Most moms will agree: one of the best Mother’s Day gifts is spending time with family, and what better way than a family getaway. If you’re looking for ideas to treat the mom in your life with a well-deserved indulgence, you’ve come to the right place. From adventurous escapes in the wilderness and serene time spent with a personal butler to fresh floral arrangements and copious amounts of delectable brunch cuisine, any of these suggestions are sure to make for the most memorable Mother’s Day ever.
Big Five Tours and Expeditions provides travelers with authentic journeys that truly explore the essence of a destination. Ideal for adventurous mother-child trips, Big Five offers their Precious Journeys collection, a series of trips geared towards families traveling with young children for moms to enjoy a special getaway with their family. Tours include The Galapagos Islands: Of Fish & Fisherman and Guatemala’s Jungles, Jaguars & Peanut Butter. Big Five Tours & Expeditions has also introduced Precious Journeys College Edition, which are educational tours created for young adults traveling with their families. The College Edition journeys are designed to prepare students for college by broadening their global perspective and develop more complex interests, and trips include Australia Active and Sri Lanka Adventure.
Nestled along the May River in South Carolina between Hilton Head Island and Savannah, Montage Palmetto Bluff is inviting all mothers to channel their inner “southern belle” this Mother’s Day. The resort is set within an award-winning, 20,000-acre community and encompasses an extensive nature preserve, walking trails, a vibrant village, conservancy, and more. Specifically tailored for moms this spring, the resort has created the “Southern Woman” package, which includes a trip to the Palmetto Shooting Club for sporting clays, kayak excursions on the May River, bicycle rentals to explore the beautiful property, $250 Spa Montage credit, special arrival amenity, luxury accommodations, and more.
This Mother’s Day, DUKES LONDON invites sons and daughters far and wide to treat their mothers to the ultimate celebration of the beauty of femininity and motherhood with a stay in one of the 19 Duchess Rooms. These exclusive rooms at the quintessentially British hotel — nestled in a quiet courtyard in St. James Mayfair — are specifically designed for female travelers with their needs in mind. The Duchess Rooms are furnished with thoughtful feminine touches including high-end beauty products from Floris London, making it the only hotel offering products from the royal perfumer. The rooms also feature size-appropriate robes and slippers, and fresh white cymbidium orchids and freesias. While staying in the Duchess Rooms, mothers will be attended by a female staff member to handle all housekeeping and room service needs. And to elevate the personalized and relaxing experience further, each room is assigned a “Beditation Butler” to help guests indulge in the ideal bed-time wind-down and find their Zen in the heart of the bustling capital. Whether enjoying afternoon tea in the elaborate Drawing Room, sipping on one of Alessandro Palazzi’s famed martinis at DUKES Bar, exploring world-class shopping on Bond Street, strolling through the royal neighborhood, or indulging in a relaxing spa treatment, DUKES LONDON is sure to be just the Mother’s Day escape every mom needs.
Renowned for its extensive menu of USDA prime dry-aged steaks, chops, and seafood, Robard’s Steakhouse is inviting all moms to indulge in a specialty brunch menu complete with bottomless brunch cocktails, fresh seafood and ceviche stations, cured meats, and specialty pastries. And for moms looking to get a taste of that legendary Texas cuisine, Executive Chef David Morris has put a southern twist on brunch classics including Texas Sticky Bun French Toast, Shrimp & Grits, a Tex-Mex favorite Gulf Shrimp Quesadilla Rancheros, and of course, Chicken & Biscuits with gravy.
You can’t go wrong with the classics: flowers. Priding themselves on local partnerships, The Darcy in Washington, D.C. has teamed up with UrbanStems to bring guests and locals a seasonal pop-up Flower Bar. Set up in the hotel’s lobby, the Flower Bar gives visitors the chance to create personalized bouquet this Mother’s Day (complete with mom’s favorite flowers, of course). And what’s the perfect complement to flowers for Mother’s Day? Getting Mom a Flower Facial! The Fresh Rose Facial at Carillon Miami Wellness Resort focuses on bringing a glow to the complexion, utilizing steam, extractions, and a rose mask to inspire thoughts of spring flowers. Topped off with a gentle spray of infused rose essential oil, this hydrating skin treatment will leave Mom refreshed and relaxed, and smelling sweet as a rose!
Whichever way you decide to celebrate it, happy Mother’s Day!