Between late-night internet shopping, hen parties and general living expenses, the holiday kitty has run pretty low this year. Still, we’ve managed to grapple together some premium holiday destinations ideal for a getaway with your girlfriends. Interesting accommodation, beautiful beaches and innovative food scenes guaranteed.

Budget-friendly European destinations for a girls’ holiday

1. San Sebastián, Spain

Gourmand gals gather round, San Sebastián’s multitude of pintxos bars make group meals a breeze to plan. Who wants nightclubs when you could linger over dinner for five hours?

2. The Highlands, Scotland

Group dinners, long walks and rugged landscapes. Low-key lasses with a taste for going off-grid, this is your vibe.
WHERE TO STAY: Killiehuntly House

3. Menorca, Spain

Tamer than its bold Balearic sisters Ibiza and Mallorca, Menorca is full of gorgeous rocky coves, while an hip hotel scene is attracting the urban cool crowd.

4. Petrovac, Montenegro

Located in a country billed to be “the next Croatia”, this coastal town has sandy beaches and Roman villas aplenty, catering to the sunbathers and snoozers among you.
WHERE TO STAY: Meliá Budva Petrovac

5. Biarritz, France

This ritzy coastal resort is the place for you and your girlfriends to channel old-school glamour via floppy sun hats and Jackie-O sunglasses.
WHERE TO STAY: Le Château du Clair de Lune

6. Milos, Greece

Although dubbed as a Santorini-in-the-making, this Greek island won’t require you to take out a second credit card to keep up with your high-roller friends.
WHERE TO STAY: Salt Suites & Executive Rooms

7. Gothenburg, Sweden

This West Swedish city is one of the pricier options on our list, but it still remains cheaper than Stockholm while matching it in the style stakes.
WHERE TO STAY: Hotel & Ristorante Bellora

8. Antwerp, Belgium

Belgium’s second city has a post-industrial feel that will resonate with wannabe Berliners. You want cafés, art galleries and concept stores in converted warehouses? Look no further.
WHERE TO STAY: Hotel Pilar

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