5 Best Ways to Spend Mother's Day in Ellensburg, WA

This Mother’s Day surprise the moms in your life with a road trip and spend the weekend in Ellensburg! Get away from the distractions of every day life while spending some quality time together in a fun environment with activities for all! On this adventure, treat her to a weekend of doing what she loves. Whether it’s hiking and bicycling or trying out new restaurants, Ellensburg has activities to keep your days filled and make her feel extra special all weekend! Get started planning your Mother’s Day weekend in Ellensburg here.

Shopping the Ellensburg Farmer's Market

If your mom enjoys fresh produce and local goodies, she’ll love walking around the bustling Ellensburg Farmer’s Market on a beautiful spring day. A lovely way to spend a morning, you can munch on farm fresh snacks, browse handmade gifts and jewelry, and maybe do a little shopping for the evening’s dinner. As she’s enjoying the market, you can treat her to some last-minute Mother’s Day flowers!

Photo courtesy of The Porch

Treat Her to Brunch

When was the last time you treated mom to a meal? Everyone should get a break from cooking on Mom’s special day, so what could be better than a tasty brunch from one of Ellensburg’s unique restaurants! Plan a special morning at Canyon River Grill for brunch overlooking the stunning Yakima Canyon, a meal sure to impress. Reservations are required for this event so be sure to reserve your spot before it’s too late! Another option, Palace Cafe, has been voted best breakfast in Kittitas County so you know it’ll be a great place to take mom on the big day! The Porch is another fantastic location for brunch, with a traditional menu including biscuits and gravy and a variety of egg dishes! Or, take a seat on the patio at The Early Bird Eatery and enjoy some delicious Belgian style waffles (sweet or savory) and, the brunch essential, mimosas! Other great options include Daily Bread, Red Horse Diner, Perkins, and Lunchbox Cafe. Wherever you decide to go, she’ll love the thoughtful gesture and the quality time spent with you!

Visit an Art Gallery or Museum

If your mom enjoys a day at the gallery, Ellensburg offers many to choose from! From Western art and history to more contemporary styles, you’ll both enjoy the opportunity to take a relaxing stroll through the galleries. Chances are she doesn’t have much room in her busy schedule to go to a museum just for fun, so this is also a thoughtful way to give her some quiet time and provides a calming break for you both to regain energy between activities. Find a list of art galleries and museums to visit in Ellensburg here.

Explore Mother Nature

Spend some time in the great outdoors and let Mom get back in touch with nature. Take the family on a bike ride through the park or go for a long walk or hike on one of the beautiful trails in the area. Show her how much you care by packing a picnic with her favorite foods to surprise her along the way! Find a list of more outdoor activities in Ellensburg here.

Go Wine Tasting

Head to one of Ellensburg’s wineries for a Mother’s Day tasting! Located near Yakima Valley Wine Country, Ellensburg is home to many fantastic wineries and wine bars that would be happy to host you for a Mother’s Day tour or tasting! Sip local wines and learn more about the craft of making and drinking