With unique shops and boutiques, salons, spas and miles of white-sand beaches, Gulf Shores is nothing short of the best destination for a girlfriend getaway. Even better, if you all chip in for a Gulf Shores beach house rental, you can stay together and have as many sleepovers and girl talk sessions as you want.

If you're still not convinced, here are just a few things you can do with your besties:

Massages, manis and pedis

Book your girlfriend getaway in Gulf Shores, AlabamaA girlfriend getaway wouldn't be complete without a full spa treatment, and with numerous salons in Gulf Shores, Orange Beach, Fort Morgan and Perdido Key, you can pick the cream of the crop with ease. If you're celebrating an engagement or feel like turning your bachelorette party into a week-long bonding session, there's nothing better than reading a magazine quiz out loud while you get pampered with your closest friends.

To start your getaway right, you and your friends can book a full-body massage or a refreshing manicure and pedicure - or indulge in all three. After relaxing with some serious kneading action, your body will be fully prepared for the days ahead.

Shop 'til you drop

Have you had your eye on a flowing summer dress? How about a gorgeous leather purse? At Gulf Shores shopping centers, fabulous finds become sweet purchases. What's more, with your closest friends at your side in the fitting room, you can get their honest opinion about colors and styles to bring out your best features.

Choose from a wide variety of shopping possibilities at The Wharf, Pelican Place and Tanger Outlets to pick up a few flirty tops and dresses before you go out for a night on the town. Don't forget to get a pair of trendy sunglasses to protect your eyes!

Once you've got everything you need, it's time to hit the beach in style - or if you're in the mood for an evening of fun entertainment, you can watch great local music while sipping a bushwhacker or mudslide and dancing with your friends.