Its Mother’s Day this weekend, and we’re sure you’ve got it covered with the fancy cards, roses, and DIY gifts to make mum feel special. Whatever you give her this year, it’ll still be nothing compared to all that she’s done for you her entire life. She nurtured you, raised you, and has been there for you whenever you needed her; so surely she deserves more. Why not do something really special this year, and plan a weekend getaway that the two of you can bond over? There’s an abundance of great places to go with your mom, so we handpicked five that would give the both of you a chance to relax, get closer and have fun all weekend long.

1. Lake Austin Spa Resort, Texas
Name checked as one of the nation’s best spa destinations, it’s the ideal getaway for mothers who truly need a rejuvenating vacation. Set amid nineteen acres of lush greenery on Lake Austin, the resort offers an abundance of soul pleasing activities, from yoga to meditation sessions and daily fitness classes. If you want to indulge into healthy yet exquisite food, chef Stephane Beaucamp’s award-winning organic cuisine won’t disappoint. Of course, the real reason you’ll want to visit the 25,000 square foot spa, is the hundred different beauty treatments it offers; there’s everything from exotic massages, hydrating body scrubs, Japanese acupuncture, French manicures and even anti-aging facials. It’s a body and beauty revitalizing experience the two of you deserve to have together.
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2. Mother’s Day Wine Trail Weekend, New Jersey
This weekend, the Garden State Wine Growers Association have put together a Mother’s Day Wine Trail that’s a treat to both, the senses and taste buds. If your mother loves a good wine just as much as she loves food, there are more than forty different wineries for her to visit on the trail. She’ll get to sample everything: from award winning Chardonnays, French varietals, to delicious fruity country wines as she tours the vineyards and learns about wine making. If chocolate is another indulgence your mother enjoys, be sure to stop off at 4JG’s Winery in Colts Neck; they’ve lined up a special Mother’s Day Wine and Chocolate weekend, complete with chocolate making demonstrations.
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3. Mother’s Day New York City Weekend, New York
What mother wouldn’t love to brag to her friends the time her daughter took her to New York for Mother’s Day? Yes, New York hotels are notoriously pricey, but if you check online, you’ll find some fabulous deals this weekend for Mother’s Day. Once your hotel stay is covered, there’s plenty to do for the two of you. For starters, indulge her with a fancy champagne five-course meal at the Michelin-starred Del Posto (212-497-8090 for reservations); celebrity chefs Mark Ladner and Brooks Headley are preparing special dishes only for Mother’s Day. If your mom is an art lover, there’s plenty to see at the Metropolitan Museum of Art, the Guggenheim, and the Whitney Museum of American Art. For designer bargains, head on over to Century21 in the Financial District; and your final stop could be a show on Broadway; the Abba-inspired Mamma Mia and Wicked are the hottest tickets in town.
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4. The Mirage, Las Vegas
Las Vegas is always a phenomenal place to visit, and this Mother’s Day, The Mirage Hotel and Casino is going all out for your hard working mom; they’ve put together an entire roster of mother-centric events and promotions. Once you check in, head on down to Cravings, the restaurant with eleven international cooking stations, and your mom gets to eat and drink anything she wants free, from the lavish buffet. After a bit of fun at the casino, it’s time to unwind with the biggest shows in town; this weekend, Boyz II Men are on hand to serenade the two of you. If you both are Beatles fans, there’s the Cirque du Soleil Love musical show, featuring death defying acrobatics and the biggest Beatles tunes. For exotic animals and fish, there’s Siegfried and Roy’s Secret Garden and Dolphin Habitat. And did we mention that the Mirage Spa is one of the best on this side of West Coast? You’ll probably bump into an A-list celebrity unwinding there.
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5. The Big Island Weekend, Hawaii
For the mom and daughter looking for beauty, sun and adventure, the Big Island (or Hawaii Island as it’s called) is the place to go. There’s an array of events for Mother’s Day this weekend, with a number of hotels offering sweet discounts for mom. Eight of the world’s thirteen climate zones exist here; so it’s full of stunning beaches, tropical forests, snow-capped mountains and even a live volcano. There are plenty of things to do together for mother and daughter quality bonding time, from learning to hula and surf, snorkeling with exotic fish, mountain hiking and even exploring the Kilauea Volcano (be sure to keep your eyes open for the lava flow). If you really want to show your mom the Big Island in style, take a helicopter ride and give her an experience she won’t forget.
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Fali R Singara has spent two decades in the radio business as a radio disc jockey, producer and writer. This English literature major and USC School of Cinematic Arts alumnus also has a parallel career as a journalist and filmmaker. His career has included editorships of FHM, The Record, and numerous other publications; while on celluloid he’s produced and directed numerous things, including a well-received documentary on Mother Teresa. His documentaries have been screened across the world, including a screening at the Vatican for the Pope. He is currently on course to make and direct his first feature film, which will be released in the near future.