Last year you gave your mother roses for her big day, and the year before that you gave her a piece of jewelry. Instead of a token gift or brunch at a local restaurant, show your mom how much you appreciate her by taking her on a weekend vacation for Mother’s Day. There are as many options for weekend getaways as there are mothers, so select the location that best suits your mom’s style and taste.
A weekend escape to a spa resort can be just the thing to help your mom relax and feel pampered. Consider a spa hotel that is within driving distance from your home or splurge on a trip to the Caribbean for a luxury spa experience. Follow up a mud bath, full-body massage and sauna session with a visit to the salon for a new hairstyle and pedicure. Delicious food, white bed linens and relaxation lounges all round-out the perfect weekend for your Mom.
Book a weekend vacation for Mom at a local wine country to enjoy a magnificent view, gourmet food and supple wines. States such as Michigan, North Carolina, Texas and California all boast thriving vineyards that offer tastings, tours and charming gift shops. Visitors can select their own wineries to visit and explore over the course of a weekend, or they can purchase a package tour which includes a driver and scheduled stops. Some tours include bicycling, picnics and the option of taking a hot air balloon ride.
If your mother is more of an urban gal, consider taking her to a large city for Mother’s Day weekend. You can cater the itinerary to everything she loves, including dining in fine restaurants, going to the theater for a show and strolling through museums. For a shopaholic, book a hotel near the main shopping drag and give your mom the freedom to peruse all of her favorite stores. Walking tours are an excellent way to get to know a new city, experience different neighborhoods and take in historical sites on a budget. From New Orleans to Seattle, each city has a personality of its own that your mother will enjoy discovering.
A country escape is the perfect choice for a mom who enjoys being active outdoors or simply wants to get away from the lights and noise of city life. Charming bed-and-breakfast venues offer a laid-back and comfortable place to sleep in or rock on the front porch. You can plan an outing to a local farmer’s market, walk along a nature trail to view spring wildflowers or go antiquing. For more active moms, plan a weekend of camping, hiking or kayaking for the chance to enjoy nature and be rejuvenated.
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