Are you looking for something fun and new to do this Mother’s Day? We have a list of the Top 10 Local Mother’s Day Outings in the DMV!
$: Up to $15
$$$: $41 and up
Spirit of Washington Mother’s Day Cruise
$$$, Departs from Pier 4, Water St., Washington, D.C.
Early Brunch: 10:30 a.m. – 12:30 p.m.
Afternoon Brunch: 3 – 5 p.m.
Dinner: 7:30 – 10 p.m.
Grab the kids and celebrate your special day along the Potomac River. Choose from an early brunch, afternoon brunch or dinner cruise. Mothers receive a spring flower and complimentary drink.
Tudor Place Mother’s Day Tea
$, 1644 31st St. NW, Washington, D.C.
10:30 a.m. – Noon & 2:30 – 4 p.m.
Enjoy an elegant and historic Mother’s Day by sampling period teas, finger sandwiches and delicious desserts at the Tudor Place Historic House and Garden in Georgetown. Mothers and family will explore tea etiquette with costumed interpreters, and after tea, children can create memorable crafts for their moms.
Meadowlark Botanical Gardens
$, 9750 Meadowlark Gardens Ct., Vienna, VA
10:00 a.m. – 7:30 p.m.
Take in the beauty of nature on Mother’s Day at the beautiful Meadowlark Botanical Gardens. Pack a family lunch and enjoy an afternoon picnic!
Great Falls Hiking Trip
FREE, Check website for locations: www.nps.gov/grfa/index.htm
7:00 a.m until dark
If you are more of the adventurous type of mom, a day spent out hiking might be the perfect Mother’s Day outing for you and your family. Great Falls has an 800-acre park with 14 miles of hiking trails. Bask in the outstanding views.
Mother’s Day Spring Time Stroll at Veramar Vineyard
$$, 905 Quarry Rd, Berryville, VA
1 p.m. – reservations and advance payment required
Treat your mother to a relaxing stroll through Veramar’s grounds, with stops at four stations throughout the property. At each stop, enjoy special food and wine pairings. Bring your walking shoes and enjoy the wonderful food, wine and beautiful views!
Wonderful Wizard of Oz
$$$, 7300 MacArthur Blvd., Glen Echo, MD
11 a.m. and 2 p.m. – reserve tickets in advance
If you are looking for some fun, theatrical entertainment on Mother’s Day, head out to Adventure Theatre MTC for their production of The Wonderful Wizard of Oz. The whole family will enjoy this well-known, spectacular performance!
Paul Lewis, Piano Performance Presented by Washington Performing Arts
$$$, 2700 F St., NW Washington, D.C.
John F. Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts
7:30 p.m. – call to reserve tickets
Looking for a dressy Mother’s Day night out? Come out to the Kennedy Center to hear a stunning piano performance from the renowned Beethoven specialist, Paul Lewis. The performance includes Beethoven’s last three sonatas.
$$$, Salamander Spa, 500 North Pendleton St., Middleburg, VA
2 – 4:30 p.m.
Celebrate motherhood with some soothing mother-daughter yoga bonding time at the exquisite Salamander Spa. The class includes flowing yoga poses meant to inspire love within! End the session with relaxing lavender oil and calming tea.
Mother’s Day at Mount Vernon
$$ (free for mothers), 3200 Mount Vernon Memorial Highway,
Mount Vernon, VA
8 a.m. – 5 p.m.
This isn’t your typical Mount Vernon trip; On Mother’s Day, the “Mother of our Country” will be guiding attendees around Mount Vernon. Mrs. Washington, portrayed by Mary Wiseman, has 30 years of interpretive experience and is highly knowledgeable on both the estate and America’s First Lady. Lavender sachets will be handed out to all mothers. Garden and landscape tours are free with admission.
$-$$ (price varies by event), Annapolis Towne Centre,
1906 Towne Centre Blvd., Annapolis, MD
All-Day Event – Check website for schedule: www.visitatc.com/events/momfest-at-atc/
Looking for a FULL-weekend celebration for Mother’s Day? Then head over to Annapolis Towne Centre for their annual MomFest. The celebration includes tons of fashion, food and fun! Enjoy special in-store events, entertainment, live music and more.