May 5, 2021
You celebrate your mom yearly on Mother’s Day, but it’s time to show Mom you really care with a trip away from the stress of work and home. Known for its rich, colonial history, Williamsburg, Virginia provides an array of fun activities. Travel back in time on a tour of Williamsburg, or keep it mellow and enjoy a day of wine tasting. With an abundance of compelling options, we’ve narrowed it down to the top must-do’s to give Mom all the love she deserves.
Calling all Yogis! Feel yourself relax as you participate in a class-led yoga and meditation session – all while on a paddle board. Being out on the water, especially at sunset, provides its own dream-like state. Pair it with yoga and meditation, and you and Mom will feel completely rejuvenated. If paddle boarding is new for you, it is recommended that you sign up for beginners lessons prior to the yoga expedition.
Experience colonial times like it’s 1632 – on a horse! Take in the views on a peaceful ride with Lakewood Trails through wooded trails and rolling hills just 10 miles northwest of Williamsburg. Venture through beautiful forested areas you may not be able to see on foot. Your guide will take you through an orchard and around a private lake, providing excellent scenery. Don’t worry, if you and Mom are horseback riding newbies, your guide will give you all the tips and tricks to have an enjoyable ride.
Spend the day touring the Colonial Wine Trail. There are five wineries to choose from, each full of history and charm. If you plan on hitting all five in one day, start at either the Williamsburg Winery or James River Cellars, and follow a map leading you to each winery. Whether you sit and savor the wines at one winery or all five, you and Mom are sure to have a wonderful time.
Step aboard the only boat tour on the Jamestown River to experience a river exploration diving deep into history. The tour takes you on a one to two-hour excursion, where you will soak in the views of the river. With a guided narration, you’ll catch a glimpse of what it was like way back when. Your mom doesn’t have to be a history junkie to truly appreciate the beauty of the Jamestown River, and it is a must for your visit!
Sometimes the key to relaxation is shopping! Merchant Square holds an assortment of different shops, like Everything Williamsburg, where you will find the perfect colonial-era souvenir. Don’t forget to grab a latte from Aromas Cafe for that perfect afternoon pick-me-up. After a long day of shopping, you two will have worked up quite the appetite. Head over to Fat Canary, an upscale multi-cuisine restaurant. If it’s more Mom’s style, keep it casual and head to Precarious Beer Project – a brewery with street-style taqueria. With an abundance of shops and restaurants to choose from, Merchant Square will definitely be a huge hit with Mom!
With so much history packed into a small town, Williamsburg Private Tours ensures you don’t miss a thing. A personal guide takes you throughout Williamsburg on a two to three-hour journey, stopping at various landmarks. See sights such as the oldest building in Williamsburg, built in 1698. After your personal tour, you and Mom will be equipped with vast knowledge of the town, making it a breeze to navigate and discover even more.
Williamsburg, Virginia will prove to be just what Mom needs to feel extra special this year. After a day on the Colonial Wine Trail or shopping Merchant square, continue the day by staying at Cedars of Williamsburg Bed & Breakfast Inn. Find yourself at your home away from home packed with old-time charm and complimentary amenities. Breakfast is served every morning, along with snacks and beverages available all day in the game room. Exceed Mom’s expectations by giving her a trip and stay she’s sure to remember.