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Trip List by Mommy_to_Two

Desperate Housewives Getaways

May 22, 2007  Time with girlfriends, without grimy hands tugging on your cute party clothes, without being awakened to someone peeing in their bed, and meals without kids' menus.
2.0 of 5 stars based on 3 votes

Places I've gone with my girlfriends, to get away from the husbands, kids and dogs.

  • 1. Calistoga
    Calistoga, Napa Valley

    A great getaway for a day, overnight, or weekend

  • 2. Indian Springs Spa
    Indian Springs Resort Spa, Calistoga, Napa Valley

    My favorite Calistoga getaway, hands-down. Get a mud bath if you dare for a great de-tox, and lie by the heated mineral pool for the rest of the day (free with spa services). I love the massages (60 minutes minimum, do yourself a favor!), facial, and my girlfriend Claire loves the body wraps.

  • 3. All Seasons Cafe and Wine Shop
    All Seasons Cafe & Wine Shop, Calistoga, Napa Valley

    Make dinner reservations here first, you won't be disappointed. Ask for wine suggestions from their fabulous wine list if you're intimidated (or to try something new). I've been many times and keep returning.

  • 4. Wappo Bar and Bistro

    Named for the Wappo Native American Tribe from this area, you'll find a great selection of south-western cuisine here, with a great outdoor patio to boot.

  • 5. Hotel Monaco San Francisco
    The Marker San Francisco, San Francisco, California

    Stayed here 2x -- so fabulous & charming the first time, we rebooked it for a year later. Very girly, and love the pet goldfish for the weekend.

  • 6. Michael Mina
    Michael Mina, San Francisco, California

    All four Desperate Housewives are huge foodies, but this ranks in all of our top 3 meals of all time, anywhere in the world. Amazing food, presentation, wine pairing, service, atmosphere... when can we return?!? (And who's picking up the bill?)

  • 7. Gainey Suites Hotel
    Gainey Suites Hotel, Scottsdale

    Review to come -- love the fact that there are 2 bedroom suites here so we can talk 'til really late in the parlor but snore all we want when we finally say good night!

  • 8. New Orleans
    New Orleans, Louisiana

    (Coming in 2008!)

  • 9. Mirage Hotel & Casino
    The Mirage Hotel & Casino, Las Vegas, Nevada

    Been there with both sets of best girlfriends. LOVE the spa & related amenities here. Great pool ambience, fabulous mid-strip location. When can we go back?

  • 10. Love - Cirque du Soleil
    The Beatles - Love - Cirque du Soleil, Las Vegas, Nevada

    We loved the LOVE show -- if you're a Beatles fan, you will too. Fabulous stage, wonderful Cirque performance, and of course you know every song! Absolutely worth the ticket price, will happily go back again.

  • 11. O - Cirque du Soleil
    O - Cirque du Soleil, Las Vegas, Nevada

    Phenomenal Cirque du Soleil show all centered around water -- fabulous. We paid top dollar for front row, broke the bank and don't have to sit that close next time, but it's an amazing show if you can afford it.