Mother-Daughter Trips are Good for Your Health—So Here’s Where to Go

It’s time to take a trip together.

By: Amanda Mushro


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If you're having a rough day and a phone call to mom is exactly what you need to feel better, imagine what a mother-daughter trip could do for your health. According to a new study, planning a little mother-daughter getaway could be exactly what the doctor ordered.

According to research from Harvard Medical School, taking a vacation with your mother or daughter, once a year, can help relieve stress, boost your immune system and even decrease the risk of heart disease. Researchers found that these vacations have the same benefits of a full night’s sleep or healthy diet. The benefits are even linked to living a longer life.

So what are you waiting for? Call your mom, pack your bags and get your vacation on at one of these magical locations.

San Diego, California

With beautiful beaches and perfect weather, San Diego is an amazing vacation spot. Regardless of whether you are looking to keep yourselves busy or want to relax on the beach, there is plenty to do.

New York, New York

From Broadway shows to amazing restaurants and tons of sightseeing, the Big Apple is a perfect destination for moms and daughters to get some quality time in.

Waco, Texas

For moms and daughters who are both fans of Joanna Gaines and all things Fixer Upper, a trip to Waco is a must do! Fans can visit the Gaines family silos and the Magnolia store, as well as restaurants and bakeries. It’ll be a trip to remember!

St. Petersburg, Florida

Relax in the Florida sun or at a lovely day spa. In St. Pete, mothers and daughters will love simultaneously connecting and destressing.

Napa Valley, California or Oregon's Willamette Valley

Hello, wine country! This is the perfect trip for mothers and daughters who love to sip a little wine and take in gorgeous scenery.

Charleston, South Carolina

This coastal city is well known for its lovely pastel homes, great food and beautiful architecture. Fill your days with sightseeing, shopping and all that Charleston has to offer.

Nantucket, Massachusetts

Located just 35 miles off the coast of Cape Cod, Nantucket is known for its lighthouses and gorgeous natural beaches. It’s also the perfect backdrop for the ideal weekend vacay.