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Best Destinations for Best Friends Trip

By Sabrina Tosh

The world is big, the earth is wide – cherish your sweet moments with your besties all over the United States. You can go anywhere in the world, but without good company, photos only go so far – memories last forever. From natural beauty to creative attractions, to under-the-sea experiences, grab your best friends and create memories that last a lifetime. Here’s our list of your perfect best friends’ trip across the states. 

Drink wine on the trails of Pennsylvania 

Harrisburg, Pennsylvannia area 

Visiting the Harrisburg Area? Sip wine with friends at one of these world renowned wineries such as: Cassel Vineyards of Hershey, West Hanover Winery Inc., and City Brew Tours Pittsburg. Take the wine trail, visit each unique winery and soak in the breeze and smell of grapes as you walk along the vines and taste the variety. With different tastes like: Apple, Blackberry, Blueberry, Red Raspberry, Sour Cherry, and Pineapple, expand your taste palette with these flavors that transport you to a more sophisticated atmosphere at the wineries. 

Book your stay at Best Western Premier The Central Hotel & Conference Center. 

Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania area 

Checking out the Pittsburgh area? Visit these three wineries on the trail! R Wine Cellar, Urban Winery, and PK Winery all share the same earthy aesthetic, with different tastes and smells that take you out of the 9-5 with your buds. With trails of greenery, grapes and blueberries, R Wine Cellar is the winery for your perfect day out and about. For your quaint restaurant with tastes that tell a thousand words, talk a trip over to PK Winery- and for all your wine tasting needs, Urban Winery hosts a tour that is sure to get you hooked on a wine to take home and enjoy! 

Book your stay at Best Western Plus Cranberry-Pittsburgh North. 

Go to a Midwest State Fair, or two or three 


Wisconsin State Fair – August 3-13 

Grab your buckaroos and hit the fairgrounds with cattle showings, rides, food and more. With showings every night, run the Cream Puff 5k or check out bull riding at the fairgrounds open all year-long for enjoyable events with friends and family! Check out their food finder on their website to get hyped for all the goodies heading your way as you visit the Wisconsin State Fair! 

Book your stay at Best Western Plus Milwaukee West. 

Illinois State Fair – August 10-20 

For $5-$10 depending on the day, take a day off with your buddies and head to the Illinois State Fair for the picture-perfect day! On August 19, the Illinois Lottery Grandstand will host Grammy Award-winning country music performer Maren Morris and the 1960s rock group REO Speedwagon! Snatch up your friends, make some memories, and grab tickets! 

Book your stay at Best Western Clearlake Plaza. 

Iowa State Fair – August 10-20 

Calling all Gen-X-ers, get your tickets to the Iowa State Fair for a blast to the past with a live performance from New Kids on the Block and The Chicks. Or come out and see Eric Church on August 13th, 2023! Along with rides and delicious theme park foods, combined with your besties- you are sure to have a fulfilling day of song, laughter, and of course…food! 

Book your stay at Best Western Premier Ankeny Hotel 

Go up the California Coast to visit amusement & Theme Parks 

Santa Cruz Beach Boardwalk 

Whether you are strolling the boardwalk, riding the world-famous Giant Dipper, or getting a dipped ice cream cone on the beach, Santa Cruz Boardwalk will always be the best in good company. Play carnival games with you friends and try to win the biggest stuffed price! Or grab a volleyball and hit the sand courts with your best buds. Have a meal on the ocean and listen to live music at Jack O’Neill Restaurant & Lounge for good food, cocktail, great view, and perfect memories. With a plethora of things, you and your friends can explore and do, Santa Cruz is your top destination for a fun-filled friends’ trip. 

Book your stay at Best Western Plus Capitola By-The-Sea Inn & Suites. 


Feel the magic because “The Happiest Place on Earth” is an understatement when you take your best friends to Disneyland! Take a selfie with Mickey, start your foodie adventures with a flavored churro, hop on pirates of the Caribbean, soak in the magic as you stroll through main street and share nostalgic laughs with your friends. Challenge your friends on Buzz Lightyear Astro Blasters, Toy Story Mania, or the new ride Web Slingers in Disney’s California adventure to a duel during your trip! Count the hidden Mickeys that lie throughout the park and the one with the least amount owes the group a Mickey bar! Fun photos are spread throughout the park, get the Genie Plus Pass, and get professional photos sent straight to your phone all day! The memories can stay with you, young or old, when you step in, remember the magic of your youth with your friends- and have a zippidy-do-da day at the Disneyland Resort! 

Book your stay at Hotel Lulu, BW Premier Collection. 

San Diego Zoo / Seaworld 

Seaworld and the San Diego Zoo mark the spot for your best friend getaway to be close to the heart of San Diego and experience the nature and wildlife the parks have to offer. The San Diego Zoo is known for being the largest zoo in all of California and one great big adventure for you and your friends! With hills and valleys to walk through and enjoy, see monkeys birds, lions, zebras, anteaters, and more at the San Diego Zoo. Take another day to check out San Diego’s SeaWorld where you can experience rides, park inspired foods, sharks, shows, penguins and more. With interactive exhibits and creatures of the sea that take your breath away, SeaWorld is the perfect place for you and your friends to enjoy while getting those steps. 

Book your stay at Best Western San Diego Zoo/Seaworld Inn & Suites. 

“World’s Largest” Road Trip 

Springfield, Missouri 

Don’t hit a fork in the road with your friends, but make sure to check out the World’s Largest Fork reaching 35 feet tall and weighing 11 tons in Springfield, Missouri. Located right outside an office building in Springfield, Missouri, this large fork is a main attraction for anyone passing through the city. Make sure to bring your selfie stick to get all you, your friends, and the giant fork in the frame for your memory books. 

Book your stay at Vib Best Western Springfield. 

Durant, Oklahoma 

Have a look at the World’s Largest Peanut in Durant, Oklahoma, symbolizing the hard work of Bryan County and not to be confused with the large decorative peanut representing a tower in Ashburn, Georgia. This large peanut located in Durant, Oklahoma is made of aluminum and sits atop a podium stating the title of this nut and perfect for snapping a selfie – Insta-worthy! 

Book your stay at Best Western Markita Inn. 

Hidalgo, Texas 

Whether you are deathly afraid of bees, or you love and appreciate their work, if you are stopping through Hidalgo, Texas, check out the world’s largest killer bee, reaching over 10 times the average human’s size. Snap a picture with this lifelike-looking creature representing the largeness of bees you will find around Hildalgo, Texas. 

Book your stay at Best Western Plus McAllen Airport Hotel. 

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