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Mother’s Day Getaway in Virginia’s River Realm

Mother's Day Getaway in Virginia's River Realm

Mother's Day in Virginia's River Realm

Mothers are one of the most special human beings on the planet, and they all come in many different forms with just as many different titles. Whether they gained their title when you first entered this world, or they earned it by entering your life at a later time through their love & devotion to you, we invite you to celebrate mom this Mother’s Day in Virginia’s River Realm!

So, bring your mom, your grandmother, your best friend’s mom who practically raised you, or the mother of your beautiful children.

The River Realm has something for all the mothers in your life!

Take Mom Out On The Town

Virginia’s River Realm is comprised of 8 Great Small Towns, and each one has its own unique qualities! Make a full weekend of it, and take mom out on the town! 


Enjoy strolling the streets of Urbanna. Take in sunset views in White Stone & Topping. Shop until you drop in Kilmarnock. Bicycle your way through Irvington. Set sail in Deltaville. Find peace in nature in Lively. And discover some history in Saluda.

Sip, Slurp, and Savor

A local delicacy is back in season, and just in time for Mother’s Day: The Soft Shell Crab.

Whether you love them or you’ve never tried them, the River Realm is the place to savor this yummy treat. Try them in a taco at Dredge in Irvington, or on a sandwich at Urbanna Seafood & Raw Bar in Urbanna, or fry a few up yourself with a trip to J&W Seafood in Deltaville!

The River Realm is known for its fresh seafood, but Soft Shells aren’t the only thing we are serving up down here for Mother’s Day. Enjoy a beautiful brunch with mom at The Table in Deltaville or Car Wash Cafe in Kilmarnock.

And don’t forget the vino! Regardless if the mom in your life likes wine, craft beers, cocktails, or even just a good old-fashioned sweet tea, you guys can enjoy it all while taking in breathtaking waterscapes and sunset views. Sip on some spirits and slurp some oysters with mom by your side on the shores of Locklies Creek at Merroir in Topping.

Want the scoop on all the foodie stops & spots? Click Here!

Invite Mom For A Shopping Spree

We’re known for our unique boutiques, art galleries, and antique markets! If you have a mom that likes to shop, then she’s going to love touring the streets of our 8 Great Small Towns, and popping in to all of our great shops & markets for some super sweet finds. 

The River Realm is full of great shopping and brands. Everything from Lilly Pulitzer to Southern Tide and Barber to Tyler Boe. Any seasoned shopper will be thrilled by the beautiful resort wear found at Low Tide in Urbanna, or the adorably bright accessories at The Pink Lemon in White Stone.

Find all the best shopping in the River Realm by clicking here!

The Pink Lemon in White Stone Virginia

Treat Her To Some "Me" Time

Raising children is hard work, especially while juggling a career, managing virtual learning, doing the laundry, and cooking dinner, and all while wearing heels!

Give her the real VIP treatment with a relaxing spa package at The Spa at The Tides Inn in Irvington or book her a facial at La Source Spa in Kilmarnock, so she can lay back and enjoy some “me” time while being pampered.

Find The Perfect Unique Gift For Mom

While you’re here, find mom that perfect token of your time together here in Virginia’s River Realm! There are so many unique ways for you to give your mom a piece of the River Realm to take home with her, and many of them are inspired by the beautiful nature of the area!

One of our favorites are these gorgeous painted Oyster Shells from Urbanna Trading Company. They carry three lines of these beautiful pieces of art: The Fancy Oyster, Grit & Grace, and Lisa’s Shells, and they’re all equally as stunning. Find one that matches your mom’s unique personality & style!

Check out our Nature-Inspired Mother’s Day Gift Guide, here!

Mothers Day Gifts in Virginia's River Realm

Capture & Share Your Favorite Moments!

With every river bend and wind in the road, we’re sure you and your travel buddies captured memories of the sights, sounds, smells, and flavors of the River Realm. After your adventures are done, check out your photos and share the best with us! We hope more people like you can enjoy the calming and enchanting spirit of the River Realm. Tag us using @virginiasriverrealm and we’ll share your photos.