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It’s always a great time to take a trip with your mom! A mother-daughter trip is a great way to get some bonding time in, especially if you both have busy schedules. Huntsville, Alabama is a great spot for a mother-daughter weekend getaway! Check out some of my favorite things to do with my mom in Huntsville in this post.
Mother-Daughter Weekend in Huntsville Itinerary
I make the trip to visit my mom in Huntsville often. A lot of the time, Kevin comes along, but sometimes I go just by myself so my mom and I can have some mother-daughter bonding time. We usually plan at least one weekend a year where we can have some girl time. So we have plenty of recommendations for your mother-daughter weekend in Huntsville, Alabama!
Things to Do on Your Mother-Daughter Weekend in Huntsville
Go on a Mural Tour
One of the things my mom and I love doing together is hunting down new murals. Together, we’ve created an amazing mural tour of Huntsville that you can use for your own free self-tour!
Since she lives in Huntsville, she usually has the latest scoop on where a new mural has popped up. Sometimes I know about a new mural before she does. And when I visit, we head out on the town to find the new mural for my blog post and to take some cute selfies!
Go Ice Skating
When was the last time you went ice skating? Since I’ve taken up figure skating, showing off my new skills to my mom is always a must for our girls’ weekends.
Head over to the Huntsville Ice Complex for their public skating time. If you’re visiting Huntsville for a long weekend, I recommend going on a Thursday or Friday during the day. We’ve had great luck at these times getting the ice almost all to ourselves.
If you’re visiting during the winter months, make sure to check out Huntsville’s outdoor ice rink they set up for the season behind the Huntsville Museum of Art.
Pick Your Own Tulips in the Spring
Nothing says springtime like a field full of gorgeous tulips! Hubert Family Farms out in New Market lets you pick your own tulips in the spring, perfect for getting a fresh bouquet for Mom and some memorable pictures.
The farm charges admission to enter the field and then per stem for each tulip you pick. So you and Mom can just go get some cute selfies if you want without having to pick anything. If you are interested in picking, it’s such a fun experience choosing the right flower and carrying the stems around in the adorable baskets they provide.
During the tulip season, the farm also has fun weekend activities like hot air balloon rides, live entertainment, food trucks, and bunnies included in your admission.
Try Out Topgolf
Who says golfing has to be just for dads?
Huntsville’s Topgolf venue is located out at the MidCity District. You and your mom can grab some food, get some drinks, and see who the golf pro of the family is.
My parents have been all into Topgolf since we went in Atlanta for our family Thanksgiving gathering. So Dad did tag along on our girls’ day trip here. But you know what? Mom proved to be the most skilled golfer of us all!
Take a Hike
Connect with your mom as well as with mother nature on your mother-daughter weekend in Huntsville by going on a hike.
Huntsville has plenty of unique hiking and walking trails, from the trails behind the U.S. Space & Rocket Center with an old airplane cockpit to the Tennessee River Greenway at Ditto Landing to the many Land Trust of North Alabama trails.
Spend a Day Shopping
Huntsville is a great shopping destination! This city has everything from local boutiques to national brands to one-of-a-kind makers markets.
The popular Bridge Street Town Centre combines modern store fronts with European old-world charm and offers a mix of upscale brands and specialty stores. If you and your mom are into art, head to Lowe Mill ARTS & Entertainment to find eclectic shops ranging from vintage to local artists.
Get a Pedicure
My mom and I love to get a pedicure together, especially in the spring at the start of flip-flop season!
Huntsville has plenty of spas and nail salons so you can relax during your mother-daughter weekend. Revive Nails & Massage Therapy, Cirage Nails & Spa, In The Nails, and Terramé Salons and Spas are top-rated nail salons for pedicures in Huntsville.
Where to Eat and Drink on Your Mother-Daughter Weekend in Huntsville
Cocktails at The View
The View is an amazing event space at Burritt on the Mountain overlooking the valley. Every year from April through October, they host Cocktails at The View on Wednesday nights.
You can enjoy cocktails, wine, beer, and snacks all while taking in the panoramic view of Huntsville laid out below the mountain. This overlook is the perfect spot to watch the sunset over Huntsville.
Rhythm on Monroe
Rhythm on Monroe at the Von Braun Center is a restaurant and bar with indoor dining, outdoor patio dining, and a rooftop bar. Their rooftop is the perfect place to hang out on your mother-daughter weekend!
Grab a delicious craft cocktail and a seat around a cozy fire pit or one looking out to Big Spring Park.
Flight Plan Wine and Tapas
Flight Plan Wine and Tapas serves exactly what it says. Grab a wine flight and share some tapas and enjoy a meal with Mom!
Each wine flight consists of 4 sample glasses of different wine unified by a common theme to give you the perfect tasting. Their tapas menu includes different charcuterie boards, hot and cold small bites, Naan bread pizzas, and other sharable dishes.
Rosie’s Mexican Cantina
Rosie’s Mexican Cantina has been a Huntsville staple since 1995 and is a favorite restaurant of ours.
You and your mom should order margaritas, fill up on their craveable salsa, and get some classic Mexican dishes like tacos, chicken enchiladas, or fajitas.
For a fancy night out, take your mom to Char Restaurant. This upscale steakhouse has USDA Prime and Choice cuts of meat, fresh seafood, home-style sides, brunch, and a selection of classic cocktails, wine, and bourbon.
More Things To Do in Huntsville, Alabama
Just can’t get enough of the Rocket City? Check out these other things to do in Huntsville.
- The Best Rooftop Bars in Huntsville, Alabama
- The Coolest Bars in Huntsville, Alabama
- Take a Free Mural Tour of Huntsville, Alabama
- 5 Places to Be Nerdy in Huntsville, Alabama
- Visiting the U.S. Space & Rocket Center in Huntsville, Alabama
Where to Stay in Huntsville, Alabama
Find the perfect place to rest your head on your visit to Huntsville, from the top rated accommodations to unique stays you can’t get anywhere else.
- Great Value: Drury Inn & Suites at the Space & Rocket Center
- Top Hotel: Hampton Inn Huntsville / Village of Providence
- Unique Stay: Rocket City’s Original Space Dome
Ready to visit Huntsville, Alabama? Plan your trip with these tips.
- Get Familiar With the City: Check out my Ultimate Guide to Huntsville to help plan your trip!
- Book your flight: Find the cheapest flights using Skyscanner, my favorite flight search engine.
- Find Accommodation: You can find top hotels in Huntsville using Hotels.com.
- Get Packing: Make sure you’ve packed everything you need with my packing list resources.
How would you spend a mother-daughter weekend in Huntsville, Alabama? Let me know in the comments!
Fun things to do and great memories with your mother!
Fun getaway – and awesome memories with your mom! I did a trip with my girl to Ireland a few years back and still love thinking back on the adventure. This is travel worth remembering <3
This is a great recap of your weekend! I love that you were able to get quality mother daughter time and have fun at the same time! Thanks for sharing it with us!
A weekend spent with Mom is always a good weekend! 🙂