Spending Mother's Day in the US with your mom is very special but you can get so much out of a trip together. You want to be spending quality time with each other, but that doesn’t mean you can’t do it somewhere wonderful, in places that are attractive to both of you, and where you can connect with each other through shared experiences. Have a browse through these suggestions and it might inspire you to organize your own mother daughter trips soon – better start saving for a splurge too!
Perfect for mother daughter trips, Cape Town offers the best of every world. The weather is magnificent, the scenery breathtaking and the list of adventures are endless. Swim with the penguins at Boulders Beach, head out into wine country for a meander through the vineyards, some wine tasting and lunch, take the cable car up to the top of Table Mountain and zip over the bay on a ferry to the iconic Robben Island for a tour.
If it’s breathtaking scenery that you and your mum are after, then you will be absolutely delighted with The Cellars-Hohenort, a complex that offers luxury living on the slopes of Table Mountain. Book at booking.com
2 St John, Virgin Islands
A stunningly beautiful destination, St John is made up of more than half of unspoiled national park where you’ll find crystal clear azure waters, cashmere sands, rugged leafy peninsulas and magnificent tranquility, all completely preserved as some of Mother Nature’s most beautiful offerings. Here you can do everything and nothing – lie on the beach all day, enjoy a chat and a cocktail and then get down to some serious retail therapy just a hop, skip and a jump away. It’makes for one of the ideal mother daughter destinations.
How does 7 private white sand beaches, 5 on site restaurants and meters away access to the crystal clear Caribbean Sea sound? If it sounds good to you, then you better head to the Caneel Bay Resort! Book at booking.com
3 St Petersburg, Russia
What may initially seem like an odd choice for a mother daughter holiday destination will surprise you entirely. Fascinating, other-worldly and a total cultural feast – St Petersburg has a smorgasbord of delights to offer travelers. Russian Orthodox Church tours, the Winter Palace, the Summer Garden and the Summer Palace of Peter the Great, cathedrals, castles, palaces and parks galore, all mean you can experience opulence like you have never seen before.
When you are on vacation with your mum, you want to make sure that you are within a good distance of all the vital tourist spots, and the Corinthia Hotel boasts the perfect location for a mother/daughter base. Book at booking.com
4 Montana, USA
Those that have been before, and many of whom who have never left, describe the intoxication of fresh pine trees, vast blue, blue skies, breeze ruffled lakes, raw and rugged landscapes and the grandest gestures of nature as something euphoric. Nature lovers will literally think they have arrived in paradise as some of the finest offerings of the American West are found in just one state. Mum and daughter can find their pioneer spirit, experience frontier town living, breathe in the crisp fresh air until it fills your soul – and never look back.
You can’t go to Montana without essentially basing the entire trip around the exciting prospect of Yellowstone National Park, and the Yellowstone Lodge in West Yellowstone provides the perfect home base. It’s also pet friendly! Book at booking.com
5 Hong Kong
Happy shoppers beware – be prepared to meet your match. Hong Kong is an eclectic feast of delights and you will be forgiven in thinking your senses have been assaulted. Asia’s world city is one that never sleeps, never slows down and never fails to please. Feast at swanky world class restaurants, visit museums, theme parks, shopping malls the size of small suburbs, attend dragon boat racing festivals, go sailing, head out to the outlying islands and explore the stunning beaches – but don’t expect to get much sleep on your whirlwind holiday.
Hong Kong really is a city like no other, and your stay there deserves a hotel like no other which is why the only real recommendation we can give is the Hotel ICON, designed by local architects and offering amazing harbour views along with spa services and a rooftop pool! Book at booking.com
6 Lamu, Kenya
Right in the heart of East Africa lies an oasis – a magical enchanted island paradise just waiting to be explored. With no vehicles permitted on the island, the pace of life continues to plod along as it always has, slow and steady. Narrow, winding streets give way to bustling markets, and evidence of its rich and colorful history – dating as far back as the 14th century when it was a Swahili settlement – is everywhere in the old town. Travelers have described their visit as intoxicating and in short, the perfect place for mother daughter holidays.
