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Mother's Day in Hershey & Harrisburg

Whether you are celebrating mom on Mother’s Day weekend, for a birthday, or just because – we’re sharing a some gift ideas, activities, and adventures to help you find the perfect way to say, “Thanks mom.”

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Beautiful Blooms

If mom likes flowers, she will LOVE Hershey Gardens. Spend time together strolling through 20 acres of botanical beauty overlooking the town Mr. Hershey built.  You can also stroll the formal gardens behind The Hotel Hershey. You'll find the perfect spot for a photo op!

Hershey Gardens offers free admission to moms on Mother’s Day Weekend, but this beautiful setting is open year-round.


Mural Walks

You’ve stopped to smell the roses, and now it’s time to stop and admire the art! Walk along 3rd Street between Harrisburg’s Midtown Neighborhood to the Capitol Complex to see a variety of colorful murals from both local artists and world-renowned muralists. 3rd Street is the heart of the Harrisburg Arts District, so this walk may also inspire you to pop into galleries or make plans to see attend a theatre or live music event.

The mural pictured above is named "Mother." Local artist Aron Rook was inspired by a theme of maternal or motherly care. The artist describes the mural scene as “a magical mama figure protecting the children in the neighborhood.”

Mother's Day Brunch

Let’s Brunch!

We all know mom’s home-cooked meals are the best, but our chefs and kitchen specialists are always ready to say, “leave the menu to us!” Brunch is meant to be savored without feeling rushed onto the next big task or project, which makes it a perfect option for showing mom some extra love. Plan a delicious brunch experience full of flavor and – of course – DESSERT!

Mother's Day - Sweet Treat Trail

Speaking of Dessert…

Wrap up something sweet from a local bakery or visit an artisan chocolatier. From gourmet treats by Frederic Loraschi Chocolate to fresh-baked-croissants at Raising the Bar, and from decadent cupcakes at Anna Rose Bakery to the huge selection of tasty treats at Hershey’s Chocolate World, there is something sweet for mom to enjoy as you explore the Hershey Harrisburg Chocolate & More Sweet Treat Trail

Mother's Day Vineyards

Sweet Sips

You can toast to mom with a glass of local craft wine, or better yet, spend the day together relaxing at one of the region’s beautiful vineyards. Enjoy award-winning reds, whites, unique local blends, and maybe even a cold wine slushie!

Did you know? The Vineyard at Hershey offers fun classes like Sushi rolling and Cupcake decorating. Find a class to enjoy a unique experience. 

Author: Visit Hershey & Harrisburg