Mother’s Day Gift Ideas for Moms Bitten by Wanderlust

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Mother’s Day is just around the corner. Maybe this year you want to go above and beyond the homemade card and pancakes in bed. Moms can end up sacrificing a lot for their family – time, freedom, eating a hot meal. If this sounds like your mom and you think she deserves a little time to herself, then these destination ideas are perfect the mother with a traveling heart.

Finding the best travel gifts for mom sometimes means getting something you can’t gift wrap. No amount of flowers or jewelry can replace the forever gift of cherished memories, and with these getaways, she will make lots of great memories. In fact, maybe she doesn’t need time “away”, she just needs time away from some responsibilities of the home or day to day tasks – and would love to be able to just let loose and enjoy herself with her family.

So whether it’s a trip alone or a trip for the whole family, you may want to check out these hotels that are doing something special for Mother’s Day.

Kimpton Cardinal Hotel 

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This historic building was built in 1929 and housed the former RJ Reynolds Tobacco Company. Today, it has been recreated into an upscale boutique hotel, the first of its kind in Winston-Salem. The Kimpton Cardinal Hotel has a unique design with locally inspired motifs which make the hotel a completely different experience rather than the run-of-the-mill hotel chains.

This Mother’s Day, they have created the ultimate day of pampering for mom! Upon arrival, mom will be met with welcome cocktails and a delicious brunch for two or just mom if she wants time alone (what mom doesn’t?!). Then, she can roam in the Adult Recreation Room where there is bowling, basketball, billiards and more so mom can be the kid for once. After a day of play, Mom will need sometime in the spa. She can choose from a variety of massages as well as body wraps  and scrubs while relaxing in the beautiful space adorned with fresh flowers.

For an evening out, the Downtown Artists District is a great place to explore as well as the Old Salem area. Old Salem is the pre-Revolutionary War Settlement that has been preserved in the 18th century time period. Walk the old streets, explore the shops and even talk with characters dressed in period attire. 

Bolton Landing 

In the mystical Adirondack Mountains of New York, the town of Bolton sits along the shoreline of Lake George. It was once where the wealthy came to vacation which is how the shoreline south of the town earned the name – Millionaires Row. Only the elite came to vacation and built enormous mansions next to the lake. Now, it is a relaxed little town with an average of 2,000 year round residents, and a place of calm serenity where many still flock for reprieve. It is the perfect trip for Mother’s Day.

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The Sagamore Resort has an incredible old school charm as it stretches out along the pristine shorelines of Lake George. This historic hotel is the height of luxury in Bolton with a salon and spa as well as 5 restaurants on the property for lakeside dining.

Couples can enjoy hiking and private stand up paddle board lessons or a couple’s parasail ride offshore. For couples that are looking for an adrenaline rush, Adirondack Extreme Adventure Course has a couples bonding session. The area is also filled with romantic evenings with wine tasting at Adirondack Winery, beautiful beaches along Main Street and plenty of shopping.

Chateau on the Lake is a favorite spot for dinner considering it was on of the Top 100 most romantic restaurants in America by Open Table Dinner’s Choice. Then, you can finish the evening with an evening at Marcella Sembrich Opera Museum or a privately chartered boat tour on Lake George. 

St Regis Atlanta 

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In Atlanta, the elegant St Regis has crafted a once in a lifetime Mother’s Day Brunch. Families can bring their mothers and honor them at a spectacular brunch on May 13th.

This luxury resort is going all out for the brunch with a live carving and omelet station, a massive seafood display, delectable dessert as well as bottomless Mimosas and Bloody Marys. At the end, floral experts will teach moms and guests how to arrange a bouquet to take home.

This fabulous brunch will take place in the exquisite Astor Court which was named after Colonel John Jacob Astor IV. He was the dedicated brainpower that founded the ethereal St Regis Hotels and Resorts. The Astor Court embodies the refined spirit of the hotel, and will serve as the perfect celebratory setting to honor so many outstanding mothers.

LaPlaya Beach and Golf Resort

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Give Mom some sunshine for Mother’s Day! The LaPlaya Beach & Golf Resort in Naples has created a travel package just for Mom. Through the entire Month of May, there are packages starting at $688 per night with deluxe accommodations, a gift of relaxation from the SpaTerre, exclusive access to the LaPlay poolside cabanas with a Mimosa or Bloody Mary, and best of all, a celebratory prix fixe menu at the signature waterfront restaurant.

The Baleen restaurant is known for its coastal cuisine, and breathtaking views of the Gulf of Mexico. There is a vast array of items on the menu from beef to seafood, dishes with some Mexican flair, and best of all – desserts! What mom wouldn’t love a tropical getaway!?  

Wild Dunes Resort 

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The Wild Dunes Resort is offering best available rates on May 10th through May 13th for Mother’s Day. They are also giving guests a complimentary $100 Resort Credit for Mom to use on whatever her heart desires.

Mom can hit the Sand & Sea Salon and Spa to try out the citrus tea pedicure and relax with a long massage and body scrub. After a day of pampering, the Coastal Provisions restaurant serves up delicious seafood and down home cooking. Cap off the evening with a Dolphin Discovery Sunset Cruise.

Special for Mother’s Day weekend, there is also an Indigo Dying Workshop to teach guests the ancient art form. Visit Wild Dunes for more information and reference the code MOMWD.

Hard Rock Hotels 

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For those that want to give mom a getaway WITH the family where you can leave your wallet in the safe and eat and drink til your heart’s delight, then this deal is for you! Grab your passports and book now for up to 40% off a stay at the all-inclusive Hard Rock Hotels of Mexico and the Dominican Republic.

Kids stay free in the family suites and there is also unlimited spa time (Yes, unlimited!) included in your stay.

We love this deal because mom gets an amazing beach getaway where she can spend the entire day going from the beach to the spa, and the kids will enjoy the amazing kids club facilities that they will never want to leave. If Mom needs a little more inner peace, she can also check out the Rock Om package.

Travel Accessories 

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Buying a whole trip for Mother’s Day might not be an option, but like always, Mom understands. If your Mom has a traveling heart, but you don’t have the moola to pay for any travels, don’t fret. We put together together a list of gifts for people who like to travel chock full of cute and unique accessory ideas that any traveler will love. 

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