6 Places to Enjoy a Mother’s Day Vacation With the Special Women in Your Life

by Ben SanfordMay 11, 2018

Make Mother’s Day Extra Special This Year

We all have a woman in our lives who has made a true impact — whether it’s mom, grandma, an aunt, or your wife, mother figures play a huge role in shaping who we are, and Mother’s Day is the perfect opportunity to show our gratitude. Moms and mother figures work tirelessly to raise us, feed us, and nurture us. Show the special women in your life how much you appreciate them by giving them a chance for a special getaway this Mother’s Day.

While flowers and chocolates are always nice, you can do something extra special this year by gifting a trip to one of these amazing cities. Share an adventure with mom and the whole family, or give her a luxury retreat for some well deserved alone time.
places to celebrate mother's day

1) Chicago, Illinois

Whether you’re from the Midwest or just looking for a unique Mother’s Day getaway, Chicago is a delightful destination for mom on her big day. Chicago offers plenty of options for Mother’s Day brunch, like RM Champagne Salon, where you and mom can order strawberry champagne donuts and bubbly by the bottle or glass all morning long.

Get cozy with a longer getaway in a rental in gorgeous Wicker Park, like this airy three bedroom on Potomac Ave. Wicker Park neighborhood features lots of green space and tons of delicious restaurants and eateries, like Alliance Bakery. Be sure to leave room for yummy cupcakes and pastries!

2) Austin, Texas

Embrace southern hospitality and comfort food with a Mother’s Day weekend trip to Austin. If you don’t mind getting out of the city, check out Rancho Pillow outside of Round Top, Texas, which Domino Magazine calls a “magic” guesthouse complex that will satisfy the needs of any vintage and antique lover.

If you’re wanting to stay within Austin’s city limits, Blue Dahlia Bistro is a must. With locations in East Austin and Westlake, Blue Dahlia offers one free mimosa to all moms who come in for Mother’s Day brunch.
places to celebrate mother's day

3) Hyde Park, New York

For a Mother’s Day away from the hustle and bustle of New York City, escape two hours upstate to Hyde Park. A charming town with artsy quirks and luxury amenities, Hyde Park is a great option for moms wanting a weekend getaway that’s a bit closer to the city than Hudson, but still just as beautiful.

Bank Rate recommends Le Petit Chateau, a cozy, four-room bed and breakfast that offers gourmet cooking classes and romantic private dining experiences. Hyde Park’s selection of quaint, affordable rentals — like this roomy two-bedroom — makes it a great choice for folks who want to live in a quiet, wooded neighborhood in close proximity to the city.

4) Missoula, Montana

For moms who enjoy Mother’s Day brunch only after a few hours of skiing, biking, fishing, or rafting, Missoula is just the ticket. Spend the morning taking one of Missoula’s many mountain biking trails by storm, and then celebrate with a hearty meal at Tamarack Brewing Company. Kelly from A Side of Sweet recommends the cheese burger with caramelized onions.

For a more low key side of Missoula, try a spa day at Bella Sauvage. Massages, manicures, and facials will have mom feeling pampered and beautiful. Stay at the Gibson Mansion for an intimate bed and breakfast experience, complete with a library, gourmet breakfast, and wi-fi throughout.

5) Napa Valley, California

Historically, the Napa Valley is one of America’s most romantic destinations for nature lovers and wine aficionados alike. Get into the spirit of Napa with the Napa Valley Wine Train, which winds through vineyards while serving up epic meals alongside top-of-the-line wine. On Mother’s Day, the tour includes three hours of unique views from the luxury train, a multiple-course meal, and a taste of private label wine.

For lodging, go for a Tuscan-style haven at the Meritage Resort and Spa. Sit back and relax with a glass of sparkling rosé, some live music, and a gorgeous Mother’s Day brunch spread. For a Mother’s Day weekend with the kids, the Meritage offers a kids-only buffet with face painting and cookie decorating, so mom can still have her moment of respite.
places to celebrate mother's day

6) Sedona, Arizona

Give mom a unique Mother’s Day this year in Sedona. Eat brunch and relax in style at L’Auberge de Sedona, a resort spa nestled into the iconic red hills that have drawn people to Sedona for years.

When the sun sets, try out the Sedona Stargazing Astronomy Tour for one of the most brilliant night time views in the country. Show mom that she means the world to you when you offer her an unforgettable view of the universe.

Give Mom a Mother’s Day She Won’t Forget

This Mother’s Day, do something special to show your mom how much you appreciate all she’s done for you. Wherever you end up going, take time to appreciate the little things, and really show your gratitude for one of the strongest, most influential women in your life. Happy Mother’s Day!

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About The Author
Ben Sanford
Ben is a real estate agent and freelance writer. He's lived on the east coast his entire life and is just as "at home" on a snowboard as he is in the office. When not writing about local real estate markets and researching hot new tips for homeowners, he can be found working on his home renovation projects with help from his wife Melissa and their kids, Josh and Cheyenne.