When’s the last time you had a girls’ night out? Don’t remember? Read on to learn about the top benefits of a girls’ night out and where you should go.

When is the last time you had a girls night out?

There’s something really special about ladies night. Bonding with your fellow females brings a sense of camaraderie like nothing else.   

Plus, getting out and letting your hair down is freeing and a lot of fun.

But did you know that there are actually deeper and longer lasting benefits to taking the time to be with your girls?

A Girls Night Out Is More Than Just Fun

It turns out that socializing with members of your gender actually improves mental health. Why?

The theory is that it’s easier to relate to the life experiences of those in the same gender because of the biological hormone differences between men and women. 

For instance, how well do your guy buddies understand the trials of PMS or menopause?

And if you’re struggling with trauma or illness, seeking solace among your women friends puts you in a circle of caring.

Plus, spending time with your gal pals decreases feelings of depression, stress, and anxiety. It also increases the beneficial hormones that can help boost your immune system.

So what constitutes a great girls night?

Different Ways to Celebrate Ladies Night

Hollywood has often depicted a girls night as one of drunken debauchery and women behaving like men. 

And if that’s your thing, go for it!

But there are so many other ways to celebrate your lady friends. Here are a few examples:

Sing Your Heart out

Belting out your favorite tune at the karaoke bar doesn’t mean you have to drink. (Although it may help.) There’s something tremendously freeing about sharing your voice.  

Roller Coasters and Funhouses

Who says you girls night has to happen at night?

If there’s an amusement park not too far from where you live, make an afternoon of it. Not only is great people watching, but sitting at the top of that roller coaster may just distract you from what’s bothering you!

Glow Bowling 

Of course, it may not be your teenager’s idea of a good time. But this night is about you!

Kick up your competitive spirit while wearing the most unfashionable shoes on the planet. Even if you’re a master gutter ball roller, you’re going to have fun.

Get out

Grab the girls and head to a Breakout Escape Room.

Depending on the theme, you may have to escape zombies, dismantle a fake bomb, or find your way out of a submarine. You and your gal pals really have to put your heads together to figure out how to escape. 

But once you crack the code, victory is yours!

Strap on the Skates

Whether it’s roller or ice, you and your friends will spin, swirl, fall and forget about your life for a while. 

And if you find one with a disco ball, even better. 

Get Cultured

Did you know that some museums offer after-hours programming?

If you live in a city that does, you and the girls could be dancing the night away with a DJ, while wandering the exhibits after hours.

It’s actually pretty magical.

Good Times Await

You know the power of sisterhood.

So improve your mental health and keep your sanity with a girls night out. 

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