Our Favorite Mother-Daughter Getaway Destinations

Mother Daughter Trips


Whether your daughter is eight, twenty-nine, or forty-nine, a mother-daughter trip is more than just a getaway: it’s a way of connecting, creating unforgettable memories, and becoming best friends with each other. Mother-daughter vacations are some of our core memories with our mothers, and we can recall countless deep conversations over meals and belly-aching laughter that has stuck with us through the years. 

And you don’t have to travel far to find these extraordinary experiences. From exploring the great outdoors, or going on your first-ever international trip,  these are some of our favorite destinations for the best mother-daughter vacations: 

Sedona, Arizona, USA
Sedona is a red rock haven. This desert oasis is a stunning backdrop, only amplified by the unique, spiritual energy surrounding the area. This destination is perfect for those who want a little nature, a little relaxation, and a whole lot of gorgeous views. Hiking to one of the many vortexes surrounding Sedona is a must, where the energy is unmatched, and maybe even participate in one of the many Yoga Vortex Hikes that bring wellness to a whole other level. Plan to stop by Tlaquepaque Arts & Shopping Village to browse amazing Southwestern and Indigenous-inspired art handmade by artisans that live in the area. Famed for being a Dark Sky City, a night of stargazing is truly a special experience and a perfect way to end your trip to Sedona.

Nashville, Tennessee, USA
While Nashville is the capital of country music, there is so much to explore in this bustling city.  For country music lovers, you can’t go wrong stopping by the Johnny Cash Museum or seeing a show at the Grand Ole Opry. We loved browsing the Nashville Flea Market for vintage finds and having a picnic at Radnor Lake State Park, a great choice if you are looking for a slow afternoon.  A stay in Nashville wouldn't be complete without a little whisky, so stop by the Jack Daniel’s Distillery for a tasting.  And you can’t forget to stop by The Bluebird Cafe and watch many up-and-coming musicians sing the night away. 

Big Bear Lake, California, USA
A slice of nature and perfect for a small California weekend trip, Big Bear Lake is a great stop for the adventurous and outdoor gals. In summer, you’ll find the best hiking trails and great paddle boarding locations. In winter, skiing, sledding, and having a snowball fight is a must. And our personal favorite, fall! The changing of the leaves and the crisp, cool air is our favorite time to hang out on a porch and sip some tea. Stop by and spend time at the Big Bear Alpine Zoo and you can’t stay in Big Bear without heading to Teddy Bear Restaurant for some absolutely delicious, homemade soups and pies. . 

Quebec City, Canada
Eager for a European adventure without the cost of time and money to Europe?The Quebec is the place for you as it has the.  old town looks like small-town Europe. The cozy cobblestoned streets and historic architecture makes it one of the world's best mother-daughter. The city’s has so much to offerer; from. gazing at the art of the Musée National des Beaux-Arts du Québec or relax at the Nordic Spa, a Thermal bath experience. Or, a fun day trip to the country, check out Île d’Orléans. 

Crete, Greece
Stunning beaches and gorgeous mountains greet you when you arrive. Crete is the perfect destination to do some resting and unwinding.  We chose to stay on the west side of Crete, in the town of Chania, a small harbor city that is teeming with amazing seafood,  beautiful bakeries, and fantastic handcrafted artisan items. Take a day trip to Elafonissi Beach (a truly breathtaking pink sand beach) and soak up the sun in style, picnicking on one of the many sandbars. A mother daughter trip couldn’t be complete without some wine, so spend the afternoon at Dourakis Winery for a wonderful and quaint experience. And a little self care is important and integral to strengthening mother-daughter bonds. Visit the Al Hammam Traditional Baths and treat yourselves to a traditional Turkish bathhouse and massages.

Amalfi Coast, Italy
The Amalfi Coast is famous for its picturesque seaside towns, cliffs, and beaches. It's known for its colorful villages with steep and narrow streets—a beautiful coastal side where you can never get lost if you walk down the hill. Take time walking through Positano and shop (my mom and I ended up with matching lemon aprons and scrunchies). Have lunch in Amalfi right on the water, with some of the best seafood! If you have time, stop in Ravello, a small town hidden in the cliffs of the coast, and the perfect spot to grab gelato and take in the views. And you can’t stop in Italy without making a little pasta! Our recommendations include taking a cooking class at https://www.mammaagata.it/">Mamma Agata, where you and your mom will spend time with  Mamma Agata learning her secret skills and will walk away completely satisfied.

San Marcus, Texas 
In 2013, San Marcus, TX, was named the fastest-growing city. Located between Austin and San Antonio in the Texas Hill Country, San Marcos has numerous attractions, especially for the adventure-seeking visitor. The San Marcos River offers tubing at the city's center. The nearby Rio Vista Falls has three drops for a great kayaking adventure. Explorers can visit the Wonder World activity center to discover a cave formed by an earthquake. I would also check out The Meadows Center for Water and the Environment, a beautiful place to SCUBA dive and clean up the springs. It stays in the 60s all year round, perfect for the hot summer days.