Travel Ideas for Mother's Day

Take a look at Travel Channel's list of travel ideas for mom, including brunch on a train in Cape Cod, a fitness retreat in Colorado and a formal tea at the Betsy Ross House in Philadelphia.

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Formal Tea

There are various places to enjoy a formal tea, but we suggest treating mom to tea and delicious snacks at the Betsy Ross House in Philadelphia. Enjoy the Mother’s Day Tea with Betsy and get a quick history lesson from an impersonator about Betsy and her life.

Go Paddle Boarding

If your mom loves adventure, then head to the Hamptons in New York. Paddle Diva is offering 90-minute paddle boarding lessons to get mom ready for the summer. Try the paddle board Yoga class for a mind-body-spirit experience, if paddle boarding is something she may not enjoy.

Gourmet Chocolate Tour

Treat your mom to an indulgent afternoon of chocolate tastings on a Gourmet Chocolate Tour, starting at the Justin Herman Plaza in San Francisco. The 3-hour walking tour includes 7 different stops at downtown chocolate boutiques.  All moms with the special Chocolate & Flowers package receive a colorful springtime bouquet. If chocolate is not her thing, there are alternative culinary walking tours that may fit your mother's taste.

Omni Mother's Day Package

The Omni Grove Park Inn in Asheville, N.C., offers a Simply Spa package, which includes a $100 spa treatment credit and a breakfast buffet in the hotel's deluxe acommodations located near the grand Biltmore Estate.  It’s a unique experience your mom won’t want to miss.

Bellagio Spa

If you happen to be in Las Vegas on Mother's Day, treat mom to one of Bellagio's relaxing massages or spa packages. Sip on a cocktail in a private suite while you're getting a decadent pampering.

Yoga Retreat

Give her the gift of wellness and renewal. Send her on a trip to the Kripalu Center for Yoga & Health in the Berkshires of western Massachusetts. Help her de-stress and unwind with this relaxing retreat.

Cape Cod Brunch

Visiting Cape Cod, Massachusetts, or nearby? Whisk mom away on a scenic train ride to see a different side of the Cape. The journey begins at the Hyannis station via Central Railroad. No need to pack a lunch, she’ll be served a gourmet three-course brunch.

National Museum for Women in the Arts

In Washington, D.C., explore the National Museum for Women in the Arts, dedicated to highlighting women artists of the past while also promoting women artists working today. The museum has a collection of 4,500 works of art – spanning over 6 centuries – and it also features 10 world-class exhibitions of women artists each year. It’s a must-see museum for moms who are art aficionados.

Outdoor Adventure Camp

Work it out! Moms who enjoy an active, healthy lifestyle (especially in the great outdoors!)may enjoy a weekend at the Women's Adventure Camp at Camp Chief Ouray in Granby, Colorado. The camp, scheduled in August, fills up quickly; so make reservations soon.

Ghost Tour

Take mom on a spooky ghost tour in Ocala, Florida, where they offer ghost walks and historical tours .  Learn about Ocala’s supernatural history, and make sure you stop by the Seven Sisters Inn, the site of several unexplained paranormal phenomena.

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