Mother's Day will be here on May 13 (you’re welcome, mark your calendar), which means that restaurants will be jammed to the rafters that Sunday with moms being dined by kids and spouses trying to compensate for 364 days of bad behavior.
My harshness is tongue in cheek, of course, but there really is a better way to celebrate mom and have a less stressful meal, too. If you’re mulling a last-minute escape with that special mother in your life, there are few good packages worth your attention.Ritz-Carlton, Amelia Island, from $599 per night with brunch, resort credit
The Deal: Pastoral Amelia Island lends itself to reconnection so if you want to whisk mom away for some quality relaxation, flights to Jacksonville are plentiful and The Ritz-Carlton, Amelia Island has a deal from $599 per night on May 12 and 13 that includes a coastal or ocean view room, a $50 resort credit per stay, and a Mother’s Day brunch for two at on-property Café 4750.
Perfect For: Mother-daughter bonding, a multi-generational mother’s day escape, or romancing the mother of your kids sans kids
JW Marriott Chicago, from $309 per night with breakfast for two, in-room flowers
The Deal: Plug in promo code P91 for the JW Marriott Chicago “Diamonds Are A Mom’s Best Friend” promotion valid May 11-13 that includes a luxe room, breakfast, and flowers. And given that Chicago won’t be insufferably windy, it’s ideal weather for walking the city’s diamond district, especially since the deal includes a VIP session with a jewelry designer as well as discounts toward a bauble for that special mama. That means $100 off a purchase of $500 or more (translation: “I Love You, Mom”), $300 off $1,500 or more, or $500 off five grand or more (translation: “I’m Sorry, Honey”).
Perfect For: Spoiling or romancing that mom you know full-well deserves it
Facebook Giveaway: Through May 6, enter the hotel’s Facebook giveaway for a chance to win this deal.
Loews Hotels, 17 locations, with a lovely brunch and philanthropic gesture
The Deal: Flamboyant Sunday brunches at all 17 Loews Hotels including outposts in Philadelphia, Orlando, and Santa Monica come with two special cards: a Mother's Day card that the kiddies can color for mom as well as a brilliantly thoughtful $20 gift card for use at DonorsChoose.org, which will allow mom to donate the money to one of many U.S. public schools. Non-hotel guests are welcome to avail themselves of the deal, too.
Perfect For: Any family looking for a special good meal (and feel-good meal)
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