At Our Whole Village, we plan meaningful vacations for families who want to create lifelong memories and show their kids the world in a more conscious and intentional manner.
We help families take meaningful vacations so that they can escape everyday life, show their kids the world and make lifelong memories - with care, confidence and peace of mind.
Your (free) guide to the top travel destinations for families with babies, teens and everyone in between.
Whether you’ve got toddlers or teens, moms have something in common: a lack of time for themselves. We don’t mean to neglect ourselves, but it’s easy to do when you’re juggling so many different responsibilities each day, from getting kids to and from daycare or school to jobs, keeping the house clean, and making sure a delicious and healthy meal is on the table each night. Whew! We’re getting exhausted just thinking about it. That’s why you must find ways to make a little time for yourself.
A staycation comes with the potential of kids barging in on your best-laid relaxation plans. Instead, think about sneaking away for a couple of days with or without your girl crew or significant other (SO). Not sure what to do? Keep reading as we explore six fantastic mom getaways that’ll leave you rested, relaxed, and ready to dive back into being supermom.
Our first pick for a mom weekend getaway? Northern California’s Napa Valley. This stunning region feels more like a retreat, designed for people who appreciate great wine, delectable cuisine, incredible vineyard landscapes, and plenty of posh pampering. Of course, nothing beats knowing you get to enjoy yourself for a few days while participating in sustainable travel practices.
How can you do this in Napa? The region boasts 89 Napa Green-certified wineries. These include Domaine Carneros, which makes some of the region’s best champagne powered by the most extensive solar energy collection system of any winery in the world. There’s also Frog’s Leap, one of Northern California’s first LEED-certified organic vineyards, where you can savor more delicious vintages. Dedicated farm-to-table restaurants such as Meadow Ranch’s Farmstead Restaurant will give you something to sink your teeth into, and you and your girls or SO can even stay at a LEED Platinum-certified hotel, the Bardessono Hotel & Spa, located in Yountville.
There’s something so liberating about reconnecting with your gal pals over shared adventures. If you and your friends enjoy being active, why not incorporate athletic activities into the ultimate moms’ getaway, a multi-adventure tour of a gorgeous part of the United States.
For example, this five-day tour of Maine’s Acadia National Park, affords incredible hikes, chances to visit historic sea villages, and even easygoing e-biking excursions along the picturesque coast. Or head to Utah for a Southwestern adventure in Zion National Park. Along the way, you and your crew will enjoy invigorating hikes, steaming hot tubs, extraordinary views, and plenty of incredible scenery.
If you’re looking for a quick dose of Southern charm, consider a three-day itinerary in Charleston, South Carolina. Along the way, enjoy countless opportunities to learn about regional history, including a visit to the Caw Caw Interpretive Center. Explore the lives of African slaves who once worked rice plantations in the area. Then, walk nearby nature trails affording birdwatching opportunities. The sprawling area encompasses more than 1,000 pre-Civil War buildings. Finish up the day savoring Southern comfort food at one of Charleston’s exceptional restaurants.
You can also visit colorful beachside communities, kayak the sea-grass-lined Shem Creek in search of heron and egrets, and much more. A visit to Fort Moultrie rounds out your stay, an iconic military stronghold that saw action during both the American Revolution and the Civil War.
Everything’s bigger in Texas, including their spa resorts. You’ll learn this firsthand during a stay at the Lake Austin Spa Resort. As the name suggests, this stunning and luxurious property is located on the shores of Lake Austin in the renowned Texas Hill Country. This adults-only sanctuary offers the ultimate break away from the kids. All-inclusive packages mean you won’t have to worry about a thing as you’re pampered at this world-class spa destination.
Voted a top travel spot by Condé-Nast Traveler, you’ll love the area’s rustic charm as you enjoy chances to explore the grounds through leisurely walks, bicycling, and kayaking excursions on the lake. Take a yoga class on a standup paddleboard or participate in a chef-led cooking class that’ll leave you with a new bag of culinary tricks once you return home.
Or head to Sedona, Arizona, to revel in the stunning scenery and incredible amenities of the Enchantment Resort. This 70-acre Southwestern gem nestled in a box canyon exudes a Zen vibe and offers a luxury experience perfect for your girls weekend. You’ll also enjoy wine, pottery, watercolor, and photography workshops as well as delectable dining showcasing imaginative cuisine and native ingredients.
There’s also Miraval Resort & Spa in Tucson, Arizona, located on 400 acres in the Santa Catalina Mountains. From sumptuous spa treatments to authentic, healthful, and flavorful cuisine, you’ll enjoy the best amenities at this well-appointed, palm tree-lined resort. Another incredible resort is Castle Hot Springs, featuring multiple hiking trails, lush natural hot springs, and chances to forage local ingredients and prepare them for a delicious dinner.
If you and your partner or BFF(s) can cobble together four days, go on a ski getaway to Aspen, Colorado. No matter your fitness level and ski experience, a fantastic and picturesque adventure awaits. You’ll enjoy backcountry skiing opportunities on the freshest powder in the area and chances to take in stunning sunrises and sunsets enveloped in a winter wonderland.
Start your day at Hotel Jerome, where you’ll enjoy a mouthwatering breakfast before heading out to ski through alpine meadows and pine forests. Whether you prefer to test your skills on challenging pitches or ski up high ridges in pursuit of expansive panoramas, rest assured there’s always a jacuzzi or spa treatment awaiting you at your hotel!
This is likely the product we’re most excited about in 2021. A cruise ship? Yes, but a disruptive one. What does this translate into? A hip, modern vibe with a focus on well-being. This Virgin Voyages cruise has been carbon neutral since day 1. There’s no buffet, which means far less food waste. And the company remains committed to building entrepreneurial relationships in the communities where they operate. What’s more, sustainability remains a driving force. So, you won’t see things like tours featuring captive “swim with” programs. What’s not to love?
You’ll still bask in the luxury you’d expect from a high-end cruise. Imagine you and a group of girlfriends living your best life at sea, getting spa treatments, savoring delectable foodie options, tasting fine wines, and enjoying innovative entertainment.
Patty, our founder, is cruising out of Miami on the Scarlet Lady in just a few weeks. Stay tuned and follow our instagram account for more information.
Being a mom is one of the most unique, amazing, and rewarding experiences you’ll ever have. But it can also feel highly stressful at times. Especially with so much to do and so little time. If you feel like you’re getting pulled in every direction, you owe it to yourself to indulge in a mom getaway. Whether you opt for a mom solo getaway or make it a moms weekend away with several friends, there are many ways to steal a little “me-time” while taking a break from the daily hustle. Best of all, the ideas above will leave you feeling rejuvenated, renewed, and ready to dive back into the “family circus.”
Not sure where to start when it comes to planning the perfect weekend escape? We’ve got you covered. We specialize in customized vacations, and we’d love to help you create the ideal itinerary for your mini vacation. Let’s start planning!
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