Good Places for a Sisters' Getaway

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A spa getaway is ideal for a sisters' vacation.
A spa getaway is ideal for a sisters' vacation. (Image: Jupiterimages/Creatas/Getty Images)

Now that you and your sisters are adults, it can be challenging to find quality time to spend with one another when you have children, husbands and careers to juggle. Planning a getaway each year for you and your siblings is the perfect way to strengthen your bond while getting some much needed relaxation.

Weekend Cruise

Book a cruise for you and your sisters to enjoy a weekend vacation in a tropical location like the Bahamas, or a location in the U.S. that offers sandy beaches, lots of sunshine and exotic scenery, like Miami. Reserve a large suite so all of you can lodge together and have a mini slumber party as you order room service and watch your favorite movies from your childhood or teenage years. Take lots of pictures when the cruise ship docks near various beaches or quality restaurants or while you're all shopping for souvenirs and accessories to add to the scrapbook that houses all your cherished sibling memories.

Spa Getaway

Few things are as relaxing as a weekend spent getting facials, massages and pedicures. You can hold your sisters' getaway at a plush resort hours from your home as an annual tradition, or book a quality hotel near a well-known spa in town if you and your sisters only have time for an overnight getaway. Purchase spa packages that include activities your siblings will be interested in, like yoga or acupuncture, and schedule all your massages at the same time. Take pictures of the tranquil and decorative facilities, as well as before and after photos of you and your sisters with your new hairstyles, or showing off your manicures or pedicures in the same color.

Camping Trip

Brave the outdoors with your sisters on a camping getaway that will strengthen your bond and give you time to kick back and enjoy nature. Purchase a tent or two, along with plush sleeping bags, so that you and your sisters can sleep comfortably. Bring along hot plates for preparing food, and encourage your siblings to bring their hiking boots so you can get some exercise while observing the majestic trees, colorful flowers and beautiful birds that you rarely get to see in the city. Build a campfire that you can tell stories around, and bring along the ingredients for s'mores to indulge in a chocolate treat reminiscent of childhood.

"Stay-cation" Getaway

If everyone lives in a different city, take turns having a "getaway" at one another's homes each year. Arrange for your children to have their own mini vacation at one of your homes while you're unwinding and enjoying the company of your adult siblings by asking your parents, husband or brothers in law to care for the kids over the weekend. Take in all the sights that the city has to offer, like museums, ice skating, botanical gardens or a sports game. Then, set aside a night where you all cook dinner together and catch up on each other's lives. This makes for an affordable vacation that can be as personable and comfortable as you and your sisters would like.

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