A trip to Kenya really feels like a once in a lifetime kind of vacation, and it deserves a once in a lifetime hotel experience that can be provided by the stunning Majlis Resort, complete with stunning views of Ras Kitau Bay. Book at booking.com
7 Puerto Rico
The Spanish flavored Caribbean island is an exciting mother daughter holiday destination. Steeped in a stunning history and rich culture, visiting Puerto Rico is much more than a holiday and more of a life-changing experience. If you fancy a bit of outdoor adventure, there has possibly never been a more beautiful place – play golf, go snorkeling, sunbathe, sail, kayak, go horse riding on the beach, play tennis, go windsurfing, parasailing and even go fishing if you are into it. Visit plantations, explore Vieques, the waterfalls and take the time to visit Old San Juan.
When visiting Puerto Rico, you want a hotel that boasts as much flair and excitement as the country itself, and the Hyatt Place San Juan hotel definitely fits the bill. Book at booking.com
8 Bora Bora, FRENCH Polynesia
Bora Bora is one of the world’s premier luxury resort stops - a breathtaking island paradise with magnificent, wraparound views as far as the eye can see. Grassy huts planted in the sea offer unparalleled accommodation as dolphins frolic on your doorstep while you sip your morning tea. Travelers on a budget will be pleased to know there is something well priced for everyone – from the budget bungalows to the 5 star extravaganzas.
Close your eyes and picture the perfect vacation in Bora Bora. Now open them. Every single thing that you just imagined is encapsulated in the amazing Conrad Bora Bora Nui. Book at booking.com
9 Patagonia, Argentina
South America’s most southern Frontier, Patagonia has been described as a wild, buxom, exotic woman, full of mesmerising charms and enchantment. What makes this one of the ideal mother daughter holiday destinations is the unique, raw and beautiful quality of wide open spaces and unexplored land. Leave your diets at home and bring an extra bag to take all of your Patagonian treasures home with you – that is, if you ever actually want to return home at all.
If you are your mum are looking for the kind of resort that boasts amazing views of the Patagonia mountains but is also close to other tourist attractions like the National Park, then Destino Sur is the one for you. Book at booking.com
10 Hawaii, USA
Many folk dream of Hawaii – drinking Mai Tais on the beach, chilling out with the sun on their skin and the sand between their toes under the soft sway of the palm trees. The Hawaiian Islands are one of the ultimate destinations for mother daughter trips. Spend days on tropical beaches, go whale watching, hiking, snorkeling and swimming with dolphins and feast and drink Polynesian style while hopping from one island to the next. Learn to hula, go volcano walking, shop till you drop or just work your way through the cocktail list, one day at a time.
Many people consider Hawaii to be their absolute number one dream vacation destination, but this dream can become a wonderful reality when staying at an amazing resort like the Makena Surf. Book at booking.com
11 Bali, Indonesia
Majestic Bali – the iconic Island of the Gods - is mysterious, magical, romantic, peaceful, deeply spiritual and breathtaking; everything an island paradise is made of. Patchwork quilted farm lands and rolling rice paddies, terraced gardens, barren volcanoes and rugged hilly landscapes make this one of the most mesmerising holiday destinations for mothers and daughters. Famous as a honeymoon destination but with plenty for every type of travel party, there is an abundance of accommodation options from the rustic back packer hostel to the swanky 5 star hotel.
When visiting Bali, you want to be involved in all of the action, and the INAYA Putri resort allows you to do this thanks to its amazing central location. Book at booking.com
12 Santorini, Greece
There is nothing quite like the picture perfect seascapes of resplendent Greece for an unforgettable mother and daughter vacation. Whitewashed buildings with pale blue shutters and roofs perched on the fringes of breeze ruffled turquoise waters that roll lazily in and out of the bay, sunsets that will take your breath away and an enviable climate really do rile up the Shirley Valentine in both of you.
Located in the quiet town of Oía, staying in the Andronis Boutique Hotel will provide you and your mother a vacation experience that you will never, ever forget. Book at booking.com
13 Inle Lake, Myanmar
Magnificent Myanmar is a country trapped in time for now, and is best visited before the world discovers its many charms. The water market is the thriving hub of this lakeside community. There are monks aplenty, breathtaking scenes that will make the likes of National Geographic look like a beginner and not a high rise in sight. Tourist infrastructure is virtually non-existent so don’t expect an ATM or concierge, but be prepared to be changed forever. This is a sublime place where you can have lots of girly mum and daughter chats and special we time.
