Imagine a weekend of pure relaxation and rejuvenation, a getaway that leaves you speechless and completely at ease. You might think you need to travel far from home to experience such bliss, but the truth is, unforgettable girlfriend spa getaways can be found closer than you think.
In Greensboro, North Carolina, just an hour and a half from Raleigh, my friend and I embarked on a journey that epitomized the perfect spa getaway. From the moment we arrived, we knew we were in for an incredible weekend of pampering and indulgence.
- Day 1: Indulgence Begins
- Day 2: The Journey Continues
Day 1: Indulgence Begins
Lunch at Print Works Bistro
We started our day by setting off from Raleigh in the morning and making our way to Print Works Bistro. This delightful restaurant, located within the Proximity Hotel, welcomed us with its elegant decor and mouthwatering menu. We savored every bite of our delicious meals, surrounded by the exquisite ambiance of the restaurant. The salmon dish I chose was a true delight, perfectly complemented by the stylish surroundings.
Check-In to Grandover Resort
After a picturesque drive, we arrived at the Grandover Resort, our home for the weekend. The fifth-floor room offered breathtaking views of the resort’s lush golf courses, providing the ideal backdrop for ultimate relaxation. We couldn’t wait to unwind and soak in the serenity of our surroundings.
Afternoon Tea at O Henry
To continue our day of indulgence, we made our way to O Henry Hotel for a delightful afternoon tea experience. As we eagerly awaited our tea and sweets, we marveled at the affordability and charm of this signature activity. It was the perfect way to bond and create lasting memories with my dear friend, Michelle.
Drinks and Small Plates at GIA: Drink, Eat Listen
As the evening approached, we decided to savor the autumn sunset with some lite bites and cocktails at GIA: Drink, Eat Listen. The intimate and cozy ambiance of the bar created the ideal setting for us to unwind and enjoy each other’s company. I couldn’t resist trying their Tiny Cat Martini, a savory delight that left me craving for more.
Heavenly Bedtime at Greensboro’s Grandover Resort
After a full day of indulgence, we returned to the Grandover Resort, where we sank into the luxurious comfort of the beds. Our minds and bodies were completely relaxed, and the exquisite bathroom showers further enhanced the feeling of pure bliss. It was the perfect end to a day filled with relaxation and pampering.
Day 2: The Journey Continues
Breakfast at Grandover Resort
We started our second day with a delightful breakfast at DiValletta inside the Grandover Resort. The buffet offered an array of delectable options, and we enjoyed our meal while admiring the beautiful daylight streaming through the floor-to-ceiling windows. It was a serene and picturesque way to begin the day.
Relaxing “Couples” Spa Treatment at Grandover
A spa getaway wouldn’t be complete without indulging in a spa treatment, so we made our way to the Grandover spa for a blissful massage experience. The serene atmosphere, adorned with quartz crystals, instantly put us at ease. We opted for the Volcanic Stone Massage, reveling in the soothing heat and total relaxation it provided. Afterward, we sipped refreshing cucumber water and basked in the glow of pure tranquility.
Distillery Tour and Tasting at Fainting Goat Spirits
Leaving the spa behind, we embarked on a new adventure at Fainting Goat Spirits, the first legal distillery in Greensboro. This family-owned establishment charmed us with its exceptional liquors and captivating story. We learned fascinating facts about distilling and savored the unique flavors of their spirits during the tasting. Needless to say, we couldn’t resist purchasing a few bottles to take home and extend the memories of our remarkable weekend.
Lunch and Shopping Downtown
Greensboro’s downtown area beckoned us with its charm and vibrant atmosphere. We enjoyed a delightful lunch at Crafted: The Art of the Taco before embarking on a shopping spree at local stores. Meraki Handmade and Antlers and Astronauts were among our favorites, offering unique pieces and supporting local artists.
Colorful Goodbye with Street Art and Murals in Downtown Greensboro
To capture the essence of our unforgettable weekend, we explored the vibrant street art scene in downtown Greensboro. Murals by talented artists adorned the streets, creating a kaleidoscope of colors and emotions. It was the perfect finale to a weekend filled with relaxation, indulgence, and cherished memories.
As we bid farewell to Greensboro, we couldn’t help but feel grateful for the incredible experiences we had shared. From the exquisite spa treatments to the delectable dining options and captivating street art, this weekend truly exceeded our expectations. So if you’re seeking a rejuvenating escape that’s close to home, consider embarking on a girlfriend spa getaway in Greensboro, North Carolina!