Where to Spend Mother’s Day, Based on What Kind of Traveler Your Mom Is

Want to get your mom something extra special for Mother’s Day? Give her the gift of quality together with a trip based on her interests, whether that’s hiking or basking in the sun

For the History Buff Mom: Rome

Moms who love history will obsess over Rome. From the Colosseum to the Roman Forum, the Eternal City is basically a colossal museum. Make to hit the designer shops near the Spanish Steps and cap it off with dinner at a traditional trattoria like the 500-year-old Ristorante la Campana.

Where to Stay: Six Senses Rome 

Located a stone’s throw from the Trevi Fountain and the Parthenon, the new Six Senses Rome gives guests the chance to stay in an immaculately restored 15th-century palazzo with sleek, sophisticated rooms and a modern-day Roman bathing circuit. 

For the Adventurous Mom: Moab, Utah

Seeking thrilling adventure, jaw-dropping scenery, and a deeper connection to nature? Journey to Moab with your mama. The gateway to Arches and Canyonlands National Parks immerses visitors in breathtaking red rock landscapes and provides ample opportunities for hiking, biking, and 4×4 tours. 

Where to Stay: ULUM 

A seriously elevated glamping resort that trades sleeping on the ground for snoozing in West Elm-furnished safari tents with en-suite bathrooms, s’mores by the fire, and stargazing, ULUM is the ultimate mix of outdoorsy and luxe. 

For the Wine Connoisseur Mom: Healdsburg, California

It doesn’t get better than winery hopping with your mom who appreciates world-class pour. The Sonoma destination du jour, Healdsburg has a vibrant downtown area with tasting rooms and farm-to-table restaurants, plus dozens of superb vineyards just outside of town in Dry Creek Valley. 

Where to Stay: Harmon Guest House 

Steps from Healdsburg Plaza, Harmon Guest House provides a posh home base for hanging out in between vino-centric activities. It’s sustainably minded with local details galore, sumptuous suites featuring soaking tubs, and a lovely rooftop bar.

For the Fashionista Mom: Paris 

The most stylish city in the world, Paris is *the* place to shop til you drop by with your mom. From the iconic department stores to the upmarket boutiques to the vintage shops, it’s a fashion lover’s dream. After all that retail therapy, toss on a chic new outfit for refined French bistro fare and natural wine at Elmer.  

Where to Stay: Hotel Dame des Arts

Hotel Dame des Arts taps into the free-spirited, creative zest of the Left Bank. Designed by Raphaël Navot, the magazine-worthy interiors exude contemporary Parisian charisma. There’s also a rooftop for cocktails and panoramic city views. 

For the Spa-Goer Mom: Desert Hot Springs, California

When your mom has been not so subtly hinting about needing escape… Situated within the Coachella Valley, Desert Hot Springs is prime for rest and relaxation. It’s a rejuvenating getaway packed with naturally healing waters, spa treatments, and sipping bubbly (or juice) in robes. 

Where to Stay: The Good House

The Good House is a small, adults-only hideaway (read: no noisy kids) with a serene atmosphere, seven rooms, and heaps of wellness cred. Duos can take advantage of stress-melting massages, soak in mineral-rich hot springs, and cool off in the pool.  

For the Foodie Mom: Vancouver 

Hungry to bond with your mama over great meals? Vancouver is a culinary superstar with an abundance of Japanese, Korean, and Vietnamese eateries, plus restaurants elevating Pacific Northwest cuisine to new heights and Granville Island Public Market.

Where to Stay: Rosewood Hotel Georgia

An enduring icon of golden-age grandeur, Rosewood Hotel Georgia boasts a prestigious address across the street from the Vancouver Art Gallery and a show-stopping lobby with a swanky cocktail bar tucked in the corner.

For the Sun-Seeking Mom: Anguilla

The perfect spot to catch rays, frolic in the waves, and laze on sun loungers with your mom, Anguilla is a Caribbean paradise known for its long sugar-fine beaches and turquoise tides, from Rendezvous Bay to secluded offshore coves.

Where to stay: Malliouhana 

Treat your mom to a sun-drenched stay that oozes seaside glamour at Malliouhana. Besides dazzling ocean vistas, this five-star stunner offers a bi-level, cascading infinity pool, a breezy beach bar on Mead’s Bay, and delicious Caribbean food. 

For the Party Mom: New Orleans

When you have a mom who’s always down to party, no city brings the fun like the Big Easy. Head to French Quarter for NoLa-style bar hopping complete with craft cocktails and fresh-shucked oysters, listen to live music along Frenchman Street, and do Mother’s Day jazz brunch at the Court of Two Sisters

Where to stay: Hotel Saint Vincent

With a vibe-y lobby lounge that spills out onto an outdoor porch patio, a guests-only bar, and an air of irreverence, Hotel Saint Vincent in the Lower Garden District will convince even out-til-dawn types to kick back on the premises.

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