Written by on 6.05.15

May 10th is just around the corner! Please do not go to a local store to pick up fake flowers or some leftover Valentine’s Day candy for Mother’s Day.  If you’re wondering what to do for Mother’s Day this year, we have listed 6 things you can do with her in New York City.

Sail Your Way Into Her Heart On A Brunch Cruise

Let’s start her day off right with a wonderful brunch out on the waters. Get her into her favorite sundress and take her down to the Mother’s Day Brunch Cruise hosted on the Shearwater Classic Schooner. She will be able to sip orange juice and dine on her favorite brunch meals while seeing the sights when cruising along the river.

Pamper Her Mind, Body And Spirit With A Spa Adventure

After she feasts on the water cruise, you can completely pamper your mother from head to toe by going on a spa adventure. There are spas throughout New York City that are offering great Mother’s Day spa packages. From Swedish massages to organic clay facials, she will have the time of her life as the stress just leaves her body. Red Door Spa, Metamorphosis Day Spa, Ascend Day Spa, and La Prairie Spa in the Ritz Carlton are just a few places giving great Mother’s Day treatments. Some of these places also offer 2-person packages so you can enjoy a massage right along with your special mom.

Give Her Flowers That Last Forever At The National Botanical Garden

Do you really want to give your mother flowers that will be dead in less than a week? While some may enjoy a nice bouquet, we suggest taking her where she can smell the fragrance of living daffodils and other spring flowers at the National Botanical Garden. Besides taking a walk along the flowery paths, your mother can also take part in a host of games like croquet or watch musical dance performances.

Shopping And “Story” Telling For A Relaxing Afternoon

You’ve wined and dined your Mother on the water. You’ve given her a massage trip and a wonderful day among the flowers. Now, it’s time for her to shop until she drops. Clothes and jewelry vendors are hosting special Mother’s Day events where she can shop for items, drink champagne and even leave with nice goodie bags. At the Story shop, your mother can find items chosen by celebrities such as Olivia Wilde as she can hear interesting stories from curators.

Dancing The Night Away With Great Performances

While shopping is nice, your mother might want to see something that is a bit more entertaining. There are dance performances at the New Jersey Performing Arts, cabaret performances at 54 Below, jazz music at the Bell House, and Broadway shows that are tailoring their lineup just for all the mothers out there. If your mother is the type who wants to put on her dancing shoes, she can get her boogie down at a musical festival playing Creole, Cajun and Zydeco music at the Bayou N’ Brooklyn Extravaganza.

Time To Get Her Drink On With Wines And Brews

Let’s face it. Some mothers want to party and drink with their adult kids. So take her on a tour of the Gun Hill Brewery to sip some brews or drink house wines at the City Winery. Nothing quite says a family fun moment than having your mother drink you under the table like a thirsty sailor. Also, just imagine what she will do for you for your next birthday.

Topics: NYC Things to Do