Great Escape: Girlfriend’s Getaway Guide

See what The OC Register suggests for the perfect girlfriends getaway at Pechanga Resort Casino.

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Of course we love our families. Our businesses. Our causes and projects. But sometimes there’s nothing better than a good laugh and great conversation hanging out with girlfriends. In fact, there’s enough research from places like Oxford University, UCLA and Stanford to suggest that women, even more than men, reap health benefits by maintaining connections to friends.

With that in mind, Coast staffers have put together a guide to some of our favorite escapes from over the past year. Pick a getaway and call your crew. Just for the health of it.


Nestled in the mountains of the Temecula Valley, Pechanga Resort Casino offers a pleasant respite. Start at the spa, which features treatments infused with the area’s indigenous plant life. Think: aromatic white sage rubs and chia seed scrubs. An acorn and walnut renewal was inspired by the tribe’s revered Great Oak called Wi’aasal. After your treatment, relax with a dip in the adults-only pool. Follow with a night of serious entertainment. Sure, gambling is fun, but how about cracking up at comedians Ali Wong and Tiffany Haddish? For the party set, PitBull will take stage in 2020. Jackpot! ::