By Cortney Mohnk
A special mother-daughter day can be a cherished event. No matter your age or stage of life, there are plenty of places throughout Minnesota that are perfect to spend some special girls-only time together. Whether you are a new mom looking to make fun memories with little ones or you are a grown woman wanting to treat your mother to a day out, we’ve got you covered. Here are a few of our top picks for best mother-daughter date ideas in our state.
Odin Craft Mill
109 N. 1st St.
Odin, MN 56160
Date: May 3 through 5, 2018 from 10 a.m. to 7 p.m. and May 6, 2018 from 12 to 5 p.m.
Handmade crafts, repurposed goods and other artistic creations from 150+ consigners are gathered at this 1923 feed mill for a few select weekends out of the year, including this weekend. For mothers and daughters who enjoy perusing through vintage décor and gifts in one location the size of a football field, this place is for you! Tens of thousands of unique handcrafted products are available for purchase. Take a break from shopping for candles, jewelry, lawn art, furniture and baked goods, and head to the dining warehouse for lunch for a complete daylong outing.
59 Wentworth Ave. W.
St. Paul, MN 55118
Maudie MacBride’s is the perfect place for mother and daughter to spend a few hours chatting in a charming atmosphere. The cottage is cozy inside with impeccable décor, and on fair weather days, you can enjoy the manicured grounds with tea overlooking the pond, fountain, flowers and waterfall. And let’s not forget about the delicious tea service! The signature Rose Romance tea is delightful with three courses of treats including scones with Devonshire cream and jam. Reservations are required.
Four Daughters Vineyard And Winery
78757 State Highway 16
Spring Valley, MN 55975
It seems fitting that a mother-daughter date should take place at Four Daughters. The owners actually do have four daughters and run this award-winning vineyard, winery, cidery and restaurant together. Come and taste their chardonnay or rose’ while listening to live music, or enjoy a complete meal of tasty dishes such as smoked brisket tacos and coconut shrimp lettuce wraps. Fun public events like yoga, fashion shows or hypnotists are frequently scheduled here and, believe it or not, pair nicely with a glass of red.
Chanhassen Dinner Theatre
501 W. 78th St.
Chanhassen, MN 55317
Chanhassen Dinner Theatres is a great place for special outings and celebrations for many generations in your family. You can enjoy a delicious meal stage-side prior to the show with choices ranging from wild rice stuffed chicken to chili lime snapper. Then, take in a first-rate musical production. Disney’s Newsies is currently onstage through the end of September 29, 2018 and Holiday Inn is featured after that. Don’t forget about those intermission treats, including dreamy cocktails and enormous desserts.
63604 170th Ave.
Kellogg, MN 55945
Both kids and the young at heart will enjoy visiting LARK Toys. The youngest tots will like the abundance of unique wooden toys made in the on-site LARK workshop that are out and available to play with. Older folks will appreciate the walk down Memory Lane with cute displays of toys from various eras, sure to spark some conversations between mother and daughter. Everyone will love the hand-carved carousel, outdoor mini-golf and treat shop brimming with ice cream, taffy and fudge.
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