Spend the Best Mother’s Day Yet Last Updated: May 2022

There’s so much to look forward to this May! And with Mother’s Day comes the perfect excuse for a family adventure, new experiences (whether that means delicious summer food or spa time) and much more.

Take a Break
Take the Whole Family
Take a Stroll

Take Mom out for a Meal

Take a Stroll in the Garden

Moms love flowers. Get her more than just a bouquet when you visit some of Connecticut’s loveliest gardens. Try Roseland Cottage in Woodstock, Mohegan Park’s Rose Garden in Norwich, Harkness Memorial State Park in Waterford, Wickham Park in Manchester for a stroll or picnic among the flowers, or the Hollister House Garden in Washington. Litchfield’s White Flower Farm is a great place to wander among the gardens and greenhouses in a particularly beautiful setting. Or, pick up something a little different at Logee’s Greenhouse in Danielson or Gilbertie’s Herb Gardens in Westport.

Want to lounge with views and in a place Mom can sip her favorite wine? Check out the state's stunning vineyards.

From May 6-7, the Hill-Stead Museum in Farmington is hosting its annual May Market and May 7-8, enjoy the 85th Annual Dogwood Festival in Fairfield. Looking for more? Here are some other great Connecticut garden spots for spring and summer.

Take Mom Out for a Meal

Let someone else do the cooking this Mother's Day and take Mom out for a fabulous meal. Get out in the open air at these outdoor dining spots with a view or try these delicious brunch destinations. And don't forget dessert! Try these photo-worthy ice cream spots or bakeries.

Below are a few more spots to consider.