4 Experiences for Mom Instead of Gifts

Mother’s Day is right around and the corner and what do most of us do around this time of the year? Scramble for the perfect gift for mom. This year, skip the endless search and treat mom to an experience she won’t forget. We’ve rounded up four local excursions sure to delight her more than any material gift.

For the Artsy Mom

Missed the Cherry Blossoms this year? No worries. The precious beauties live on digitally at ARTECHOUSE’s limited-time only exhibit, “In Peak Bloom”. Bring mom in by May 27th to experience the wonder and enchantment of fragile cherry blossoms as they come to life right before your eyes. Like all other displays at this innovative art space, the exhibit is fully immersive and interactive, allowing the visitor to influence, be a part of, and quite literally, “move” the art.

For more information on this exhibit, tickets and hours, click here.


For the Mother in Need of A Daycation

You don’t need a fancy vacation with mom to make incredible memories. Create the ultimate daycation on Mother’s Day by strolling into D.C.’s coolest new neighborhood, the Wharf. Located in the southwest of the city, the new development boasts famous restaurants, premier shopping choices, and the oldest operating open-air fish market for fresh daily seafood. There’s more, seriously. Depending on what you’re in the mood for, you and mom can walk along the piers, grab a kayak on the water, and even end the night with a concert at The Anthem. The options are endless and the day is guaranteed to be great.

Credit: The Wharf Instagram

For the Wine-Loving Mama

It’s not like you and mom needed any more convincing for a glass of wine or two (or three), but make a day of it by visiting D.C.’s only operational commercial winery, District Winery to experience all the beauty of boutique small-batch winemaking. In the mood for a tour? You’ll get to taste select wines and learn the process from start to finish. Still craving more tastings? Visit the Tasting Bar and sample all the wines your little hearts desire.

On Sunday, May 12th ONLY: Bring mom in for a tasting or tour and receive 20% off ALL wines-to-go.

Credit: districtwinery.com

For the Mama Who Ain’t Afraid of Heights

Take your love for mom to a whole other level, literally. The Observation Deck in Arlington, with 360° panoramic views and 12,000-square-feet to roam, is the most unique sightseeing experience the metro area offers. Marvel through the floor-to-ceiling windows looking out on Georgetown, the Washington Monument and the Potomac. Then venture higher to their open-air terrace for views of the Pentagon and Arlington Cemetery like you’ve never seen before. And if at the end of your visit, you’re both feeling a little bubbly, relax at The View, their luxurious lounge with premium champagnes and sparkling wines.

For more information on hours and tickets, click here.

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