5-Point Checklist: Planning the Perfect Mother’s Day Getaway

Mother's Day Getaway

Because an amazing mom deserves an equally amazing trip

Mother’s Day is right around the corner, and you know what that means. Time to figure out a gift that’s just right for mom! But this year, how about skipping the flowers (which she loves) or the jewelry (which she also loves) in lieu of some serious quality time?

A Mother’s Day getaway can be a fantastic way to bond with mom—and even spoil her a bit. But before you book your flights, check out our 5 tips for planning the trip of mom’s dreams!

  • Plan for mom

    If anyone’s willing to put aside their interests and pick something everyone will enjoy, it’s mom. So for her Mother’s Day getaway, focus on what she likes. From antiquing to golfing to visiting museums, think of her hobbies, passions, and interests.

    If you’re having trouble deciding what she’d like most, take a quick poll of her closest friends. They might have ideas you never would’ve come up with on your own!

    Pro Tip: Still having trouble deciding? Start a “casual” convo with mom on bucket lists. You’ll leave with plenty of ideas for what mom really wants to do!

  • Pick the right city

    Once you know what you want to do with mom, it’s time to decide where you want to do it. A quick Google search of “best cities for…” will give you plenty of locations to choose from. Maybe even too many choices? If you’re feeling overwhelmed, here are a couple of things to keep in mind.

    First, think of how long you’ll be gone. If it’s just going to be a long weekend, it’s probably not worth the cost or time involved in flying cross-country. Pick a closer destination, and you’ll have more time (and money!) to enjoy your getaway.

    Second, take the temps into account. Believe it or not, there are still parts of the country that get snow in early May! If mom likes being warm, check out Miami or another warm-weather locale.

  • Take care of the details

    Let’s be real, you guys. Mom has probably been planning everything from birthday parties to summer camps since you were tiny. Give her a break by taking care of all the details during your Mother’s Day getaway. We’re talking flights, hotel rooms, activities (show tickets?), all of it.

    Feel like splashing out? Book a limo from the airport to the hotel and let mom travel in the style she deserves!

    Oh, and don’t forget that restaurants get B-U-S-Y on Mother’s Day. Make your brunch reservations as soon as you book your flights!

  • Make memories

    Here’s a fun idea: sign up the two of you for a class or workshop that aligns with her interests. Whether it’s a paint-n-sip class or learning to surf, mom’s going to love making memories with her “baby” (and yes, that’s still you, at least in her eyes!).

    If you’re checking out a city that neither of you has been to, check out some interesting tours: walking tours, double-decker buses, art tours, foodie tours… you get the idea! Pick something mom’ll love and go for it.

    Pro Tip: Let mom relive your epic Mother’s Day getaway by printing out photos from your phone. She’ll love flipping through pics and remembering what a great time she had with you!

  • Ship your stuff

    Take the weight off mom’s shoulders (literally!) by shipping your bags to your Airbnb or hotel with LugLess. It’s stress-free: mom won’t have to lug her stuff all over the airport. And when you land, you can get straight to having fun without having to wait for bags and then drop them off.

    Because really, mom deserves to just waltz through the airport like the Super-woman she is!

Now that you know how to plan the perfect Mother’s Day Getaway, there’s nothing to hold you back. Start Googling flights, then give mom a call and surprise her with your awesome plans. Favorite Child Status: achieved!