Top Places to Take Your Mom for Mother’s Day

Your mom—she’s there for you through the good times and the bad. Every Mother’s Day you try to plan a special way to thank her for being her, but the perfect gift eludes you. Do you get her flowers? Buy her new jewelry? Treat her to a nice dinner? Everything seems just seems so cliché…

This year, why not make it extra special and plan a vacation she’ll cherish for years to come? From wine tasting in California to a sunny beach getaway in Alabama, we’re here to help you plan a Mother’s Day trip your mom will never forget.

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Relaxing Spa Weekend in Beaver Creek, Colorado

For the mom who does it all, pamper her with the ultimate relaxation weekend of massages, facials, and Aqua Sanitas water therapy at Park Hyatt Beaver Creek Resort and Spa.

At the base of Beaver Creek Mountain, you’ll escape from the daily world and relax in a mountain haven. Fresh air, hiking, plus an award-winning spa that offers restorative services for peak mind and body rejuvenation… Sounds pretty amazing, doesn’t it?

The Allegria Spa provides signature services like Aqua Sanitas water therapy and warming compresses for achy joints. Try the Ginger Peach Cure where you’ll get a skin buff from a blend of freshly ground ginger, orange peel, raw sugar, honey, and jojoba before an invigorating Swiss shower rinse. A custom full body massage followed by a sumptuous wrap using a rich body butter finishes this invigorating spa experience.

After a full day of pampering, treat your mom to dinner at the 8100 Mountainside Bar & Grill at the resort, which specializes in grilled delicacies and Colorado microbrews.

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Mother’s Day Brunch in Scottsdale, Arizona

Take mom for the ultimate Mother’s Day brunch at The Phoenician in Scottsdale, Arizona.

This elaborate brunch features a variety of salads, stuffed prawns, lobster tortellini, a carving station with lamb chops, ham, and charred beef tenderloin, plus breakfast items like eggs Benedict, and even brioche French toast. It’s the perfect over-the-top meal to celebrate your mother.

This AAA Five Diamond resort, nestled at the base of Camelback Mountain, is home to eight dining venues. While you’re there, in addition to the Mother’s Day brunch, enjoy the pool complex, spa, athletic club, and golf course. You can also enjoy the sophistication of a traditional English afternoon tea in The Phoenician’s lobby, complete with finger sandwiches and Devonshire cream.

While in Scottsdale, why not help your mom cross something off her bucket list by booking a hot air balloon ride over the Arizona desert? For something a little less adventurous, do some retail therapy at the Scottsdale Fashion Square, or make the short drive to nearby Tempe to visit the Marketplace, which hosts more than 100 shops and restaurants.

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California Wine Tasting in Petaluma, California

If she’s a wine lover, giving your mom the gift of exploring the California wine country would be a dream. Just 45 minutes north of bustling San Francisco, Sonoma County hosts more than 425 wineries, wine castles (you read that right), and some of the cutest shopping areas on the West Coast. When you’re not hopping between wineries sipping California chardonnay and cabernets, make your way to Fourth Street in Santa Rosa to stop into the quirky boutiques or enjoy high tea at the Tudor Rose English Tea Room. For a more high-end shopping and wine country dining experience, drive across town to Montgomery Village

The Sheraton Sonoma County – Petaluma is set on the edge of Sonoma County and will wow your mom with California cuisine made from locally sourced ingredients—served with a glass of California wine, of course. The prime location of the hotel, combined with the inspired amenities and excellent service, provide the perfect wine weekend getaway. You’ll enjoy Sheraton Signature Beds, minifridges, and more, with most rooms having either a marina or Petaluma view.

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Enjoy a Beach Getaway in Gulf Shores, Alabama

Sometimes the best way to relax and recharge is to dip your toes in the water. A beach getaway will give your mom a chance for a white sand retreat—and what better way to thank her for all she has done than by cozying up to a wine bar overlooking the beach? The Lodge at Gulf State Park is located on Alabama’s Gulf Coast and is part of the Gulf State Park, a two-mile stretch of beaches offering incomparable seaside views and 25 miles of nature trails winding through preserved coastal ecosystems.

In addition to a beachfront location, Mom will enjoy amenities like a nature center, kayaking and paddleboards, birding, and more outdoor activities. After a day in the sun, treat yourselves to locally sourced cuisine at one of the hotel’s two restaurants, Perch and Food Craft.

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Take a Cooking Class in Tampa, Florida

Whether Mom is a natural cook, an emerging foodie, or wants to learn a new method of cooking, take her for a cooking class to learn some new tricks. At the epicurean theater inside the Epicurean Hotel in Tampa, Florida, she’ll enjoy cooking classes, wine seminars, and other culinary-themed events. This hotel is a foodie’s paradise located in Tampa’s vibrant Soho district, known for its boutiques and eclectic dining.

Take in the vibrant city life, enjoy the tropical tranquility of Spa Evangeline, hang out poolside, and treat your mom to an on-site cooking class led by a professional chef. Finish the evening at the rooftop bar.

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Explore Her Artistic Side in Milwaukee, Wisconsin

If your mom would love an immersive art experience, take her to the Pfister Hotel in Milwaukee, Wisconsin. At this historic hotel, you’ll find two programs to pique your mother’s artistic interest: the Artist-in-Residence Program and the Pfister Narrator program, a writing residency. Tour the largest hotel collection of Victorian art in the world and let her embrace her inner artist.

With a nickname like “Art City,” Milwaukee offers ample ways your mom can explore her creative side. While in town, visit the numerous art museums in the area, take advantage of free art exhibits, or stroll through the Historic Third Ward, where you’ll find the highest concentration of galleries in Milwaukee. We hear the Tory Folliard Gallery and David Barnett Gallery are two you absolutely can’t miss.

Your mom deserves the best, so why not make her year by planning the perfect Mother’s Day getaway? Whether she prefers a spa retreat in the mountains or cooking classes in Tampa, we’re here to take the stress out of finding a hotel for your trip. Visit to compare rates from more than 45,000 hotels around the world and rest easy knowing we’ll take you directly to the hotel’s website to finish your booking once you’ve found the right one.