Xvixionx 29 April 2006 Dallas Skyline

Throughout the city of Dallas, residents and visitors will enjoy the best shopping in the southwest, four-and five-diamond/star hotels and restaurants, the largest urban arts district in the nation, 13 entertainment districts and much more. Blend in moderate weather, year-round sports and true Southern hospitality for a true “taste” of the Dallas difference. Visitors are exposed to a city that models its slogan, “Live large. Think big.” Obviously, Dallas has a huge array of activities and attractions for anyone on any normal day of the year. So for Mother’s Day, go that extra mile to a Dallas attraction and make it one she’ll always remember. Whether you’re shopping, dining, or having fun in the Dallas sunshine, the options for Mother’s Day activities in Dallas are endless. She’ll love the Mother’s Day brunch downtown with the whole family, and she’ll relish getting swept off her feet at the Grapevine Vintage Railroad. Make it a creative Mothers Day idea in Dallas this year. Don’t forget the Mothers Day flowers either!

1. A Day at the Spa

What better way to show Mom how much you love and appreciate her than a spa package? How about a Lavender and Lemon Massage, or a Cool Mint Body Scrub or maybe the Green Tea and Cucumber Facial? Go with her to one of the many fine spas in Dallas such as Woodhouse Day Spa, Spa Habitat, or Riviera and get a relaxing service. Pamper Mom with love!

2. Fearing’s Restaurant for Brunch or Dinner 

If high-end and classy is her thing, and if you want to show that money is no object, you’ll gladly drop $95 a pop on the brunch at Fearing’s at the Ritz, which comes in at the highest-priced brunch/dinner option in town. While the price seems exorbitant, you’ll get a lot of mileage, especially if Chef Dean Fearing happens to wander by your table. Call for reservations: (214) 922-4848.

3. Dallas Museum of Art

Make Mother’s Day artsy by hitting the Dallas Museum of Art, where there are two brunch options: at Seventeen Seventeen restaurant, where your $49 gets you a 25% discount on any one item in the Museum Store; or where you can dine more economically (i.e., $20 a head) in the Atrium Cafe.

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4. Dallas Arboretum

Located on the southeastern shore of beautiful White Rock Lake with a view of the dazzling downtown Dallas skyline is the Dallas Arboretum & Botanical Garden.  It’s quite a site (and sight!); there are 66 acres of grandeur spread across the Gardens. Easily one of the most beautiful arboretums in North America, its gardens are also perfect for family events like birthdays or picnics. According to its website, local residents have actually deemed the urban oasis to be the “crowning jewel” of Dallas! As one of the city’s top attractions, it also garners repeat visits from members, local visitors & out-of-town guests, who have all strongly praised it. There are beautiful vistas, 15 brightly colored display gardens, and endless groves of Pecan Trees, Magnolias, Crape Myrtles, Cherry Trees and Azaleas. Mom would love a romp through the Arboretum and Botanical Garden here; make it a day she’ll never forget by bringing the family! Snap photos and make new memories! Call ahead to see if there are any specials, like a brunch or tea: 214-515-6500.

5. Train Ride

Does anything show mom how much you appreciate her better than a train ride? No, not a train ride out of town — a ride on the Grapevine Vintage Railroad. If you take her on Mother’s Day, she rides for free — when accompanied by family!

6. Celebrity Bakery Trip

Mom would love for the kids to bake her a cake or some cookies. But she’d really love it if they didn’t mess up her clean kitchen! Dad could always drive them and Mom over to Celebrity Bakery to make some tasty treats together (and a few for just the kids of course). They have a variety of cakes, pies, iced sugar cookies, petit fours and more. They are as delicious as they are beautifully decorated! There are two locations, one on Highland Park Village (214) 528. 6612, and one on Preston Road (214) 373.0783.