Girlfriend Getaway

Discover a few great reasons to plan your getaway in Fort Wayne below, and then search our calendar of events to discover other great activities taking place during your getaway.

Just Desserts

Start the weekend off right with a trip to one of our DeBrand Fine Chocolates locations. This world-renowned chocolatier offers small bites, decadent desserts, and several stores throughout the community. Be sure to take the tour to see behind-the-scenes, and enjoy the samples! Then take your sweet tooth on a self-guided tour of the Fort Wayne Dessert Trail

Sip and Savor

Northeast Indiana is home to many wineries that your girlfriends will love. Vinland Winery in Fort Wayne, as well as Country Heritage Winery, Two EE's Winery, Hartland Winery, and Satek Winery are all just a short drive from the city.

Find bubbly kombucha, boozy ice cream, cocktails, and everything in between at Union Street Market at Electric Works. You can’t beat the historic-made-modern GE campus for photo-worthy snapshots.

Plan your trip using our Wineries map.

Shopping in Fort Wayne

Of course, no Girlfriend Getaway would be complete without a healthy dose of retail therapy. Fort Wayne offers a wide variety of shopping experiences to delight young and young-at-heart, bargain-hunters and discriminating style-mavens.

Jefferson Pointe is more than just a shopping destination, it's a shopping experience. Jefferson Pointe is a outdoor lifestyle shopping center with upscale stores such as Vera Bradley and Talbots. Come shop till you drop in a beautiful and relaxing setting. 

Glenbrook Square is one of the largest shopping malls in the state of Indiana. Come shop till you drop at Macy's, Banana Republic, Build-A-Bear, and so much more.

Fort Wayne is also home to dozens of specialty boutiques and antiques locations. For unique local shopping suggestions, check out our shopping page

Girlfriend Getaway Add-Ons

You may also want to add a visit to a fabulous Fort Wayne spa, unique boutique or perhaps a live performance. Then, top your evening off with a great dinner with the girls, and a comfortable overnight stay in one of our fantastic hotels.

Nothing beats a rooftop bar or restaurant for sweeping views of the city and fun and vibrant atmosphere. Visit Birdies rooftop on top of The Bradley hotel for drinks and bites and relax in modern charm in an ambience designed by Vera Bradley co-founder, Barbara Bradley Baekgaard. Head up to Conner’s Rooftop on top of the Courtyard by Marriott for a stunning view of Parkview Field and the city skyline beyond.

Trying to decide which weekend to come? Check out our Calendar of Events for fun itinerary additions, or plan to come during the world-renowned Vera Bradley Annual Sale, where you'll find savings of 40%-75% off retail prices!

The Vera Bradley Annual Outlet Sale is "bucket list" event for most women - it's a thrilling, once-in-a-lifetime shopping spree, and the bargains are tremendous. Check out this video to get a taste of the action:

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From public art to exciting events, explore some of the fun sights for your Fort Wayne Girlfriend Getaway. 

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