Travel Ideas for Mother’s Day

Mother’s Day is a great time to plan a special day-trip or getaway to give Mom a well-deserved break and a little time off to relax. She’s the most special woman in your life and this year, you want to do something extra special. You want to thank her for being there when you were sick. You want to thank her for not grounding you forever when you missed curfew. And you want to thank her for being understanding when you crashed the family car. We get it. We love our moms too, so we have pooled together a few tips of where to go and what to do to show your world’s best mom how much she is appreciated.

Check out what we came up with:
  • Brunch is overdone. However, extra specialbrunches/high tea’s are not
  • Yoga retreat. If your mom loves her poses, this will be a great way for the two of you to bond
  • Best city to visit with Mom
Putting on The Ritz: The Palm Court salon, London, England

Palm-Court-2-540For the ultimate afternoon tea, it’s got to be the one served at the Palm Court salon at the Ritz in London’s Mayfair. You’ll need to wear your best bib and tucker – jacket and tie for men – but it’s worth it for the glamorous setting, immaculate waiters and soothing sounds of the tinkling piano. Choose from 16 varieties of tea, freshly baked scones and a range of delicate pastries.

Lunch time: The Vineyard Hotel, Berkshire, England

If your mum usually does all the cooking at home, she’ll appreciate a break from kitchen Vue d'ensembleduties when you treat her to a three-course lunch at the five-star Vineyard Hotel in Newbury. The menu has been created by award-winning executive chef Daniel Galmiche – a regular on BBC1’s Saturday Kitchen. A walk through the two-storey glass-floored wine cellar holding more than 30,000 bottles is an experience in itself.

THE DEAL: A Mother’s Day three-course lunch costs £60pp including a glass of rosé wine on arrival and a gift from The Vineyard.

City trip: Chicago, America

chicago-skylineIf your mom fancies herself a gourmet chef, or just enjoys a delicious gourmet meal, look no further than Chicago. Visitors can stop by Pucks’ at the Museum of Contemporary Art for a delightful feast for both eyes and stomach. Alternatively, check-out Bottle & Bottega for a luxurious buffet followed by a two-hour painting session. Mom can dine in style and leave with a hand-made souvenir. For the outdoorsy family, head to the Morton Arboretum, where you can enjoy breakfast and take a family portrait amidst the scenic gardens. Though our research is showing Chicago is the top booked destination for Mother’s Day weekend.

Yoga retreat: Sangsura Retreat, Byron Bay Australia

resize_imageWith the aid of the esteemed yoga expert, Jessie Chapman, this is the place to delve deep into your yoga practice, enjoy guided beach and nature walks, organic cuisine, spa treatments and healing arts classes. The retreat is just 25 minutes away from Byron’s famous beaches, and the yoga instruction suitable for all levels. This will be a great way for you and your mother to bond.

Call our free concierge service on 1800 908 254 and one of our travel experts will be happy to assist you with your booking.

W: http://www.TheR8.com

E: info@ther8.com

P: 1800 908 254

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