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Seven Fun Things to Do in New York City on Mother’s Day

Beaubourg Lobster Frisette

Mother’s Day is Sunday, May 13. You definitely want to start planning out the day to make it as special as possible! So from Sunday brunch in some of the most popular restaurants to a relaxing spa day, here are seven fun things to do in New York City on Mother’s Day.

Sunday Brunch

Sweet Chick Chicken & Waffles

One of the most popular things to do on Mother’s Day is Sunday brunch. New York City has tons of great brunch spots. Some of our favorite brunch spots include Clinton St. Baking Company (4 Clinton St), Russ & Daughters Cafe (127 Orchard St) and Lafayette (380 Lafayette St). Because Mother’s Day brunch is so popular we suggest that you definitely try to plan ahead and a get reservation.

Watch a Broadway Show

Hamilton Broadway Play

P.C.: yelp, Crystal W.

Another popular thing to do on Mother’s Day is to see a Broadway show. It is a lot of fun and you have a lot of options with classics like Chicago and Wicked and some newcomers like SpongeBob SquarePants and Hamilton, there is something for everyone. Some Broadway shows may be sold out on Mother’s Day so you may have to be more flexible with the show you watch or the day you watch it.

Picnic in the Park

Central Park

P.C.: wikipedia, Ingfbruno

With the warming temperatures, Mother’s Day is an ideal time to explore some of New York City’s amazing parks like Central Park, Battery Park and Prospect Park. Perhaps you can begin or end your excursion with a yummy picnic in the park. Check out our blog post for some tips on organizing a picnic in the park!

Plan a Day around the Oculus and the Brookfield Mall

Westfield World Trade Center

If the weather on Mother’s Day isn’t ideal, we recommend planning a day around the Oculus and Brookfield Mall. It can be a great backup plan. It is all indoors and there are a bunch of shops and restaurants to explore. For example, for lunch you can check out Beaubourg (225 Liberty St) at Le District which will have a special Mother’s Day menu.

A Food Tour with Ahoy New York Food Tours

La Lunella Fresh Pasta

Looking for the perfect gift and a fun way to spend time with your mother on Mother’s Day? A food tour is perfect! Check out our new food tour, Taste of Mulberry Street and save 20% when you use the code TM18. The Taste of Mulberry Street tour explores three neighborhoods, Nolita, Little Italy and Chinatown and features six delicious tastings from five different world cuisines!

Check Out the Queens Botanical Garden & New York Botanical Garden

Queens Botanical Garden

P.C.: yelp, Yael D.

The Queens Botanical Garden has some fun Mother’s Day events planned. There is a Mother’s Day brunch where you can have a picnic-style brunch in their beautiful gardens. There is also a floral design workshop for Mother’s Day bouquets the day before (May 12). So instead of just picking out a bouquet you can personalize one for your mother! You can do this workshop with your mother or just surprise her the next day with your bouquet. Similarly the New York Botanical Garden will host a Mother’s Day weekend garden party.

A Day at the Spa

Spa at Mandarin Oriental

P.C.: yelp, Nic P.

Finally, you can treat your mother to a relaxing day at the spa. Many spas around New York City will be offering Mother’s Day specials and packages. Some spas to look out for are actually in hotels like the Spa at Mandarin Oriental or the Peninsula Spa.