Flowers, jewelry and chocolate never disappoint in my book, but as I enter my fourth Mother’s Day as a mother…the experiences and adventures are the celebrations I remember most. Cliché I know, but it’s true. So, from urban to coastal, here are a few ideas for a good time in May.
- Send her out with friends or find a sitter for the kids and taste close to home at Seattle’s Urban Wineries. Start or end at Charles Smith’s Jet City tasting room to sample through a wide range of Washington wines. Five more South Seattle-area tasting rooms are a short Uber or designated driver ride away. Pro tip: polish off a day of tasting with an early dinner at Fonda La Catrina in he heart of Georgetown.
- Celebrate a week early and head out for shrimping on Hood Canal. It’s only a few days out of the year where you can pull up those pots of pink, pokey goodness. Washington state’s shrimping season takes place May 6, 10, 17 and 20. This website has all the regulatory details. Grab your pots and some bait, a license, find a boat (or a friend with one) and good luck! Pro tip: post-shrimping, head for waterfront lunch at Alderbrook Resort.
- Arrive early for the Mother’s Day Saturday Sail and Brunch at Cama Beach State Park, May 13-14. Take the whole weekend to celebrate with an overnight in one of the park’s 10 cabins or chance the elements in a tent. Enjoy Mother’s Day Brunch at Cama Beach Café and a family sail. The Center for Wooden Boats at Cama Beach gets mom on the water with its annual Mother’s Day Saturday Sail. Arrive early to sign up for free boat rides on a variety of boats (sailing, paddling, rowing, or motor), then participate in other fun activities, including Toy Boat Making or Mother’s Day Card making. Ride sign-ups will fill up early and happen throughout the day. Find more information in the event section at cwb.org. Note that parking requires a Discover Pass.