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Things to Do with Mom on Mother's Day

Published: May 04, 2021


Looking for a little Mother's Day inspiration? Here is a list of five special things you can do in and around Eugene with your mom.

1. Take Her Out on the River

Plunge into the spray of the McKenzie River on a wild, or mild (your choice), water tour. Enjoy the beauty of the Cascade mountains in spring and feel the exhilaration of charging the rapids. Guides make it easy, providing equipment, guiding the rafts and pointing out wildlife and nature along the way.

McKenzie Whitewater River Rafting with TnT Whitewater Rafting

2. Go on a Picnic

Shop the farmers' market or pick up a delicious spread to go from her favorite restaurant. Then strike out for a sunny spot along a river, a scenic view ridgeline or sunny wildflower meadow.

Family Picnic on the Willamette River

3. Taste Wine in Oregon Wine Country

Take a beautiful drive across the South Willamette Valley, stopping to enjoy the wineries, visit historic covered bridges and take in the countryside. Make the journey even more special with a private wine tasting! As wineries have limited services due to pandemic protocols, you might find that VIP arrangements are the perfect solution. Some tastings, like Pfeiffer's Pinot Clinic, are now available virtually.

Wine Tasting at Pfeiffer Winery by Michael Sherman

4. Cheer Her On 

So maybe food, flowers and wine isn't your mother's cup of tea... How about running in a 5K? Support your track mom on her goal in a virtual race. Many marathons and race events have gone virtual, making it easy to set fitness goals and complete them on your own time.

Running shoes

5. Book Her a Hotel Getaway

She has more than earned a vacation! Treat your mother to a night or two at a local hotel. Discover how much fun it can be playing tourist in your hometown! Bring the family and reserve a spot at the hotel pool or order dinner in, and put watch a good movie. Just being in a different setting makes it special.

Relaxing stay at Inn at the 5th by A Blonde Vintage

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As you strive to honor your mother this year, remember to ask her what she wants most of all. And if all she wants for Mother's Day is a little quiet time by herself, there are plenty of things to do around Eugene to keep the family busy while she enjoys solitary serenity.

Happy Mother's Day to all the moms out there!

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Author: Taj Barnhart Morgan

Taj Barnhart Morgan is the Director of Content Strategy for Travel Lane County. A journalism graduate from the University of Oregon, Taj has two decades of special event management and hospitality marketing experience in San Diego, CA and Maui, HI. Passionate about mothering, and back to her Oregon roots, she is discovering the Eugene, Cascades & Coast region all over again through the eyes of her daughter.