Mother's Day has crept up on you once again, and you have to find the perfect way to show Mom that you appreciate her. Sometimes that means buying the perfect present, but that's not always the case. Time well spent is worth much more than dollars, so planning a fun outing with your mom is always a great idea, especially if she's a woman that already has everything. Not sure where to go or what to do? We have you covered with our list of things to do with Mom on Mother's Day in Sarasota.

Sarasota Jungle Gardens

Sarasota Jungle Gardens is barrels of fun for the whole family, and on May 12 and 13, mothers and grandmothers are the guests of honor. With the purchase of just one ticket, your mom will get the opportunity to experience the lush paradise that is the Sarasota Jungle Gardens. As an added bonus, your family will be greeted by Babycakes, the gardens' new baby lemur.

Marie Selby Botanical Gardens

The Marie Selby Botanical Gardens is one of Sarasota's true treasures. Billed a "living museum," it celebrates of nature's artistry and is dedicated to conservation. The perfect backdrop for an unforgettable Mother's Day, this 15-acre property boasts two historic homes and is located within minutes of Siesta Key's breathtaking landscape.

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Siesta Key Beach

Leisure, flowers, and full stomachs are the first things that spring to mind when you think about Mother's Day. But how about incorporating running shoes and a view of Siesta Key into your weekend? The seventh annual Great Mother’s Day Race Sarasota brings the community together on May 12 for 5K of fun and fitness. 

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It's going to be a busy Mother's Day weekend for the folks at Michael's on East. In addition to catering brunch at the Marie Selby Botanical Gardens on May 12, they're putting on a holiday brunch buffet on May 13. Your parents spent your whole life making sure you were well fed, so this Mother's Day, make sure Mom gets her fill with a delicious brunch.

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Pier 22 is one of the most posh restaurants in the Bradenton/Sarasota area, and, on Mother's Day, you'll get to treat Mom to a slice of luxury and plenty of mimosas. Actually, they're calling them "Mom-osas," and they're only $4 each. There are few better options when considering things to do with mom on Mother's Day in Sarasota.

Muse at the Ringling

Is there anything better than Sunday brunch? We can't think of many. If your mom is a foodie, the a la carte brunch at Muse will certainly hit the spot. Reservations begin at 11 a.m. and run until 3 p.m. 

The Bijou Cafe is known for its power lunches, but, on Mother's Day, they'll prove they can pull off a power brunch as well. While they haven't revealed it yet, Bijou Cafe promises a special brunch menu.

If you're at a loss for new, exciting things to do with mom on Mother's Day, we hope this list helped. For more ideas for Mother's Day in Sarasota, register on 941area and connect to everything going on in the Sarasota and Bradenton area.


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