Mother-Daughter Weekend Trips Ideas

Is there a better way to bond and spend time with your mom than going on a Mother-Daughter Weekend getaway? Whether you want to spoil mom on a beach or get her adrenaline pumping on a crazy adventure, here are 12 Ideas for Mother-Daughter Weekend Trips.

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Mother-Daughter Weekend Trips in the U.S.


New York City, New York

New York is a great destination for a Mother-Daughter Getaway Trip! Sightseeing, shopping, and good food, what more could you want?

Enjoy a delicious brunch in City Center before heading out to shop and see the top sights.  If you are going on your Mother-Daughter getaway to celebrate Mother’s Day you can enjoy the Mother’s day cruise around Manhattan. Don’t miss these photo spots while in New York.

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Where to Stay in New York

Budget: The Manhattan at Times Square

Mid-Range: Hotel Boutique at Grand Central

Luxury: The Times New York

View of New York's Sky line at night


Washington D.C.

Washington D.C. makes a great Mother-Daughter Weekend Trip Destination. There is a lot of history and plenty of museums to explore.

If you go in the spring or fall the weather will be perfect to walk around and enjoy all that D.C. has to offer.

From the end of March until early April you can experience the cherry blossom festival. It’s definitely an event you don’t want to miss. Read all about the Cherry Blossom festival here.


Where to stay in Washington D.C.

Budget: Days Inn by Wyndham

Mid Range: Hilton Garden Inn

Luxury: The Watergate Hotel Georgetown

Washington D.C. during Cherry Blossom season


Nashville, Tennessee

The hometown of country music makes Nashville a super popular destination. Visit the Country Music Hall of fame or the Grand Ole Opry before eating some delicious southern-style food. 

Check out some live music at a local bar and enjoy a night out dancing with mom. Be sure to walk down Broadway Street to really experience the nightlife in Nashville. Nashville is a great mother-daughter weekend getaway idea.


Where to Stay in Nashville

Budget: Millenium Maxwell House

Mid-Range: Best Western PLUS

Luxury: Omni Nashville Hotel

Downtown Nashville Nightlife


Charleston, South Carolina

Charleston is a charming beach town in South Carolina. Cobblestone streets lined with palm trees and colorful buildings bring downtown Charleston to life.

Check out the french quarter, explore museums, and relax on the beach. Take mom on a horse-drawn carriage ride and eat at some award-winning restaurants.


Where to Stay in Charleston

Budget: Best Western Charleston Inn

Mid-Range: Comfort Inn & SuitesPatriots Inn

Luxury: Hyatt House Charleston

Horse Drawn Carriage in front of the pastel houses of Charleston, SC


Clearwater, Florida

Clearwater is a 3-mile stretch of gorgeous white sand beach located on the west coast of Florida. There are plenty of things to do in this relaxing beach city. Clearwater Beach was voted #1 beach in America in 2019. 

If you are taking mom on a trip for Mother’s Day be sure to look for a local Mother’s Day Brunch. 


Where to Stay in Clearwater

Budget: New Hotel Collection Harborside

Mid-Range: Legacy Vacation Resorts 

Luxury: Sheraton Sand Key Resort

Clearwater beach Florida ocean view


Sonoma Valley, California

Sonoma is the winemaking region in California making it the perfect destination for the wine-loving mom in your life. So, of course, there are plenty of wineries to visit while here but there are also national parks, hiking, and even spas to visit on your trip.

Reconnect with your mom and yourself by immersing yourself in nature in Sonoma.


Where to Stay in Sonoma

Budget: La Quinta Inn & Suites by Wyndham

Mid-Range: DoubleTree by Hilton Sonoma Wine Country

Luxury: Embassy Suites Napa Valley

Sonoma Valley California Wine Country


Savannah, Georgia

Similar to Charleston, Savanna is a historic city with cobblestone streets and beautiful architecture. Walking through the park shaded by the Spanish moss makes a picture-perfect afternoon.

Experience the southern charm with tea time at a savannah tea room. There are 7 super cozy tea rooms to choose from. You can check them out here.


Where to Stay in Savannah

Budget: Baymont by Wyndham 

Mid-Range: Hotel Indigo Savannah

Luxury: River Street Inn

Savannah Georgia park center


Austin, Texas

Live music capital of the world, Austin Texas has so much to offer for you and your mom. Great nightlife and bars with live music on Rainey Street will help keep you and your mom dancing all night. 

If nightlife isn’t your thing check out the hiking scene around Austin. There are plenty of trails and things to see to inspire your adventure.


Where to Stay in Austin

Budget: La Quinta Inn by Wyndham

Mid-Range: Aloft Austin Downtown

Luxury: The Otis Hotel, Autograph Collection

Austin texas


International Mother-Daughter Weekend Getaways



Italy is a destination that has it all. Relaxation, adventure, hiking, great food, and wine. Which part of Italy you go to will depend on how you want to spend your getaway with your mom.

In northern Italy, you can hike in the Dolomites, shop in Milan, or check out Lake Como. Head to southern Italy if you are looking to soak up the sun and enjoy some fresh seafood.

If you aren’t sure what part of Italy to explore you can check out our Italy Guide here.

Tuscan Village in Italy


Costa Rica

One of the most adventurous Countries to visit is Costa Rica. Help mom find her inner explorer. There are so many amazing cities to visit in Costa Rica you can’t go wrong.

Manuel Antonio is a gorgeous and relaxing place to visit. The National Park backs up to two gorgeous beaches so you get the best of both worlds.

If a relaxing beach town is more your style head over to Jaco Beach and spend your Mother-Daughter Weekend on the beach or learning how to surf. Check out our Costa Rica guide here.

View of Manuel Antonio National Park from Selina Hostel Rooftop



You’ll find the ultimate Mother-Daughter beach weekend getaway in the Bahamas. If you really want to pamper yourselves, stay at an all-inclusive resort.

Hang out with the pigs on the beach and enjoy the gorgeous blue waters. Don’t forget your sunscreen for all time you will spend in the sun. Not sure what else to pack? Here’s our beach vacay packing list.

View of Bahamas beach



Want to take your mom to a relaxing wellness destination, Indonesia is that place. Spiritual meditation, herbal medicine, messages, and healing arts can be just the beginning of your wellness-filled mother-daughter weekend getaway. 

Bali Indonesia


I can’t wait to take my mom on one of these getaways! What other ideas do you have for Mother-Daughter Weekend Trips? Let us know in the comments.

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  1. May 12, 2022 / 1:02 pm

    Wow you’ve really got me dreaming.After all the lockdown dramas it’s lovely to dream about travel again. And your photos are awesome.Two great destinations you left out are Israel and Great Britain-maybe need more than a weekend!

    • hharris11
      May 15, 2022 / 10:47 pm

      Thanks so much, Beverley! I hope you can get back to traveling! Thanks for the destination suggestions. I haven’t been to either but would love to check them out.

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