Juggling family schedules and meeting tough work demands can leave you feeling stressed and exhausted. Enjoying a girls’ getaway with your besties can provide the perfect way to reconnect with your friends, relax, and recharge your batteries. If you’re considering a Twin Cities trip, this Girls Getaway Guide to neighboring towns of Golden Valley and St. Louis Park can give you some excellent itinerary options to offset the big city hustle and bustle.
Where to Stay
Situated just a few minutes west of either of the Twin Cities, a host of pleasant suburban hotels are conveniently located close to everything you’ll want to see and do in the big city. You can choose from a good mix of luxury and value-driven properties which offer a wide array of fabulous amenities to suit multiple needs including onsite Wi-Fi, dining, fitness centers, spacious rooms, luxury baths, and reasonable room rates.
What to Do
A Twin Cities gal pal getaway wouldn’t be complete without exploring some of the local recreational options. From visiting numerous exquisite parks and taking in breathtaking natural scenery, to enjoying a relaxing spa treatment, arts, and shopping, Golden Valley and St. Louis Park are filled with activities to keep your group entertained.
- The Shops at West End (1621 West End Blvd.) in St. Louis Park is a fabulous girls’ go-to destination for shopping at quaint local boutiques like Primp or nationally recognized brands like Anthropolgie. Book a group appointment to get your nails done at Glamour Nails, enjoy a massage and facial at Hand and Stone, or pamper yourself with make-up, hair, nails, and spa treatment at Phresh Spa Salon. You’ll find a bevy of unique eateries, spas, and shops to discover at The Shops at West End.
- Pinot’s Palette Paint & Sip Studio (4712 Excelsior Blvd.) offers an upscale paint and sip experience in St. Louis Park that enables you to tap into your inner artist to create a masterpiece while you sip your favorite wine or beer. Also enjoy crepes and a tasty variety of local meats and cheeses as you work. Artists of all experience levels are welcome.
- Navigating any of the region’s numerous parks is easy via the St. Louis Park city trail map and the Golden Valley Trail Map. The General Mills Nature Preserve (9201 Olson Memorial Hwy.) is a visually-stunning, 27-acre natural space in Golden Valley. This sensational natural haven is home to over 50 different native plants, a shallow marsh, wet meadow, floodplain forest and a half-mile trail that connects to the City’s trail system. There’s so much to see and explore as you take a leisurely stroll with your friends.
Where to Dine and Drink
Avoid the big city hassle by sharing food, cocktails and fun at some of the many exceptional restaurants, craft breweries and bars in St. Louis Park and Golden Valley. Standout eateries include Crave American Kitchen and Sushi Bar (1603 West End Blvd.), Mill Valley Kitchen (3906 Excelsior Blvd.), and Raku Sushi & Lounge (5371 W. 16th St.). Enjoy some conversation and cocktails at places like Steel Toe Brewing (4848 W. 35th St.), New Bohemia Wurst + Bierhaus (8040 Olson Memorial Hwy.) and Yard House (1665 Park Place Blvd.).
The more you explore Golden Valley and St. Louis Park, the more you’ll discover. Make new, lasting memories with treasured friends just outside of the Twin Cities limits. Don’t miss a chance to experience an unforgettable girls’ getaway. On your next vacation, Discover Golden Valley and St. Louis Park.