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 a train tour

Relax by the window for an easy, scenic sightseeing trip across Oregon to a nearby community. Enjoy the time together to talk. Even a short trip up to Albany and back makes for a unique adventure. All aboard!

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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.

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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! Or book a guided tour and let someone else do the driving.

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4. Gift her with spa pampering 

Mom can relax with massages and facials and other spa packages.

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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 or explore a nearby community. 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.

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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. Let her relax at a spa, in the garden or with a good book.

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