Mother-Daughter Date Ideas at the Delaware Beaches

April 27, 2021

Lexi Weber

A day dedicated to showering mom with some love is something we can wholeheartedly get behind. These five mother-daughter date ideas are great ways to say “Thanks, Mom.” 

Get Pampered

Remember all of those care packages mom sent you in college? Well, we know just the way to show your gratitude. When it’s time for some mother-daughter pampering, we know just the spas and salons.

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Signature blowouts, styling and highlights at Grove and Evelyn Spa in Downtown Lewes. Photo provided by Grove & Evelyn.

Grove and Evelyn Salon & Blow Dry Loft

125 Second St., Lewes | website

Your Mom is already beautiful inside and out, but a trip to Grove and Evelyn will make her feel gorgeous! Grove & Evelyn is a boutique salon with impeccable service and attention to detail. They offer cuts, color, make-up applications, eyelashes, and hair extensions! Why not snag an early appointment so you and Mom can spend the entire day feeling glam or even late afternoon so you can get dolled up before a nice dinner. 

 

The Spa at Ocean View

17 Atlantic Ave. Ste 1, Ocean View | website

Treat your mom to one of Oceanova Spa’s packages. For $235, thier De-stress and Refresh includes the following:

  • 45 min De-stress Massage

  • 30 min Mini Facial

  • Express Mani-Pedi

  • Light snack and gratuity

 

Bad Hair Day Salon and Spa

20 Lake Ave., Rehoboth Beach | website

Getting fresh blowouts at Bad Hair Day Salon and Spa is a wonderful way to spend an afternoon with mom. Or opt for their full service nail salon including gel manicures and luxurious pedicures. Make sure to pose for a selfie in the picturesque downtown Rehoboth Beach after your day of beauty.

 

Exhale Spa

142 Second St., Ste 2A, Lewes | website

Unwind with mom at this charming spa in downtown historic Lewes. Treat yourselves to a one-hour couples massage performed in the same room. Massages come with chocolate-covered strawberries and champagne for a total of $230 and we can’t think of a better way to show your appreciation to the woman who has done so much.

Surprise Her With Pastries - Breakfast In Bed

It may sound like a cliché, but it will truly warm any mom's heart. Upgrade the messy cereal concoction and plate of plain buttered toast from your childhood with buttery pastries and freshly made baked goods. 

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Fresh baked sticky buns and cinnamon rolls at The Point Coffee in Rehoboth Beach. Photo courtesy of The Point Coffee.

The Point Coffee House

37140 Rehoboth Ave Ext., Rehoboth Beach | website

Stop in to take a look at their pastry cases packed with all kinds of fresh baked goods and fabulous delicious treats & sweets - from cinnamon buns and sticky buns to fresh pies and cannoli. Open year round from 7am until 2pm.

Morning Buns Bake Shop

68 Atlantic Ave., Ocean View | website

You can’t miss their bright yellow house turned bakery nor should you. Their monkey pull-apart bread is a must-try as are their almond croissants and pecan sticky buns. They’re open from 7 a.m. – noon and we recommend that you get there early for the best selection.

 

Beach Break Bakrie & Cafe

123 Garfield Prky, Bethany Beach | Phone: (302) 537-3800

This is a local favorite for homemade scones and muffins. They also offer fresh breakfast sandwiches such as the Beach Babe, two fried eggs, tomato, mushrooms, red onion, green peppers, and melted provolone on your choice of a bagel, toast, or wrap.

 

Pasqualini's Bakery

37560 Atlantic Ave., Rehoboth Beach | website

One of the only bakeries in Rehoboth Beach, Pasqualini’s is known for its rich, dense coffee cake topped with a buttery cinnamon crumble. We also recommend their sweet dough cinnamon buns slathered in cream cheese icing and fresh danish pastries filled with a variety of jammy fruit.

 

Lewes Bake Shoppe and Notting Hill Coffee Roastery

124 2nd St., Lewes | website

This charming Lewes coffee shop is home to over 100 in-house roasted coffee flavors! Pick up a fresh roast and a few flakey, buttery pastries.

Work Up A Sweat With Mom

Mom’s are amazing and strong, so why not bring your favorite workout buddy to a sweat with. It’s the perfect place to cheer her on for a change. 

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Every 1st Wednesday beginning in April, Dimitra Yoga will be hosting a one hour long guided yoga session at Crooked Hammock.

Dimitra Yoga's "Yoga in the Yard."

36707 Crooked Hammock Way, Lewes | Event Info

Every 1st Wednesday through September, Dimitra Yoga will be hosting a one hour long guided yoga session in the beer garden at Crooked Hammock Brewery. Tickets are only $35 and include your yoga session and a 6-pack of beer from the Crooked Hammock Brewery! If you book all 6 sessions before 4/1, receive a $35 CHB Gift card! If you happen to be under 21 they have a special CHB Merch gift in place of brews!

