Mother’s Day Getaways: Family Vacation Ideas for Mom’s Big Day

From urban shopping sprees to high-flying wilderness adventures, the best weekend packages for every kind of mom.

Breakfast in bed is a perennial Mother’s Day treat, but this year why not let room service bring it? Hotels and resorts around the world always offer enticing packages for Mom’s big weekend—so we’ve rounded up some of the best family vacation ideas.

For adventurous women, the Omni Mount Washington Resort in New Hampshire offers the “Moms Fly Free” package—and they don’t mean window or aisle. The hotel has two suspension bridges, ten zip lines, and lots of rappelling. Or if you’re more in need of some retail therapy, then head to San Francisco and book Hotel Abri’s “Shop ’Til You Drop!” special. Located in the heart of Union Square, the Abri even offers a Shopping Bag Valet who will lighten the load and carry yours back to your room. And sometimes, moms just need a true getaway with Dad. New Orleans’ Omni Royal Orleans is offering a ‘Toast to Mom’ package that includes a welcome bottle of Champagne and beignets, a horse-drawn carriage tour of the city’s French Quarter, and Mother’s Day brunch.

But just remember, if the weekend turns out to be everything you hoped for, Dad may want equal time on Father’s Day.

Flip through the slideshow and read on below for more Mother’s Day family vacation ideas.
Karla Alindahao (@karlaalindahao)

Omni Royal Orleans
621 St. Louis Street, New Orleans, LA 70140
504.529.5333

Located in New Orleans’ historic French Quarter, the Omni Royal Orleans’ ‘Toast to Mom’ package is the perfect weekend vacation for moms and dads—and the kids, if you want to make a family vacation of it. Upon arrival, indulge in a bottle of Champagne and beignets. The next day, a tour of the French Quarter on a horse-drawn carriage is on the agenda—right after Mother’s Day brunch at the hotel’s Rib Room. Rates start at $365 per night, based on double occupancy. Valid from May 10, 2013 through May 13, 2013. There is an additional person charge of $60 per person. Book Now.

White Barn Inn
37 Beach Avenue, Kennebunk Beach, ME 04043
207.967.2321

White Barn Inn, a boutique Relais & Châteaux property, welcomes guests to enjoy a lovely Mother’s Day Brunch from 11:00 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. The White Barn Inn Restaurant, helmed by Chef Jonathan Cartwright, will be serving dishes such as strawberry French toast with rhubarb maple syrup, banana and milk chocolate pancakes with white chocolate maple syrup, spinach and cheddar quiche, and more. And make sure to make a weekend of it: The inn has a top-rate spa and stays are accompanied by complimentary breakfasts and afternoon tea while bikes and canoes are available on loan free of charge. Book Now.

Sorrel River Ranch Resort and Spa
Mile 17 Highway 128, Moab, UT 84532
435.259.4642

Sorrel River Ranch Resort and Spa in Moab, Utah teamed up with Blue Print Cleanse to offer the “Red Rock Adventure Cleanse” package starting this May—in time for Mother’s Day. The package includes three nights in a mountain view room at Sorrel River Ranch, one 50-minute Swedish Massage, one personal training session, Blue Print juices, morning Sorrel Ridge hikes, one stand-up paddleboard lesson from the resort’s Adventure Team, a sauna cleanse session, yoga class, and a Blue Print gift bag. The package starts at $1,950 and must be booked seven days in advance. Book Now.

Sea Island
100 Cloister Drive, Sea Island, GA 31561
855.572.4975

You can always count on Sea Island, located on the southern coast of Georgia, to get it right. Its “Lilly Pulitzer Mother & Daughter Getaway Package” is perfect for moms looking for an activity-packed vacation. They’ve thought of everything: from a tennis clinic with renowned doubles champions Murphy and Luke Jensen to a runway show followed by a private trunk show to Annie Oakley shooting classes to sea turtle expeditions and more. The package includes two-night luxury accommodations at The Cloister, a Special Lilly Pulitzer gift, a welcome bottle of pink Champagne and macarons, dinner at the resort’s new trattoria, massages at The Spa at Sea Island, and of course, mani-pedis. Rates start at $510 per person, per night.

Vanderbilt Grace
41 Mary Street, Newport, RI 02840
401.846.6200

Built by Alfred Vanderbilt in 1909, the Vanderbilt Grace in Newport, Rhode Island was restored to its former glory with a spa and two restaurants sure to delight the family. It will be offering Mother’s Day Brunch in the hotel gardens for $55 a person—and that includes a bouquet of flowers. Know a special mom-to-be? Book the property’s “Mom-To-Be Getaway Package” that includes two-night accomodations, pre-natal morning yoga, a mommy-to-be massage, and a blanket and plush toy for Baby. Book Now.

