A Weekend Getaway at St. Pete Beach – For Mother’s Day

Why not take mom to one of the most beautiful places in Florida at St. Pete Beach. At the top of the list for all moms is pampering and this place will treat her right. Not only is it on a barrier island on the Gulf of Mexico but, it also a historic landmark.

The Loews Don CeSar Hotel (appropriately nicknamed Florida’s “Pink Palace” for its flamingo hue) is the perfect blend of roaring 20’s romance and modern-day elegance.  This is a place, I would love to stay in for my special weekend with it’s Junior Grand Suites, and private balconies that face the Gulf.

And to treat mom to a great meal take her to  Maritana Grille and Lobby Bar.  Specialties include cocktails, fresh seafood and organic veggies and try to get a table near the giant saltwater tank, where the beautiful but deadly lion fish swim. For dessert, try the ice cream (it’s homemade), but the more adventurous can try the Key Lime Bavarian Reveal, a unique dessert with a delicate white chocolate dome that melts away when the waiter pours hot raspberry sauce over it to reveal the treat inside.

What makes the The Don so special is it faces one of the best beaches. Great views, white sand and daybeds all make it special. There’s also one of two Gulf-front pool, where the Pool Concierge team makes the rounds all day with offering from Evian-water mists to frozen fruit kabobs. Oh Yeah to all that, I love the Evian Mist, I remember that from the U.S. Open. There are also kayak and jet-ski rentals onsite, if you wanted to take in the hotel from a different vantage point.

And lastly, renew yourself with the hotel’s 11,000 sf Spa Oceana’s  a three-hour Honeymooners package is a favorite of the Don’s.  The itinerary will spoil you with its hydrating bath, full-body exfoliation, massages and facials. End your spa experience with lunch on the private rooftop garden overlooking the sparkling Gulf.

I had seen this place so many times on the news, it gets featured a lot and seems so beautiful. A definite must visit.


Thanks and Happy Mother’s Day !



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