Welcome to your girl’s getaway in Palm Coast and Flagler Beaches, where beach days begin with mimosas and sunrises, and end with spa treatments and delicious coastal cuisine.
Palm Coast and the Flagler Beaches is located on the northeast coast of Florida. Thanks to its convenient location, pristine beaches and entertaining activities, this little slice of paradise is the perfect place for your next girls trip. Check out this itinerary to see all the fun you and the girls will have in this coastal oasis.
8 a.m. — Wake up rested in your cozy and chic room at the beachfront Golden Magnolia Resort, an intimate, 10-guestroom property complete with swimming pool, heated mineral pool and on-premise spa services.
9 a.m. — Indulge in a gourmet Stuffed French Toast or a Strawberry Crunch doughnut at Swillerbees. If you don’t have a sweet tooth in the morning, head across the street to Raw Juice Cafe to enjoy its selection of fresh juices, smoothies and smoothie bowls. While you’re in the area, don’t miss the spectacular murals painted on both buildings; it’s the perfect opportunity to get a photo of you and the girls at the start of your trip.
10 a.m. — Head back to the hotel and hit the beach for some rest and relaxation, using the complimentary chairs and umbrellas available to guests.
Noon — Take a break from the beach with lunch at Vessel Sandwich Co. Choose from delicious light bites including the kale salad, goat cheese crostini and veggie wrap. And if one of your girls is looking for something a little more hearty, she can try the shrimp po’boy. It’s always a crowd-pleaser!
1 p.m. — Spend the afternoon alternating between lounging poolside and sampling a few of the many treatments offered at the spa. From massages to facials to eye lash extensions, everyone in the group will love being pampered.
7 p.m. — Toast your first full day of vacation bliss with a glass of bubbly while overlooking the Atlantic at Tortuga’s Florida Kitchen and Bar. The dining spot is known for its Floribbean cuisine, so sample some of the signature dishes like bacon-wrapped plantains and shrimp and grits. Oh, and since you’re in Florida, the Key lime pie is a must for dessert.
9 p.m. — Stay at Tortuga’s to finish out your night with live music or enjoy another cocktail while relaxing by one of the fire pits. Fridays are Ladies Nights here, where ladies enjoy free house wine and domestic beer from 9-11 p.m.
8 a.m. — Rise and dine! Kick your morning into gear with breakfast at Java Joint Beachside Grill. Indulge in the decadent Kahlua French Toast or go light with the Low Carb Java Scrambler. Be sure to order a hot or frozen coffee for a caffeine jolt—you’ll need it for our next activity.
10 a.m. — Trek north to Marineland, where you’ll meet up with a guide from Ripple Effect EcoTours. Together, you’ll embark on a 2.5 hour kayak adventure through the tranquil Matanzas River Estuary. Be on the lookout for dolphins, birds, and manatees as you paddle along.
12:30 p.m. — Now that you’ve worked up an appetite, it’s time for a bite to eat. Swing by Captain’s BBQ for a perfectly sauced pulled pork sammie or a tender plate of brisket. Named by TripAdvisor as one of “10 Best BBQ Joints in America,” Captain’s slow cooks its meats in a special wood burning smoker, resulting in flavorful, juicy bites.
2 p.m. — Natural beauty abounds at your next stop: Washington Oaks Gardens State Park. The formal gardens, which are the centerpiece of the park and include colorful azaleas and camellias, make it the perfect place to get some shots for your Insta story. (Be sure to include #VisitFlagler for a chance for your pics to be reposted on the @VisitFlagler page!) And if you want to do some group exercise, check out one of the short trails that are perfect for hiking and biking.
6 p.m. — Toast to a day of fun at Break-Awayz at the Beach. The restaurant has more than 100 beer options for you to find your perfect sip while devouring some of the popular meals like sliders, chicken satay and ahi tuna tacos.
8 p.m. — Get “slushed” with a wine slushy and some giggles with the girls at Flagler Beachfront Winery, a small, upscale artisan winery that overlooks the Atlantic. All wines are handcrafted by owner and winemaker Ken Tarsitano (who has spent 20 years in the wine and grape industry) uses grapes from regions throughout the country to create signature blends.
9 a.m. — Up and at ‘em! The early bird always gets the best seat at The Funky Pelican. Snag your spot on the deck and watch the waves while sipping on one of the restaurant’s signature drinks: The Funked Up Mary. But beware—this is not your average tomato-based cocktail. Topped with a cucumber slice, a gherkin, gigantic shrimp, pepper jack cheese, olives, and a Slim Jim, this baby is tricked out. And while the drink feels like a meal in itself, we still recommend ordering one of the many breakfast options. You’ll find home-style favorites like eggs and bacon as well as seaside specialties, such as the crab cake benedict.
10 a.m. — Curl up on a beach chair and enjoy the refreshing morning salt air and the sound of the waves crashing against the sand. Take advantage of the downtime to read a good book, go for a swim or catch up on the latest gossip with your girls.
Noon — See what the burger buzz is all about over at Whaam Burger where you can treat yourself to a juicy burger or fish sandwich. This restaurant is home to some amazing murals painted on the building, so don’t miss your opportunity to snap a quick selfie!
1 p.m. — Find a souvenir to take home to remember your time in this charming beach town. Flagler’s unique boutiques are full of treasures. County Road and Company Boutique is where you’ll find the perfect sundress or tote bag. Bahama Mama's is your one-stop shop for everything beach-themed. Visit Florida Workshop for handmade gifts, furniture, home goods and decor. Or check out Flagler Beach Gift Shop for locally made gifts and jewelry, shells, beach hats, accessories and more.
7 p.m. — Have your farewell dinner at Asian street food sensation Mamaling. Led by chef Hung Huynh of “Top Chef” fame and brother Thang “Tom” Huynh, this dinner spot brings the lively streets of South East Asia to your table with meals like Vietnamese pho, steamed buns, Japanese ramen and Korean bulgogi tacos. Before you head back to the inn to begin your return to reality, take a moment to toast to a wonderful trip with sake sangria. Cheers to the perfect end to a girl’s getaway to Palm Coast and the Flagler Beaches!