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5 Great Getaway Ideas To Celebrate Mothers — Any Day Of The Year

Hilton Grand Vacations destinations for every kind of mom

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Two women admiring gorgeous mountain lake view, Mont-Tremblant, Quebec, Canada.

“Bonding travel” is one of the year’s top travel trends. According to clinical psychologist Dr. Charlotte Russell, who studies the psychological benefits of travel, bonding holidays present an ideal opportunity for adults to reconnect amid the whirl of careers and caring and parenting responsibilities. And what better gift for your mom than a getaway to reconnect and create new memories? 

Here are five Hilton Grand Vacations destinations for an unforgettable vacation with your mom.

1) For The Mom Who Loves Beach Breaks: Cabo San Lucas, Mexico 

Stunning aerial image, the Arch of Cabo San Lucas, blue skies, boats peppering clear blue water, Mexico.    

Why Go: This popular resort town on the southern tip of the Baja Peninsula offers stunning scenery and plenty of waterside activities for moms who like to kick back and soak up the sun.

What To Do: 

  • Put your feet up and sip refreshing beverages poolside while soaking in sweeping ocean views. 
  • Embark on a boat tour to see the famous Arch of Cabo San Lucas, a natural rock formation that marks the meeting point of the Pacific Ocean and the Sea of Cortez, up close.
  • Treat yourselves to authentic Mexican food, from fresh seafood to tacos to guacamole.

Where To Stay: Immerse yourself in laid-back luxury at Cabo Azul, a Hilton Vacation Club, where you can feel worlds away while enjoying the comforts of home. The resort’s amenities range from plunge pools and soothing hot tubs to an indulgent on-site spa and a five-star Mexican restaurant. 

2) For The Culture- And Culinary-Loving Mom: Chicago, Illinois

Beautiful aerial image, Chicago skyline, Navy Pier, blue water and blue skies, Illinois.    

Why Go: Chicago is a vibrant and diverse city with an array of culture-rich things to do

What To Do: 

  • Check out a live event at the Chicago or Goodman Theaters for a memorable night on the town. 
  • Satisfy your artistic side with a visit to the Cloud Gate sculpture (also known as “The Bean”) and the Art Institute of Chicago.
  • Spend a day enjoying the city’s iconic cuisine, such as deep-dish pizza, Chicago-style hot dogs and popcorn.

Where To Stay: Located in the heart of the Windy City, Chicago Magnificent Mile, a Hilton Grand Vacations Club, is the place to experience the epitome of city living. Just moments away from renowned cultural attractions such as theaters, museums and art festivals, this resort offers an ideal haven for those passionate about the arts. After a day of exploring, enjoy breathtaking views from the spacious accommodations and Hilton Grand Vacations’ signature service. 

3) For The Mom Who’s Ready For A Bucket-List Adventure: Honolulu, Hawaii

Idyllic tropical beach scene, palm tree lined shoreline, white sands, turquoise water, blue skies, Honolulu, Oahu, Hawaii.    

Why Go: As Hawaii’s capital and largest city, it’s easy to see why Honolulu (located on Oahu) is a dream destination for many travelers. You and your mom can enjoy the best of both worlds: a storied cosmopolitan city and a tropical island with breathtaking natural beauty.

What To Do:

  • Relax, swim, surf or sunbathe on the must-visit Waikiki Beach. You can also hike up to the Diamond Head crater, a volcanic landmark that offers panoramic views of the city and the ocean.
  • Pay tribute to fallen American servicemen and women at historic Pearl Harbor, where you can learn about the events that led to the US involvement in World War II.
  • Get a taste of the island’s local cuisine, such as poke, spam musubi and shaved ice.

Where To Stay: The spirit of Aloha meets modern sophistication when you stay at The Modern, a Hilton Vacation Club. Whether you opt to relax by the resort-style pool or stroll to the nearby shops and restaurants, each moment is an opportunity to embrace the island’s essence. 

4) For The Mom Who Works Hard And Plays Hard: New York, New York

Beautiful sunrise over New York City skyline, New York, New York.    

Why Go: Known as the “City That Never Sleeps,” New York City is one of the world’s most exciting and diverse cities. Experience the hustle and bustle of the Big Apple and all it offers, including culture, history and entertainment. 

What To Do:

  • Check out the city’s mainstays, such as the Statue of Liberty, the Empire State Building and Times Square.
  • Get your culture fix with a visit to one or more world-renowned museums. New York is home to the Metropolitan Museum of Art, the Museum of Modern Art and the American Museum of Natural History. 
  • Make your meals count. Whether you’re craving street food, worldwide cuisine or five-star dining, New York’s got it all. 

Where To Stay: Experience the pulse of the Big Apple at The Quin, a Hilton Club, where urban elegance meets New York City excitement. Located steps from iconic attractions such as Times Square and equipped with high-end business amenities, this contemporary resort offers convenient access to everything you need for an unforgettable getaway.

5) For Active And Outdoorsy Mom: Mont-Tremblant, Quebec, Canada

Winter scene, two skiiers carrying skies through snow-covered, mainstreet, village center, Mont-Tremblant, Quebec, Canada.    

Why Go: Mont-Tremblant is a picturesque destination in Quebec, Canada, that offers a variety of heart-pumping activities for you and your mom to bond over. Depending on the season, choose from skiing, hiking, zip-lining, golfing, water sports and more.

What To Do:

  • Visit during wintertime and choose from a roster full of winter activities. Shred the slopes at the Mont-Tremblant Ski Resort, home to 102 ski trails for skiers and snowboarders of all skill levels. Other activities include snowshoeing, ice skating, dog sledding or tubing.
  • Embrace the warmer months by exploring the nature and wildlife of the Laurentian Mountains. Enjoy a hike on the Via Ferrata Du Diable, a protected climbing route that offers stunning views of the Mont-Tremblant National Park. 
  • When it’s time to refuel, explore the local cuisine at the Pedestrian Village, where you’ll find more than 30 restaurants, bars, cafés and 35 boutiques. The village is bustling year-round, so there’s something for everyone.

Where To Stay: Retreat to the tranquility of Tremblant, a Hilton Grand Vacations Club, nestled among the idyllic mountains of Mont-Tremblant. After a day of outdoor adventures, put your feet up by the fire or soothe your muscles in the hot tub. 

Read “4 Must Visit Destinations For Your Next Family Beach Vacation With Hilton Grand Vacations” for more inspiration. 

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