 

Salt Fitness

37021 Rehoboth Ave. Ext. Rehoboth Beach | website

According to their website, Salt Fitness’s goal “is to transform our clients in the areas of mind, soul, and strength.” Join them for a 45-minute sweaty spin class, a full body interval workout, or their Salt Flow, 45-minute yoga class designed to tone your body and ease your mind. A drop-in class will cost you $20. 

Bike or Walk the Junction Breakwater Trail | More Information

Explore an 80-foot railroad bridge, spectacular views of coastal wetlands and even a World War II observation tower with Mom on a historic rail corridor that has been converted to a 6 mile trail from Lewes to Rehoboth.  The Junction Breakwater Trail is Delaware's 3rd longest trail and according to the Lewes Chamber of Commerce, "...gets its name from the rail line that ran between Lewes and Rehoboth in the mid-1800s. It follows former Penn Central Rail Line that once transported passengers to the many Methodist resort camps along the Atlantic Coast."

 

Crossfit Lewes

17499 Nassau Commons Blvd.​ Lewes | website

Don’t let some wet weather wash away your motivation. Get your WOD in with mom at this box by the beach. A drop-in will cost you $20, they love out-of-towners and encourage them to just stop in, no reservations required.

 

Bethany Fitness

2 Town Rd., Ocean View | website

Hop in one of the many group classes or choose from their free weights, cardio equipment, or fitness machines for a full day of sweat at this fitness center. They have a variety of membership options that make it easy for vacation goers or the noncommittal types:

  • Day Pass                                          $13

  • 3 Consecutive Day Pass                $25

  • 3 Visit Punch Pass                          $30

  • Week Pass (7 consecutive days)    $45

  • 7 Visit Punch Pass                          $65

  • 15 Visit Punch Pass                       $129

  • 30 Visit Punch Pass                      $199

Spend The Day Outside

Whether it is picking your own fresh strawberries, wandering through a lavender field, or relaxing in a Tuscany-esque vineyard with a glass of wine, there are plenty of ways to spend the day outside with mom.

 

Pick Your Own Fruit at Fifer Orchards

Their strawberry season runs early May – June. Picking is by reservation only, so check their website to make a reservation in advance. Also, make sure to take a peek at their handy “How To Pick” guide. Magee Farms is another good option and open every day from 8 a.m. to 6 p.m. for strawberry picking, the Lewes Farm is located at 33761 Wescoats Rd, Lewes, and the Selbyville Farm can be found at 34857 Lighthouse Rd, Selbyville.

 

Explore the lavender fields at Warrington Manoran old farmhouse that dates back to the 1890’s and is situated on five acres of land. In addition to the 3,000 lavender plants in the field, Warrington Manor is also home to an expansive native wildflower garden and an award winning Dahlia Garden with 64 varieties. Spend the afternoon taking in the sites (and smells), then relax in their Zen Garden. Warrington Manor is located at 18864 Cool Spring Rd in Milton.  

 

Sip a glass of wine at Nassau Valley Vineyard

Located just a few miles from Delaware’s busy beach towns, the winery sits on a quiet road surrounded by leafy gardens. Self-guided tours are free. Tasting is $10 per person and includes your tasting glass as a take-home. Nassau Valley Vineyards is open, year-round, Tuesday - Sunday from 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. Click here to make your reservation. Nassau Valley Vineyard is located at 32165 Winery Way in Lewes.

 

Pack a picnic and head to the beach

While it may not be ideal swimming weather, there’s nothing like relaxing on the beach with some delicious food, a good book, and mom. If you’re in the Rehoboth Beach area, stop by Frank and Louie's for a couple of sandwiches including The Madie’s Caddy, homemade eggplant cutlets, creamy mozzarella, roasted red peppers, on fresh bread. Located at 58 Baltimore Ave. 

Get Crafty

Create a piece of art that mom will treasure.

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Transform unfinished wood into wall worthy decor at Hammer & Stain Lower Delaware. Photo by Hammer & Stain.

Hammer & Stain Lower Delaware

18388 Coastal Hwy., #8, Lewes | website

Make a meaningful memento together! Book an unforgettable hands-on experience at Hammer & Stain Lower Delaware, where you transform unfinished wood into wall worthy decor. Log onto their website and click "Book a Workshop" to view the current schedule.  You can even spend Mother's Day morning with them. Save your seat for "Mother's Day and Mimosas" by clicking here.  

 

Heidi Lowe Gallery

17522 Ward Ave., Lewes | website

The Heidi Lowe Gallery is a contemporary art jewelry gallery that showcases studio artists from around the world. They also host workshops throughout the year including technique-based classes and jewelry making tutorials. Create one-of-a-kind beach glass rings during a 5-hour workshop. You will walk away with a stunning keepsake for $245. Make sure to check out her website for her entire offering of classes.

 

The Rehoboth Art League

12 Dodds Ln., Rehoboth Beach | website

The Rehoboth Art League offers adult classes and private lessons. Tucked away in the lush gardens behind the Peter Marsh Homestead, it’s a wonderful oasis for an afternoon with mom.

Check out more things to See & Do at the Delaware Beaches! Visit our See & Do section!