Where to Take Your Mom for Mother’s Day in DC

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The Best Mother’s Day “Dates” in The District

It’s that time of year again when we get ready to celebrate the beautiful women who raised us. So, what are your Mother’s Day plans?

We have out together some killer ideas for where you should take your amazing mother to celebrate her day in the Nation’s Capital!

mother and daughter hanging out


Who doesn’t love a good brunch? DC is full of every type of brunch spot you can imagine!

You can try out a hole-in-the-wall nook, head over to a homey hipster hideaway, or keep it classy at a fancy breakfast.

You’ve got plenty of option when you live in DC.  

Iron Gate

Open up the Iron Gate and experience true bliss on Mother’s Day. 

We’re talking ricotta stuffed pancakes topped with apple black walnuts and cinnamon mascarpone. 

What is this music to our taste buds? 

Maybe you should order one of everything and split it all, the savory poached eggs and crispy blue catfish sound divine. 

Fiola Mare

Experience the beautiful views of the Georgetown Waterfront and gourmet food simultaneously.

We get it, you’re in love with the amazing Mother in your life, but Fiola Mare may leave her at second bat. 

Okay, we’re joking (nothing compares) but you’ll get it once you taste the Spice Crusted 14 oz Prime Rib Served with Yorkshire Pudding, Smoked Crushed Pee Wee Potatoes, Baby Arugula Salad, Rosemary Au Jus.

Spa & Brunch

lavender bath salts and red roses for mom

Did someone say spa and bruch?!

Who knew this was even a possibility? 

There’s nothing more relaxing than enjoying your mimosa after a facial!

Mother’s day is the perfect excuse for a pure relaxation getaway.

At the Lansdowne Resort and Spa this May there will be a brunch to remember. The Mother’s Day brunch menu includes Virginia honey ham, dim sum, a variety of risotto, and so much more.

Brunch will begin at 11 am and will run until 3 pm, giving you plenty of time to get out and celebrate. Younger guests are more than welcome to join in the fun and even get a discounted price.

You don’t have to stop at brunch with this location! Lansdowne Resort and Spa has packages for full-body massages, facials, and skin treatments. There’s something that will fit every mom out there.

Coffee Time

a delicious flat white coffee in dc

Not everyone has a whole morning to spare, but everyone has a quick minute to grab a cup of coffee! There are some unique places you can take your momma to celebrate her day this Mother’s Day.

Afternoon Tea

Lady Camellia is a great place to take mom if you’re looking for a classy afternoon out. This cozy little teahouse has an assortment of afternoon teas that you can enjoy.

The simplest tea option is the cream tea, which includes one pot of tea and three pastries. The most elaborate tea you can choose is either the High Tea or the Full Tea. Both these options come with a pot of tea, 3 croissants or scones, 4 pastries, and either a meat pie or tea sandwiches.

Whatever style tea you choose, there’s certainly an option out there that will be perfect for you and your mom. If you’re coming with little ones, you can always choose the Children’s Tea.

Crumbs & Whiskers

Okay, let’s be honest. Who doesn’t want to spend a few hours snuggling with kittens over coffee?

A wonderful way to show your mom how much you love her than to take her down to Crumbs & Whiskers and hang out with the cats!

This cat cafe is located in Georgetown right near the water. You can grab one of the coffee shop’s delicious lattes as you snuggle a cat.

Better yet, this Mother’s Day you can step in and check out the kitten pop-up! This room is available through June and is specifically for kittens.

Happy Purring 🐱.

Arts and Crafts

people painting and enjoying wine in dc

If you and your mom are into arts and crafts, there are some neat ways to create an  artistis Mother’s Day together. 

Paint the love. 

Muse Paint Bar

The Muse Paint Bar in Washington DC has several different locations, so you can stay close to home!

Muse Paintbar is a unique spot where you paint with the help of a professional all while sipping on wine!

You can reserve your seat online and select the painting you’d like to learn to create. Come hungry for dessert, and enjoy a fudge brownie with your Sangria.

Silver Spring Craft Fair

You’ll need to venture a little bit out of the city for this one, but for those who love outdoor craft fairs and craft shows, this is the place to be!

Silver Spring hosts a Mother’s Day craft fair every year. The craft fair has a variety of vendors that will be selling their wares for you and your mom to take home.

There will be food, music, and so many crafts. You can also enjoy this spot free of charge, as the event is 100% free to attend.

Spend Mother's Day on a DC Tour

We live in a beautiful city, so why not make the most of it for Mother’s Day? Take advantage of the gorgeous sights to see and bring your mom along on a sweet DC tour.

River Cruise

There’s nothing quite like cruising down the Potomac on a Summer afternoon. The golden light will fall softly over the city as you enjoy a glass of sparkling wine and delicious roast chicken.

There are several different river cruises you can take down the Potomac. The most popular option is Spirit River cruises, which have options for brunch as well as dinner.

The Spirit dinner menu offers interactive games and a live DJ as you cruise past beautiful DC monuments. The dinner itself is buffet style, so you can eat as much as your stomach can handle!

Check out all the best boat tours in DC before you make a final decision. 

Hot Air Balloon

point of view? Head over to the Preakness Balloon Festival on May 12th and take your mom for a joy ride in the sky!

Freeride balloons are $250, but if you want to enjoy the tour safely tethered to the ground you can take mom up for only $150. It’s certainly a Mother’s Day she’ll remember!

There are so many unique ways to spend Mother’s Day in the city with momma this year. If you’re looking for the perfect place to call home after a long day with mom, give us a call and get your DC apartment now!

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