It’s a simple fact that your mom deserves the best. Mother’s Day is such a great time to show her how much you appreciate her. This year, treat your mom to a memorable, fun weekend away. Here are 5 gratifying ways to spoil mom this Mother’s Day in the beautiful state of Washington.
1. Complete a Bucket List Hike
It’s no secret that Washington State is full of once in a lifetime hikes. If your mom loves to conquer a challenging hike, schedule a Mother’s Day trip on the trails. Plan to stay the weekend in Port Angeles and head to Olympic National Park bright and early. For an easier adventure, take the 1.7-mile out-and-back trek to Marymere Falls. More advanced hikers can tackle the trek to the peak of Mount Storm King. Although the trail is steep, it’s worth it to experience the incredible views at the top. If you two are up for it, you can even do both of these trails in the same day!
Book a room at A Hidden Haven in Port Angeles as your home base for all your Olympic Peninsula adventures. You and Mom will adore staying in a private luxury cottage only five miles from Olympic National Park and Beaches.
2. Sample Washington Wines
Washington State is the second largest premium wine producer in the U.S. From Walla Walla to the Columbia Gorge, there are over 1,000 unique wineries in the state! This Mother’s Day, arrange for a fun weekend away tasting local Washington wines. Washington State Wine publishes an annual wine guide to help plan your trip. In addition, Washington INNSiders boasts more information about wine tasting in the Rolling Hills Wine Country. Whichever region you pick, you and Mom are sure to have a joyful time on your winery tours.
Forget the stress of finding a rideshare back to your accommodations by booking a room at Comforts of Whidbey. Their bed & breakfast is located on the top floor of their winery in Langley, WA. Enjoy views of the Puget Sound and sprawling vineyards as you both unwind.
3. Go Whale Watching
Orcas habitat the San Juan Islands all year round! Although there are no guarantees of sightings, locals say your best shot for seeing whales is to take a professional tour. Visit San Juan Islands boasts an extensive list of companies that can provide an awesome experience for you and your mom. If you’re lucky, you might see gray, humpback, and minke whales too! You two won’t soon forget this once-in-a-lifetime adventure with these majestic, humongous creatures.
The Tucker House Inn & Harrison House Suites are the perfect relaxing retreats while you and Mom explore the San Juan Islands. Consider adding on one of their lavish packages to make this Mother’s Day one to remember.
4. Excite the Senses
This Port Angeles extravaganza includes experiences that engage the senses. Start the day with a delicious, decadent breakfast at your B&B. Then, take Mom perusing in the charming assortment of modern and antique shops downtown. Stop at The Blackbird Coffeehouse for a tasty mid-morning coffee boost. After hitting a few shops, surprise your hard-working mom with a late morning appointment at SkinCare Suites Spa. Grab an easy lunch to-go and eat back at your B&B while you two relax after the spa. Then, spend the afternoon touring the Washington Lavender Farm. Ask your innkeeper for their favorite dinner recommendation to finish the day with good food and even better company.
Nestled on the Olympic Peninsula between Sequim and Port Angeles, Eden by the Sea offers incredible panoramic views of the Strait of Juan de Fuca. Mom will love waking up to a delicious gourmet breakfast inspired by your chef’s 27 years of international business travel.
5. Tour the Emerald City
One of the most memorable ways to spend Mother’s Day is to take Mom on a unique tour of Seattle. Because Seattle is a major city, there are tons of one-of-a-kind guided experiences available. Book the tour that appeals most to your mother’s interests. If she is new to the city, Seattle Qwik Tour offers 90-minute, action-packed tours of all the Emerald City icons. If your mom loves history, she’ll delight in an underground city tour from Beneath the Streets. You both will never forget seeing the city from above in a scenic seaplane tour either!
If Mom prefers to stay more grounded, take her on a garden tour, such as those offered at Seattle Japanese Garden and Kubota Garden. If you prefer, forge your own path and head out on a self-guided walking tour of the city. Whichever tour you choose, you two are sure to have fun memories to reflect on.
While a few captivating inns were highlighted above, Washington INNSiders boasts an exhaustive list of independent inns all over the state. From properties on the Columbia River Gorge to coastal escapes, there are plenty more incredible adventures for you and Mom in the Evergreen State. Filter by desired characteristics to select the ideal B&B, inn, or hotel for your perfect Mother’s Day getaway. The experts behind Washington INNsiders inspect and approve all member properties, so you can confidently plan the perfect escape today.