Make this Mother’s Day extra special by tailoring a day that exclusively suits her. From the special person who loves the outdoors to those who love history, there’s plenty of options in Delaware to make the day perfect for her.
For the garden enthusiast
Gardens fill with lush and pops of vibrant flowers by mid-spring, making a day at the garden a perfect destination. She will love the native wildflowers of Mt. Cuba and Winterthur Museum, Garden & Library while the finely manicured lawns and majestic estate of Nemours will have her thinking about the French countryside.
If purple is her favorite color and lavender her favorite smell, Lavender Fields at Warrington Manor in Milton is a must-visit. View which flowers will be in bloom at Delaware’s top garden destinations here.
For the outdoor adventurer
From north to south, there are plenty of spots any adventurous person will enjoy. In the north, enjoy a hike through the greenery of Brandywine Creek State Park or a bike ride along the C&D Canal on the Mike Castle Trail. Pack a pair of binoculars for those who love wildlife at Bombay Hook National Wildlife Refuge. The refuge is home to migratory birds, foxes, deer and much more.
For a day on the water, Trap Pond State Park in southern Delaware has you covered. Paddle through the pond and between the baldcypress trees rising from the water. The serene location is great for enjoying each other’s company.
For the foodie
Start the day by treating your her to a carefree delicious brunch at one of Delaware’s top bunch spots. Or let her savor Delaware’s perfect mix of seafood and comfort food at locations like Big Fish Grill or Bluecoast. If she can’t resist the taste of Delaware blue crabs, a meal of fresh steamed crabs at Sambo’s Tavern or a colossal crab sandwich from Woody’s is a must.
Need more dining ideas? View Delaware’s best dining locations on the Delaware Culinary Trail.
For the history buff
With Delaware’s long history from the time before colonial settlers to after the nation gained its independence, there are many historical and cultural gems across the state for mom to enjoy.
Take a tour of the DuPont estates of the gilded age to the Old State House where key decisions of the campaign for independence were made to the landing site of early Swedish settlers in the town of Lewes, the living past will surprise her at every corner.
If she’s a fan of Netflix’s “The Crown,” be sure to take a tour of Winterthur Museum, Garden & Library where she can see more than 40 costumes from the series currently on display.
To view top history destinations, check out the Delaware History Trail.