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Whether you reside near the famous Pike Place or are a student at the University, you won’t be lost for Mother’s Day in Seattle this year as there is much going on! Seattle is an A-list destination city in the US because it offers a unique seaside culture, great diversity, booming businesses, educational opportunities and attractions galore. In typical Seattle fashion, the city’s best restaurants and hotels are offering plenty of unique packages for Mom this year to make her day extra sweet. Whether you’re looking to go all out for Mom or want a simple brunch, there’s a wealth of opportunity for activities for Mothers Day in Seattle. Keep reading for Mothers Day in Seattle ideas!

1. Mother’s Day Brunch

Seattle has the utmost in class for a Mother’s Day brunch this year. Bring the whole family along and check out one of these great Seattle restaurants, and don’t forget to call ahead for reservations and pricing information. Check Lola Seattle, Ivar’s Salmon House, Copperleaf or Brix 25.

2. Space Needle Tour

So you can’t resist any longer, and need to follow in Elvis’s footsteps? He might even be up there right now! Make the trip as effortless as possible to the Seattle Space Needle and see the absolute best view in town! Visit for tickets, information, hours and more. They may have a Mother’s Day special: check the website in May for further details.

3. Spa Day for Mom

If “unwinding” is tops on your list for Mother’s Day, check out these local spas and specials. Picking a great spa in the Seattle area is a little like picking a great park…there are tons of options! While some of these specials occur on Mother’s Day, others are offered throughout the month of May. Consider these options: Salish Lodge and Spa, Susan Grace Skincare, Spaahh at Hotel 1000, or The Spa at Pro Sports Club.

4. Desserts-only for Mom

Chocolate, cupcakes, and candy delights. Hungry for more? Take Mom out for dessert at one of these famous Seattle dessert locales and get the best of the best. Let her choose from cookies, a torte, special cheesecake or another lively option. Whatever you do, don’t forget to order the milk! Check out the following famous desserts: Dilettante’s Chocolates, Cupcake Royale, Chocolate Box or The Confectionary.

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5. Dinner and a Show

These venues will treat you to a meal while you listen to live music or take in a cabaret show, perfect for Mom! Check out Pampas Room at El Gaucho: only open on Saturday’s, its worth the wait and it’s worth going the night before Mother’s Day. Experience Seattle’s famous live music scene in a charming bar setting; great for hip Moms. Call for reservations, 206.728.1337. You could also check out Jazzbones Tacoma. Tacoma’s jazz hotspot opens at 5 p.m. for happy hour with dinner beginning right after until 11 p.m. The cuisine is “Cajun meets Asian” with a raw bar on hand for Japanese food lovers. Or you could opt for fine dining and live music under one roof. The Triple Door is right downstairs from the Wild Ginger restaurant. The Triple Door is a popular music destination offering 300 seats with free-standing tables and chairs so you can romantically sway along to the music! If Mom loves to dance or listen to music, then she’ll relish the opportunity to hang with the fam at one of these great Seattle haunts!

6. Washington Park Arboretum

Hidden just outside of Seattle, you’ll discover a sanctuary of cool, shady forests and sunny, flower-filled meadows. Glittering with a glowing innate backdrop and natural features aplenty, including stream, mountain, canyon and more, Washington Park Arboretum is one beautiful place. Though it’s called an arboretum, it’s more than just trees. The large area is a true gem nestled along the shores of Lake Washington. The Arboretum feels more like a nature preserve, providing one of the most relaxing and tranquil settings in the area. Mom would love a stroll through the amazing arboretum with the family, giving her the opportunity to take some great framing photos and enjoy time with her favorite people. Call ahead to see if there are any specials or exhibits in particular: 206-543-8800.

7. Golfing with Mom

Does Mom love to swing a club now and then (a golf club?)? Then hit the links together for a round this May. She’ll love the challenge as well as spending time with her favorite folks: you! Try one of these classic Seattle area golf courses: Jefferson Park, Sand Point, Broadmoor, Foster Golf Links, or Lake Wilderness.