. From unique clothing to handcrafted jewelry, deal-seekers won’t run out of things to see—or buy! Start planning your girlfriend getaway with our helpful guide.
Planning a Spring Shopping Retreat
Poll the group. How many plan to attend? Of course, you’ll want to make this a comfortable getaway and everyone will want some privacy as well as common areas to share for hanging out post-shopping. No tiny hotel rooms for your group. Stay together in a roomy beach house or luxury Florida condominium with all the “spoil me” amenities you want—and deserve. You’ll need to know how many plan to stay to get the right spot.
Create a list of suggested shopping sites. Discovering interesting places to shop is always fun but start with a list of popular shops! For example, St. Augustine’s Premium Outlet is home to more than 85 stores including Ann Taylor, Van Heusen, Nike and Aeropostale. Prefer something more unique? Put the St. Augustine Art Association on the list and don’t forget the High Tide Gallery and Bee’s Quilt Shop and Studio.
Plug in some fine dining, too. After all that shopping, you and your girlfriends can unwind with beachside dining at Aunt Kate’s By the River or Harry’s Seafood Bar & Grill. We love the Creole and Cajun selections you’ll find at Harry’s. So original—and delicious! For the ultimate experience, make a reservation for Michael’s Tasting Room. You’ll find all fresh ingredients, beautiful presentations and each dish is served tapas-style so you can experience more! Some notable dishes are the Marinated Manchego and Pinchos Morenos. Wonderful!
It all starts by booking that vacation rental! Contact Vacation Rental Pros and begin planning the St. Augustine girlfriend getaway of a lifetime.