My best friend and I have come a long way since we were little girls.
I first met Ashley at age 3, when her parents bought the house two doors down from my family. As kids, we’d share a pair of rollerskates and glide around my parents’ basement, each hobbling on one skate.
In middle school, we started a baby-sitting service; we once were paid a $5 bill to split after watching two kids all evening--and we had to make our own change! And in college, our idea of luxury accommodations was an air mattress.
We’ve raised our standards since those days. Perhaps on our next girlfriends’ getaway, we can swap the air mattress for a stay at Fort Lauderdale’s Riverside Hotel. This summer, the upscale property is offering the Best Friends Forever package.
Starting at $189 per night, the package includes:
Accommodations in the Executive Tower (one king or two queen beds)
Champagne and chocolates upon arrival
Complimentary appetizer for two in the Golden Lyon Vintage Pub
25 percent off at Echo Salon (closed Sunday and Monday)
20 percent off services at Planet Massage
20 percent off dinner at Indigo Restaurant
Complimentary Sun Trolley passes to Fort Lauderdale Beach (Friday through Monday, from 9:30 a.m. to 6:30 p.m.)
Two complimentary bottles of water each day
The package is valid through Sept. 30, 2013. Book at 1-800-325-3280 or visit riversidehotel.com.
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