8 Things to Do Mother's Day Weekend That Will Blow Her Mind

May 09, 2018

8 Things to Do Mother's Day Weekend | Mother's Day Weekend Ideas | Westgate Resorts
By Rich Weidman

8 Things to Do Mother’s Day Weekend That Will Blow Her Mind

Looking for original and thoughtful things to do Mother’s Day weekend? Tired of rushing out to get a last-minute bouquet of wilting flowers and waiting in long lines at overpriced Sunday brunches with mediocre jazz playing in the background? This year, show your appreciation by treating mom to a special Mother’s Day weekend that she will cherish forever. Here are some unique Mother’s Day weekend ideas that are sure to put a smile on her face:

  1. Sign Mom up for Cooking, Craft or Yoga Classes: If your mom enjoys culinary and/or crafting activities, consider signing her up for a cooking demonstration or painting/craft class where she can channel her inner Bob Ross during Mother’s Day weekend. Yoga classes are also a good option for her to optimize her overall health emphasizing mind, body and spirit in a peaceful atmosphere.

  2. Schedule a Family Photo Shoot: When is the last time your entire family sat down for a group portrait? A family photo shoot could be an affordable way for your siblings to pitch in and give your mom a great Mother’s Day gift that will definitely stand the test of time. Seek out online specials for the best deals on Mother’s Day weekend photo shoots. However, if a photo shoot is not practical this year, consider creating a personal photo album or family scrapbook full of special memories with a Mother’s Day slant.

  3. Take Mom on a Special Shopping Outing: Outlet shopping centers have evolved into some of the most popular tourist attractions in well-known vacation destinations such as Orlando, Branson, Myrtle Beach and many other locales. Treat mom to an incredible Mother’s Day weekend of outlet shopping where she can find great discounts on designer fashions, home accessories and much more.

  4. Surprise Mom with a Visit to a World-Class Spa: Let’s face it – mom has earned some well-deserved pampering, so why not treat her to a rejuvenating day at a luxurious spa? A Mother’s Day weekend spa adventure will help her eliminate the daily stresses of everyday life and renew her mind, body and spirit. Many resort spas offer Mother’s Day specials such as Westgate Resorts, which offers onsite spas at three locales: Westgate Lakes Resort & Spa in Orlando, Westgate Smoky Mountain Resort & Spa in Gatlinburg and Westgate Park City Resort & Spa.

  5. Accompany Mom to a Local Museum or Historic Site: Is your mom a history buff? Treat her to an amazing Mother’s Day weekend adventure that revolves around exploring history such as touring an antebellum home, visiting a history museum or exploring a Civil War battlefield. Top history sites throughout the United States to consider include Colonial Williamsburg, Monticello, Ellis Island, Gettysburg National Military Park, Freedom Trail in Boston and, of course, the National Mall in Washington, D.C., which is home to such iconic monuments as the Lincoln Memorial, Washington Monument, Thomas Jefferson Memorial, Vietnam Veterans Memorial, Martin Luther King Jr. Memorial, U.S. Capitol, White House and all the various Smithsonian museums.

  6. Take a Hike: If your mom simply loves the great outdoors, what better way to spend an afternoon of quality time together this Mother’s Day weekend than organizing a hike or nature walk? Some of the top national parks to consider exploring include Great Smoky Mountains National Park, Yosemite National Park, Zion National Park, Rocky Mountain National Park, Yellowstone National Park, Acadia National Park, Olympic National Park, Grand Teton National Park and Glacier National Park. Or you may want to just stay closer to home and organize a low-key hike at your nearest city, county or state park. Many public botanical gardens and vineyards feature extraordinary hiking trails as well. Don’t forget to bring along a picnic basket full of gourmet sandwiches and other mouth-watering treats to take along on your hiking adventure.

  7. Treat Mom to a Concert or Stage Show: Nothing beats surprising mom on Mother’s Day weekend with a pair of concert tickets to her favorite musical artist or off-Broadway musical. Some of the most anticipated concerts of 2018 include U2, Foo Fighters, Shania Twain, Tim McGraw and Faith Hill, Kenny Chesney, Robert Plant and the Sensational Space Shifters, former Talking Heads frontman David Byrne, Steely Dan and the Doobie Brothers, among many other choices. In addition, legendary entertainer Barry Manilow is set to return to the historic International Theater for his upcoming “Greatest Hits” Concert Series at Westgate Las Vegas Resort & Casino. Another great option is the Tony Award-winning musical, Hamilton, which is being staged in 20 cities in 2018 such as New York City, Chicago, San Diego, Portland, St. Louis, Salt Lake City, Tempe, Seattle, Atlanta, Las Vegas, Washington, D.C., Des Moines, Charlotte and Boston.

  8. Surprise Mom with a Weekend Getaway: Seek out mother’s day weekend getaway specials and reserve accommodations at one of your mom’s favorite vacation destinations where she can relax and unwind this Mother’s Day weekend. Many of these popular destination resorts offer special dining events and onsite activities related to Mother’s Day. For example, Westgate Resorts offers great deals on weekend escapes to immensely popular locales such as Orlando, Las Vegas, Miami Beach, Gatlinburg, Park City, Williamsburg, Cocoa Beach, Branson and Myrtle Beach. Whether mom enjoys lounging on white-sand beaches, exploring world-famous theme parks, catching a Broadway-caliber show, hiking through the beautiful Great Smoky Mountains or even horseback riding at an authentic dude ranch, you can find the ideal destination to match her interests on Mother’s Day weekend.

The bottom line is that Mother’s Day is all about spending time together. So take a creative and thoughtful approach to Mother’s Day weekend activities. And check out these last minute Mother's Day getaway packages if you're looking to create special memories that will last a lifetime. You won't regret it!