We believe every day should be Mother's Day. We also believe that now is the time to make those memories with her -- and traveling together is a great way to do that! Plan a trip for you and your mom as both a time to celebrate that special bond you share and to make new and special memories the two of you can treasure forever.
Here are eight ideas for a getaway that will be sure to inspire both of you, no matter what her interests:
For the mom who loves pampering
The ultimate girls' weekend package at San Antonio's Mokara Hotel & Spa is just that: Ultimate. It includes your stay, of course, plus pedicures, a $100 dinner credit each, a tequila tasting flight, and more! Plus you'll be headquartered on the famous River Walk, where you can sightsee, shop, and eat your weekend away!
For the mom who loves to garden
Take her to Asheville, N.C.'s Biltmore Estate where historic gardens come to life in the spring and summer. Stay at the city’s newly opened Foundry Hotel, a restored steel factory. Choose the "Indulgent Preparation" package, which includes a guided hike along a nearby trail, allowing you both to go off the grid and immerse yourselves in the magic of the Blue Ridge Mountains.
For the mom who loves the water
The Westin Los Angeles Airport Hotel, just minutes away from some of SoCal’s best beaches, offers a ‘Touch Down LAX, Surf Manhattan Beach,’ package that includes a 90-minute personalized surf lesson for two and provides access to the property’s surf concierge (what a job!) who can share the best-hidden surf spots and the morning surf report.
For the mom who wants to go international
Give mom a break while making beautiful family memories with the Baby’s First Holiday package at Martinhal Cascais Family Hotel in Lisbon, which includes a baby welcome pack, spa treatments, a romantic dinner (with a babysitter included!), and two hours of childcare per day while you explore the vibrant Lisbon coast.
For the mom with a favorite pair of hiking boots
Among the excursions Discover Outdoors plans are some for women only! Check out their Women in the Outdoors Week June 24-30, based in New York City. Highlights include road cycling and nature photography classes in Central Park, whitewater rafting on the Lehigh River and climbing the legendary Shawangunks.
For the mom who’s up for an adventure
Come to the Tordrillo Mountain Lodge for the blue skies of Alaskan summer and stay for the thrill of adventure. You can heli-ski in 75-degree weather in June, along with enjoying world-class fishing, mountain biking on glaciers, whitewater rafting, hiking, rock and ice climbing, canoeing, water skiing, and more. After a full day of fun, unwind by the fireplace or soak in the luxurious lakeside wood-fired hot tub and sauna.
For the mom who dreams of horses
The Sylvan Dale Guest Ranch in Loveland, Colo., hosts a five-night "cowgirl roundup" several times a year. You'll not only bond with your mom, but also with new friends and your very own horse! You can spend the day in the saddle or relax and reflect on a quiet walk along the river. You can also sign up for yoga or a massage -- all while enjoying the natural beauty of the Rocky Mountains together.
For the mom who loves a road trip
The National Corvette Caravan takes places just once every five years. That means you and mom won't want to miss this epic road trip Labor Day weekend! Find yourself a Corvette and join a regional caravan to travel to Bowling Green, Ky. -- the home of the National Corvette Museum -- for four days of festivities.