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Mother’s Day is a special day for the whole family. Children, no matter their age, get to show and tell Mom just how unique she is and thank her for all she’s done all these years. And Mom gets to delight in a special light with all her children together, enjoying her loves. Mother’s Day is also a time to take Mom on a one-of-a-kind date, a date she’ll never expect, an outing that will knock her socks off!  And Phoenix is a great place to do so. Mother’s Day activities in the “Valley of the Sun” are the highlight of the year for many mothers. It brings families together and encourages them to appreciate the care and love that Mom lavishes on them.

Phoenix, Arizona is one happenin’ Southwest place! America’s fifth-largest city offers real cowboys, jagged mountains and cool kinds of cacti… those most people see only in movies or cartoons. Phoenix is the gateway to the Grand Canyon, and its history is a testament to the spirit of ranchers, miners and visionaries alike. Projected against a rich backdrop is a panorama of urban sophistication: resorts and spas that drop jaws and soothe souls. Restaurants with inspired cuisine. Golf courses that beckon players the year-round. Shopping centers as stylish and eclectic as the fashions they house. Universities galore… With all this great stuff in one spot, you’re bound to find something for you and Mom to do today. That’s why we’ve compiled the best of the best, the greatest Mothers Day events and activities in all of Phoenix. Keep reading for fantastic Mothers Day ideas in Phoenix.

1. Mothers Day Brunch in Phoenix

These are the number one Phoenix fine dining establishments for a family Mothers Day brunch: Bistro 24, Noca, Different Pointe of View, Compass, The Capitol Grille, and T. Cook’s. Call ahead for reservations and pricing information the day of Mothers Day.

2. Spa Day

Some of the wonderful spas around Phoenix and Scottsdale offer extraordinary ways in which you can pamper that special woman on Mother’s Day. Take Mom on a pampering tour of the fantastic Phoenix-area spas and treat her to a mud mask, a cucumber facial, a mani-pedi and more! Call ahead for reservations as its bound to be packed on Mothers Day. Be sure to call the following Phoenix spas for their Mothers Day specials, Mom and Me Pedicures and more: Agave, the Arizona Spa, Aji, Four Seasons, Joya, Revive, and VH Spa for Vitality and Health.Or check out Suddenly Slimmer Wellness Center. Suddenly Slimmer is a wellness center and spa located in the heart of Phoenix. This spa features a variety of packages and Mother’s Day specials that include massages, facials and other services. The Mom and Me package includes three full hours of a pedicure, manicure, massage and lavender facial. Enjoy this time talking to your Mom while getting pampered. Call 602-952-8446 for pricing and reservations.

3. Shopping With Mom

Take Mom into town at historic Heritage Square and stroll through the shops, little kiosks, hobby stores historic houses and landmarks, and great restaurants. She’ll enjoy getting some items of her own while also enjoying the company!

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4. Phoenix Zoo & Brunch

Enjoy time with your mother at the annual Phoenix Zoo Mother’s Day brunch. This activity is an excellent choice because the entire family can enjoy seeing shows and visiting exhibits at the zoo. Brunch is served between 11 a.m. and 1 p.m.. Purchase tickets in advance.

5. Biltmore Spa Fun

The Arizona Biltmore is a resort and spa that offers a Mother’s Day brunch along with spa services on Mother’s Day. Have lunch with your Mom and then relax and unwind while you enjoy a luxurious facial and massage together. Spend the day making Mom feel special and give her a bouquet of flowers as a finishing touch to a great day. The “Mother/ Daughter” package includes facial and body treatments for both Mom and daughter. You can also treat Mom and Dad to a spa day and buy the “Romantic Day for Mom and Dad” package. This package includes massages for both Mom and Dad, along with lunch and chocolate covered strawberries.

6. Phoenix Symphony

The Phoenix Symphony offers a wide variety of programming each year including regular series of Classics, Symphony Pops, Chamber Orchestra, and Family offerings, as well as special community presentations celebrating various holidays and area events. Check out their Mother’s Day events this year and bring the whole family! Check out the Piano Concerto on Saturday, May 7. But tickets online or call 800-776-9080.