Mother’s Day 2016 falls on May 8 and if you’re looking for some ideas for a getaway vacation with your mother to celebrate all she’s done and does for you, here are some ideas in the Eastern U.S. to take your mother weather it be big cities, vineyard wine country or spa retreats.
Plan a Mother's Day Getaway on the East Coast
New York City is a great place to getaway with your mom for the holiday. It’s a city you must visit whether it’s for a holiday or not. With mother’s day, you have countless options. First of all, the shopping in New York City trumps all, and since 99.99 percent of mothers love to shop, you’ve hit the jackpot right there. There’s great dining for all meals, especially Mother’s Day brunch. You can check out event guides for Mother’s Day before booking your trip to find special brunch locations just for the holiday. The Museum of Modern Art annually hosts a spectacular Mother’s Day event worth checking out. If you wanted to do even more, check out some of the best spas in the country in New York City to pamper your mom. Oasis Day Spa and Ohm Spa are just a couple of the many notable spas in the city. Other than shopping, brunch and spas, you can enjoy sightseeing in the city like strolling through or renting bikes in Central Park, visiting Times Square or the Statue of Liberty or Empire State Building, especially if it’s her first time in the city. Mom’s love sightseeing and taking pictures, right?
The Monticello Wine Trail in Virginia, known as the “Birthplace of American Wine,” is a perfect vacation getaway with your mother for Mother’s Day. With 30 wineries on the Thomas Jefferson-inspired creation through the Blue Ridge Mountains, you can relax and enjoy the scenery and delicious wines offered throughout the region as well as live entertainment. It’s a great vacation to take with mom and one she’ll no doubt enjoy endlessly.
Savannah, Georgia is known as one of the most charming southern cities in the country. Women especially are known to love the city for it’s southern allure and history. It’s full of historic homes and mansions to tour including the Juliette Gordon Low Birthplace, the founder of Girl Scouts of the USA, which is a National Historic Landmark. Savannah is beautiful city full of rich history, great dining, and live entertainment and it’s a great place for a weekend getaway with mom for Mother’s Day.
Another great wine region on the East Coast, just a couple hours outside of New York City, Long Island’s North Fork allows you to enjoy beautiful wine tours in a more calm and quiet escape that your mother will love. The Sannino Bella Vita Vineyard and Bed and Breakfast is a great place to stay as well if you make a weekend trip out of it.
Women absolutely love flowers and chances are your mother does as well. The Biltmore Blooms Festival of Flowers in Asheville, North Carolina that runs from March until the end of May is a beautiful place to spend Mother’s Day, taking a walking tour thought the Biltmore Estate that includes some of the most beautiful flower gardens in the country. Early May is the best time to go; too, where the million blossom 20-acre azalea garden is the prettiest. There are also 13 area wineries and vineyards making it a great place to take mom for Mother’s Day.
Hershey, Pennsylvania is the birthplace of Hershey Chocolate and also home to one of the most unique spas in America. If you’re looking to treat your mother to an extra-sweet Mother’s Day you can hook her up at the Spa at the Hotel Hershey. There are many massage and spa options that include the use of cocoa and chocolate as well as chocolate tasting which could be a lot of fun and also delicious.
Similar to Savannah, Georgia, Charleston, South Carolina is a historic city full of southern charm and is a great destination to take your mother for Mother’s Day. The Charleston City Market located in the heart of downtown is the best place to visit for authentic souvenirs and other shopping as well as great dining. You can witness the historic architecture and beautiful settings delivered by the city and enjoy great southern food and live entertainment as well, making it a great place to celebrate Mother’s Day.
This article was written by Cameron Lafontaine.