Posted on 5/12/2023 by K.Foster

Top Travel Experiences For Mom

Moms are pros at multitasking, experts at listening, and masters of unconditional love. In fact, most days, our moms seem like superheroes. But we'll let you in on a little secret: even superheroes need a break and your mom definitely deserves a chance to unwind. If you’re still searching for a Mother’s Day gift, there’s no better way to show mom that you care than planning an unforgettable travel experience!

Whether you're searching for a family getaway, planning a girls weekend for mom and her friends, or sending her on a solo trip for a little R&R, the Shenandoah Valley holds no shortage of experiences that she will enjoy. From scenic mountain ranges where she can reconnect with nature to one-of-a-kind wineries where she can let loose and enjoy the taste of local wines, we've curated a list of valley activities and attractions that would make any mom's day. Check out our top travel experiences for mom below!

Embark On A New Adventure

If your mom is the adventurous sort, she won't want to miss out on a visit to Shenandoah National Park! The park is home to over 1,000 miles of hiking trails, an abundance of cascading waterfalls, and a breathtaking trip along Skyline Drive. Some of the most popular hikes and attractions in the park include: Bearfence Mountain, Dark Hollow Falls & Rose River Loop, Big Meadows, Old Rag, Humpback Rock, and more!

Kick Back & UnWINEd

In just about every town in the valley, you can find at least one winery serving original beverages in a unique atmosphere. Take in panoramic views of the Blue Ridge mountains while sipping quality wine at Brix & Columns Vineyards or Bluestone Vineyard, explore the expansive and scenic grounds of Valley Road Vineyards before stepping into their tasting room, or partake in one of Purple WOLF Vineyard's lavender-themed experiences. Mom could even make a day of visiting a number of these hidden gems!

Retail Therapy Anyone?

The Shenandoah Valley is known for its historic and picturesque downtown areas. Visitors can discover local artisans, specialty outfitters and boutiques, locally grown foods, and one-of-a-kind offerings that mom will love! A few of our favorite shops include Appalachian Trail Outfitters in Downtown Luray, and withSimplicity and Shops at Agora in Downtown Harrisonburg.

The Ultimate Relaxation Treatment

Help mom take a break from the stresses of everyday life with a trip to The Spa at Massanutten. Located at Massanutten Resort, one of Virginia’s premier four-season vacation destinations, The Spa provides a calming environment for you to relax your body and mind. Offerings like hot stone massages, aromatherapy, hydrating facials, and mani/pedis make this the perfect Mother’s Day experience!

Need Accommodations?

After a long day of visiting exciting local attractions, your mom will likely need a place to relax for the night. Maybe a quirky, modernly styled home surrounded by nature? Or a private log cabin with a hot tub and countryside views? We've got plenty of vacation rental properties guaranteed to suit your mom's needs!

Starting at $199.00/night
Massanutten, VA

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Nellysford, VA

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Luray, VA

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Massanutten, VA

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Massanutten, VA

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Massanutten, VA

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