We all know Valentine’s Day is Feb. 14, but the day that often gets overlooked is the day before - Galentine’s Day. According to Parks and Recreation character Leslie Knope, it’s the one day of the year dedicated to “ladies celebrating ladies”.
Why only celebrate one day when you could celebrate a whole weekend with your favorite girls? Ditch the guys and plan for a weekend in south-central Oklahoma to celebrate with your best gal pals!
Weekend spa trip in Tish
If you and the girls are looking to be pampered (and who wouldn’t!) we recommend celebrating Galentine’s Day in Tishomingo. The Pennington Inn on Main Street is an adorable new addition to the downtown Tishomingo scene. After getting checked-in, start the weekend off with a coffee or treat from Latté Da Coffee House to perk up before catching a movie at The Indie Cinema. After the movie, head over to The Doghouse and Ole Red to finish the night listening to live music and enjoying delicious food. While there, you’ve got to try the Redneck Tacos!
After a restful night of sleep, head to Boom-a-rang diner for breakfast. After breakfast, the spa day begins at Spa 211 with a facial or massage. You’ll leave feeling rejuvenated and glowing from head to toe. Top off your girls weekend off with a shopping spree on Main Street – we recommend local Tish favorites Ruby Ranch, Murray on Main and Junk Stars.
Wine and Dine in Marlow
If your group of girlfriends is into wine, we’ve got the perfect spot for you in Marlow! Downtown Marlow is currently experiencing a revival, so you’ll want to plan for a couple of days to experience the best this small-town gem has to offer - including shopping! Start off your weekend with a few stops along Main Street - Marlow Mercantile is a local favorite - and stay caffeinated with a trip to Brothers Barista. After your treasures have been discovered, schedule a wine tasting at Cotton Blossom Winery, a local winery that specializes in small batch, hand crafted wine with 16 different varieties. Finish the day with a delicious Italian feast at Giuseppe’s. The historic building and delicious food will definitely have everyone planning another trip to visit!
Overnight Glamp Trip
If a cozy night in is how you’d rather celebrate Galentine’s Day, head to the southwest region of Chickasaw Country! You and your girlfriends can escape the day-to-day stress for a weekend tucked away in the woods. Pack your bags (and a few groceries) for a weekend home away from home at Allie B Country Getaway in Ringling. This cozy cabin has full amenities and is the perfect place for a night full of games, movies, delicious food, dance parties, you name it!
After breakfast, head to 5th and Main for shopping and maybe even a manicure. Ringling is also home to award-winning Mud Creek BBQ and Chili Company that’s a perfect place to grab a bite before heading home.
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