What better way to show mom that she's the best than with a mother-daughter getaway? We're rounding up some of the best spots to take mom this year.
For kids and kids at heart
Want to help Mom feel like a kid again? Plan a trip to an amusement park. Located on the boardwalk in Wildwoods, New Jersey, Morey's Piers is a classic seaside amusement park, family-owned and operated since 1969. You can get lost among 100 rides and attractions spanning over three piers and two beachfront waterparks. The best part: this Mother's Day, moms ride free at Mariner's Landing Pier all day. To add to the celebration, Morey's Piers will also be hosting a special Mother's Day tea at the Tea Cup ride from noon to 2 p.m. where moms will be served complimentary afternoon tea and hors d'oeuvres at the Tea Cup attraction.
For the fitness-minded
Located on 60,000 acres of scenic landscape, the all-inclusive Rancho La Puerta in Tecate, Mexico is an ideal place for any mothers and daughters who put fitness first. The all-inclusive stay includes accommodations, three daily meals and an array of activities that range from horseback riding lessons, trail rides, morning yoga lessons, guided mountain biking tours, hiking, fishing, outdoor cookouts and more. Oh, and the property doesn't have any TVs, so guests are encouraged to get outdoors and take advantage of all the activities being offered.
For those who like to cook
Combine a stay at the Holladay House Bed and Breakfast in Orange, West Virginia with a fun day learning how to make jam. The property’s Orange Jam package comprises a two-night stay at the historic and comfortable inn, plus a half-day lesson in making jam at home. The hands-on lesson is taught by BerryWood Farm Store's Brandy Hopwood just eight miles from the inn. Enjoy lunch, a farm tour and jams with your very own private label to take home.
For a western experience
Grab your cowboy hats and boots — it’s time for a taste of the Wild West. For mothers and daughters looking for a true western experience, Bandera, Texas (the cowboy capital of the world) is the best place to be. The unique Sugar and Spice Ranch Camp is exclusively for mothers and daughters who want to stay in a real bunkhouse, riding their own horses for the week, learning to tack up, groom, bathe, feed and, of course, ride.
For a bit of everything
Lake Chelan, located about three hours northeast of Seattle, is an ideal getaway spot that offers a little something for everyone. Beautiful scenery, 20 award-winning wineries and plenty of spas and options for relaxation make it a versatile mother-daughter vacation option. Spend a day getting pampered at the spa, walk through the historic, charming downtown for some shopping, go out for a great dinner and then spend another day doing wine tastings and meeting the winemakers.
For the active duo
For the active mother and daughter, there is no better place than Windham Hill Inn in southern Vermont, a boutique property set amongst the rolling hills of the Green Mountains. The 160 lush acres include meadows and woodlands, as well as a network of hiking and skiing trails, heated swimming pool, tennis court and gardens. The property's 4.8 miles of trails range from moderate to difficult and go across streams and steep hills — so if you and Mom love to move, this is the place for you.
The Mother's Day package at Windjammer Landing in St. Lucia makes it easy to give mom a much-deserved break. This brand-new package offers families a unique way to celebrate Mother’s Day together, and it begins with a fresh bouquet of flowers and sparkling wine delivered to your room upon check-in. Kids can escape for a few hours to make Mom a cool tie-dyed T-shirt, while Mom is whisked away to the spa to enjoy a refreshing facial, manicure and pedicure. The entire family can enjoy a unique Mother’s Day brunch on Sunday, May 12th.
For the creative pair
The Ojai Valley Inn and Spa is located just a quick trip north of bustling downtown Los Angeles and is set beneath the dramatic Topa Topa mountain range. Particularly fitting for mother and daughter bonding is the Artist Cottage Experience. Home to one of the few authentic resort art studios, the inn's guests are invited to immerse themselves in personal artistic discovery. Get inspired by the stunning scenery and enjoy a tile-painting class for two as a way to embrace your creative side together.
For those who want a challenge
Moms and daughters who like a challenge can hit the mountains in Canada with the three-day Whistler Women's Warrior Getaway in Whistler, British Columbia. Stay at boutique hotel Crystal Lodge, located right in the heart of the Whistler Village. Get ready to go mountain biking in the Whistler Blackcomb bike park (complete with mountain bike rental, lesson and lift ticket), try whitewater rafting and get all-day access to the Core gym’s climbing wall, classes and activities. On the last day, give your well-worked muscles a break with an indulgent soak in the Scandinave Spa hydrotherapy baths.
For those who want some pampering
The Waldorf Astoria Naples "Spa 'Til Dawn" package (call for details and pricing) was made for moms and daughters who want to be pampered. The package features an unprecedented 24 hours in an amazing glass and teak pavilion with an Asian platform bed, generous soaking tub, indoor treatment lounge areas, outdoor sun deck and private patio. You and Mom can enjoy custom spa treatments at sunset, a Mother's Day dinner by moonlight and exclusive after-hours access to the spa's outdoor whirlpools, sauna and steam chambers, as well as a meditation labyrinth lit with candles. In the morning, breakfast is delivered to a private patio for the pair who really wants to get away from it all.
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