Enjoy a Lovely Mother’s Day Weekend in Washington


Mother’s Day is the perfect time to show your love and appreciation for Mom! If you’re looking to plan a special Mother’s Day, here is the perfect guide to memorable ways to spend the weekend in Washington. Take a look at all the ways you can make sure that Mom feels the love on her special day. Happy Mother’s Day!

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Celebrate Mom with a Special Meal

Begin a lovely Mother’s Day weekend with a casual brunch. Enjoy a cozy morning together at Marty’s Cafe to enjoy breakfast omelets, waffles, or french toast, and visit The Po Cafe for gourmet breakfast sandwiches, wraps, and plenty of gluten-free options. If the weather is nice, stop by The Pantry or The Smithy Cafe to pick up some delicious breakfast items to-go and head over to a scenic spot to enjoy brunch al fresco. If an elegant dining experience is more of what she’d fancy, be sure to make a reservation at The Mayflower Inn & Spa or the Community Table, semifinalist for the 2023 James Beard Award.



Take a Spring Stroll and Bask in Nature

Washington is bursting with color in May, so it’s the perfect time to enjoy a spring stroll and see what’s in bloom! Visit Hollister House Garden for a serene walk among blooming tulips, peonies, and forget-me-nots, or head over to Judy Black Park to take in the colorful spring landscape. For a brisk walk, take the 8-mile loop that wraps around Lake Waramaug for beautiful views or hike up to Waramaug’s Rock to get a panoramic view of the lake from above!


Enjoy the Arts Together

Getting a chance to try something new is always a memorable experience! Bring Mom to view the latest art exhibits on display around town or surprise her with an art class or workshop that you can try together! Take a look at what’s coming up this spring:


Treat Mom to a Spring Refresh

Spring is the perfect time for a refresh at the salon! For a spring makeover, visit the Byrde + the b for skin and nail services, make an appointment with Pilar BLLaC for makeup and eyebrow services, or head over to Salvatore Anthony’s Hair Studio in New Preston for a cut, color, and style. And make sure mom gets a real chance to unwind and relax on her special day! Treat her to a massage or wellness experience at Altorelli Med Spa or at THE WELL at The Mayflower Inn & Spa.

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Enjoy Wine Tastings and Live Music

For a festive celebration over wine, Hopkins Vineyard is a must! Treat her to a glass of fruity Sachem’s Picnic Sangria and handmade chocolates – a special for Mother’s Day Weekend. The winery will be open on Saturday, May 13th for a special SoNo1420 Distillery sampling and on Sunday, May 14th for live music. And of course, you can enjoy wine flights and gourmet cheese platters all weekend!


Surprise Mom with a Special Gift

If you’re looking for a special gift idea – we have you covered! The many amazing shops in Washington and New Preston will have just the right gift for every style and interest. You’ll find upscale clothing and accessories at Plain Goods and the latest spring fashion staples at J. Seitz & Co. And Five Janes has a charming collection of clothing, jewelry, bags, and accessories that you can’t miss!


Stop by the renowned Hickory Stick Bookshop to find the latest best-sellers and novels along with fun stationary and journals. And visit DK Schulman for a colorful selection of gift items including totes, home decor, beautiful stationery, and cards.

For the perfect home decor gift, be sure to visit Privet House for organic soaps, kitchenware, and home textiles, or stop by Pergola for unique plants, ceramics, and decorative gift items. And for an extraordinary token of appreciation, browse the estate and period jewelry selection at Hays Worthington.

And for a sweet surprise, pick up a box of chocolates from Sweeets and a beautiful flower arrangement from one of Washington’s newest shops, Stuart’s Floral!

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We wish all the wonderful moms out there a lovely Mother’s Day weekend!