When was the last time that you got to enjoy some real quality time with mom? In the madness of everyday life, it is all too easy to stop making time for each other—which is exactly why I love the idea of a mother-daughter getaway!
Getting away from it all is the perfect opportunity to reconnect and create great memories together. Whether it is a winery tour, foodie treat, city break, or an escape into nature, there are so many great ways to connect.
In my experience, the best options for a mom-and-me break have everything at hand. Rather than planning a non-stop adventure, make time to truly connect by choosing a convenient destination where you’ve great attractions and amazing food picks all within walking distance.
(Oh, and a nearby spa is always a very good thing!).
If you’re looking for more ideas than just a seriously cool hotel — make sure to check out the Top Mother-Daughter Getaways in the United States!
Ready to create memories that you’ll cherish for a lifetime? Choose your adventure and start planning the perfect holiday.
Here are the best hotels for a mother-daughter getaway in the United States!
Wine and Foodie Breaks
What’s better than bonding over a bottle of vino? Bread bread, sample chardonnay, and take in the simple pleasures of life at these great spots.
Looking for a spot that has all of the comforts of home? With cozy cottages featuring full kitchens and living room spaces, you’ll feel like you’ve found a home away from home at Carneros Resort and Spa.
Tucked away on 20 acres of vineyards and orchards in Paso Robles, California, you’ll find this chic four-star full-service hotel. Start your day with a yoga class then lounge by the pool and sample the impressive vintage.
You can have an incredible weekend here without ever leaving the resort. And for those mamas with four-legged babies, bring along the pooch to this pet-friendly spot.
Whether it’s your first trip or your tenth, a visit to Sonoma deserves a permanent spot on every wine lover’s bucket list. For an upscale resort in the heart of it, the Italian-inspired Lodge at Sonoma Renaissance Resort & Spa is always a winner.
This resort offers impressive wine samplings and is an ideal base for exploring the nearby attractions.
After having eaten my way around the globe, I can confirm that the Big Easy has some of the best food on the planet. From the historic Lower Garden District, you can find some of the best craft beers, unforgettable po-boys, and live jazz.
Nature and Hiking Excursions
Transport yourself back in time to those family camping trips and long summer evenings in the park. This time, it’s your turn to take mom out to enjoy the great outdoors.
For a luxury five-star escape in one of the most breath-taking landscapes on the planet, get to the Amangiri. Take on the original Wild West and hike through the edges, canyons, mesas, and gorges of these epic regions.
After a long day on your feet, put your feet up in style at the beautiful resort!
This swanky retro hotel is a destination in and of itself. After celebrating the Blonde Abroad b-day here, I’ve found myself visiting San Luis Obispo, California time after time just to lie my head in this cool spot.
Treat mom to a special night here and bring your camera! You’ll find countless Instagram-ready spots here that are perfect for grabbing a selfie with mom.
Craving a sanctuary where you can disconnect from the world? It’s time to grab your hiking boots and explore one of California’s great treasures. Staying at woodsy-chic Ventana Big Sur, I fell in love with this beautiful region.
Coastal Trips for Beach Lovers
What is better spending afternoons soaking in the sun with the woman who made you what you are today?
In the heart of Edgartown, you’ll find this regal retreat fit for a queen. This 16-room boutique is a dream base for exploring the sandy beaches of Martha’s Vineyard and trekking through the Aquinnah Cliffs.
For a luxury escape in the heart of the city, look to the charming 86 Cannon Historic Inn. This adults-only boutique hotel is the perfect spot for a grown-up family trip.
Before you go, be sure to check out my guide to three days in Charleston and be sure to ask about the loaner bikes from the inn.
One of my favorite adventures is taking a road trip through California and The Hotel Californian in Santa Barbara has become one of my essential pit stops.
This Spanish Colonial seaside resort has an amazing spa, world-class eats, and a perfect location for exploring one of the best seaside towns in the state.
An Urban Adventure
Treat mom to the ultimate city break! Finally make the time to see the famous museums, wander the iconic streets, and eat at the award-winning restaurants that have been on your bucket list for far too long.
There is no place on earth like NYC. The energy here is electric and there is truly something for everyone here. Treat yourself to a stay in The High Line Hotel in Chelsea then choose your adventure.
This historic pet-friendly hotel is in the heart of the coolest areas of the city. Grab a fresh brew from the indie coffeehouse in the lobby, linger in the beautiful courtyard (and browse through my guide to NYC for newbies!), then hit the streets.
In the historic Andersonville neighborhood, you’ll find oversize one, two, and three-bedroom suites in Chicago’s award-winning The Guesthouse Hotel.
Settle into your home away from home in this boutique hotel, complete with gourmet kitchens, living rooms, and balconies with grills, then explore the endless wonders of the Windy City.
On the hip Ballard Avenue amongst the foodie faves and cool boutiques, you’ll find the plush Hotel Ballard. With sweeping views of the Olympic Mountains, this is a prime base for exploring the gems of the Pacific Northwest.
Grab my insider’s guide to Boston, then check into The Whitney Hotel Boston. This four-star boutique hotel in the posh Beacon Hill neighborhood will make you feel like a pair of pampered queens.
With bragging rights to one of the best addresses in the city, this well-appointed property is within walking distance to all of the best spots in town.
Just off Hollywood Boulevard, this upscale spot is perfect for a girls’ trip to LA. Lounge by the pool, lunch at the on-site farm-to-table restaurant, then hit the town.
Plus, the dreamy aesthetic will make you feel like you’ve been whisked away for a Mediterranean getaway.
This charming bed and breakfast in the chic Lower Nob Hill district is a sanctuary in the heart of the city. Linger over breakfast in the picture-perfect garden patio while you plan your perfect day out in San Francisco.
After a long day out, unwind in front of the fire with mom and reminisce.
This well-appointed property offers that famous Texas hospitality in a stunning ten-acre European-inspired estate.
Relaxing in the Desert
Want to treat mom to the ultimate retreat? Escape to the picturesque deserts of the southwest. Whether you want to hike the mesas or just soak in the sun, the other-worldly beauty of these sandy spaces are a great pick.
Located in the Tlaquepaque Arts and Crafts Village, this four-star laidback spot has all of the comforts of home. Oh, and, fun fact: This spot was named the Best pet-Friendly Hotel in the USA!
For 60s-inspired glamour, you’re going to love this adults-only petite boutique hotel!