While almost any Mexican beach will provide you and your daughter an idyllic setting for girl talk and bonding, look no further than Las Olas for a wild adventure. Las Olas, just outside Puerto Vallarta, is a retreat center that specializes in surf safaris for women, complete with surf instruction, yoga, massage and other seasonal activities to keep guests engaged. Talk about moms and daughters finding common ground!
If you and your daughter are a little bit country and a little bit rock-and-roll, you may want to hop a flight to eclectic Austin, Texas, the self-proclaimed "Music Capital of the World." You can spend your days enjoying the award-winning city parks and spring-fed natural pools, then kick up the heat at night listening to live music and eating Texas barbecue at the famous Stubb's restaurant.
For the mother/daughter duo who wants to experience big-city life, New York is the place to go. Well-known tourist destinations like the Statue of Liberty, Times Square and Central Park all await your exploration, while world-class shopping, museums, restaurants and Broadway shows offer added culture. No matter your ages, you and your girl will find something amazing to enjoy together.
If you're looking for a vacation that will practically force your daughter to cuddle with you at night, consider traveling to a Colorado ski resort. The cold weather will ensure cozy nights by the fire as you drink hot chocolate and gossip about life. Even if you don't fancy yourself a snow bunny, most resorts offer additional activities like sleigh rides, snowshoeing and spa services.
There's no need to hop across the Pacific for a Hawaiian island vacation when the Caribbean is just a quick flight from many U.S. cities. Consider an all-inclusive resort vacation to a destination in Jamaica for an island getaway that's as unique as it is beautiful. You and your daughter will rave about the crystal clear waters and delicious rum beverages for years to come.
Virginia is a fantastic mix of slow-paced natural beauty and fast-paced city life. The entire state of Virginia is relatively close to Washington, D.C., so you and your daughter can see our nation's most compelling monuments before retiring to a bed and breakfast in the Appalachian hills. Enjoy a mix of wine tours, historic sites and beautiful national parks before returning home.
If you're ready to break away from the Americas, Italy's Cinque Terra simply must be on your mother/daughter bucket list. The vistas of Cinque Terra are some of the most spectacular on earth, and you and your daughter can sip on world-class wines while you watch the sun set over the Mediterranean. Bring your bikinis and hiking shoes, because one day you'll relax on the beach and the next you'll hike stunning Italian foothills.
A Costa Rican vacation is the perfect mother/daughter destination for the ladies who fancy themselves yoginis. Book a spot at a yoga retreat center like Blue Spirit Costa Rica for a chance to find your zen in the heart of the jungle. The retreat center also provides horseback riding, zip line tours, surfing and kayaking for those who want adventure.
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