Does Mom want more perfume or flowers this Mother’s Day? Hell no, Mom wants the gift of travel! Whether your Mom is a spa diva, the next Food Network star or a hippie at heart, there is a perfect experience she’s dreaming of unwrapping this Mother’s Day. Here are 5 top Mother’s Day trips for Mom.
SPIRITUAL MOM Known for handcrafting authentic luxury and cultural journeys, Cox & Kings’ Southwestern Spa and Healing Immersion trip is the perfect gift for the mom looking to recharge and reset her “zen” mindset. On this journey, mom can rejuvenate and heal in the spiritual Mecca’s of Sedona and Santa Fe She’ll soak in the healing waters of Ojo Caliente, and relax at the Japanese onsen, 10,000 Waves. No trip to Santa Fe would be complete without meeting a local art curator and visiting some of the country’s top Native American galleries. In Taos, she’ll enjoy a private tour with a Native American healer, explore the Petrified Forest and marvel at the magnificent Grand Canyon. coxandkingsusa.com
GLAM MOM For globetrotting mother daughter duos looking to capture their signature scents, Discover Your Italy, a bespoke travel outfitter locally-based in Perugia, takes guests on a journey to a master perfume creator (ok, maybe Mom really does want perfume!) in Florence to learn the techniques and secrets of a historic perfumery. The workshop, which takes place inside an intriguing laboratory, is located within the historical cellars of a Florentine Renaissance Palazzo. Following in the footsteps of Catherine de Medici and René le Florentin, guests will be guided through the blending process that ultimately leads to the creation of their very own personalized fragrance to take home.
WELLNESS MOM Whisk mom off to Mexico this Mother’s Day and pamper her like a queen at Gem Spa, one of Cancun’s most renowned spas. Nestled inside the luxurious Grand Fiesta Americana Coral Beach Cancun Resort, the award-winning 40,000 square-foot gem-inspired “Gem Spa” offers awe-inspiring spa treatments utilizing chakra-balancing gems, a unique ten-step hydrotherapy ritual, and luxurious spa amenities. In lieu of a jeweled crown, treat her to a Diamond Dust Body Exfoliation and Massage that will leave her feeling like a million carats.
ADVENTURE MOM Is your mom’s idea of fun leaping tall buildings in a single bound? Then a trip to Saba, the smallest of the Dutch Caribbean islands, is the perfect escape for her this Mother’s Day. After landing on Saba’s thrilling 1,300-foot runway, she’ll discover the tranquil island’s picturesque towns and lush green landscape while climbing to the top of Mt. Scenery. Or if the sea is more her speed, she can explore some of the Caribbean’s most vibrant coral reefs while scuba diving in one of the world’s most renown locations. By land or by sea, Saba’s unique offerings are ideal for fulfilling any super mom’s travel adventure bucket list.
CITY MOM After a day of shopping and exploring the “Big Apple,” The Sherry-Netherland offers guests a luxurious and intimate haven to relax and unwind. Named the #1 Top Hotel in the United States in 2016 TripAdvisor Travelers’ Choice™ awards for Hotels, the iconic Central Park landmark welcomes visitors into the lobby with a breathtaking ceiling mural inspired by Raphael’s frescoes in the Vatican Palace. I mean the elevator has White-gloved operators! A branch of the famous Cipriani is located on property.