Mother’s Day is just around the corner, and if you’re looking for something to switch up the flowers and gift card rut you’ve gotten stuck in over the past few years, we’re here to help. These five weekend trips are sure to make your mom feel loved and let you form memories that will last long after the bouquet has wilted.
Treat Yo'Self - Biltmore Estate, North Carolina
The Vanderbilt family’s Biltmore Estate is a sprawling historic destination that offers beautiful architecture, landscaping, and history. Southern hospitality abounds, meaning everyone is working to make you feel like family - from the wait staff to the innkeepers, you can expect a warm smile and eagerness to go above and beyond. Tour the blossoming flowers in the greenhouse, go on long walks around the estate, or just while away your time in the spa at the Biltmore Inn.
Mountain Getaway - Jackson Hole, Wyoming
Nestled between some of the best skiing slopes in America, Jackson Hole is ideal for a weekend off-the-grid. There's still some snow on the mountains and a chill in the air, so you can nestle up indoors with a cup of spiked cocoa, or wrap up in layers and explore the great outdoors. Visit nearby Yellowstone National Park, and look out for local wildlife. Reconnect with both your mom and Mother Nature for a laidback weekend.
Wine Tasting - Napa Valley
Treat mom to a nice buttery chardonnay and give her the chance to expand her palette with a wine tasting in Napa. Now is the perfect time to visit, as the vines will be green and ripe, casting the entire region in gorgeous spring hues. It’ll be so chic, her book club besties are guaranteed to be jealous when they hear about it.
Learn Something New - Washington DC
Experience the blooming cherry blossoms while you take a trip through American history in Washington DC. Spring is gorgeous in the USA's capital, and you can pack a lot of sightseeing into one weekend. Plan a visit to one of the Smithsonian museums where you can discover something new together. DC's culinary scene will also let you spoil your mom with some top-notch restaurants and bars.
Strawberry Picking - Fallbrook CA
Wander around the gorgeous orchard at Kenny's Strawberry Farm and pick your own strawberries. Not only is this option ridiculously photogenic, but it's incredibly tasty, and your mom will appreciate your thoughtfulness in planning such an out of the ordinary excursion.