From shopping to spending a weekend at the spa, there are so many different mother-daughter trip possibilities. Explore the art galleries in Portland, Maine or have a facial with gemstones from the Blue Ridge Mountains in North Carolina. Here are Tripping.com’s seven best mother-daughter trips to take in the U.S.


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Plan a spring trip to Chicago so you can experience the beautiful tulips on the Magnificent Mile. (Christofer/Flickr)


1. Magnificent Mile, Chicago

With shopping, dining, attractions, and the annual Lights Festival, the Magnificent Mile of Michigan Avenue in Chicago is a great place for a mother-daughter trip. The street has over 460 stores, ranging from cosmetics to pet boutiques. There are also roughly 275 restaurants and over 50 Chicago landmarks. Make sure to go to the 360 Observatory to see views of the city from the 94th floor of a skyscraper.

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Explore the Smokies together with a trip to beautiful North Carolina.


2. Old Edwards Inn, North Carolina

Located in Highlands, North Carolina, the spa at Old Edwards Inn is surrounded by the Blue Ridge Mountains. This spa has whirlpools, a sauna, and rainfall showers. While you’re there you can try the Journey to Bliss with Mountain Quartz Energy facial, which uses minerals from local gemstones in the Blue Ridge Mountains.

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Carmel-by-the-Sea boasts one of the best walking beaches in the world.


3. Carmel-by-the-Sea, California

Carmel-by-the-Sea is a village in California with a European flair. This walk-able village includes art galleries, a gorgeous beach, restaurants, and shopping. There are also plenty of spas, such as The Massage Shop and Kush Day Spa, where you can relieve your stress by getting facials and massages. After your massage, continue the relaxation by going on a wine tasting at Silvestri Vineyards.

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4. Fifth Avenue, New York

For the ultimate mother-daughter shopping trip, there’s no better place than Fifth Avenue in Manhattan. Fifth Avenue not only has hundreds of stores, but it also features several popular New York City attractions, including Rockefeller Center and Bryant Park.

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Spend quality time together in the charming towns of Maine.


5. Portland, Maine

If you’re looking for a New England mother-daughter getaway, Portland, Maine is a great choice. Portland is a great destination for art lovers, since it has the Portland Museum of Art and hundreds of small galleries. Shopping is also a prominent activity in Portland. If you love thrifting and finding cute antiques, check out Flea For All and the Portland Architectural Salvage.

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When you're not at the spa or on the ski slopes, you'll fall in love with the charm of Park City.


6. Spa Montage, Park City, Utah

Spa Montage in Park City, Utah is a 35,000 square foot wellness retreat. Several of the therapy rooms have beautiful mountain views. During sessions, you are given plush robes, blankets, and Quartz stone energy bracelets.

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Boston is a beautiful place to go for a slice of history and modernity in one place.


7. Boston, Massachusetts

Go for a weekend getaway to one of New England’s largest cities. In Boston you can eat your way through Faneuil Hall, shop your way down Newbury Street, and take a stroll along the harbor. After a trip to the Museum of Fine Arts, head to the North End for an authentic Italian dinner followed by a trip to Mike’s Pastry for a cannoli.

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This article was written by Colleen Regan.