One of the strongest bonds in nature is between a mother and her child. In 2018, many people around the world celebrate this bond on Sunday, May 13. This year, pamper the special woman in your life and thank her for everything she’s done by chartering a private jet and treating her to a fabulous getaway she’ll always remember.
Mother’s Day Getaway Ideas
If Mom is passionate about classical music, surprise her with a trip to Austria. The country gave rise to great composers, such as Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart, Anton Bruckner, Joseph Haydn and Johann Strauss I. When visiting Mozart’s birthplace, Salzburg, you’ll notice the rolling hills in the backdrop are the same featured in The Sound of Music. In the heart of Salzburg is the grand 11th-century Hohensalzburg Castle where Mom can experience history up close. Then take the ferry to the alpine lakeside village of Hallstatt in the Salzkammergut region, which traces its history back to the 16th century, making it Austria’s oldest village. Check out the medieval architecture in Graz. Treat Mom like a queen with visits to the Hofburg Imperial Palace and Schönbrunn Palace.
Has the special lady in your life always wanted to learn to tango? Take her to where it all began, Argentina, and book a private lesson she’ll always cherish. Mom will be thrilled with the astounding diversity that encompasses the South American country, from the Andes foothills to world-class shopping in the capital, Buenos Aires. The capital city has a great multicultural influence thanks to its European influence and a mix of indigenous individuals. Complete the Argentine adventure with a helicopter tour of breathtaking Iguazú Falls, the largest waterfall system on the planet.
Singapore is the trip of a lifetime for any mom who loves gardens. The streets are filled with amazing greenery and out-of-this-world structures. Tour the Gardens by the Bay, a horticultural heaven along the Marina Reservoir with three distinct gardens spanning 250 acres. Go for a hike in one of the city’s newer hotspots, Punggol Waterway Park, which has four different themed areas. Then hit up the city’s skyscrapers for a five-star shopping spree.
If Mom is the resident sommelier, fly her to Finger Lakes for the ultimate wine tour. The area is the state’s largest wine-producing region and home to more than 100 wineries, many of which offer tastings, tours, and dinners. Treat the special woman in your life to a wine tour and class that will help her get even more enjoyment out of her favorite vintages, such as a winemaking or food pairing lesson. Don’t forget about Mother’s Day brunch, which Knapp Winery, Glenora Wine Cellars and Ventosa Vineyards serve.
British West Indies
If all Mom wants to do is relax, Anguilla is a tropical paradise that makes it simple. Book a luxury cliff-side villa at Àni Villas in Little Bay, which is equipped with its own lounges, pool, hot tub, and kitchen. The private resort’s fee includes a local on-demand guide, private chef, full-time personal concierge, speedboat transfers, and a security team. Fill the day with in-house spa services, rooftop yoga, snorkeling, wine tasting, and a shopping adventure in St. Barts.