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It’s Mother’s Day next week and that’s the perfect time to love our mom just a little bit more and spend the day with her. I’m sure you already have something great planned. There are so many other days during the year to spend the best time with your mother. Plan something with your mom during the year because she deserves it! Here are the best places for your mother-daughter getaways to have the best time together!
Not only is this a great city to visit all-year round, this is such a fun place to have quality time with each other. You can skip all the highlights if you want and just relax in the best cafés, eat a croissant at that perfect bakery, stroll through the back streets of Paris and have a picnic underneath the Eiffel Tower. The city is amazing for shopping because there are so many shops for everyone. Shop on the high street in Galeries LaFayette or go to “Les Halles” to find the Zara and H&M. Paris really is such a diverse city and no matter what you guys like: I’m sure you will have a great time here!
Read more: The Beginners Guide To Paris
I’ve been to Valencia in my freshman year of college on a study trip. We spent about three days in this city before going to Benidorm and Alicante. I never expected this city to be so beautiful. The diversity is insane: you have the historical centre, and across the city parc you will find the most modern buildings ever.
Speaking of this parc: this used to be a river (long time ago) and it’s now a parc that spreads kilometres wide through Valencia. It’s the best place to go for a run, have a bike ride or simply go picnicking. Since it’s so long: you can enter the parc basically everywhere.
Furthermore, the beach is so pretty and only a small distance away from the city centre and there are loads of shops around. One suggestion for when you are in a city in Spain: The Ale-Hop is a fun store that can be best compared with the Flying Tiger I think!
I’m not writing this one out of my own experience, because I have not visited London before with my mom. However, I do know friends that did visit London with their mom and they had the best time. So I’m using their experience to tell you about it! I feel like London would be perfect if you both love the rush of the city, fun and cosy neighbourhoods and shopping.
Barcelona wouldn’t be my first pick if you’d asked me the best place for a mother-daughters trip a couple of years ago. However, looking back: it really is a beautiful city and I can’t wait to bring my mom with me next time I’m going. The Ramblas is a shoppers paradise, but there is so much more to see if you’re not the shopping type. Enjoy the beach together, drink sangria on one of the many street cafés and just catch-up together. Visit Park Güell together and enjoy the beautiful works of Gaudi. One tip: buy your tickets online to make sure you can actually enter the park.
My mom and I visited this island about five times and were never once bored of the island. It is a small island, but there’s so much to do! We absolutely loved staying in Cala d’Or, a small region on the east coast of Mallorca where the town is almost completely white and the beaches are small and calm bays. The water is incredible and it is so peaceful here.
We also loved our stay at Playa de Palma, which is near the city Palma de Mallorca and the beach is huge here. The boulevard is so nice to walk around during the evening and there are amazing restaurants here. You can visit Palma de Mallorca easily with the bus connections from here. This is also a great place to go on excursions into the north of Mallorca and go up in the mountains!
We do want to come back again and stay at the north side of Mallorca, possibly near Alcúdia, because we’ve never been to this side! It is perfect to plan
Amsterdam, the Netherlands
I had to promote my own capital! Amsterdam is a very popular destination nowadays and I am not going to lie: it is really, really busy in Amsterdam. However, there is so much to do here. Shopping, visiting a museum like the Rijksmuseum or the van Gogh museum (my mom and I loved these two!), eating pancakes because you really cannot leave the Netherlands without eating our pancakes and go on a day trip to the Keukenhof and enjoy the most beautiful flowers here.
If you’re looking for a city that isn’t as crowded with tourists: Rotterdam is an amazing city. I must admit: this is my favourite city of the Netherlands. It is getting more popular! Shopping is great here as well, the Kunsthal has beautiful exhibitions and the modern architecture gives such a different vibe than Amsterdam.
Read more: The Insider’s Guide: Rotterdam
These were my favourite destinations that are perfect for mother-daughter getaways! I still need to take my mom to a few of these cities, but during my individual time there: I already know that it’s going to be perfect!
What were your perfect mother-daughter getaways?