Hotel Principe di Savoia
Piazza della Repubblica 17, 20124, Milan, IT
+39.02.6230.5555

Dorchester Collection’s Hotel Principe di Savoia is offering a two-night “Mother and Daughter” package to make for the perfect Mother’s Day in the heart of Milan. The package is also available for three people upon request and includes buffet breakfast, two tickets to the world-renowned opera house Teatro alla Scala, a 30-minute spa treatment for two at Club 10, and shuttle service to and from Milan’s historical center. Available through December 31, in accommodations from premium rooms to Principe suites. Rates begin at approximately $830. Book Now.

Hotel Abri
127 Ellis Street, San Francisco, CA 94102
415.392.8800

This Mother’s Day head out for a weekend in hip San Francisco—and book Hotel Abri’s “Shop ’Til You Drop!” Package. With a downtown location just a few blocks from Union Square, Hotel Abri is near all the fun boutiques, local eateries, and the city’s best night spots. The package includes a Shopping Bag Valet Program and Shopping Break coupon for a beer, wine, or cocktail and appetizer from Puccini & Pinetti’s bar menu. Book Now.

Coworth Park
Blacknest Road, Ascot, West Berkshire SL5 7SE, GB
+44.1344.876.600

Mom will delight in 240 acres of parkland at London’s luxury country house hotel Coworth Park. The Spa at Coworth Park’s “Spa Sleepover” package includes a choice between a 50-minute English Rose wrap or 50-minute classic Swedish massage, two glasses of Champagne in The Spa, and a classic English breakfast for two. Package prices start at approximately $684 inclusive of VAT. Book Now.

Rancho Bernardo Inn
17550 Bernardo Oaks Drive, San Diego, CA 92128
877.517.9340

Located outside San Diego, Rancho Bernardo Inn, is offering one of the most enticing Mother’s Day packages. Its “Mom and Me Spa and Lunch” package includes complimentary Champagne, a 50-minute signature message or facial, and poolside spa lunch. There’s also a three-course dinner at the Veranda Fireside Lounge and a Mother’s Day Brunch in the Aragon Ballroom. To make things extra kid-friendly, a petting zoo and pony rides are available at $65 for adults and $25 for children aged four to 12. Children three years old and under are complimentary. Book Now.

La Posada de Santa Fe Resort & Spa
330 East Palace Avenue, Santa Fe, NM 87501
505.986.0000

Celebrate Mother’s Day in New Mexico at La Posada de Santa Fe Resort & Spa. The adobe-style resort’s “Mom Needs a Massage, Daddy Needs a Drink” package includes two nights in a classic king guest room, a $40 daily breakfast credit, two 50-minute spa treatments, and two cocktails in Staab House Bar. The package starts at $359 per night based on double-occupancy. Book Now.

Rancho Valencia Resort & Spa
5921 Valencia Circle, Rancho Santa Fe, CA 92067
858.756.1123 / 858.759.6216

From 10:30 a.m. to 2:30 p.m., Rancho Valencia Resort & Spa, will be serving a special brunch on Mother’s Day (a choice between bloody Marys and bellinis included)—plus a take-home gift of a recipe and jar of Chef’s spring jam. The Spa at Rancho Valencia is also offering a “Mother Glows Best” treatment: receive a complimentary brow shaping, spa gift, and 15 percent off any regular-priced retail item in The Spa’s gift shop when you book any spa facial. Book Now.

Villas of Grand Cypress
1 North Jacaranda Street, Orlando, FL 32836
407.239.4700

The newly renovated Villas of Grand Cypress in Orlando, Florida, is offering to give moms quite the Mother’s Day break. The “Time Out” package includes Champagne, a hot bath amenity, magazines, an in-suite spa treatment, and a $50 room service credit. The package rate starts at $299, based on single occupancy. Book Now.

The US Grant
326 Broadway, San Diego, CA 92101
619.232.3121

The historic US Grant, in San Diego’s Gaslamp Quarter, is all about old world grandeur, elegance, and sophistication. And its Mother’s Day Brunch is no excepion. Featuring a child-friendly buffet of Pacific seafood specialties, seasonal side dishes, prime meats, sweet treats, and more, the hotel’s celebration is beyond compare. In addition to brunch, there will also be Mother’s Day afternoon tea that includes fine looseleaf teas, a glass of Champagne, decadent pastries, and a selection of gourmet tea sandwiches. Reservations are required so make sure to call ahead. Book Now.

Omni Mount Washington Resort
310 Mount Washington Hotel Road, Bretton Woods, NH 03575
603.278.1000

So you’re a big fan of adventure travel, you say? Well, the Omni Mount Washington Resort’s “Moms Fly Free” package has got you covered. Moms fly free this Mother’s Day on one of New England longest zip lines—the resort’s Bretton Woods Canopy Tour—through the FOGO (Fly One, Get One) program. It’s going to be one adventure of a vacation—with two suspension bridges, ten zip lines, hiking, and even rappelling. Book Now.

