Best mother-daughter trips
Flowers are sweet, and a spa day is better. But for the ultimate way to show your love for mom, give her an experience she will never forget.
Studies show that the most satisfying purchases are the ones related to experiences, not things. With that in mind, here are three of our favorite inspirations for a mother-daughter trip.
1. Plan a wine tour of Napa Valley:
If your mom enjoys wine, bring her to wine-lovers’ paradise, Napa and the nearby Sonoma area, in California. Book a wine tour, complete with transportation (so you can both enjoy the tastings together), and bring your trip back into balance by renting bikes for a sightseeing tour of the vineyards and rolling hills.
Consider Flex Wine Tours as a fun idea for the “mother-daughter trip of a lifetime” in Napa Valley at Tripadvisor.com. Once you find inspiration, you can book your entire vacation and receive 25% off Napa hotels!
2. A girls’ trip to Vail:
Antlers at Vail in the Colorado mountains is running a special girls’ trip package right now that would also be great for a mother-daughter adventure. Book three nights in a mountainside, luxury condo, complete with mimosas, an outdoor hot tub right on the creek, a zipline adventure and use of a GoPro camera to capture the whole excursion on film.
The spring is a surprisingly great time to visit Colorado, because it’s the off-season, when the winter crowds are gone but the summer travelers haven’t yet descended. The spring wildflowers are beginning to pop and the scenery is a stunning as ever, but prices are way discounted and traffic isn’t as miserable as usual.
3. A trip to track down your family history:
There’s something extra special about visiting the land of your descendants with your mom, who gave you life. Whether your family line is British, African, Irish, Greek, Mexican — track down some important cities in your lineage and pay them a visit.
Look for last-minute travel deals, and consider staying in a vacation rental instead of a hotel, if you want a more authentic (and unusual) experience. Use Travelocity to find the best deals, no matter where your journeys may bring you.