The weather is fine, your schedule has cleared up and you’re thinking about treating mom to a travel this Mother’s Day. Well, my friends you are in luck! There are plenty of fabulous travel deals, discounts and packages that have been released for those looking for a last-minute Mother’s Day getaway. When it comes down to gifts and surprises, travel really can’t be beat. It’s the ultimate gift and one that just keeps on giving. Not convinced? Read these travel quotes and you too will feel the travel itch.
If travel isn’t in the budget just now, you can still get in a day trip. Here are 10 creative ideas for a Mother’s Day day trip with options that are suitable for just about any budget. In the meantime, click through the packages below as you may get ideas for future trips. These resorts and hotels look absolutely gorgeous!
Mother’s Day Pampering In Washington 1 of 10
From May 9-May 12, 2013, experience luxurious accommodations and a whole lot of pampering at the Capella Washington. The Mother's Day Pampering package includes brunch in The Grill Room featuring organic and seasonal dining, a hair blow out and a complimentary Kerastase Revitalizing Hair Mask for two (hello mother and daughter weekend!). The package also includes a full day shopping excursion courtes of the Resident Stylist Program and Head Resident Stylist April Yvonne as well as a private pilates session, champaign or mocktail toast on the hotel's private rooftop pool and complimentary overnight parking.
Photo credit: Capella Washington, D.C.
Montreal, Quebec 2 of 10
I was in Montreal four times over the past 3 months and during two of our visits we took advantage of their oh so "Sweet Deal". It's one of the best bargains out there right now and discounts your hotel by 50%. Up until May 31, 2013 you can stay in one of the hotels either downtown or in Old Montreal, pay full rate for the first night ($99-$179) and receive the second night at 50% off. You also receive a coupon booklet with discounts worth up to $500. Inside you'll find discounts to restaurants, 2 for 1 coupons for attractions and loads more.
The photo above is of the famed Hotel Place D'Armes in Old Montreal. Gorgeous hotel!
For more information you can visit Tourism MontrÃ©al.
Give Mom a Piece Of Central Park 3 of 10
How about treating your mom to an actual piece of Central Park? Any mom who adores New York City will love this gift! With a minimum donation of $50, the Conservatory at Central Park will place a plant in one of the Park's flower beds and send her an e-card with your own personalized note, notifying her that the flowers were planted in her name. You can go one step up from that, endow a tree and dedicate it to Mom. This is done with a granite paving stone (your choice of inscription) that is placed on Literary Walk which is mid-park at 66th Street. Prices start at $500 for a sapling and go all the way up to $5,000 for a mature tree.
Photo credit: Central Park
Weekend In St. Thomas 4 of 10
There is nothing more relaxing than a trip to the Caribbean. Treat your mom to a getaway at Frenchman's Reef & Morning Star Marriott Beach Resort in St. Thomas and take advantage of Mother's Day discounts. The "Discover St. Thomas" package starts at $349 per night over the Mother's Day weekend (based on double occupancy) and gives you the choice of the following three activities (you can't pick more than one per category):
- Relaxation: 50 Minute Aromatherapy Massage; 25 Minute Reflexology; or 50 Minute Couples Massage
- Adventure: Turtle Cove Sail & Snorkel; Night Kayak Tour; Kayak/Hike/Snorkel Eco Trip; or Paddle boat / Paddle Board Rental
- Dining: Breakfast for two; $100 Food and Beverage Credit; or Italian Buffet at Aqua Terra or Prime Rib and Lobster Buffet at Coco Joe's
- Romance: Turndown with champagne and strawberries; Two rounds of cocktails for two at Sunset Grill; Picnic basket for two with souvenir bag and blanket.
You can book this package by phone at 1(800) 228-9290 or online using promotion code YX1.
Photo credit: Frenchman's Reef & Morning Star Marriott Beach Resort
Romantic Spa Vacation On The Amalfi Coast 5 of 10
Oh what I wouldn't give for a weekend in Italy right about now… Stay on the Amalfi Coast at the stunning Monastero Santa Rosa for three nights and experience a romantic spa weekend for two. The package includes three nights in a Sea View Deluxe room or a Sea View Superior Suite, full breakfast daily, an upgrade on arrival (if available), a romantic candle-lit five-course dinner created by award-winning chef Christoph Bob which is served in the gardens overlooking the sea, a bottle of chilled Franciacorta sparkling wine, fruit and homemade chocolates. You also receive a 80-minute Candle Massage and complimentary use of the Thermal Suite.
From now until May 20, 2013, the three-night Santa Rosa Spa Romance vacation is $2,916.73 for a Seaview Deluxe Room. From May 21 to October 6, it is $3,841.81.
For more information or to make reservations you can visit www.monasterosantarosa.com.
Photo credit: Monastero Santa Rosa
She Loves Paris 6 of 10
The Preferred Hotel Group has quite a few packaged deals going on during Mother's Day. My favourite is the "I Love Paris" offer. Stay in one of Preferred Hotel Group's hotels for three nights and you'll receive complimentary daily breakfast and one-way private airport transfer.
There are over 15 participating hotels. The one pictured above is the Castille Paris and rates start at $346 per night.
Photo credit: Preferred Hotel Group
Mom in Miami 7 of 10
The b2 Hotel in Downtown Miami is a brand new property located just across from the Bayside Marketplace. South Beach is a 15 minute drive. From now until Septemer they are offering rooms at $89 per night which is 50% off their regular rates. The deal also includes a daily $20 dining credit. What a steal!
Photo credit: b2 Hotel
Hope Lake Lodge and Conference Center Finger Lakes, NY 8 of 10
Take the family to Hope Lake Lodge in Finger Lakes, NY and spend Mother's Day in the mountains. Groupon has a fabulous deal that covers up to 6 people. Stay for 2 nights and receive one-day water park passes for $349.00 (51% off regular rate).
Grab the deal on Groupon (the sale ends on May 16).
Photo credit: Hope Lake Lodge
Hilton Hotel and Suites Niagara Falls/Fallsview 9 of 10
Over 200 billion litres of water fall over the Horseshoe Falls in Ontario, the largest of Nigara's three waterfalls. You can view this amazing site from the four-star Hilton Hotel. They currently have an offer running through Groupon where you receive one night for $149 or two nights for $289.
Grab the deal on Groupon (the sale ends on May 16).
Photo Credit: Hilton Hotel Niagara Falls
CasaMagna Marriott Puerto Vallarta Resort & Spa Puerto Vallarta 10 of 10
Stay in a 4 Diamond AAA beachfront resort in Puerto Vallarta during Mother's Day and receive 70% off! They are offering their rooms at $99 per night right now and the deal includes a 50 minute spa treatment every single day (per person).
Visit CasaMagna Marriott for more details.
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