Mother’s Day is coming up very soon. Have you considered what to do for your mom? Perhaps you will do the same thing you do every year – show up at her house with a bouquet of flowers and take her out for a nice brunch. Or, maybe you are thinking about doing something different this year, such as dinner and a movie with your mom.
Here is an idea: How about leaving the ordinary and taking your mom on an extraordinary adventure for Mother’s Day? After all, she is your mother and you she has given up more than you can imagine ensuring your happiness and well-being. She deserves an amazing day all about her – and you can give it to her.
All you have to do is plan a getaway to give her an experience she will not soon forget. Besides, spending some quality time with your mom is something you will cherish for a lifetime.
Not sure where to take her?
Here are 7 of the best places to take your mom this Mother’s Day.
1. Bar Harbor, Maine.
Bar Harbor is a cute and quaint coastal town in Maine. You and your mother can spend time wandering the streets, enjoying all the local shops and diners that you will come across. Or, you can explore all the hiking and biking trails that are found here. If you are going to take your younger kids biking get a balance bike to help them start learning about biking.
Not to mention that Bar Harbor has some of the most beautiful scenery in the North East, with all of its mountains, cliffs, and lakes.
- Tour the city on foot or on bike.
- Explore the surrounding national parks.
- Discover the history of Bar Harbor.
- Spend time at the marinas along the bayfront.
2. Napa Valley, California.
If your mom is a wine drinker, then this is the spot for her.
Known as “wine country” for a reason, Napa Valley is home to the scenic countryside and award-winning wines.
Treat your mom to all the luxuries this area has to offer. Check out the outdoor festivals and concerts, the local markets, and tour the wineries.
3. Santa Fe, New Mexico.
Is your mom in love with the wild west? If so, then Santa Fe is a great destination for her.
This city is boasting with a wide variety of things to do. These include outdoor adventures, discovering memorials and museums, learning about the history, spending the day at the spa, enjoying some fine dining at some local eclectic restaurants, or shopping until your heart’s content.
4. St. Thomas, Virgin Islands.
Stepping a bit outside of the U.S., you may want to consider a trip to St. Thomas in the U.S. Virgin Islands. Your mom is sure to get excited about this Caribbean island destination.
Not only is it surrounded by beautiful blue beaches and white sand, but there is so much more to this island, including:
- Visiting historical sites
- Enjoying an elegant dining experience
- Swimming and snorkeling
- Duty-free shopping
- Luxurious spas and retreats.
These are just a few of the fun things your mom can enjoy at this destination.
5. Gatlinburg, Tennessee.
Located in the Great Smokey Mountains, Gatlinburg has a lot of wonder for you and your mom to explore. Together, you can:
- Visit breweries, wineries, and distilleries.
- Go camping.
- Stroll through local artisan shops.
- Try your hands at white water rafting.
- Go gem mining.
- Go for a hike.
There is so much to do. Whether you are an active family looking for hiking trails or you want to take in all the beautiful scenery found here – including waterfalls – you will find something enjoyable.
Besides the outdoor fun, you will find museums and galleries, a good mixture of restaurants to choose from, and even an amusement park.
6. Cayo Costa, Florida.
Did you know there is an island off the west coast of Florida? You can take your mother on an island escape without ever truly leaving mainland U.S.A.
This island, Cayo Costa, requires a ferry to reach. But, once you arrive, you will be blown away by the solitude and engulfment of the sea.
Cayo Costa is considered a State Park and offers 9-miles of untouched beaches and over 2,400 acres of area. If your mom is one who loves wildlife in their own habitats, such as birds and dolphins, then she will enjoy a trip here. She can also enjoy:
Many people come for the day, and many others pitch a tent and stay all night for an unforgettable, rejuvenating experience.
7. Las Vegas, Nevada.
If you or your mother is feeling lucky, then a trip to Las Vegas may be in order.
This is one of those destinations that it doesn’t matter if you have been here before or not – you will not be bored to come back again and again. And, you don’t necessarily have to be a gambler to enjoy all it has to offer.
Surprise your mom with a chance to see one of her favorite Cirque de Soleil shows or a performance by her favorite musician.
Go shopping and dining along Fremont Street and let her re-claim her youth with a few moments on the zip line. Or, you can head outside of the city and explore the Hoover Dam.
Las Vegas is the perfect place to wander and get lost in all the sights. With each hotel along the strip, something new is offered that you won’t want to miss.
Wrap it all up with a chartered flight
If you want to make this getaway even more memorable for your mom, consider chartering a flight. Kick off her Mother’s Day from the moment she steps foot onto the private jet. Chartered flights can get you to any of these destinations – and more. In fact, they can get you closer to more unique destinations than any commercial airliner ever could.
She deserves it.