Teak Wood Hotel is a brilliant budget option in Nyaung Shwe, just a short walk from a wonderful local market. Book at booking.com
14 Machu Picchu, Peru
If South America was a crown, Peru would be the crown jewels – home to some of the world’s most incredible sites. If you both love physical exercise and the outdoors, the hiking trail to Machu Picchu has all the elements to be one of the mother daughter trips of a lifetime. Steeped in some 5000 years of intriguing history, there are still so many remote communities living along the Andean trail as they have done since centuries before. Snow-capped glaciers, thick jungle paths and a lively culture await you as you are submerged into another ancient world of pageantry, festivals, history and nature.
If luxuries like a hot tub, Pisco and organic restaurant sound like your kind of thing, then take your mum to Gringo Bill’s hotel! Book at booking.com
15 Budapest, Hungary
The trendy and eclectically vibrant capital of Hungary, Budapest is truly a one of a kind mother daughter destination. Affectionately called the Paris of the East, Budapest is famous for its history, sensational musical offerings and its energetic nightlife. Travel through Budapest in the spring time by bicycle, experience the thermal baths, visit the Royal Palace and the Hunyadi Garden, go caving, feast on Gundel palacsinta, pörkölt and Dobos torta, and chill out after a hard day of shopping with a nice glass of wine at a local borozó or wine bar.
Budapest is a very classy, cultural city, so it makes sense to stay in a hotel like the Prestige that is a renovated historic building right in the centre of the city. You can literally feel the history! Book at booking.com
16 Palermo, Sicily
Raw, unyielding, wild and untamed but entirely magnificent, Palermo in Sicily is truly a festival for the senses. Because it is not flouted as a must see tourist destination – goodness alone knows why not – Palermo has not been trampled down by bus loads of tourists and therefore the city is somewhat peaceful in comparison to high tourist areas like Rome, while still having magnificent attractions, if you exclude the chaotic traffic that is. With so much rich history and culture to offer the visitor who is willing to explore, this riveting city will provide endless memories for both mother and daughter.
If you’re staying in Sicily, then there is no question that you are going to want to stay in style, and there is no place more stylish than the Astoria Palace Hotel near Palermo Habour. Book at booking.com
17 Gold Coast, Australia
If you are looking for sublime fun in the sun, never ending cocktails, where surfers abound, and with plenty of shopping and relaxing then look no further than the Gold Coast in Queensland, Australia. Queensland has such an abundance of glorious things to see and do, you won’t know where to go first. Adrenaline junkies will love the kayaking, bungee jumping, white water rafting, abseiling and other adrenaline sport options here. Otherwise, just enjoy the fabulous beach and nightlife.
A holiday on the Gold Coast is all about being near to the ocean, and with private beaches and amazing views that look over the glorious ocean, the Mantra Towers of Cevron pretty much ticks all the boxes. Book at booking.com
18 Tokyo, Japan
The Land of the Rising Sun hardly needs an introduction and if you are looking for something completely different for mother daughter trips then look no further. The capital of Japan offers a whirlwind of shopping, dining and authentic oriental adventure. Do make a point of visiting the Imperial Palace, the temples of Asakusa, feast on a breakfast of sushi at the Tsukiji Fish Market and don’t miss out on the incredible theme parks that Tokyo plays host to.
It’s safe to say that there is nowhere else in the entire world quite like Tokyo. The culture is very much about what is new and cool, so it makes sense to stay in a well reviewed hotel that was only opened in 2015 - the Hotel Gracery! Book at booking.com
19 Dublin, Ireland
If you are looking for the ultimate party destination then Dublin, the capital of Ireland, will tick all of the boxes and then some. And do yourself a favor and leave your diet at home – this is one place you are going to want to eat your way through for sure – and let’s not mention the endless pints of stout and tots of whisky. With over 600 pubs to choose from, you can be sure that you will have ample opportunity to rate them all. But when you need to walk off all of your grub, don’t forget a visit to historical places like St Patrick’s Cathedral – the oldest in all of Ireland.
Dublin is a magical city, and you need a hotel that is just as magical to make your Mother’s Day trip absolutely perfect. The elegant Castle Hotel in the heart of the city centre is exactly what you need. Book at booking.com
Frankly, there are so many fabulous destinations for mother-daughter trips. The important things are finding a place with features you will both enjoy and to enjoy time with each other. It’s a time to reconnect and re-affirm that mother/daughter bond and a wonderful destination should make that easier. What would be your choice for a trip with your mother?