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The Ultimate Mother’s Day In Phoenix, AZ

Mother's Day Phoenix Arizona

With Mother’s Day quickly approaching, now is the perfect time to start planning an unforgettable desert weekend to light up Mom’s heart. Creating a special Mother’s Day is all about showing Mom how much you appreciate her. It’s a time to celebrate the woman who has given you so much love and support throughout your life.

This special occasion deserves planning ahead of time. That’s why we have organized our top Mother’s Day ideas in Phoenix, Arizona. Remember, you have a personal relationship with your mother, so don’t forget to put your special touch on the day—the thought and effort you put into making her feel special truly matters. Make this year’s holiday a day Mom will never forget!

Early Morning Outdoor Activities In Maricopa County

Desert Botanic Gardens Phoenix AZ

Planning an excellent outdoor desert physical activity can be great for starting your day. The weather is ideal this time of year early morning or late evening to avoid the midday heat. This year’s Mother’s Day coincides with an excellent exhibit at the Desert Botanic Gardens. The Spring Butterfly Exhibit is a “can’t miss” on this Mother’s Day weekend. A stroll through the southwest gardens will yield an informative and stunning perspective on the overwhelming importance of these beautiful but fragile desert inhabitants.

Is Mom a golf fan? Whether she is an avid golfer or more of a novice, there are ample fantastic desert courses to play throughout Maricopa County. In fact, many clubs and courses offer Moms free golf on Mother’s Day. Remember, golf isn’t just a sport; it’s an opportunity to bond, laugh, and create lasting memories together. 

If a thrill is in your plans, try seeking out Rainbow Ryders. Exciting rides in a hot air balloon can add amazing views and a once-in-a-lifetime experience to bond with Mom. With excursions leaving at both sunrise and sunset, they will guarantee a tremendous perspective of the beautiful surroundings. The Rainbow Ryders offer private balloons for rent every day. So, get Mom out of her comfort zone!

Once a year, a market is dedicated to moms in Phoenix. Yes, we are talking about perusing through vast arrays of handmade, one-of-a-kind products at Mama’s Makers Market. Featuring over 100 carefully curated local artisans, this year’s event will be on May 11th, from 8 am to 3 pm. Visitors will enjoy local music and raffle prizes with a local charity fundraiser. This fantastic outdoor event boasts free admission and parking.  

When The Sun Is Too Hot, Try These Indoor Activities 

The desert sun in May can be excruciating at midday. That’s precisely why we recommend getting out of the heat for a fun indoor activity this Mother’s Day. Here is a list of several fantastic activities to keep you sunburn-free:

  • Arizona Sea-Life Aquarium provides interactive exhibits to explore, coupled with a 360-degree underwater tunnel. Tickets to the Aquarium can also be combined with a day at Legoland for a discounted price. 
  • If your Mother is into fashion, the 2nd Annual Charity Mother’s Day Gala and Fashion Show in Tempe, AZ, might be up your alley. 
  • You could test your artistry at Paint and Sip at the Clarendon Hotel Sky Deck. Sip casually on wine as you decorate unique pottery or ceramic creations. 

Mother’s Day Brunch… Phoenix Style!

Where would any Mother’s Day be without the token meal of brunch. With such an extravagant array of restaurants putting forth their best for this wondrous day, we have decided to split the options into categories to ease your decision.

Restaurants that offer tremendous all-inclusive brunches:

  • J@G Steakhouse
  • Tia Carmen at the JW Marriot Phoenix
  • Carcara at the Sheraton Phoenix Downtown
  • Chateau Luxe
  • Fairmount Scottsdale Princess Resort
  • Lon’s Hermosa Inn
  • Maple Ash

These fine establishments create an awe-inspiring spread fit for any queen, especially for our Mothers on this special day. It is important to note that time slots fill up, so it is imperative to call ahead for a reservation if possible. Bring your appetite because the food created for these brunches will not disappoint.

Restaurants creating specialized eating experiences:

  • Anhelo (one of the most anticipated new restaurants)
  • L’Entrata
  • Tierra Tempe Kitchen and Spirits at the Westin Tempe

The options are many, and the food is divine. Do your research ahead to maximize your Mother’s Day Brunch endeavor. Hopefully, this information can guide you down the track that best suits you.

Schedule A Relaxing Spa

Spa Treatment

This Mother’s Day, give the gift of relaxation and self-care with a spa experience that will leave Mom feeling rejuvenated, cherished, and loved. Let her unwind in a tranquil setting to melt away her stress and tension. We recommend the following spas in Greater Phoenix:

  • The Phoenician Spa
  • Revive Spa at the JW Marriot Desert Ridge Resort
  • Alvadora Spa at the Royal Palms Resort
  • The Lazy Bee Spa at the Clarendon Hotel


We hope this article inspires you to start planning a heartfelt Mother’s Day for the extraordinary women in your life. Above all, Mother’s Day is about spending quality time with your mom and creating lasting memories together. 

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