Ladies Weekend

Getting Out of Town With Your Friends Doesn’t Have to Be an Impossible Task


Getting out of town or spending time with friends can be challenging when you’re stuck in the daily grind. Isn’t a girls’ weekend always something that is yearned for, but never seems to happen often enough?

Having that weekend is the one time a year to get all the gang together for some fun, sun, adventure, and, of course, great memories. No need to contemplate on where to go or what fun ideas one could create while not breaking the bank.

Here are a couple great local San Diego ideas to make for the perfect retreat or adventure - either a quick evening of fun or a full-on girls’ getaway.


If you like wine, Temecula is the perfect choice for a nice retreat without a ton of travel time. Temecula isn’t in San Diego County, but it takes less than an hour of travel time to reach some of the best local wineries and vineyards. Once there, you and your friends can pick from an array of wineries.

Why not treat yourselves and get a limo for the ride up and down, enabling you to enjoy libations on the way up and savor the wine you liked on the way home. Some wineries to check out are:

  • Wilson Creek Vineyard, which is known for its famous Almond Champagne;
  • The Europa Village, which offers over 5 acres of vineyards with panoramic views;
  • Callaway Winery, offering a unique pallet for the those into big reds; and
  • Lumiere Winery, bringing over 30 years of experience and fine cuisine to match their hand-crafted wines.


Have you ever wanted to pitch your own tent or build a fire? You can do it on your own during a girls’ camping getaway in or out of San Diego County!

Enjoy some beautiful ocean views at one of the many beachside campgrounds along the coast. Some popular locations are as close as Carlsbad or a short drive to San Clemente. These tend to book up fairly early in the summer, so get a head start on choosing your dates and plan ahead.

For those looking for a more outdoorsy and wooded environment, aka as close to the Colorado mountains and trees as it gets, try out some of the many spots near the Stonewall Mountains or near Laguna Peak.

Getting out of town and planning a quick ladies’ retreat can be easier than you think, and the memories you’ll create while making s’mores around the campfire and exchanging some good conversation will be well worth it.

It’s proven - and I can assure you from personal experience - that taking a vacation is rejuvenating, healing, and decreases your stress levels. You’ll come back to work even more productive than when you left.

So is it really a vacation or is it actually a wellness retreat?

Jonathan Anderson-Ingebrigtsen


If Jonathan Anderson-Ingebrigtsen could have any dream it would be that people spend more time making fun and quirky memories while seeing the world around them.  Life is too short to wait till tomorrow or live life on a some-day mentality.
He comes from the structured world of corporate HR and company cultural redesign and made the transition to a life that allowed him to become a Travel Blogger and Real Estate professional serving our Veteran Community while Living Full Time!
When he is not traveling around the world or helping his clients find their dream home, he loves parading around the house dancing to music, networking and developing others to help them reach their full potential, all-while munching on sour-gummies of all kinds.