This Mother’s Day, why not show your mom how much you love her with the gift of travel? Check out these destination and gift ideas and start thinking about what the two of you can see and do together on your next vacation — whether it’s this May, or anytime throughout the year.
Take your mom to the rolling hills of Tuscany, where you can stay at Hilton Grand Vacations Club at Borgo alle Vigne, just a 10-minute stroll from the family-owned La Spinetta winery. Tour and taste your way through La Spinetta, which means “top of the hill,” or pick up a bottle to enjoy from your own private balcony, where you and your mom can catch up without the guys. Drive into Florence for a day filled with art galleries and shopping, or venture out to taste more Tuscan wines. Follow this map for a five-day tour, exploring the sights and tastes of Montepulciano — a Renaissance town known for its medieval wine cellars — Montalcino and Siena in Southern Tuscany.
Mother-daughter duos who love to shop will not be disappointed with the City by the Bay’s wide variety of offerings. Discover anything from luxury and brand-name stores like Louis Vuitton in Union Square to the boutique shops in Telegraph Hill. Later, catch the barking sea lions and street performers at Fisherman’s Wharf before indulging in a little chocolate — from a small square to a hot fudge sundae — in Ghirardelli Square, located on the west side of the wharf.
Through Hilton Grand Vacations Club’s exchange affiliate SFX Preferred Resorts, Club Members can stay in Union Square at Club Donatello, which boasts city views, plus an indoor whirlpool and sauna.
Schedule a spa day for your mom to look forward to on your next vacation. It’s easy to tack on a day of relaxation in almost any destination, but did you know that you can convert your Bonus Points into a spa experience at the Mandara Spa at Hilton Hawaiian Village, the Kohala Spa at Hilton Waikoloa Village or at eforea: spa Hilton at Hilton Grand Vacations Club on the Boulevard in Las Vegas? Trade 2,375 Bonus Points for a $250 gift card at any of the three spas above. Additional $50 increments are available for 475 Bonus Points. So, even if you’re not traveling over May 13, when your mom opens her Mother’s Day card, you can still share a spa experience (in the form of a gift card) inside.
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