Winter has finally left the stage and, just like that, Mother’s Day is on the horizon. What better way to celebrate your mom than to take her on vacation? It allows for quality time with one another while enjoying the backdrop of a new place.

What makes a destination ideal? It depends on who you ask. For some, having access to delectable food and wine is critical. Some people need to have access to the beach. For the history buffs among us, having access to museums and other cultural centers is what makes for a standout vacation.

Consider these destinations for your next mother-and-daughter getaway.


Beach in Spain - Best Destinations for a Mother Daughter Trip
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Spain takes food seriously, so if your mother is a foodie, she’ll appreciate that. From tapas to paella, Spanish food is lovingly prepared and loaded with flavor. Retiro Park and El Prado are top attractions in Madrid, while Sagrada Familia in Barcelona is arguably one of the most beautiful cathedrals in Europe.

San Sebastián, the culinary epicenter of Spain, is another must-visit during your stay. It’s also known as “Donostia,” and is part of the Basque province. This resort town draws parallels with Rio de Janeiro due to its sun-drenched beaches and the enormous statue of Christ overlooking the region.

According to The Culture Trip, “It has one of the highest number of Michelin stars per square meter.” Whether you and mom just want something that’s grab-and-go, or a sit-down meal with multiple courses, you’ll be happy here.

Costa Rica

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Costa Rica is a special place, especially if mom is a fan of the Great Outdoors and biodiversity. According to Special Places of Costa Rica, the country “boasts an astonishing 5% of the world’s biodiversity. That means that of every 20 animal species on Earth, one of them is native to Costa Rica.”

The Guanacaste province is especially breathtaking. Explore Santa Rosa National Park, the Rio Celeste Waterfall, or book a white water rafting adventure on the Tenorio River.


London Bridge at Sunset
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England has been in the news quite a bit these past few weeks due to the Coronation. London is a modern city but still holds fast to its long history.

If you and your mom are into British history, take your pick from the Tate Modern, the Victoria and Albert Museum, and the Tower of London, among other places.

Take mom for dinner and a pint at any of the pubs scattered across the city, and if she’s about that theater life, the West End is a must-see.


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You’ll need at least a week to see what Ghana has to offer. This was the first Sub-Saharan nation to break away from colonialism, and it’s chock full of history.

Visit Black Star Square, where several national monuments are located. To learn about a tragic chapter in human history, go to Cape Coast Castle or Elmina Castle. Both were formerly slave fortresses that now serve to educate visitors to the area.

Enjoy a rich dining experience in Accra at Santoku or Bistro 22. El Padrino, located in the Airport City area of the capital, is an upscale bar, restaurant, and lounge rolled into one. If she wants, mom can also enjoy a cigar in the designated smoking room.


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The U.S. has a lot of natural beauty to be explored on a mother-daughter trip. When most think of Colorado, Denver of course comes to mind. The state is also well-known for skiing in cities like Telluride, Vail, and Breckenridge. However, it’s about to be summer, so let’s put winter sports out of mind for the moment.

Colorado Springs is home to the Garden of The Gods, and it’s a great place for you and your mom to take a hike. You can sign up for a guided nature walk, which is a great introduction to the park. There are a number of trails to explore, which vary in difficulty.

Grab food at Four by Brother Luck, 503W, or The Warehouse.

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