The Lodge at Tiburon
1651 Tiburon Boulevard, Tiburon, CA 94920
415.435.3133

Marin County’s Tiburon Tavern at The Lodge at Tiburon invites you to celebrate Mother’s Day and enjoy a kid-friendly Mother’s Day brunch with friends and family. Featuring a farm-to-table approach to dining, The tavern will be serving dishes such as lemon ricotta pancakes with maple syrup, spring vegetable and goat cheese quiche, carved and smoked salmon, strawberry shortcake with Chantilly cream, and Frog Hollow peach and blueberry crostada. Cost per person $60. Book Now.

Omni Royal Orleans
New Orleans, Lousiana
The hotel’s ‘Toast to Mom’ package includes a welcome bottle of Champagne, a tour of the French Quarter, and Mother’s Day brunch at the Rib Room.

White Barn Inn
Kennebunk Beach, Maine
Chef Jonathan Cartwright is preparing an exquisite Mother’s Day brunch featuring strawberry French toast with rhubarb maple syrup, banana and milk chocolate pancakes with white chocolate maple syrup, spinach and cheddar quiche, and more.

Sorrel River Ranch Resort and Spa
Moab, Utah
Sorrel River Ranch Resort and Spa teamed up with Blue Print Cleanse to offer the ‘Red Rock Adventure Cleanse’ package, which includes three nights in a mountain view room, one 50-minute Swedish Massage, one personal training session, Blue Print juices, morning hikes, and more.

Sea Island
Sea Island, Georgia

The property’s ‘Lilly Pulitzer Mother & Daughter Getaway Package’ includes two-night luxury accommodations at The Cloister, a special Lilly Pulitzer gift, a welcome bottle of pink Champagne and macarons, dinner at the resort’s new trattoria, and more. Optional activities such as a tennis clinic with renowned doubles champions Murphy and Luke Jensen and Annie Oakley shooting classes are also on offer.

Vanderbilt Grace
Newport, Rhode Island

Vanderbilt Grace will be offering Mother’s Day Brunch in the hotel gardens for $55 a person—and that includes a bouquet of flowers.

Hotel Principe di Savoia
Milan, Italy

The hotel is offering a two-night ‘Mother and Daughter’ package that includes buffet breakfast, two tickets to the world-renowned opera house Teatro alla Scala, a 30-minute spa treatment for two at Club 10, and shuttle service to and from Milan’s historical center.

Hotel Abri
San Francisco, California
The downtown San Francisco hotel’s ‘Shop ’Til You Drop!’ package includes a Shopping Bag Valet program and Shopping Break coupon for a beer, wine, or cocktail and appetizer from Puccini & Pinetti’s bar menu.

Coworth Park
West Berkshire, UK

The Spa at Coworth Park’s ‘Spa Sleepover’ package includes a choice between a 50-minute English Rose wrap or 50-minute classic Swedish massage, two glasses of Champagne in The Spa, and a classic English breakfast for two.

Rancho Bernardo Inn
San Diego, California

The inn’s ‘Mom and Me Spa and Lunch’ package includes a Mother’s Day brunch in the Aragon Ballroom with a chocolate fountain. There is a child buffet station while a petting zoo and pony rides are available at $65 for adults and $25 for children aged four to 12.

La Posada de Santa Fe Resort & Spa
Santa Fe, New Mexico
The adobe-style resort’s ‘Mom Needs a Massage, Daddy Needs a Drink’ package includes two nights in a classic king guest room, a $40 daily breakfast credit, two 50-minute spa treatments, and two cocktails in Staab House Bar.

Rancho Valencia Resort & Spa
Rancho Santa Fe, California

The property will be serving a special Mother’s Day brunch (a choice between bloody Marys and bellinis included)—plus a take-home gift of a recipe and jar of the Chef’s spring jam. The Spa at Rancho Valencia is also offering a ‘Mother Glows Best’ treatment.

Villas of Grand Cypress

Orlando, Florida
The newly renovated Villas of Grand Cypress is offering moms a ‘Time Out’ package that includes Champagne, a hot bath amenity, magazines, an in-suite spa treatment, and a $50 room service credit.

US Grant
San Diego, California
US Grant’s Mother’s Day Brunch will be featuring a child-friendly buffet of Pacific seafood specialties, seasonal side dishes, prime meats, sweet treats, and more. In addition to brunch, there will also be Mother’s Day afternoon tea that includes fine looseleaf teas, a glass of Champagne, decadent pastries, and a selection of gourmet tea sandwiches.

Omni Mount Washington Resort
Bretton Woods, New Hampshire
The resort’s ‘Moms Fly Free’ package will have you soaring down one of New England longest zip lines—the resort’s Bretton Woods Canopy Tour—through the FOGO (Fly One, Get One) program.

The Lodge at Tiburon
Tiburon, California
The Tiburon Tavern invites you to celebrate Mother’s Day and enjoy a delightfully kid-friendly Mother’s Day brunch with friends and family, featuring a farm-to-table approach to dining.

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