Where to Celebrate Mother's Day 2017

By Kara Franker | Apr 13, 2017
Mom and daughter on the beach.

Celebrate mom with a memorable day in Miami.

Show mom how much you love her by planning the ultimate Mother’s Day celebration in Miami. From a posh garden brunch to an active day of kayaking on the water, the Magic City has something she is sure to enjoy.

Enjoy a Mother’s Day Moonlight Concert in Coconut Grove

Bring a picnic to The Barnacle Historic State Park in Coconut Grove for an evening of great music on Biscayne Bay. Harmonic alternative folk duo, Shawn Fisher and Jordyn Jackson will entertain the crowd from 6:30 to 8:20 p.m. on May 14, 2017.

Watch a Movie at SoundScape Park at the New World Center

See some of your favorite movie stars on the big screen at the New World Center. “Mother’s Day” starring Jennifer Aniston, Kate Hudson and Julia Roberts will be showing on May 10, 2017 at 8 p.m. The event is free, so bring your chairs, a bottle of wine and enjoy the show.

Treat Mom to a Garden Brunch at Fairchild Tropical Botanic Garden

There’s nothing more elegant than a delicious brunch in the garden, at a beautifully set table with mom. Fairchild Tropical Botanic Garden in Coral Gables invites mothers of all ages to a spring buffet brunch with omelet, seafood and carving stations, seasonal salads and decadent desserts, all from Le Basque Catering. There are two seating times, 11 a.m. and 1 p.m. To book, call 305-667-1651.

Take a Champagne Cruise Along Biscayne Bay at Deering Estate

Miami’s scenic and historic Deering Estate knows exactly what mom wants: bubbly and water views. A popular choice for families who want to roll out the red carpet for their leading ladies, the Mother’s Day Champagne Bay Cruise is the way to go. With two departure times to choose from, 11 a.m. and 2 p.m., plus a bring-your-own picnic brunch under the property’s Royal Palms, mom is sure to be thrilled. To book, visit deeringestate.org, $45 per person.

Book a Kayak or Canoe Adventure on the Water

Why not enjoy Miami’s gorgeous natural surroundings with mom and hit the water for a day of fun in the sun. Head to the Crandon Park Nature Center on Key Biscayne for a sea kayak and snorkel excursion with Miami EcoAdventures. You’ll explore the shallow waters surrounding Bear Cut Preserve and a 2,000-year-old fossil reef. Or head to East Greynolds Park in North Miami Beach for a canoe trek along the Oleta River. Spot colorful fish and maybe even a manatee or two. To book, call Miami EcoAdventures at 305-666-5885; $60 per person on Key Biscayne and $30 per person at East Greynolds Park.

Make it a Mother’s Day Brunch to Remember on Miami Beach

With so many excellent restaurants in Miami to choose from, brunching has become an art form in the Magic City. For equal parts entertainment and delicious eats, head to Jaya, The Setai’s modern Asian restaurant for their famed jazz brunch. Chef Mathias Gervais’ menu features Pan-Asian cuisine with the bountiful flavors of ginger, cinnamon, chilies, coconut milk and tamarind. In South Beach’s “SoFi” neighborhood, book a table on the garden terrace at Myles Chefetz’ Prime Fish and enjoy an impressive raw bar complete with jumbo shrimp and Maine lobster. Or head to Scarpetta at the Fontainebleau Miami Beach for an Italian buffet feast you won’t be able to forget. Explore more dining options in Miami.

Turn your Mother’s Day Brunch into a Party

For a true taste of a Sunday “funday” head to Nikki Beach Miami for their iconic brunch party. This Mother’s Day, treat your trendy mom to an over-the-top soiree, right on the sand, with Champagne sparklers, glitzy dancers, St. Tropez-like views, and of course, a lavish feast for only the finest brunch-goers. Brunch starts at 11 a.m., and Nikki Beach’s resident DJ will keep the party going with house music all day long. To book, call 305-538-1111.

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