Celebrate Your Bestie for National Girlfriends Day in Bryce Canyon Country

Looking to plan a vacation in honor of National Girlfriends Day (August 1) to celebrate with your besties? Look no further! We know girls just want to have fun, so we suggest the perfect Bryce Canyon Country itinerary for a truly unforgettable girls getaway.

Located in scenic Southern Utah, this area is mostly known for Bryce Canyon National Park, but offers endless adventures throughout the region. In addition to Bryce Canyon, Garfield County is home to parts of two other National Parks, three State Parks, two incredible national scenic byways, the Grand Staircase-Escalante National Monument, Glen Canyon National Recreation area, thousands of acres of Dixie National Forest and many recreational opportunities.

From horseback riding to ATV tours to slot canyon explorations to the most luxurious glamping sites, we’ve created the perfect itinerary to make planning your girlfriends getaway even easier! Please see beneath my signature for a sample agenda as well as some of the most Instagram-worthy accommodations that are perfect for capturing those special moments with your besties.

Yonder Escalante

Yonder was created out of a desire to go back in time. Back to when things were simpler, quality was a given and vacation was an adventure. Yonder Escalante is the embodiment of the best of The American Experience in a place that is as familiar as it is unique. Located near Bryce Canyon National Park and within Grand Staircase-Escalante National Monument, on the grounds of an old Drive-In movie theater, Yonder borders some of America’s most beautiful places and provides its guests the luxury of experiencing the American West in a way that will always be remembered.

Escalante Yurts

Glamping is a fusion of the cleanliness and comfort of a glamorous hotel paired with the freedom, privacy, and accessibility of outdoor camping. Escalante Yurts combines the best of both worlds with the cozy familiarity of a bed and breakfast. We offer the amenities you’d expect from a high-end five star hotel: Luxury beds and linens, your own private bathroom, in-room coffee, a large television, and a hearty breakfast included each morning. We also provide features unique to Southern Utah, including proximity to national parks (such as Bryce Canyon, Capitol Reef, and Zion), access to popular hikes down Hole-in-the-Rock Road like Peekaboo and Spooky Slot Canyons, local restaurants with small-town charm, and unparalleled star-gazing. Our glamorous yurts are warm in the winter and cool in the summer, lending lavish comfort while you experience the Utah outdoors.

Under Canvas Bryce Canyon

Named in Travel + Leisure’s 2023 It List “100 Best New Hotels in the World” and Sunset Magazine’s ‘Sunset Travel Awards: Where to Stay,’  and recognized as a ‘Best Off-Grid Luxury Camp’ by Sunset Magazine, Under Canvas Bryce Canyon–located just 15 minutes from Bryce Canyon National Park—offers upscale accommodations, expansive red rock views, and easy access to the area’s famed crimson-colored hoodoos. With average temperatures in the 70s and 80s, Under Canvas Bryce Canyon is the perfect place to cool off and unwind after a day of Utah adventures. Kick back and relax with upscale amenities including ensuite bathrooms in every tent, king-size beds with luxe linens, outdoor dining, complimentary camp programming, and more.