Mother’s Day is this weekend and if you’ve been racking your brain trying to think of something special to get mom, perhaps the thing she wants most is spending more quality time with you! Before you go buying her another robe or a kitchen gadget she doesn't need, why not gift a memorable experience together? Need some fun date ideas for you and mom? Look no further – we’ve got you covered!
Mommy and Me Spa Package
Being a mom is a full time job and sometimes mommy needs to de-stress. What better way to do that than a day at the spa? The Logan Hotel is offering a special Mommy and Me package for Mother’s Day so both you and mom can get pampered. It includes: a 50 minute hot stone massage, a 50 minute tone and body treatment and a Logan manicure/pedicure.
1 Logan Square, Theloganhotel.com
Painting with a Twist
Sometimes we all need art therapy with the option of BYOB. Enter Painting with a Twist®, the world’s largest paint-and-sip franchise. Their Philadelphia locations are chock full of events you and mom can sign up for. They provide the brushes, paint, canvas and art instructors – you bring the booze!
629 E. Passyunk Avenue, Paintingwithatwist.com
Take Mom to the Opera
“Elixir of Love” is running performances all week leading up to Mother’s Day. It’s sure to hit a high note if your mom is an opera fan or even if she’s never been to the opera before. Tickets are available here.
240 S. Broad Street, Operaphila.org
Perhaps rather than watch a performance, your mom would rather perform! Why not take mom for a drop-in class at Koresh Dance Company? They offer 35 different adult classes from beginner to advanced.
2002 Rittenhouse Square, Koreshdance.org
Is your mom more of sports fan? Take her to a Phillies game! While the Phillies will be in Miami on Mother’s Day, there are plenty of home games in May to choose from.
1 Citizens Bank Way, Phillies.com
Walnut to Walnut Cruise
While mom may have done her share of Philly walking tours, has she ever experienced the city by boat? Patriot Harbor Lines offers the Walnut to Walnut Cruise which takes passengers from 24th and Walnut on the Schuylkill to Columbus Blvd and Walnut on the Delaware. The total journey is just under two hours and you can even purchase adult beverages onboard.
Schuylkill River Banks, Phillybyboat.com
The Wall Cycling Studio
A family that gets fit together stays together and cycling provides quite the calorie burn. You and mom can motivate each other to workout by committing to a class package at The Wall Cycling Studio in Manayunk. Not sure if you or mom will like cycling? If you’re a new client, your first class is free!
107 Cotton Street, Thewallcycling.com
My Next Victim
Is your mom a big mystery fan? My Next Victim is a “murder mystery experience” of Philadelphia and could be just the adventure she’s looking for. Part historical walking tour and mystery game, participants collect clues and investigate crime scenes all while taking in key Philly landmarks like Independence Hall and The Constitution Center.
Washington Square Park, Mynextvictim.com
It’s safe to say that many moms love Queen Bey. Beyonce comes to Lincoln Financial Field on June 5th and while the event is technically sold out, Ticketmaster has fan-to-fan resale tickets available. You and mom can rock out and celebrate being strong, confident women together.
1 Lincoln Financial Field Way, Ticketmaster.com
What specials things do you have planned for mom on Mother’s Day? Tell us in the comment section below!
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