If things have been a little crazy lately (or you just really need a break), a weekend getaway can be the perfect solution. It’s a quick and fun way to rest, recharge, and have fun in an exciting new place. But who wants to travel solo? Instead, opt for bringing along one of your first traveling pals — your mother. Exploring the world with your parent at your side can be a remarkable experience that brings you together in whole new ways. Here are just a few of the best places to enjoy a weekend getaway alongside your beloved mom. Who’s ready for a family adventure they’ll never forget?
Captiva Island, Florida
Sometimes, you just want to relax on the beach and forget your cares. That’s when it’s time to hop a plane and head to this island near the Gulf of Mexico. It’s a veritable paradise with miles of endless, pristine beaches for working on your tan. The dining options are hard to beat (especially if you’re fond of fresh seafood), and there are plenty of fun places to explore. It’s the perfect mix of adventure and much-needed relaxation.
For families with a penchant for the outdoors, there’s no place like Aspen. This hip and happening town is the perfect choice for a quick getaway with Mom. The two of you can hit the slopes and ski to your heart’s content, or strike out on the trails and commune with nature. Once you’ve had enough of the great outdoors, head into town for a gourmet meal before checking out an assortment of great local artists and musicians.
Santa Fe, New Mexico
Want to combine an authentic southern experience with some quality bonding time? Then you’re going to love New Mexico; Santa Fe is a town with a rich and complex history that would take way more than a weekend to fully appreciate. That being said, it’s also ideal for a fun weekend getaway. There’s plenty to explore, from historical sites to modern artists. The food scene is hard to beat and the shopping is to die for. But the real crowd-pleaser is the natural beauty and rustic charm of this truly unique city.
Watch Hill, Rhode Island
If you’re looking for an East Coast locale with plenty of things to do that your mom will adore, Watch Hill is a dream come true. This quaint spot is perfect for a quiet weekend of antiquing, admiring historical architecture, and taking in the sights. It’s a peaceful experience that will provide you with plenty of time to bond with Mom — and no end of things to talk about.
Napa Valley, California
Does your mom enjoy savoring a great glass of wine? Then whisk her away for a glorious weekend in Napa Valley, California. The gorgeous fields and rolling hills are a feast for the eyes, but the real treat involves exploring the countless wineries in the area. Sign the two of you up for a tour, and let experts educate you on the subtleties of some exquisite bottles. There are plenty of cozy bed and breakfasts, and the nearby areas have tons of cute shops to investigate. For a relaxing weekend with Mom, this one’s hard to beat.
For a fun and totally unique weekend getaway with Mom, head to the water in Savannah, Georgia. A weekend riverboat cruise is the most perfect activity for appreciating the vibrant history and rich culture of this iconic Southern town. You’ll see the sights, learn a ton of fascinating history, and get the inside scoop on the best places to visit in town. Afterwards, you can explore Savannah more fully, and partake in some shopping and sight-seeing. Your mom will love it — and so will you!
Know of any other destinations perfect for a weekend outing with Mom? Let us know in the comments.