VACATION IDEAS: GIRLFRIEND GETAWAYS

45 Best Mother-Daughter Getaways!

If you could take a mother-daughter getaway anywhere in the world, where would it be? Every year, we pose this question to our audience, and their answers always make us smile. Just in time for Mother’s Day 2014, BT presents 45 vacation ideas for the ultimate girlfriend getaway.

  1. "Taking my mom to London, Paris, and Brussels in August for her 70th bday! Having tea at Downton Abbey (Highclere Castle) on her birthday, seeing the flower carpet in Brussels, and visiting Versailles and Giverny in Paris as she loves flowers and historic homes." —Kimberly Brandt

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  2. "Traditional afternoon tea in London, shopping spree in Paris, truffle hunting in Cinque Terre, and tapas in La Latina neighborhood in Madrid!" —Leica Sunarja

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  3. "My father passed away in January 2014 after suffering from Alzheimer's for mrore than 10 years. I would take her all around the USA because that is what she has always wanted to do. I would give ideas, but would take my cues from her. This would mean so much to me to be able to do this for her." —Trisha Andrus

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  4. "I would take one of my daughters to Amsterdam to visit the Anne Frank Museum because she is an English teacher and teaches the diary and I'd take my other daughter to The Louvre to see all the art work she's studied. I'd want them to take me to Ireland just because." —maryealbert, Instagram

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  5. "To Greece, the setting of the Mamma Mia movie! Surely we will sing 'Slipping through my fingers all the time...'" —Debbie Widjaja

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  6. "My dream trip with my two girls would be an African Safari. My oldest loves primates and lions, while my youngest and me want to see the elephants and giraffes." —yoga_scorpio, Instagram

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  7. "Peru, and make sure to hike Machu Picchu with Mom! It's always been her dream." —@parneezybz

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  8. "My daughter is 11. She loves fashion I would take her to Paris to expose her to one of the fashion capitals of the world. We'd also make a pit stop at Disneyland to celebrate being a kid again." —Denshai Lee

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  9. "Egypt because we both are ancient history nerds!" —shdaisy16, Instagram

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  10. "I want to visit Iceland with my mom! Show her a totally new and different culture, and spend some time outdoors with her!" —katkatravels, Instagram

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  11. "My mom and I are traveling to Germany this summer: Berlin, Cologne, and Dusseldorf. We haven't traveled together since 2001, when we went to Paris." —katiekins, Instagram

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  12. "My mom and I will visit Sedona she loves the desert." —ratcliff_g, Instagram

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  13. "Heading to Cabo with my mom and sister next spring. Would love to travel to Norway, Germany and England to explore where our ancestors once tread." —mommygee3, Instagram

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  14. "I would go to China to see the Terra Cotta Warriors—beauty, adventure, and history." —@cybrandt

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  15. "New South Wales, Australia! We would take a winery tour, learn to surf at Bondi Beach, and visit the Sydney Opera House." —@holly_asbach

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  16. "I want to take my mom and sister to London because neither have been to Europe. Plus my mom is the same age as The Queen and my sister is a breast cancer survivor!" —Terri Jackson

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  17. "I would bring my Mom back to Scotland to tour Edinburgh, where her mom was from!" —@kelseynorten

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  18. "A drive up the California, Oregon, and Washington Coasts. We would stay at B&Bs and shop along the way. A nice cruise into Canada as well." —Tiffany Blaeholder

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  19. "My mom loves gardening and it would be now to go on a tour to see some of the beautiful country gardens in the English countryside. Or, a similar trip but through Tuscany!" —etrucks, Instagram

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  20. "I would have taken my Mom to Ireland and Scotland, to see the beautiful countryside of her heritage. Sadly, she's been gone 19+ years now. I plan on taking the trip in her memory and honor one day." —Karen Elwert Dennis

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  21. "I would go to France and do a food tour of Paris and the countryside. My mom loves French food." —Toni Dolphin

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  22. "Prince Edward Island. We are both big fans of Anne of Green Gables. That would be a wonderful trip. She and my son are my favorite travel partners!" —Ami Kamara

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  23. "I would love to take my mother to Antigua, Guatemala. The city is only a three hour flight from the states, its a UNESCO World Heritage site, the cobblestone streets are full of history, the restaurants are amazing, and the local artisan markets are not to be missed!" —Kelly Campbell

