1. Go for a yummy brunch!
There are very few things New Yorkers enjoy more than a good brunch. What better way to celebrate our moms than treating them to some of the best the city can offer?
The options are endless when it comes to top-notch brunch spots in the city, but on a day as special as Mother’s Day, go all out on a Mother’s Day Brunch Cruise!
Check out Bateaux New York to learn more about their plated brunch with incredible views of the NYC skyline (which, by the way, also includes unlimited mimosas for those 21+)!
2. Relax during a Spa Day
Being a mother can be a stressful job at times. Why not spoil her with a day focused entirely on de-stressing and winding down?
Facials, poolside yoga and massages are only a few of the services offered at Shibui Spa that can help your mom feel revitalized on her special day!
Nothing like kicking off the celebrations with some yoga and meditation!
3. Walk the High Line
The High Line is a linear park, which was created on a former New York Central Railroad spur. It is 1.45 miles long and elevates over the city. It is one of the best spots in all of Manhattan to soak up the views and enjoy a bit of greenery.
Weather permitting, taking mom for a nice stroll down the high line is a perfect start to the day – followed by a delicious lunch at Chelsea Market, of course!
4. Explore the Cloisters
We’ll let you in on one of Manhattan’s hidden gems. The Cloisters is a museum in Fort Tryon Park in Washington Heights. It is a medieval castle that specializes in European medieval architecture and sculpture.
It is one of the most beautiful spots in the city, but typically off the tourist path. If you are looking to spend quality time with mom without worrying about crowds of tourists, this is the place to do it.
5. Brighten up your day at Color Factory
If you are looking for something colorful and definitely memorable to do with mom, Color Factory is the way to go.
Enjoy a day packed with interactive room-sized art installations, each themed around the concept of color. Best of all, make sure you are not too full and enjoy some of the snacks provided!
6. Spice things up with a Mother’s Day Scavenger Hunt!
The Amazing Mother’s Day Scavenger Hunt is probably one of the most interesting ways that you, mom and the rest of the family can explore the city on this special day.
Be ready to follow clues and tackle an obstacle course for the chance to win a cash prize of $100!
Buy your tickets and remember to bring a smartphone and a Metrocard for three hours worth of mental and physical challenges that will entertain the whole family!
7. Soak up nature at the Botanic Garden
Brooklyn Botanic Garden is a botanical garden located in Mount Prospect Park, next to Prospect Park and the Brooklyn Museum.
With numerous specialty gardens to choose from (including their Cherry Trees which look beautiful this time of year), it is the perfect spot for an afternoon stroll.
To make things even more special for mom, bring a picnic basket and have a picnic surrounded by nature!
8. Celebrate at the Weekend Garden Party
On Mother’s Day weekend, bring the family for a weekend full of activities at the New York Botanical Garden. The event includes face painting, chalk drawing, a DJ dance party and much more.
Make sure to check out the food trucks around and enjoy a picnic lunch with some refreshing beer or wine.
With so much happening, the Weekend Garden Party is sure to entertain every member of the family!