Welcome to this month’s Blogorail Peach Loop. Today we are sharing ideas for Mother’s Day Weekend Getaways.
The Big Apple has no shortage of experiences that would please anyone. We’ve assembled a list of ideas to help you give mom a Mother’s Day she’ll never forget with a weekend getaway to New York City!
We’re big fans of going places that have something for the whole family. New York City is truly one of those destinations. No matter if it’s just you and mom or if it’s the whole family, NYC is a perfect getaway destination. So jump over to hotels.com and find yourself a place to stay in the city, or just outside the city.
Where to Take Mom in New York City
Not all moms are the same, but here are some popular ideas to help you:
Brunch is always a popular Mother’s Day option. With a gazillion restaurants, there are brunches to please everyone in New York City. Listing them all is an ambitious under-taking, which is why I’m glad that someone else has already compiled a list of all the brunch spots in NYC (the list is nicely broken down by location). There’s also a much shorter Zagat NYC brunch list. In addition to those, check out a couple of these special brunch experiences just for Mother’s Day.
Queens Botanical Garden – Enjoy your lunch and have your flowers too! The botanical gardens is a great place to bring the whole family. There’s also a brunch at Wave Hill in the Bronx.
Brunch Cruise – Enjoy your brunch with a complimentary champagne or mimosa, while cruising the harbor with live music and views of the famous New York City skyline. (also a dinner cruise option).
Kids Party Cruise – A more family-oriented cruise with the kids in mind. This year’s cruise hosted by Elsa and Olaf.
Taking in a Broadway show can easily be the highlight of any New York City trip. Getting tickets to the hottest shows is not always easy, but if you can snag some seats, it’s totally worth it. If you have the kids, there are a lot of family-friendly shows to choose from as well. The Lion King, Aladdin, and Wicked are a few of the more popular choices for families.
Off Broadway Shows for kids – Blue Man Group, Gazillion Bubble Show
Comedy Shows – Comedy clubs are a NYC staple. Plenty of options to get Mom laughing.
One sure way to show Mom that you appreciate her is to get her pampered. Try one of these great NYC spas:
- Red Door
- Caudalie Vinotherapie
- The Spa at Andaz Wall Street
- Haven Spa
Mother’s Day Scavenger Hunt – Team up with Mom to explore NYC while performing mental and physical challenges!
Celebrate Moms of a different kind at the Central Park Zoo – Great for Moms spending the day with younger kids.
CoffeeCon – A convention of coffee lovers taking place the day before Mother’s Day.
Japan Day Festival – This year, Mother’s Day coincides with the 11th annual Japan Day Festival in Central Park.
You can’t visit New York City without being a little bit of a tourist. Enjoying the view from Top of the Rock or the Empire State Building is a must. Taking in a museum like the Met, Guggenheim, or Museum of Natural History is always inspiring. Visiting the 9/11 memorial and museum or the Statue of Liberty and Ellis Island are touching reminders of our history.
For Mother’s Day, I especially like the Statue of Liberty and Ellis Island. It’s one of those bucket list items you can cross off while also spending some time thinking about your heritage. Maybe you have ancestors who came through Ellis Island years ago.
If you want to do all those things, I suggest checking out City Pass, it will save you money.
5th Avenue. Need I say more? Bring your wallet.
And I’m sure that if your mom is into something that I didn’t mention above, you can most likely find it in New York City. I can’t think of any other place that has so much to do at any given time. It’s the perfect getaway destination for any occasion. So, what would you and your mom do in New York City this Mother’s Day? Let us know in the comments! We just may steal your ideas next month!
check out the other great posts from the Blogorail!
Here is the map of our Blogorail Peach | Mother’s Day Weekend Getaway’s
- 1st Stop – Magical Memories with the Mouse | An Ultimate Mother’s Day Getaway Weekend on Disney Cruise Line
- 2nd Stop – My Dreams of Disney | Magic Kingdom Mother’s Day Weekend Getaway
- 3rd Stop – Adventures in Familyhood | Why You Need to Take Mom to NYC for Mother’s Day Weekend