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Weekend Getaways for Mothers and Daughters

Plan a wine-themed getaway with mom and escape to the Napa Valley area
Plan a wine-themed getaway with mom and escape to the Napa Valley area
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Today our lives keep us busy and time alone with mom sometimes is difficult to get. Escape with mom on a mother-daughter weekend getaway where the two of your can bond and enjoy some girl time. Pack up your bags and take two days out of both your busy lives for a mini weekend trip for just the two of you. Take a trip where you will be pampered, dance the night away, shop 'til you drop or relax with some wine.

Spa Vacations

During your spa vacation you will be able to relax and be pampered at out of the way luxury spa hotels and resorts. Spend time together in your private spa suite where you two can enjoy a massage while sipping on wine and enjoying each others’ company. Most spa resorts offer guests services such as massages, facials, pedicures, mud baths and hydrotherapy. Green Valley Spa in St. George, Utah, offers guests deluxe accommodations, complete access to spa services and personal fitness trainers to help you get started with a workout routine. If the two of you enjoy skiing, combine your spa getaway with a ski vacation at Topnotch Resort and Spa in Stowe, Vermont. Or you can escape to a tropical oasis designed spa at the Willow Stream the Spa at the Fairmont in Scottsdale, Arizona.


Many of the large cities across the U.S. offer unlimited shopping choices that will keep you and mom shopping from sunrise to sunset. Shop with the stars in Los Angeles where you will be treated to the Hollywood glamour and style along Sunset Boulevard. New York city is full of shopping destinations, such as along Madison Avenue, Fifth Avenue and Times Square. The suburbs of Chicago offer a variety of different malls, including Woodfield Mall in Schaumburg, which is the largest mall in the area. Other Chicago area malls include the Oakbrook Center in Oakbrook, Westfield Old Orchard in Skokie and Gurnee Mills Outlet Mall in Gurnee. If you want to have more of a specialized shopping experience, head to downtown Chicago where you can shop Michigan Avenue and along Magnificent Mile. Looking for some tropical boutique style stores, then you and mom will want to visit the Miami area where you can enjoy the shops along South Beach and then head on down to the beach.

Las Vegas Getaway

There is more to Las Vegas than just gambling and the city that never sleeps has plenty of things to do for just you and mom. While in Las Vegas you and mom can enjoy being pampered in your hotel's spa, go shopping, enjoy a show, dine at some of the best restaurants or spend the day walking along Las Vegas Boulevard. A mother-daughter weekend getaway to Las Vegas may include a day at the spa, an afternoon lunch at a café in the New York New York Hotel and Casino and an evening enjoying one of the Cirque du Soleil shows featured in Vegas. Do not forget to take time to enjoy the fountain show in front of the Bellagio Hotel and Casino before heading back to your room at the end of the day.

Winery Getaway

If you and mom love wine tasting, privacy and quiet time alone, then take a weekend vacation to a local winery. Many wineries offer wine tasting seminars, tours, wine making classes and a quiet place to relax. A vacation to New York's Finger Lakes region will offer the two of you more than 100 wineries to tour and enjoy. California's Wine Country offers wine getaways that include spa treatments, winery tours and many restaurants to dine at. California Wine Country includes the areas in Napa Valley, Sonoma County, Lake County, Monterey County and Santa Cruz.

Hopefully these vacation ideas will give you something to plan for the next time you and your mom want a mother-daughter getaway.

Happy traveling!

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