They say the best gift you can give to the mom in your life is quality time. Whether you treat her to a self-care spa day or explore the great outdoors with her by your side, one of these activities will be sure to create some memories that will last a lifetime.


Brunch, but with a View

Pump House Drone Photo

Photo Courtesy of Sara Mcallister

If you're looking for the best views, be sure to make a reservation at The Pump House where you can take in the sprawling views of the Catawba River or head to Napa to overlook the iconic Kingsley LPL Financial Pond. You can also dine lakeside at Papa Docs for breathtaking views of Lake Wylie. To discover other brunch places in York County, check out 10 York County Brunch Spots You Have Try!


Pack a Picnic

Glencairn Azaleas

Mother's Day is the perfect opportunity to locate that old checkered blanket, pack a picnic basket and soak up the South Carolina sunshine! From Glencairn Garden to Kings Mountain Park, there's surely a spot in York County to enjoy a meal al fresco with mom! Looking for picnic location inspiration? Explore the Best Places to Have a Picnic in York County!


Indulge in Sweet Treats

There's no shortage of sweets in York County! If mom is looking to satisfy her sweet tooth, you need to check out Cupcrazed Cakery in Baxter or Libbie's Sweet Shoppe in Riverwalk. Looking for other treats? Find a list here


BYOB - Build Your Own Bouquet!

Copy of Flowers at Mercantile

Stop by The Mercantile and customize the most beautiful bouquet at their flower bar! Not only do they have step-by-step instructions for you in the store, but they also have tons of flowers for you to choose from and on-site florists to help! The Mercantile is also hosting a Mother's Day Makers Market on Saturday, May 8th where you can shop for unique gift items from local artisans and creators!


Take a Hike

Plan the perfect hike at the Anne Springs Close Greenway! With trails ranging from beginner to intermediate, you'll be sure to discover the ideal hike for mom! You'll be able to take in the Greenway’s beautiful scenery and then follow it up with a delicious meal at the Gateway Canteen. Featuring a seasonal menu with local beer & wine, the Gateway Canteen is the perfect spot to dine after spending the day outdoors. Or drive to Kings Mountain National Military Park and camp next door at  Kings Mountain State Park! Learn how to explore the two parks here.


Visit a York County Farm 

Bush n Vine Ice Cream

Take a quick trip to York and experience one of our farms! Visit Windy Hill Orchard and Cidery to try out their hard cider bar and made fresh apple cider donuts. Or go pick-your-own strawberries for a day chalked full of family memories, find farms to visit here


Relax at a Winery

Nestled on over 100 acres in a quiet country setting, Cat's Paw might be the ideal place to treat mom to a glass of wine. Take a seat at the bar for a tasting or relax on their newly expanded patio with a bottle of your favorite wine. Please keep in mind that no one under the age of 21 is allowed.


Plan an Epic Adventure

Copy of kayak

Is the mom in your life an adventure seeker? Whether mom loves hiking, biking or getting out on the water, York County is filled with outdoor adventures that will be sure to create lasting memories. You can rent a paddleboard or kayak from the Goat Boater and paddle out onto Lake Wylie from Buster Boyd or Ebenezer Park or cruise the Catawba from River Park. If mom prefers to stay dry, go for a hike along the Piedmont Medical Center Trail for all the same beautiful views without the worry of getting wet!


Pick the Perfect Hotel 

Kingsley View

Looking for the perfect property to stay at for your getaway? Visit our preferred hotels. Looking to stay in the middle of the action? Try Courtyard Fort Mill in Kingsley, steps from shopping and dining. In Rock Hill check out CAMBRiA Rock Hill University Center


Miniature Golf at Mr. Putty's

Looking for a unique way to celebrate mom while also getting competitive? Head to Mr. Putty's where moms play for free on Mother's Day!