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  24. "My mom is 83 now. She would live to go somewhere warm where she could soak her body. I'm thinking Turks and Caicos, full of beauty and calm waters." —Doreen Gallien

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  25. "Amsterdam. My mom would love to go there. Her cousin has done an extensive genealogy history of their family there and I'd love to take her and the book and see our past!" —Ann Shoup

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  26. "We would go to Jerusalem. My mother is a devout Catholic. She would love to see Bethlehem, Gethsemane, and other significant places in Jesus' life." —Donna Rojas-Amper

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  27. "I would love to turn back time to before my Mom passed away and take a trip to Italy with her so she could see her birthplace again and family that remained in Naples. Once she came to America, she was never able to go back. Take the trip and enjoy each other's company." —Joanna Lopez

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  28. "I'd love to go to Prague with my mom. We could check out our Bohemian roots and walk around absorbing history, culture, and beauty." —April Whittemore

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  29. "My daughter and I went to Las Vegas last year for Jimmy Buffett concert and all the other fun it has to offer, especially all the free stuff!" —Anne Lafleur Gillis

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  30. "47 years ago, my mother and I went alone to London, Lucerne, Rome, Florence, Salzburg, and Vienna. My grandmother was from Austria, so our visit was there truly special. We did a lot of sightseeing and shopping. I think the most fun was watching my mother enjoy the foreign food, especially fondue is Lucerne." —Carol Fink

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  31. "I would love to take my daughter to Turkey to see and experience the charm and wonders of a new and ancient country. So much history and so many legends to be savored, such varied cultural differences, and amazing natural wonders." —Norma Martin

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  32. "Many years ago my daughter spent a month in Australia with International Sports for Youth Understanding. She lived and swam with teams her age, and lived with local families. We'd love to go back and cross Australia so she could share those days with me." —K. Jane Jaskowski

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  33. "Neither my mother nor myself have seen the Grand Canyon. We would fly to Vegas and tour the area by car." —Amy L. Driver

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  34. "It is a dream of mine to take my daughter to Poland to visit the town our ancestors came from and specifically the birthplace of my daughter's great-great grandmother who she is named after." —Marya Wysocki Johnson

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  35. "Barcelona. We would stroll the Ramblas, explore the Gothic alleyways, get lost. After tapas, pull the blackout shades, and siesta, then be up again at 10 p.m. for a night out. Next day, visit the modern Gaudi Cathedral and apartments. Repeat as often as there is time." —Laura Sommer

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  36. "Ireland with my daughter would be a dream come true! We'd explore the countryside, stay at B&Bs, ride, and visit pubs together. We have been through some rough periods, and now that she is grown and trying to make it on her own, we have grown so much closer and enjoy doing things together." —Rhonda Michelle Wilson

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  37. "I'd take them to Paris. We'd hit the restaurants for the foodie; the buildings and catacombs for the architect; and the Louvre for all three of us art lovers (with a side trip to Versailles for me). Alternatives that would also work for all of us include Barcelona and Florence." —Pat French

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  38. "Last spring, my mum and I went to the Kansai region of Japan to see the cherry blossoms." —Andrea Williams

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  39. "New York City with theater tickets every night and interesting restaurants every day. Throw in some shopping and sightseeing and we're all good." —Pat Luebbe Morton

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  40. "I'd love to take my daughter on a safari in Kenya and to then to Mombasa for the beach!" —Paula Musciotto

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  41. "I would take my young teen to London so we could visit the various Harry Potter sites before she's too old to remember how wonderful it was reading the books together but while she's still young enough to believe in the possibility of fantasy." —Denise Dragert Stanfa

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  42. "It has always been my Mum's dream to cruise around the Galápagos Islands, snorkel amongst the sea life and see all the amazing creatures that live on the islands. I would take her there because she's too scared to follow her dreams unless someone pushes her to (and goes with her)." —Catharina Stam

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  43. "Nashville, Tennessee, because of our love for country music." —ami4ny, Instagram

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  44. "My mother is 85, in good health, and loves to travel. She has been to Spain and would love to visit the Costa Del Sol and Valencia and show me all the beautiful sites." —Elaine Poole

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  45. "My mom and I are traveling through Munich, Salzburg, Vienna and Prague together in June. It will be our 4th international adventure together! And I would have it any other way!" —ifly4thehigh, Instagram

    (Courtesy LauraK/myBudgetTravel)

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