Mother’s Day is Sunday, May 12th, 2013 and Orlando Local Guide has you covered for dinner ideas and things to do. From movies, to restaurants, and brunch, there are all sorts of ways to celebrate mom this Mother’s Day.
Mother’s Day in Downtown Orlando
Our first recommendation for Mother’s Day is to spend the morning in Downtown Orlando for Mother’s Day brunch and picnic around Lake Eola Park. Some of the best brunches can be had at Dexter’s and Hue in Thornton Park and the farmers market that will be open for business at Lake Eola. Walk over to the Cobb Movie Theater on Church Street and Orange Avenue to catch a movie. If you will be in Downtown Orlando at night, click here for our list of romantic restaurants to take mom to. Click Here for more restaurants around the city of Orlando for Mother’s Day.
Mother’s Day in Winter Park
Technically in Orlando city limits but just on the edge of Winter Park, Harry P Leu Gardens has free admission for Mom’s on Mother’s Day 2013 (see video and map below). Leu Gardens is Orlando’s premier botanical gardens that has nearly 50 acres of landscaped areas and lakes. If mom’s birthday categorizes her as a senior citizen, she might enjoy a boat tour of the Winter Park chain of lakes and a walking tour of the Tiffany Morse Musuem. For brunch in Winter Park, we recommend Keke’s Breakfast Cafe, Briar Patch on Park Avenue, Dexter’s, or brunch and a movie at the Cheesecake Factory in Winter Park Village. For dinner, click here to view our recommendations in Winter Park.
Mother’s Day at Disney World
The kids may enjoy the Magic Kingdom best on their vacation, but mom will enjoy the Flower and Garden Festival at Epcot. Check out Bambi’s Butterfly House to view well over 100 butterflies flying around in the green house and stroll around the rest of Epcot to view the 75 topiary’s around the park. For a mother and daughter day, treat mom to afternoon tea at the Grand Floridian Resort and Spa on Sunday.
Click Here for our dinner recommendations at Disney World for a nicer night out for mothers with grown children.
Other Mother’s Day Ideas for 2013
In addition to the Grand Floridian, the Ritz Carlton Grande Lakes also has afternoon tea and deluxe spa services. Other ideas include going to a water park or take a drive over to the coast to visit Cocoa Beach.
There are also several free events and meals available for mom on Mother’s Day. Click Here to view the free things for mom to do on Mother’s Day.
Leu Gardens Tour
Leu Gardens Map