A Day with Mom Just South of Indy

Posted by: Shelby Miles on April 15, 2022

Instead of flowers this year, treat Mom to an experience she’ll cherish. What better way to thank the mother or mother-figure in your life than with quality time and lasting memories? Here’s an itinerary Mom will love, all happening just south of Indy.


Make the most important meal of the day a special one with an artisan breakfast from Main & Madison. They’re known for their handcrafted beverages, fresh pastries and artful menu. If you’re looking for breakfast staples, visit the classic Ann’s Restaurant or Yiayia’s House of Pancakes. Click here for a collection of breakfast and brunch options.

Antique and vintage shopping

Once you’ve feasted, it’s time to shop. Downtown Franklin is known for its antique and vintage scene. Scavenge through rows of unique salvage items at Madison St. Salvage, find your new favorite outfit at BYTAVI or Brick St. Boutique, then visit one of several vintage and home stores for décor, candles, gifts and more. Don’t forget your walking shoes because you’ll shop ‘til you drop.

Wine tasting

To finish off this memorable day, pull up a chair and let one of the Mallow Run wine experts recommend your new favorite varietal, or sip on an old favorite. Tastings are always free when you visit Mallow Run, and on select weekends, you can enjoy food and live music at their amphitheater. Bring some of the fun home by treating Mom to a bottle of wine (hint: rhubarb is the best seller!). You can also get a free glass or tumbler with purchase by showing this coupon.

Not a fan of wine? Swap wine tasting with an unforgettable English tea service at Sassafras Tea Room. Create a custom tea blend and munch on finger sandwiches and their famous tortellini salad.


Looking for more ideas? Take Mom to stroll the grounds at Apple Works and enjoy a handmade apple dumpling from their shop, or purchase flowers from their greenhouse. Unwind at the spa; we recommend Bayberry Spa or Bargersville Wellness. You could also create a masterpiece together at Board & Brush.

Have a great Mother's Day!