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Girlfriend Getaway Spa Retreats, From $225

Grab your girlfriends and get ready to be pampered with these hotel and spa packages for California and Louisiana.

New Orleans, from $225 per room per night
The Just Us Girls package includes one night at the 251-room Chateau Sonesta Hotel in a petite suite with double beds as well as continental breakfast daily, a 30-minute massage for two in your room, and dinner for two (valued at $75) at Red Fish Grill. Other perks include cocktails for two upon arrival, a welcome bag with city guides and shopping information, and a movie in your room. The hotel is built on the site the former D.H. Holmes Department Store and has kept the store's 1913 façade and various artifacts. It boasts an outdoor pool, a fitness center, a restaurant and bar, and quiet courtyards with tables and chairs. The 12-foot-ceilinged rooms offer views of the French Quarter or the tropical courtyards. They also feature modern amenities like wireless Internet access and cable television. When Through Sept. 1, 2008. Details A minimum two-night stay is required for the package. Based on double occupancy; add up to two more guests for an additional $116 per person per night. Hotel taxes of 13 percent and a $1 nightly occupancy charge are additional. Contact 800/766-3782,

Huntington Beach, from $385 per room per night
The Balance package includes one night at the 517-room Hyatt Regency Huntington Beach Resort and Spa, a 50-minute massage for two at the hotel's 20,000-square-foot Pacific Waters Spa, massage gratuity, and a 10 percent discount on spa purchases. There's more: early check-in, full access to all facilities at the resort, and complimentary valet parking. Standard room amenities include a private balcony or patio, choice of one king or two queen beds, a large bathroom with a natural-stone countertop, and bathrobes. When Through Dec. 30, 2008. Details Based on double occupancy; single rate not available. The 11 percent tax is included; the resort fee is an additional $11 per night. Breakfast is not included. Contact 714/698-1234,

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