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Travel Deals: The Best Mother’s Day Discounts

Locations in this article:  Miami, FL Orlando, FL San Francisco, CA

Mother’s Day is just 10 days away. Instead of just taking mom out to brunch, why not plan a trip together? For moms who like adventuring, dining, pampering, shopping and just plain traveling, here are some of the best hotel deals going on across the country.

For the wine loving mamas out there there’s a handful of deals available in Northern California…

Hotel Abri in San Francisco, California has an Urban Wine Tasting package that lets dads to spoil mom with a romantic night out with some of the best wine from the Bay Area. Included in the deal is a one-night accommodation, wine and chocolate upon arrival, and a $50 wine card to Press Club. Package rates start at $349 per night depending on availability. To book, call 1-888-229-0677 or visit their website.

At Casa Madrona in the heart of Sausalito, California, there is the Taste of Wine Country package. With this package, you are invited to explore the best wine California has to offer by exploring the beautiful two-floor tasting room and art gallery of Bacchus & Venus, overlooking the San Francisco Bay and harbor. Included are two nights accommodations, guided wine and cheese flight, and many more perks. Rates start at $249 a night not including taxes. To book, visit them or online or call 415-332-0502.

For the mom that loves to be spoiled…

Take the opportunity to be the first to give your mother an exclusive treatment for Mother’s Day. The Capella Washington, D.C has a Mother’s Day Pampering package from May 9-May 12. The experience includes Capella Deluxe Room accommodations (upgrade to suite upon check in), a Mother’s Day brunch at Capella Washington, D.C.’s The Grill Room featuring organic, seasonal food, styling by the Luigi Parasmo Salon in D.C. for two, a full-day shopping excursion with Head Resident Stylist, April Yvonne, a La Prairie Eye treatment “duo” Caviar Eye Gel and Caviar Eye Cream with compliments of La Prairie, Private Pilates from Fuse in-suite or at sunrise on the sundeck, Champagne toast on the hotel’s private rooftop pool and bar area, and complimentary overnight parking. Rates begin from $2,995 subject to availability. To book this package, visit The Capella online or call 202-617-2400.

At the Eden Roc Renaissance on Miami Beach the “Just Us Girls Package” is valid beyond Mother’s Day and through December 31, 2013. You receive dinner at the exclusive 1500 degrees with menu created by celebrity Chef Paula DaSilva, deluxe room for two nights, and an ELLE Spa mani and pedi with a glass of champagne. Rates start at $679 per night. To book, call 305-531-0000 or visit them online.

For the mom that loves to shop and unwind…

Surprise mom with the gift she deserves: peace and quiet. The Villas of Grand Cypress, in Orlando Florida, is offering a unique way to give mom a Time Out this Mother’s Day. The Time Out package includes: a hot bath amenity, bubbles, champagne, gossip magazines, a $50 Room Service Credit, and an in-suite spa treatment. Package rates start at $299, based on single occupancy. To book go online, call 407-239-4700.

At The Gale South Beach they want you to Keep Calm & Shop On. They offer a two-night stay, a mall experience Aventura, Sawgrass or Bal Harbour, private transportation & coupon book, four drink tickets for Regent Cocktail Club, and late checkout. Package rate is $570 taxes not included. To book, call 305-673-0199.

For the mom that loves a good outdoor adventure…

Across the beautiful San Francisco Bay, The Lodge at Tiburon is an escape from the bustle of the city. Only steps away from the ferry docks, The Lodge is a retreat from the city with access to the cafés, boutiques and galleries of Tiburon. Included in this trip to the great outdoors are two round trip ferry tickets, bike rentals so you can discover the history and adventure of Angel Island, a provided Picnic Pack, and other fantastic hotel amenities. Rates start from $289 per night. To book, call 415-435-3133 or visit the Lodge’s website.

At The Toll House Hotel, The Sips & Saddles package is a scenic horseback tour just 25 minutes from downtown San Jose in the Saratoga foothills. Enjoy a guided horseback ride on the eastern slopes of the Santa Cruz Mountains facing San Jose. The trails wander through vineyards and oak chaparral forests teeming with wildlife. They also feature a spectacular view of San Francisco Bay and Santa Clara Valley. The package includes scenic horseback ride (approx. 90 minutes), five-flight wine tasting, and Room accommodations starting from $415 per night. Book by calling 408-395-7070 or visiting the property website.

In the Southwestern Red Bluffs of Utah, the Red Mountain Resort lets you can celebrate mom for the entire month. Guest packages include a four day/three night stay, a customized massage, manicure or pedicure, and numerous healthy centered activities such as guided hikes, bicycles, healthy meals, and cooking demonstrations. Savings are up to $280 per person per night. To book, go online or call 1-877-246-HIKE.

For those looking to enjoy some beach and beauty…

In Miami, The Betsy Hotel is offering a “Betsy-Perfect’ Mother and Daughter Getaway where mothers and daughters traveling together will receive two welcome cocktails on the rooftop deck, manicures & pedicures for two in Betsy’s al fresco Wellness Garden and Spa, a book of your choice from the property’s library collection, and $50 restaurant credit at BLT Steak. Taxes and gratuity not included. Package price is per night based on two night minimum. Rates start at $340 per night, plus taxes and daily resort fee. To book, call 305-531-6100.

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