7 of the best destinations for a mum and daughter getaway

You both definitely deserve it, so why not pack your bags for a bit of female bonding time on a mum and daughter getaway? We’ve rounded up 7 of the best places to visit for a mum and daughter getaway…

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1. New York City – perfect for a fun time

Explore Central Park, see the Statue of Liberty, marvel at the supersize buildings and shop until you drop down Fifth Avenue. Plus, there’s so many fun places to go in the evening, with a choice of endless restaurants and bars in the ‘city that never sleeps’. With so much to do and see together, it’s the perfect mum and daughter getaway. NYC is also one of the best places to enjoy a Broadway theatrical performance. While in the city, be sure to enjoy some of the famous New York food – corn dogs, cheesecake and pretzels.

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New York perfect for a fun mother daughter getaway
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2. Cartagena fabulous for experiencing something different

Enjoy exploring the jewel in Colombia’s crown, Cartagena. One of the most exquisite colonial cities in Latin America, this port city on Colombia’s Caribbean coast offers a gorgeous seaside location and a picturesque walled Old Town.

Founded in the 16th century, Cartagena’s squares, cobblestone streets and colorful colonial buildings make for hours of happy exploring. Plus, thanks to the tropical climate, the city is also a popular beach destination. Why not take a boat trip to Isla de Barú, where idyllic white-sand beaches and palm trees can be found.

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3. Paris – perfect for shopping

Indulge your inner fashionista and shop like a pro together in Paris. For a classic Paris shopping experience you have to visit the Marais district and of course Avenue des Champs Elysées. For high-end shopping, have a browse around Saint-Germain des Prés.

Refuel from shopping with some delicious French pastries, cheese and wine at a local café, before admiring world-renowned art at the Louvre and Musée d’Orsay. And of course, no trip to Paris is complete without visiting famous landmarks like the Eiffel Tower, the Jardin du Luxembourg or Montmartre’s Sacré-Cœur.

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4. Lisbon – fun, foodie mum and daughter getaway

For a laidback European trip, head to the beautiful coastal city of Lisbon, Portugal. Lisbon is known for its hilly streets, pastel buildings, lively music and great food. This foodie hotspot is brimming with amazing local delicacies, from seafood specialities to a local liquor drunk out of an edible chocolate glass. Likewise, don’t forget to indulge in one (or two!) of their world-famous pasteis de nata (egg custard tarts). The Time Out indoor food hall is also one foodie heaven not to miss. It is home to 26 of the city’s best known (and longest-running) global restaurants as well as cultural events and cooking workshops. 

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Time Out indoor food market, Lisbon perfect for Mums and daughter holidays
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5. Budapest – recommended for a relaxing spa break

Budapest’s bathing culture dates back to the Roman times, and today you’ll find a variety of baths and spas that cater to every taste. From 16th-century Turkish baths to grand fin-de-siècle pools with art nouveau details and neoclassical colonnades, art deco bath buildings or ultra-modern thermal spas, there’s something for everyone.

After all the relaxing, why not hit The Great Market Hall. It’s a restored neo-Gothic tunnel where you can pick up the best local produce and handicrafts.

6. Cape Town – great for exploring together

A mother and daughter trip to Cape Town will be full of adventure, beauty, and unique culture. Explore the many golden vineyards of the Cape Winelands, nestled in the valleys and mountain slopes and enjoy a wine tasting or two! Then discover the wonders of the V&A Waterfront, see penguins at Boulders Bay and explore the rugged Cape Point . This is the south-western edge of the African continent, rising out of the swirling Atlantic Ocean. Explore the cosmopolitan city streets and head up Table Mountain for spectacular views…there’s lots to explore together in Cape Town. 

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7. Kerkyra – For a chilled beach mum and daughter getaway

Corfu Town (Kerkyra) in Greece is another perfect destination for a mum and daughter getaway, especially if you want to relax and catch up on each other’s news. Although it’s a town rather than a city, it is a UNESCO world heritage site. In addition, it’s one of those picture-perfect destinations filled with charm and impressive historic landmarks. The town has a laid back vibe, with pretty markets and restaurants serving up delicious local food. Also, there’s heaps of Instagram-worthy coastal spots for a leisurely stroll. Above all, Corfu is filled with beautiful beaches, sandy shores, turquoise waters and lush green backdrops.

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Feeling inspired for a mum and daughter getaway? Let us know where you’d like to head in the comments…

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