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Getaway Escapes Just For Moms & Daughters

Submitted by on April 11, 2010 – 4:48 pmOne Comment
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Mother’s Day is less than a month away and once again I find myself in the usual dilemma of trying to figure out what to get my Mother.  Flowers are the standard fall back.  I’ve given her handmade gifts, I have given her gift certificates to pedicures & massages.  However, each year I so often feel that I’m not giving her what she would truly want and that is time spent with me.

What better way than to show Mom how appreciative we are of all the things she has done for us in our life than by not just spending some time with her, but by finding a great getaway or short adventure that you would both enjoy.  Finding a getaway with the perfect balance of activities that you can do together as well as the option to enjoy a little alone time is the key.  Some amazing resorts both you and Mom can love along with a California adventure that even your teen daughter might enjoy.

Give yourself not only a chance to relax with Mom, but also enjoy some time bonding and learning about each other at the Lake Austin Spa Resort

Voted a #1 Destination Spa by Condé Nast Traveler, their special Mother/Daughter package offers both mother and daughter a chance to enliven their friendship, and leave with a better understanding of themselves and of one another.  Their package includes workshops on communication skills, body image, self esteem, journaling, dreams and even Mother/Daughter yoga.  They currently schedule their Mother/Daughter weeks at different times throughout the year.  If one of their scheduled package dates does not fit into your plans they also have a girlfriend weekend packages available throughout the year that could also make a wonderful getaway.

For more information about their Mother/Daughter specials, you may call their Reservation Department at (800) 847-5637 or e-mail them at info@lakeaustin.com 1705 S Quinlan, Austin Texas www.lakeaustin.com

Looking for something that includes beachfront access and the charm of boutique shopping?  The Sanctuary at Kiawah Island

This 4 star Charleston South Carolina spa offers an amazing Mother/Daughter package that combines the two things that have brought mothers and daughters together for years – spa treatments and shopping!  Start your day browsing though the boutiques located at The Sanctuary and then take advantage of their free shuttle to downtown Charleston where you can spend the afternoon wandering through the wonderful shops.  Finish the afternoon off back at The Sanctuary Spa with a relaxing facial, manicure and pedicure.  Their two-night Mother/Daughter package includes: daily breakfast for two, dinner for two, one-hour spa treatments for two, custom facial for two and round-trip transportation to downtown Charleston.

To reserve a package, or for more information you may call (877) 683-1234.  Located at One Sanctuary Beach Drive, Kiawah Island, South Carolina www.kiawahresort.com

If you are like me and also have a teen daughter at home, you will love the idea of finding a getaway destination that won’t have her rolling her eyes at the thought of spending time with you.  Every teen girl dreams at some point of heading to the beaches of Cali. In the heart of the original Surf City is  The Hyatt Regency Huntington Beach Resort and Spa which offers shimmering views of the Pacific.

This Spanish-inspired resort includes pampering spa treatments, irresistible restaurants and ocean adventures.  The amenities at the Hyatt include a heated pool, direct access to the beach, surf pros on site, biking and more.  Huntington Beach has it all.  A pier that stretches more than 1,000 feet across the ocean has a bustling boardwalk that is filled with hip little shops and breathtaking views.  Don’t forget to sign up for surf lessons or rent a bicycle and travel the bike route through the beach.  Cap off the evening with a beach side bonfire that includes live music and beachside food.  Take day two of your trip to some amazing shopping OC style through the many hip and fashionable storefronts.  Finish the day off by enjoying the world class spa services at the Hyatt.  An hour long massage for Mom and a special teen facial for your daughter that includes helpful hints on skincare.  The possibilities are endless at Huntington Beach.  Your teen daughter will be singing your praises for months after this trip.

The Hyatt Regency Huntington Beach Resort is located at 21500 Pacific Coast Highway, Huntington Beach, California.  For reservations call (714) 698-1234 www.huntingtonbeach.hyatt.com

Don’t forget to include Mom in the planning of the trip.  Finding a getaway that you know both of you enjoy will help the trip run smoothly.  It is okay not to plan every moment of the trip.  Remember, it’s all about the quality not the quantity of the time you are spending together.  Some of the best advice I ever received was to remember to take a few moments for myself.  Not every moment needs to be spent with Mom.  Both of you should bring along a good book or even enjoy a spa treatment just by yourself.  Lastly turn off the cell phones, iPods, computers and truly enjoy.

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