Awesome Mother’s Day Activities for All Types of Moms
Whether it’s your mom, grandma, special mother-figure or the mother of your children, there are a variety of ways to say thanks and give your appreciation to your mom. Check out the local activities and locations that could make great ways to spend Mother’s Day for all different types of moms.
Foodie or Wine-o
A day spent at Schnebly’s Winery and Brewery in Homestead is a great activity any time of the year, but their special Mother’s Day Brunch is a fun way to wine and dine with mom. The special brunch menu ranges from local seafood like mahi mahi, the Southern staple of steak, eggs and grits and healthy items like tabbouleh salad. Not interested in brunch? Head to the brewery on the weekend or during the week and taste your way through the local winery’s beers, wines and homegrown produce.
Mom with a Green Thumb
Taking place on the weekend following Mother’s Day is the 18th Redland International Orchid Show that is sure to make any gardener or flower enthusiast happy. Dedicated to orchids, an air plant that thrives in our local environment, this South Florida festival held at the Fruit and Spice Park is one of the nation’s biggest orchid festivals. In addition to more than 50 booths and vendors with orchids, there will also be educational lectures, experts and international food.
Is your mom an angler? Maybe the 10th Annual Mother’s Day Dolphin Tournament scheduled for May 6-7 in the Florida Keys would be a fun way to get outdoors and participate in an activity she loves. The Mother’s Day fishing tournament has anglers of all types competing for the heaviest mahi mahi, also known as dolphin or dorado. There are three different competition classes consisting of pro, weekend warrior and Junior Divisions. Not only is this a great way to spend some time with mom, it also gives back to the local community because tournament proceeds benefit Habitat for Humanity.
Make a quick drive down to Key Largo (the first island in the Florida Keys) to snorkel the world’s largest coral barrier reef system in the world. Dubbed as the “Dive Capital of the World,” Key Largo is known for the beautiful coral reefs found in John Pennekamp Coral Reef State Park, located at mile marker (MM) 102.5. All of the reefs are full of colorful corals and beautiful tropical fish, but one of the coolest spots in John Pennekamp is the “Christ of the Abyss,” an underwater iconic 9-foot-tall bronze statue of Christ.
Located deep in Doral is the Zoological Wildlife Foundation, an animal sanctuary for exotic animals. Located on property are a variety of super cool and unique animals like monkeys, big cats, camels and other exotic animals. However the ZWF’s coolest experience is the wildlife encounters with a variety of baby animals like hyenas, cougars, tigers, monkeys and sloths. Visit their website for full details and pricing, www.zoologicalwildlifefoundation.com