Top 5 things to do in New York for Mother’s Day

Top 5 things to do in New York for Mother’s Day

Mother’s Day is almost here, and all moms deserve to have a great weekend in New York City rain or shine!  Giving your mom a great Mother’s Day celebration is the best thing that you could do to show your love and appreciation for all the things she’s done to you.  A perfect celebration should be planned weeks ahead and there are things that you should take into consideration. You know your mom well, you should know what she loves, will she like the activity you have planned for her, would you and your family loves to spend quality time with her on her special day? Surely gifts like, roses and chocolates can be appreciated by her or any gifts that you’d like to give her, but a special Mother’s Day celebration prepared to make her day more meaningful is the best that you could ever give her.  

TravelGenixx have rounded up 5 tips on how to celebrate Mother's Day 2017. Here are some special events and places that most moms can enjoy especially those with small children that can’t leave. Check out this fun NYC Mother's Day 2017 itineraries!

Top 5 things to do this Mother's Day in New York

  1. Spend Time with Your Mom to New York Botanical Gardens
Spend time with your mom and along with your family on mother’s day weekend enjoying the sun and the beautiful spring flowers, enjoying a live music from various performers, having a picnic in the Lilac collection with eats on sale from the best food trucks and enjoying some games including croquet. But if your mom prefers a sit down brunch, STARR events will be providing one in the gardens. She can also enjoy some beer and wine, they will be on sale. You can purchase the tickets earlier and the ticket price covers all weekend activities and that includes all-Garden passes that gives you access to the Tram Tour and special exhibitions in the Enid A. Haupt Conservatory.
  1. 2. Take Your Mom To A Broadway Show


If your mom is a cultural buff, take her to a Broadway show. You should book earlier for shows on Mother’s Day for they are booking up fast. Paramour, Cirque du Soleil’s new offering, combines a story of the Golden Age of Hollywood with acrobatics that will surely have your mom holding her breath. You can also bring the whole family in the show. This is a love triangle between an actress, a director and a composer. The storyline may be sophisticated, but the kids will enjoy to the skills of the aerialists and acrobats. You could even choose from several shows such as An American in Paris Broadway Musical a classic such as Phantom or the Opera, or a Beautiful – the Carole King Musical.  

3. Spoil Your Mom with a Professional SPA Treatment

Moms are always busy taking care of her family and home and they don’t have much time to pamper themselves. On Mother’s Day, let her rest and it’s time to let her have a day off and spoil her by taking her to the spa. You can take her to Guerlain Spa, but if it’s not possible to bring her there, then arrange for a visit to a spa near you. Even for just an hour of pampering, it can surely make a world of difference to your mom. However, if that is not possible or if you can’t take her to the spa or if the spas in your area are fully booked, then you can give her a spa treatment at home with a relaxing bubble bath, with a scented candles, soft music on the background, and a manicure or pedicure afterwards.

On Mother’s Day, The Guerlain Spa is giving a 20% discount on a gift card for moms on purchases over $300 so mom can choose her days for her treatment. The offer is valid until the 8th of May.


4. Take Your Mom To A Yoga Class

You can find a Yoga studio near you where you can get your mom a free class to see how she likes it. Or you can take her to Yogi-Bean, for they are offering a Mother’s day special! Yoga is a great stress reliever; it helps build a new more powerful body and help assist with breathing techniques to build up resistance to any illness. However, If you can’t find a yoga class near you, you can just sit down with your mom, find a YouTube yoga class and spend an hour doing yoga with her on Mother’s day.


5. Dine and Cruise With Your Mom on the Hudson River – North River Lobster Co

Treating your mom to dinner in a cruise ship is one of the best ways to show her how special she is to you. North River Lobster Co is advertised as the only floating lobster shack in New York City. The boat will take cruises of the Hudson River during May at 1 pm, 3 pm, 5 pm, 7:30 pm and on Saturdays and Sundays at 9:30 pm. The food and drinks may be a bit expensive for the quality, but the cruise on the river is already included. The raw bar is the best option for patrons; well they even shuck your oysters for you! During happy hour, drinks are more affordable. Even if it’s only a 45-minutes cruise, you and your mom will surely enjoy the scenery on the top deck of the boat. However, there is a waiting time to get a place on the top deck.  But you can still hang around for as long as you like before and after the cruise, because the restaurant has both the lobster shack and the boat.

We owe our lives to our moms, since Mother’s Day is coming and in preparation for her special day we have come up 5 ideas on how to treat your mom on Mother’s Day in New York. These fun events and things to do in NYC parks and gardens, Hudson river cruise, Yoga class, Spa treatments and Broadway shows will truly make your mommy dearest happy and will give her the great time for her life! But before you flatter her with an amazing but heart-felt activity, don’t forget to make a reservations ahead first for whatever activity you chose for her. Remember, whatever you Mother’s Day celebration you have prepared for her will surely make her happy. After all, Mother’s Day comes just once a year, and a great celebration being together as a family is a perfect treat and your mom will surely treasure the fun times with her family above material things.

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