For many families, Mother's Day is marked each year with a card and maybe taking Mom out for a nice dinner or fancy brunch.
This year, though, why not treat Mom to an adventure she'll always remember? If a Mother's Day Getaway is something you'd like to plan, here are five great trip ideas that any mom will love.
A Big-City Getaway to NYC
The Big Apple is great for just about any type of getaway, but it's especially great for Mother's Day since New York really comes alive in the spring. Buy tickets for a Broadway musical, take Mom up to the Top of the Rock observation deck for great city views, and go on a sightseeing cruise to see the Statue of Liberty. If Mom is a foodie, consider booking a food tour of Little Italy and Chinatown with Ahoy New York Food Tours, or spend a day shopping at some of New York's staples on Fifth Avenue. You also might want to check out On Location Tours, offering TV- and movie-themed tours of NYC, which is great if Mom was a big fan of shows like Sex and the City or The Sopranos.
A Music Weekend in Nashville
Whether or not your mom was a fan of the ABC show Nashville (mine certainly was), a weekend in Music City is another great trip idea for Mother's Day. Along with all the delicious food you'll find in Nashville, there's also a lot of music history here. Start out with a visit to the Country Music Hall of Fame and Museum. While there, take the RCA Studio B tour, where you can see where artists from Elvis Presley to Carrie Underwood have recorded tracks. Music lovers will also want to book a tour of The Ryman, the historic site of the original Grand Ole Opry.
Ohio's Amish Country
If big cities aren't really Mom's favorite, plan a relaxing trip to somewhere like Ohio's Amish Country instead. Centered around the town of Berlin in east-central Ohio, Ohio's Amish Country is home to the largest Amish settlement in the world. Spend a weekend going at a slower pace, visiting beautiful furniture stores and antique shops, and indulging in delicious homemade Amish food. Be sure to allow time to drive some of the scenic roads, as well, which are surrounded by rolling hills and picturesque farmsteads. The Amish Country Byway in Holmes County is the most famous of these roads.
California Wine Country
Another relaxing getaway that would be perfect for Mom is a trip to California's famous wine country. Head to Napa or Sonoma in northern California, where there are more than 400 wineries to visit. And while you'll certainly want to spend time sipping different local wines, there are plenty of other things to do in northern California, too, from hiking to hot springs (head to Calistoga for these) to sunrise hot air balloon rides. In Napa Valley, you can even explore wine country by train on the aptly-named Wine Train.
A Railway Adventure
Speaking of trains, if Mom is a fan of seeing scenery from the rails, consider gifting her with a luxury train adventure. My pick is the Rocky Mountaineer in Canada, a private train that runs from Vancouver to cities like Banff and Jasper in the Canadian Rockies. This is truly a luxury trip (especially if you book a seat in a GoldLeaf car), but it's one of the best ways to see western Canada's stunning scenery.
Some other trip ideas that Mom might love for Mother's Day include a food-focused weekend in Savannah, GA, a New England getaway to somewhere like Cape Cod or Martha's Vineyard, or an art-focused trip out West to Santa Fe. Or you could even book the whole family on a short cruise to the Caribbean or Mexico.
Have you ever planned a Mother's Day trip? If so, where did you go?
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