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Aloha from the shipping capital of Hawaii! With a huge port, booming businesses, a thriving economy and so much more, Honolulu is one of the most important cities in the state. And your Mom is one of the most important Moms in the state, right? So you need to do something spectacular for her as a Mothers Day gifts. Take her on a Mothers Day outing she would never expect and show her your love and respect. Moms love memory making, and there are immense opportunities for memory making in Honolulu. There are cruises aplenty offering your Mom anything she could possibly want, everything from strawberry cheesecake to hand-made Belgian waffles. Plus, you can take advantage of the lovely beaches here! Throw down a blanket and call it a picnic! Take your bathing suits and have a family dip in the ocean! There are special meals, spa dates, and creative ideas for making it one moving May day for Mom. Don’t forget the Honolulu Mothers Day flowers either! Keep reading for your complete guide to Mothers Day in Honolulu.

1. Morning Brunch with Mom

Looking for how and where to honor mom with a delicious brunch or exquisite coursed meal? Try one of these famous Hawaii haunts for a meal she’ll gobble up! La Mer will offer its exquisite annual Mother’s Day lunch featuring a menu created by Halekulani Executive Chef Vikram Garg: To reserve La Mer’s Mother Day Lunch please call (808) 923-2311 and ask for dining reservations. If mom has always been a fan of nice views from the top… Hawaii’s only revolving restaurant, Top of Waikiki, offers two tiers of prix fixe menus to choose from. Call 808-923-3877 for reservations or more information. 

2. Beach Picnic

Take a stroll on one of the famous Honolulu area beaches like Waikiki or the nearby Waimea Bay. Mom will be surprised when you pull out the picnic basket and show her her favorite snacks and/or wine! Take along the kiddos and your bathing suits so you can take a dip and play in the huge waves! Moms love beach romps with the family because they bring great photo opportunities! Say cheese!

3. High Tea

Enjoy Tea for Two: Mom and You, an event at The Contemporary Museum (TCM). Start with lunch or tea and dessert at the TCM Café from 11:30 to 2:30, then enjoy a trunk show featuring six Hawaii-based fashion designers from 2 until 4 p.m. Check out the fashions, from Umee, Cloth, Zsuzsa B, Martinique, Sierra Dew, Soozou , as well as an exhibition of the work of Paula Rath. Café reservations are recommended; call 523-3362. Or you could opt for the next option…

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4. Shopping

Head over to Royal Hawaiian Center or Ala Moana Center and enjoy a day of Honolulu shopping, dining and entertainment. Let Mom pick out some trinkets for her home or stop by the many kiosks for cool wares, and then head to one of many restaurants for a bite to eat!

5. Hawaii Theatre

Proclaimed as the “Pride of the Pacific,” the beautiful Hawaii Theatre, built by the Consolidated Amusement Company, opened its doors September 6, 1922 in downtown Honolulu. Listed on both the State and National Registers of Historic Places, the Hawaii Theatre is available for all of Hawaii to enjoy. Check out the play bill for Mothers Day this year and take Mom to a lively show for all to enjoy!  Call 808.528.0506 for tickets, questions, and play bills.

6. Honolulu Sightseeing

Dramatic views and stunning vistas await you on a 30-minute flight-seeing tour by helicopter! Then, choose from a submarine journey below the sea on the state-of-the-art submarine or a sumptuous dinner and sunset cruise. Expert flight narration and roundtrip Waikiki hotel transportation are included. Amazing views and a delectable dinner make this option for Mothers Day in Honolulu one she will never forget! Book online or call 702.233.1627 or 866.654.1438.

7. Have an Adventure

If Mom is up for an and adventure, Hawaii offers some of the best scuba diving in the world. Head over to Ocean Legends, just outside of Waikiki for some of the best Hawaii Scuba diving the islands have to offer. Ocean Legends is located at 111 Sand Island Access Rd., #R-10, Honolulu, and can be reached at 808.852.8881