Video: Mother-daughter destinations

updated 4/17/2008 12:54:17 PM ET 2008-04-17T16:54:17


New Orleans, from $179 per room per night
When you book the Destination Mother's Day package at the New Orleans Marriott, you'll get accommodations for up to four (two adults and two children), a bouquet of flowers for the room, and brunch on Saturday or Sunday at the new 5 Fifty 5, which serves American favorites with Cajun flair. To top it off, the recently refurbished hotel places you in the French Quarter, where you can easily see the French Market, Jackson Square, and the New Orleans Voodoo Museum. Rates start at $179 per room per night.

When: May 8-11, 2008

Details: Based on double, triple, or quad occupancy. Requires a Friday or Saturday night stay. Ask for rate code MDYO. Does not include 13 percent tax and $3 per day hotel tax.

Contact: 866/530-3763,


Mesa Verde National Park, from $375 per room per night

The aptly named DIVAcation will drop you into the peaceful scenery of Mesa Verde National Park in the southwestern corner of Colorado, near the Four Corners. The nation's largest archaeological preserve, the park features amazing cliff dwellings and more than 4,000 ancient sites. You'll stay in a Kiva Room with a private balcony at Far View Lodge, the only in-park accommodations. The package also includes full breakfast buffet daily, a private tour of an ancient park site with a picnic lunch, and a wine-pairing dinner for two. Other perks are a spa welcome basket and a $50 retail voucher redeemable in the gift shop and restaurant. Rates start at $749 per room for two nights (or $375 per room per night).

When: April 17-Oct. 21, 2008

Details: Based on double occupancy; no single bookings. Add $140 for each additional night and $175 for each additional adult. Does not include 8.6 percent lodging and food tax, $5 per night utility fee, or $4 per person tour fee.

Contact: 888/896-3831,

South Carolina

Charleston, from $415 per room per night
With the Sustainable You Retreat for Two package, you can relax over a two-night stay at the Wild Dunes, a beach resort that offers golf and tennis and is located on the Isle of Palms, about a half hour north of Charleston. Rejuvenate your body with the included healthy breakfast at Sea Island Grill, one hour of group yoga, and one 50-minute massage per person. For more-active stress relief, you can also take advantage of the included one-day bike rental (to explore Charleston's beautiful beaches) and one coastal kayaking excursion. Rates start at $830 per room for the two-night package (which breaks down to $415 per night).

When: Through May 31, 2008

Details: Based on double occupancy, with a minimum two-night stay required. Taxes are an additional 6.5 percent.

Contact: 877/221-0901,


Scottsdale, from $543 per room per night
Relax naturally with the Willow Stream Relaxation Package at the Fairmont Scottsdale Princess. In addition to accommodations, the package includes a $200 spa and restaurant credit per person per night. The spa's design is drawn from nature's primary elements—air, water, earth, wood, and fire—which you can experience in the spa's traditional service (mud wrap, aromatherapy, mineral bath, and warm massage). Another perk of the spa is the rooftop pool with the view of the majestic McDowell Mountains. Rates start at $543 per room per night.

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When: May 21-Sept.10, 2008. Add $81 for travel before May 20.

Details: Based on double occupancy; no single bookings. Does not include 11.92 percent room tax and hotel gratuities. Seven-day advance booking for spa reservations is highly recommended to guarantee availability, and an 18 percent gratuity is automatically added to the bill for spa treatments.

Contact: 800/344-4758,

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