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Think of all that Mom has done for you. Think of all the times she picked you up, helped you through rough times, and supported you in fulfilling your dreams. Well it’s time to pay her back. It’s time to take on the town with her on a one-of-a-kind Mothers Day in San Antonio. Mother’s Day is a magical time on the Riverwalk and throughout San Antonio. Spring is in the air, the weather is great and the flowers are blooming!

With it’s many claims to fame and a slow southern style, San Antonio is undoubtedly one of the most charming places in all of Texas. If you’re still trying to figure out where to spend your Mother’s Day with your Mom, head to the Alamo City. With its historic attractions, romantic Riverwalk, fine restaurants and a wide variety of entertainment options, San Antonio is the perfect place to take Mom for an inventive getaway on Mother’s Day, even if it’s just a day trip. Situated just south of the beautiful Texas Hill Country, San Antonio is both scenic and historic. Whether you live here or are visiting, then you’re in luck! We’ve laid out the best of the best: the greatest Mother’s date ideas for the San Antonio areas. Keep reading for the best Mothers Day ideas in San Antonio. 

1. Mothers Day Brunch

To pull off the perfect Mother’s Day brunch for your mom, put some thought and care into the meal. First, consider what your mother’s favorite restaurant is rather than choose someplace you always go. Is there a place that she really likes but nobody else in the family really cares for? Is there a restaurant that she loves that is perhaps a little farther away from her house or a little pricier than other options? Mother’s Day is all about Mom so be sure to choose a restaurant for HER! Some popular brunch restaurants in San Antonio include Crumpets Restaurant and Bakery, Las Canarias Restaurant on the Riverwalk (at Omni Hotel), El Mirador, Biga on the Banks, The Guenther House, and others. Be sure to call ahead to get reservations as these popular San Antonio restaurants are sure to be packed!

2. Riverwalk River Cruise

Take a tour with entertaining narratives of the rich history of the San Antonio River and helpful information to assist you and Mom and the family during a visit to the River Walk. Cruises are 35 to 40 minutes long and cover two and a half miles of the beautiful San Antonio River Walk. Rio San Antonio Cruises may have a Mothers Day special or package so call in advance for reservations and tickets.

3. Spa Day

You can treat your mom to an indulgent day at the spa with a massage or beauty treatment. She’ll love it if you join her for a mani/pedi, a mud mask, hot stone massage or cucumber facial! Choose from among the premier San Antonio spas like the Woodhouse Day Spa, Radiance San Antonio, Skin the Day Spa, Folawn’s Day Spa or the Whispering Waters Day Spa. Call ahead for reservations as these premier spas are bound to be busy on Mom’s big day.

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4. San Antonio Botanical Garden

A San Antonio highlight for sure, the San Antonio Botanical Garden is set among 33 lush acres in the city’s sub-tropical humid climate, which makes it a perfect breeding ground for the tens of thousands of species that reside, bloom and/or grow there annually. The amazing acreage and the flora and fauna are made up of verdant foliage and colorful blooms that are just begging to be appreciated. A wonderful attraction often overlooked by visitors, the garden is exquisite year round, with something always in bloom. Mom will love to stroll through the glorious trees, flowers and plants here, taking photos, learning about flora and fauna, and walking through the exhibits. Call ahead for special promotions for Mothers Day there’s bound to be a special High Tea, Brunch or special admission price.

5. Outdoor Day for Mom

If your mother is the outdoorsy type, plan a fun afternoon of hiking and exploring nature with some time at nearby Longhorn Caverns. Longhorn Cavern, a Registered Natural Landmark is the focal point of the 639-acre Longhorn Cavern State Park. Formed by tremendous underground water flows, the cave has attracted man and animal alike since prehistoric times. Or check out Guadalupe River State Park; it’s located along the boundary of Comal and Kendall Counties. The park is bisected by the clear-flowing waters of the Guadalupe River and is comprised of a 1938.7-acre segment of the Texas Hill Country noted for its ruggedness and scenic beauty. There’s also Kerrville Schreiner Park, which has eight miles of hiking trails and encompasses the natural beauty of south Texas.

6. Alamo or Hill Country Tour

For 22 years Alamo Tours and Charters have been providing exceptional tours of the gorgeous Hill Country and Alamo. Explore the Missions, the Japanese Gardens, and more on this fantastic guided tour. Mom will love the sights and sounds and you’ll love making her happy! Call ahead for tickets and reservations for Mother’s Day: 210 492-4144.