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Whether traveling with one friend, a sister, mother or daughter, or a group, here are some ideas to whet your appetite. Rates vary based on season, room category and availability; taxes and gratuities may be additional.

La Playa Hotel, Carmel-by-the-Sea, Calif.: Girlfriends can immerse themselves in the quiet charm of Carmel-by-the-Sea and pick up a Wine Walk-by-the Sea Passport ($50) for a self-paced stroll to seven wine-tasting rooms within walking distance. Rates for poolside rooms start at $450 per room per night for a king bed and sleeper sofa (accommodating up to four people). 831-293-6100, laplayahotel.com

The Saguaro, Scottsdale, Ariz.: Located in downtown Scottsdale, this colorful, hip, retro-decor hotel is a perfect base for relaxing, shopping and gallery hopping. Girlfriends can enjoy the spa, heated pools and cooking of celebrity chef Jose Garces' modern take on the street food of Mexico City at the in-house restaurant, Distrito. Rates start at $89 per room for double occupancy per night. 480-308-1200, jdvhotels.com/hotels/arizona/saguaro

Inn on the Alameda, Santa Fe, N.M.: The two-night Inn on the Alameda's Best Friend Package starts at $332 per room for double occupancy and includes breakfast, afternoon cheese and wine, two 50-minute massages, and a gift certificate to Kakawa Chocolate House. Located in the heart of the city, girlfriends can enjoy walking tours with the Santa Fe School of Cooking, spa treatments at Ten Thousand Waves, or window-shopping on Canyon Road. (Call to book the BFF package, which is not applicable for all dates.) 888-984-2121, innonthealameda.com

Il Lugano Hotel, Fort Lauderdale, Fla.: This all-suite boutique hotel is a block from the beach. The Girlfriends Package starts at $359 per room for double occupancy and includes accommodations in the spacious Grand Lugano Suite; one-hour private yoga by the waterfront pool or two one-hour stand-up paddle-boarding sessions or dinner and a movie for two; reserved poolside cabana with fresh fruit and chilled prosecco, complimentary beach buggy service, a $25 Amex gift card and complimentary transportation to the Galleria Mall. (Use booking code "girl.") 954-564-4400, illugano.com

Secrets Wild Orchid, Montego Bay, Jamaica: This all-inclusive resort sits on a mile of private beach overlooking the Caribbean. Girlfriends can enjoy gourmet dining, themed parties, a 15,000-square-foot spa, golf, tennis, water sports and a state-of-the-art fitness center. Rates start at $294 per person per night double occupancy and include all the benefits of Unlimited Luxury. 866-467-3273, secretsresorts.com/wild-orchid-montego-bay

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