After working, cooking, cleaning, and caring for everyone else... all moms (and dads) want to do is get away from it all. This year, treat the mother figures in your life with a grand gesture! Give back to the one who made, raised and encouraged you throughout the years with a quick escape to visit Greater Wilmington and the Brandywine Valley.  

Beautiful views, amazing meals and non-stop events...

Enjoy Plants and Flowers Galore!  

Explore garden beauty all weekend long at the Wilmington Flower Market at Rockford Park. It’s fun and entertaining for the whole family…enjoy botanic bliss, games, crafters and more! 

Experience botanic bliss at the Mt. Cuba Center, a premier native plant garden, at the beginning of its spring season. Enjoy a stroll through this lovely property on a Garden Highlight Walk or even take in a class and learn... its mission being to "inspire an appreciation for the beauty and value of native plants and a commitment to support the habitats that sustain them."  

Move north through the Brandywine Valley and explore Longwood Gardens, America’s best botanical garden as voted by the readers of USA Today, and all the spring beauty of its 1,077 acres!  

Where to Stay!

The du Pont Family Legacy and So Much More!

Culture, beauty and history appear around every corner in Wilmington. Tour exquisite historic mansions and throw in a Presidential adventure! Visit Hagley Museum and Library, Nemours Estate and Winterthur Museum, Garden and Library for a look into the du Pont legacy. While at Winterthur, take in their newest exhibition featuring First Lady Jacqueline Kennedy’s legacy. Following suit and keeping in theme… take Mom and enjoy afternoon tea at Centreville Café. Be sure to indulge in some sweet treats while you are there! 

Mother's Day Adventures!

Not able to be with Mom on her special day? Then send her a gift that will last all summer (and part of fall) long – the Brandywine Treasure Trail Passport. She’ll be reminded of your love at every one of the 12 amazing attractions she gets to visit with her passport.  Find out all the details here! 

Relax, celebrate and reconnect with Mom! Plan your Greater Wilmington Getaway and request one of our FREE Visitor’s Guide

Don’t forget to tag us on Instagram for your chance to be featured on our page! #VisitWilm. 

Happy Mother's Day!