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6 Ideas on how to spend Mother’s Day on Cape Cod

Flowers, bottle of wine and two wine glasses set up on a blanket on the beach

Mother’s Day is fast approaching, and you might be wondering how to make it memorable for that special woman in your life – whether is your mom, grandma, aunt, sister, or mother-like figure. Any mom will tell you that the greatest gift she could receive is spending time with her kids. Perhaps you can surprise her with a relaxing weekend getaway to sunny Cape Cod where you can enjoy time together and create precious memories. We’ve gathered some ideas on how to spend quality time with mom and spoil her with Mother’s Day gifts.

  1. Pack a picnic and enjoy the Heritage Museum and Gardens

The Heritage Gardens are in full bloom in May and moms are admitted for free all day on Mother’s Day. The gardens have a large rhododendron collection that bursts into bloom just around Mother’s Day, putting on an incredible backdrop for a picnic outdoors.

  1. Take a train ride through scenic Cape Cod

Hop aboard the Cape Cod Central Railroad and treat mom to a delicious brunch with a view. Enjoy quality time together as you pass through the scenic beauty of the Cape’s salt marshes, dunes, and even catch a glimpse of the bay and Cape Cod Canal. Start a new tradition this year and give mom the priceless gift of time together.

  1. Take mom to a local spa

Start the day with breakfast in bed followed by a spa treatment. We will be happy to prepare a tray with goodies that you can bring to the room. Depending on your mom’s interests, she might enjoy a massage, facial, or mani & pedi later in the day. We can help you reserve a treatment in one of our local spas within walking distance from the Inn. End the day with a fun mother-daughter movie in the comfort of your room.

  1. Take mom shopping on Chatham’s Main Street

Chatham’s Main Street offers the best shopping experience on Cape Cod. Take mom on a stroll on Main Street where you will discover high-end clothing stores, beautiful galleries, chocolatiers, and unique gift shops. Afterward, stop by one of the many fabulous restaurants for a delicious meal with mom. Make sure you also check out some of the amazing sites in town, you can request our scavenger hunt sheet from the front desk to make it even more fun.

  1. Take mom to the beach for a photo session

A trip to Cape Cod is not complete without visiting some of the most beautiful beaches in the U.S. See the amazing ocean views, breathe the clean salty air, and treat your mom to an unforgettable time outdoors. Take advantage of the one-of-a-kind scenery and arrange a surprise photo session on the beach. We will be happy to connect you to some of the best Cape Cod photographers.

  1. Take mom to a vineyard & wine tasting

If mom enjoys wine the Truro Vineyards is the place to visit on your next girls’ trip to Cape Cod. They offer daily tours and tastings. It’s a beautiful site offering something fun and different to do outdoors. Explore the charming gift shop and try some of the food offered by local food trucks on site.

Whether mom wants to enjoy a picnic lunch at the beach or spend a relaxing day at the spa, these ideas are going to put a smile on her face.  Sure, you can spoil mom with Mother’s Day Gifts and flowers, but if there is one thing your mom will love most, it’s quality time with you!

The Old Harbor Inn offers the perfect backdrop for a mother-daughter getaway. Our boutique Inn offers many luxurious amenities such as spa bathrooms, fireplaces, plush robes, and gourmet complimentary breakfast. When booking your weekend getaway to Chatham book direct with The Old Harbor Inn and make sure to inquire about our Mother-Daughter Package.

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