Mother’s Day Around Alexandria-Arlington, VA

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Mother’s Day Around Alexandria-Arlington, VA

This side of the Potomac is the steady and growing other half to the Capital, a vibrant and growing region making bounds in every area, with more than its own scores of restaurants, parks, attractions, and activities to match the other parts of the DMV. Whether you are a tourist drafting a holiday itinerary, a returning local visiting friends and family, or a curious local, you’ll find something for everyone in the Northern Virgina area. Read on for some of our favorite places to celebrate Mother’s Day here around the Alexandria-Arlington area. 

Picnicking at the Netherland Carillon

Escape to the romantic Dutch countryside complete with tulips, right here in Virginia! The Netherlands Carillon is a versatile spot for picnicking, family gatherings, photoshoots or all of the above, and a great way to experience the beauty of May sunshine and bloom here in Northern Virginia. The proximity to the many restaurants selling to-go packages this Mother’s Day make eating out in the spring weather and on the move especially easy.

Mount Vernon Mother’s Day

Take Mom and the family to tour one of the Capital region’s most celebrated attractions, Mount Vernon! Here, the formidable Martha Washington takes the whole family on an immersive and charming tour of George Washington’s former estate, ending with a hearty and scrumptious Mother’s Day buffet sure to satisfy everyone. For those who are visiting the capital region from afar, Mount Vernon’s Mother Day event is a great way to tour one of the most famed historical sites of the area while still treating Mom to a delicious meal.

Dining around Alexandria, Arlington

Of course, we haven’t forgotten the main event of Mother’s Day, brunch! Or indeed, tea, dinner, or all three. And with the selection of talented chefs, kitchens, eateries and restaurants around the Alexandria-Arlington-Fairfax County area, moms of every palate and taste will find themselves truly spoilt for options. Ambar Clarendon is a delicious and satisfying tour of the Balkans with a delicious all you can eat (!) selection of mezze, soups, fresh sandwiches, crepes, pastries, sweets, and baked goods. Colony Grill sports a bold and hearty assortment of pizzas and pies, while Tupelo Honey serves up mouthwatering Southern Comfort food, most celebrated being the buttermilk biscuits. Green Pig Bistro is loved among locals for its versatile and never-failing menu, while Oby Lee’s envious crepe and wine options are worth a look. Our highlight, however, is Le Diplomate, a French-inspired haven of steaks cooked with great care and revered bread baskets that is a great treat for Mom this Mother’s Day.

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