Five Ways to Celebrate Mother’s Day in Washington, D.C.

May 2, 2014 8:00 AM

There’s no other person in the world like your mom. She lends an ear to listen to your problems and a hand to help you through them. She loves you unconditionally. She’s your hero. Treat the hero in your life to a Mother’s Day she’ll never forget. Here are five ways to celebrate your mom this Mother’s Day in the DC area.

The Tavern at Henley Park
926 Massachusetts Ave. N.W.
Washington, DC 20001
(202) 638-5200

If your mom is a morning person, treat her to brunch at the Tavern at Henley Park. Known for its stunning skylight atrium, beautiful brick facade and critically acclaimed meals, the Tavern features traditional American fare, like seared herb chicken and grilled salmon, made with fresh local ingredients. For Mother’s Day, the Tavern offers a special three-course brunch menu with options including a traditional Scotch egg for an appetizer, caramelized peach French toast as an entree and Belgian chocolate mousse as a dessert. Choose from 12 menu options. Each meal also includes a glass of champagne or mimosa. Reservations are required.

Spirit Cruises
600 Water St. SW
Washington, DC 20024
(202) 484-2320

Your mom is a truly unique person. Treat her to a truly unique experience via Spirit Cruises where you will enjoy a special Mother’s Day lunch as you take in the beautiful sites of downtown DC. This special trip features a bountiful buffet, an interactive DJ and lots of dancing. Forget taking a selfie and enjoy a photo op with your mom as you board the ship. Mom will also receive a beautiful spring flower and a complimentary glass of juice, soda or a mimosa. Take a stroll along the beautiful outdoor deck or admire the view inside of the temperature-controlled dining room. Purchase special add-ons, like a dozen roses or a guaranteed window table, to make the day extra special.

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3312 Cady’s Alley N.W.
Washington, DC 20007
(202) 333-5343

What better way to celebrate your mom than a day of shopping? Relish, a trendy boutique located in Georgetown, offers well-made and wearable clothing that’s guaranteed to make your mom feel like a rock star. Not sure what to get? A personable personal stylist will help you and your mom find exactly what you’re looking for without the major annoying factor experienced at other department stores. Founded by Nancy Pearlstein, a fourth-generation retailer with renowned tastes and a keen eye for details, Relish offers clothing, shoes, jewelry and accessories picked with DC’s style and tastes in mind.

Founding Farmers D.C.
1924 Pennsylvania Ave. N.W.
Washington, DC 20006
(202) 822-8783

Treat your mom to a meal that tastes almost as good as if she made it herself. Founding Farmers DC features “meals away from home” made from the freshest ingredients close to home. Enjoy delicious dinner items, like the popcorn of the day, southern pan-fried chicken and waffles, farmer’s meatloaf or lobster macaroni and cheese. The full-service restaurant and bar also offers soups, sandwiches, burgers, hot dogs, winter stews, farm breads and vegetarian and vegan meals. Don’t forget to save room for dessert, like a vanilla bean cheesecake or the blue ribbon apple pie, made 100 percent from scratch daily.

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Lorien Hotel and Spa
1600 King St.
Alexandria, VA 22314
(703) 894-3434

Help her ease away the stress and tension by booking a special spa package at the Lorien Hotel and Spa. The full-service spa features locker rooms with a steam room, bathrooms and showers, complimentary access to the on-site fitness center and five treatment rooms. Help mom unwind with the Mother’s Wish Package, a 100-minute ahhh-inducing treatment that includes a comfort massage and a Sweet Dreams facial. Or, book the Caviar and Lavender Package, a 210-minute treatment that includes a therapeutic massage, facial and lunch. Other packages include a scalp massage, body wraps, manicures and pedicures and waxing.

Susan Diranian is a freelance writer living in Ashburn, VA. She is covering Travel & Outdoors. Her work can be found at

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