A Girls’ Getaway in Wine Country

While we celebrate #WomensDay in March, you definitely don’t need a single day to celebrate yourself, and your girlfriends! Every day is #WomensDay, or better yet, #LodiLadiesVacayDays!

Sometimes, girls just gotta’ be girls! So leave the fellas at home, ladies, because the trip outlined below is just for you! 

Girl Power!!

Shop till You Drop

What girls getaway isn’t complete without a little shopping?

One of the best ways (we’ll get to the other best ways below) to enjoy Lodi’s downtown is with an afternoon at its dozens of one-of-a-kind boutiques. Lodi has some excellent antique and consignment stores along with unique boutiques including Acampo Jac Antiques, The Fashionable You, the PrêtFrench at Heart and so many more!

If you’re visiting Lodi between May and September, be sure to check out Lodi’s Certified Farmers Market, also downtown, every Thursday from 5:00 p.m. to 8:30 p.m. (none on July 4, 2019). Mix and mingle with local merchants, farmers and vintners selling fresh fare and great gifts to take home and share.


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The Way to a Woman’s Heart is Through Her Stomach (and Instagram Food Pics)

Do we really need to say more than that? What #LodiLadiesVacayDay isn’t complete without a good meal?

Take the ladies for a classy lunch affair at the Towne House Restaurant. Or visit Komachi Sushi and take beautiful pictures of your food! Eat like a local at El Pazcifico Mexican Grill and Cantina and other great small finds. Go for the scintillating desserts at Pietros Trattoria. Live for the scones and pastries from Corner Scone Bakery or even have a high tea at the neighboring Hidden Tea Room.

Or maybe it’s a cooking class you want to take! Wine & Roses Hotel, Restaurant and Spa offer classes throughout the year and of course learn how to pair cheese or cook amazing dishes from 2019 Visit Lodi! Tourism Ambassador of the Year Cindy Della Monica at Cheese Central!

And ladies, this merely scratches the surface! There is something for everyone in your party to enjoy, and some fantastic food pics to add to your ‘Gram!

Just remember, the golden rule! The camera eats first!

Be sure to tag us @visitlodi with all of your great Lodi food pics and use #visitlodi and #lodieats!


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Let’s be honest… there’s no girlfriend get-a-way to Lodi without wine! 

Stroll through the Downtown Lodi tasting rooms like McCay Cellars, Twisted Barrel, Jeremy Wine Co. and so many more!

Literally, walk out of one tasting room with the ladies, take five steps, and walk into the next one!

Of course, you don’t have to limit yourself to just 13 tasting rooms, and why would you when there are 85+ in town! Explore, connect with different kinds of wine and enjoy each unique room and winery for what they are! 

Wanting to sip wines made by Wine Enthusiast Wine Maker of the Year Adam Mettler? Go for Michael David Winery and Mettler Family Vineyards.

Looking for white wine Mecca? Acquiesce Winery & Vineyard is for you and the gals.

Watch the sunset? The sightlines of 2019 Visit Lodi! Winery of the Year Bokisch Vineyards is the place to be for a terrific view of the sun setting past the vines.

…And we could go on…and on!

That’s the thing about Lodi, there is so much variety that each day of #LodiLadiesVacayDays can be a unique experience (and we can help you narrow your list too if you’re looking for a type of wine or aesthetic!).

Now if you’re one of the lucky ones with a gal-pal who likes to play designated driver, then you’re in luck. However, if you don’t have a friend like that, make a new one! We’re talking about your limousine or Sip Shuttle driver of course!

In fact, the Sip Shuttle will pick all you ladies up, and drive you around to various wineries across the region! A great way to explore, the safe way, which we encourage all the time!

Doesn’t this info make you ask if it’s Wine:30 yet?


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Pull out Your Inner Beauty Queen


Whether you go for a mani-pedi or you’re looking for a Day Spa and massage, we get that nothing puts the cherry on top of #LodiLadiesVacayDays quite like a day at the spa, because you are beautiful and you deserve to “treat yo’ self”!

Relax the day away at the gorgeous spa at Wine & Roses hotel, where you can schedule yourself a revitalizing massage and enjoy their solarium, steam room and hot tubs! Add a little wine, and you’ve got a day celebrating you!

Or head to the Perfect Balance Day Spa and check out their beautiful Hideaway, which contains six treatment rooms, sauna, hot tub & tranquility room.

But there are plenty of places to schedule a little “me” time at in Lodi! Check out all of the options here!


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Coming to Lodi with just one other girlfriend (who says #LodiVacayDays has to be a large group of girlfriends), you’ll need a cute place to stay! Whether you’re looking for a small vacation rental near the epicenter of the city like the charming Mimi’s Downtown Cottage. Maybe you want to stay out in the country and The Poolhouse at Wine Crest Estate Farms can literally provide you the “getaway” you’re hoping for.

For larger groups, hotels like the Hampton Inn & Suites, Days Inn & Suites and the Holiday Inn Express along with Bed and Breakfasts like the Poppy Sister Inn can provide you the closeness to your friends and the privacy you want. Or rent a large vacation rental like The Merlot Bungalow, which is 2,600 square feet of luxury, with antique furniture and finishes throughout. 

So ring the girls up and get planning your #LodiLadyVacayDays today and be sure to follow us on Facebook and Instagram and keep us posted on your trip!

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