10 Mother’s Day Destinations Every Mom Will Love

Flowers are beautiful, but time with you is the best Mother’s Day Gift!

Flowers are beautiful, but time with you is the best Mother’s Day Gift!

10 of the Best Mother’s Day Gifts

Chocolate? Flowers? Maybe a nice brunch? Those are all great ways to spend Mother’s Day but let’s face it, what your Mom really wants is more time with you. Surprise your mom with a shared experience and she will remember it forever. Read on for 10 of our favorite ways to spend mothers day together.

1. Hike Yosemite

Yosemite National Park

There’s probably no better way to bond with mom than being alone on a trail together in the middle of nature. You have time for lots of good bonding, you’ll catch amazing Yosemite views and it’s a chance for both of you to disconnect and focus on each other. The US park system is a treasure so get out and enjoy one together. (Want a free way to explore our National Parks check out our post on their volunteer program!)

2. Get Artsy in Austin

Austin, Texas

Austin isn’t Austin without it’s indie art scene. Artists and creatives are drawn to the Texas city from all over. Take mom to gallery openings, museums, the theatre, or any of the city’s regular art events. If you’re feeling super artsy, stay at one of Austin’s trendiest spots the Austin Motel.

3. Make a toast in Napa

Napa, California

Nothing says I love you like a good California wine. Stroll through scenic vineyards, enjoy endless tastings, and top it off with artisanal cheese. If you are looking to “detox, retox and repeat” end with a stay at Solage Resort, one of our 3 Favorite Spas in California for the perfect Mother’s Day getaway.

4. Relax on the beach

Maui, Hawaii

One of the best gifts you can give is a break from the stress of everyday life, and spending time by the water is always a tonic. So pack a picnic basket filled with her favorite foods and a blanket and head to your closest ocean, lake or pond. Or, For a lux eco escape head to Travaasa Hana in Maui. Let mom relax on a beach with turquoise waters, or greet the sunrise with yoga and you’ll be her favorite for sure.

5. Eat your way through Portland

Portland, Oregon

Portland is one of the U.S city’s most known for its food scene. Whether you’re doing a food tour or just exploring on your own, there’s much to be eaten and an amazing array of organic, farm to table and vegetarian pics. Take her on the Eat Adventures Food Tour for Mother’s Day and you’ll be sure to satisfy her heart and her stomach. For more on Portland eats, check out our city guide.

6. Take in Savannah’s Southern Charm

Savannah, Georgia

If its mother daughter bonding you’re looking for on Mother’s Day there’s nowhere better than Savannah. Stroll under the city’s iconic live oaks, experience it’s fine architecture, explore by bike, shop at Savannah Bee Company and take in endless sun. It’s southern charm will surely rub off on you. For our top pics for where to stay, eat, be active and indulge, check out our guide to Savannah.

7. Dance it out in Miami

Miami Beach, Florida

Maybe your mom just wants to feel young again on Mother’s Day. Enjoy Miami’s stunning beaches by day and dance lessons by night. Zumba, Salsa, Bachata, they’ve got it all. After all that dancing, nothing could be better than unwinding at The Carillon Miami Wellness Resort.

8. Spa Day at Canyon Ranch

Tucson, Arizona or Lenox, Massachusetts

Have you noticed we love Canyon Ranch? We know your mom will too. Head to the Lenox, MA location where you and your mom can enjoy their Women’s Wellness Week signature event.  Or in Tuscon, give her the gift of a treatment plan like an aquatic massage, overnight wrinkle facial, manicures and pedicures. She’ll feel younger and probably love you even more. (and if you do want to head to Canyon Ranch, let us know at letschat@shetravelswell.com - we can help you book, make sure you sign up ahead of time for the things that sell out and let you know our favorite speakers, spa services & classes!)

9. Flower Festival in Seattle

Seattle, Washington

Forget store bought flowers, give your mom the real deal. Take her to Pike Place’s 10th annual flower festival in downtown Seattle for the freshest flowers from all over Washington. Then you can let her pick out her favorite! After you’ve had enough flowers for the day, check out the Mother’s day cooking class in the market’s Italian kitchen for fresh seafood pasta and prosecco. Cheers to that!

10. Bake away in NOLA

New Orleans, Louisiana

If your mom loves to bake or has always wanted to learn, a baking lesson is the perfect way to spend Mother’s Day. And how about the number one baking school in the U.S? The Bakehouse is as good as it gets. After you spend the day whisking away, take in the beautiful French Quarter and see all that Nola has to offer. Be sure to check out our Nola guide while you’re at it!