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There’s no day for Mom like Mothers Day! It’s a day to shower her with love and appreciation for all she’s done for you throughout the years. It’s a day to treat her like a queen. And it’s a day for love and togetherness most of all. And New York City is a great place to be for Mothers Day this year.

In an A-list city that never sleeps, you have a thousand choices for a great Mothers Day. New York City is perhaps thee biggest A-list city in America, partnered with Los Angeles. With tons of attractions, historic and famous landmarks, fine dining establishments and spas galore, a booming business sector, great economy and so much more, who can ever resist living it up in NYC for Mothers Day? Whether you’re stopping at a cafe in Midtown for tea and crumpets or taking the subway to Upper Manhattan for a dinner out, keep reading for a complete Mothers Day Guide in New York City. On Mother’s Day, treat the mom in your life to a special day in Manhattan. We’ve got your guide to Mother’s Day events in New York City and other ideas for scheduling a perfect day for Mom. It’s the best Mothers Day in New York City.

1. Mothers Day Brunch

Begin the day with a Mother’s Day brunch. There are endless brunch possibilities to be found in New York City, especially for Mother’s Day. You could do research or simply just walk around the city on the morning of Mother’s Day until you find the perfect place. Or you could call for reservations at one of these premier New York restaurants for their special Mothers Day price and activity: Pastis, B Bar and Grill, Elmo or Mesa Grill.

2. Mother’s Day Cruise Aboard World Yacht

World Yacht is setting sail on Mother’s Day cruises for the whole family. Choose from a brunch cruise with a special buffet (tickets start at $55.37) or a dinner cruise with a four-course dinner and dancing (tickets start at $78.51). Cruises depart from Pier 81 (West 41st Street and the Hudson River) and include a close-up look at the Statue of Liberty. Call for reservations: 800-498-4270 or book online.

3. Walking Tour

A mid-afternoon stroll through a cute neighborhood or a sunny park creates the perfect opportunity to spend some quality time with Mom and the family. Hit the streets of Tribeca and discover historic townhouses, cobblestone streets, and cozy lunch spots that Mom will love. Go to Times Square and experience the famous sights there like the Swatch store and giant clock and TVs. Hit the pavement and stroll over to Fifth Avenue where Mom can see the luxurious stores like Saks and the flagship Tiffanys! You could also meander through Chelsea, and check out a few galleries! Mom will love to get the exercise and spend time with the family snapping photos at the same time!

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4. Museum Hops

If Mom is a culture buff, plan a museum-hopping spree to see famous works of art, interesting collections and entertaining exhibits. Mom will enjoy free admission to The New Museum when accompanied by at least one adult ticket buyer. Mention the Mother’s Day Special at the ticket window. Stop by the Museum of Modern Art (MoMA) to view spectacular modern and contemporary art pieces. Visit the Metropolitan Museum of Art to discover art, photography, tapestries, and carefully preserved artifacts from all over the world. Check out the Whitney Museum, where Mom will recognize notable 20th Century works of art. A visit to the Museum of Natural History is always an adventure. This time around, tell Mom you’re taking her to see the dinosaurs.  If you’re looking for a fun, slightly edgier and highly-entertaining museum experience, schedule a visit to a few of Manhattan’s off-Museum Mile cultural institutions.

5. Spa and Salon Special

After raising you for all those years, Mom could use a little pampering. Treat her to a mani, pedi and facial at one of Manhattan’s hottest spas and salons. Buy Mom a $100 gift certificate for The Spa at Chelsea Piers and get a free one-week membership at the Sports Center at Chelsea Piers. The only dilemma is deciding whether to give the membership to Mom or keep it for yourself. Splurge on Mom with a luxurious Mother’s Day spa package at the famous Elizabeth Arden Red Door Spa. Packages include spa services, a spa lunch, and a plush Red Door robe. Mom will love the pampering packages, especially if one of her children goes with her to enjoy the day!

6. Central Park Carriage Ride

Horse-Drawn Carriages are a wonderful way to experience the beauty of Central Park. They can be found all year round lined up along Central Park South between 5th and 6th Avenues. The Manhattan Carriage of NYC (347-298-7927) and Central Park Carriages (212-736-0680) are two of the most popular companies that offer rides. Contact either one directly for further information or for reservations.