We've got the when, where, and how—you bring the who.
This story originally appeared on SouthernLiving.com.
Once the craziness of summer has come and gone, our excitement for all things fall can sometimes be accompanied by a small tug of seasonal sadness. Summer is a time of long-awaited vacations, weekend getaways, and fun in the sun—but we don’t always carry that attitude into cooler weather. With a new season, however, comes a new reason to get together with your best girlfriends and plan a getaway. When it comes to perfect girls’ weekends, the possibilities are endless. You can visit an exciting city (without the summer heat), relax at a beautiful beach (again, no sweltering heat), explore a cozy mountain town (it's cool there, you know), or anything between.
Related: The South’s Best Shops 2017
This much is certain—you’re bound to have a great time with your gal pals no matter the place—but a little planning definitely helps! Some iconic destinations that you haven't yet visited make great picks, but lesser-known places can be just as fun. Your friends are the perfect sidekicks for blazing a trail to new adventures. (Even destinations that you've already visited offer entirely new possibilities with your girlfriends along for the ride.) We’re here to get you started with lots of ideas for a stellar trip with your ladies. Here are some great Southern girlfriend getaways to take this fall.