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10 Tips for a Successful Girlfriends Weekend GETaway!

Life was made for good friends and great adventures!  When you’re ready to make some fabulous new memories with your besties, Madisonville is here with all the makings of a fun-filled girls’ trip – exciting outdoor adventures, spa treatments, shopping and delicious eateries, just to name a few. These expert tips will help you plan the perfect mother & daughter trip or girlfriend getaway! 

So pack your bags and gather the girls… get your weekend GETaway underway!

GET pampered!

Take a few hours to relax! Ladies… you’ve earned it! Hopkins County is home to several great day spas, perfect for massages, facials, body treatments and more! Nothing says girls weekend better than a day at the spa!

GET active!

Is your group looking for adventure? Indoors or outdoors, there are plenty of opportunities to get active! Leave the heels at home and enjoy bowling, hiking, kayaking, yoga, golf, fishing, swimming, horseback riding, tennis, pickleball, disc golf, miniature golf, archery, basketball, baseball/softball, volleyball, ATV trails, 1fr racing, foot golf, hunting, horseshoes, walking/running, mountain biking, soccer, skateboarding, and more!

GET a great nights sleep!

Hopkins County offers accommodations for any size group! From hotels, bed & breakfasts, to campgrounds, find what fits your trip!

GET a delicious meal!

Every group has a foodie! Satisfy your hunger after a fun-filled day by grabbing dinner at a Hopkins County restaurant! Madisonville is the place for delicious foods of all types. From award-winning barbecue to down-home cookin’, pastries and donuts to diner platters, our local eateries have just what you’ve been craving.

Vegetarian Sandwich and Tomato Bisque Soup at Big City Coffee + Market Bar in Madisonville
Women sitting down with shopping bags

GET shopping!

Bring your shopping shoes! You’ll find a retail paradise in Madisonville and Hopkins County. Spend the day exploring the unique offerings of local gift shops filled with clothes, antiques, crafts, collectibles and unique gifts. (We won’t tell your husband how much you spend!)

GET outside!

Looking to take in the views? Boasting gorgeous scenery, places like Mahr Park Arboretum, Madisonville City Park, Pennyrile Forest State Park, and Downtown Madisonville offer tranquility and a lot of fun!

View of the beach at Pennyrile State Resort park
Sculpture on exhibit in Baker Gallery at the Glema Mahr Center for the Arts

GET artsy!

Explore your creative side! Enjoy live music and theatre, as well as dazzling displays of painting, fiber arts, sculpture, photography, and other fine arts. Anne P. Baker Gallery, Art Parks, ARTcan Walking Tour, Glema Mahr Center for the Arts, MadCity Crafts DIY Studio, MadCity Wicks & Wine, Kentucky Movers & Makers. You can also listen to live music most weekends at The Crowded House!

GET a history lesson!

Step back in time and immerse yourself in the history of Dawson Springs as a once well-known spa and resort destination. Learn about the incorporation of Madisonville and surrounding communities as railroads extended lines through Hopkins County. Take a day to visit our historical sites and museums for a walk through Hopkins County’s rich history!

GET caught up!

Chat over coffee, brunch, or dessert! There are so many cozy cafes & bakeries to meet up and catch up. Need a bigger space? Check out our list of places perfect for meetings or parties!

GET to an event!

There’s always something to celebrate in Madisonville and Hopkins County! Whether it’s folks gathering for a hike, a live concert, or a major festival that draws visitors in from throughout the region, you’ll find several enticing activities on our calendar

Fireworks Display at Madisonville 4th Fest