Girls, what better way to bond with the most important lady in your life than on a trip together? Whether you’re already close or hoping to cultivate an even deeper relationship, here are 10 trip ideas—from vineyard-hopping around wine country to beaching it in the Caribbean—to treat her to this year.
An arts weekend in Los Angeles
Los Angeles might not be the first city that comes to mind if you’re planning an art-filled weekend away, but hear us out. Cinema aside, it’s got flashy-but-substantial modern art museums like The Broad and MOCA (which celebrates its 40th anniversary this year), an acclaimed photography center (Annenberg Space for Photography), and a starchitect–designed concert hall that’s home to the LA Phil. If you’re looking to lighten your pockets, pop into the intricately designed new bookstore Owl Bureau, the all-pink Glossier flagship, and DTLA’s The Row, home to design stores like Yolk, Still Life Ceramics, and the Poketo flagship as well as Tartine Manufactory—the perfect place to grab a bite between shops. Afterwards, rest your heads at Hotel Figueroa. Originally opened in 1926 as an exclusive women’s hostel by the YWCA, the hotel reemerged from a renovation in 2018 with a lobby art gallery that features a permanent collection by female artists.