The Perfect Mother's Day in Scottsdale

By local contributor
Halie Sutton

This year, we recommend spoiling your mom with something she will absolutely adore – your presence. Memories are yours for the making, and there are plenty of opportunities in Scottsdale to make this Mother’s Day weekend truly unforgettable. Here are some great ways to celebrate mom this year:



On Sundays, we brunch – no argument there! Head over to ZuZu at Hotel Valley Ho for made-to-order omelets and a delicious seafood bar at their Mother’s Day Buffett. This special brunch menu also includes favorites like Scottish salmon wellington, blueberry and chocolate chip pancakes with bourbon maple syrup, and, of course, ZuZu’s Bloody Mary and Mimosa Bar!



Pamper your mom at Spa Avania at Hyatt Regency Resort & Spa at Gainey Ranch. Their Spa consultants will create a personalized experience with unique body treatments, soothing massages and their therapeutic Himalayan Salt Room. Mom will also love the spa’s Celtic Mineral Pool, which is unquestionably tranquil.



For an extra-special treat, celebrate Mother’s Day with an elegant Afternoon Tea at The Phoenician. The Grand Royal Tea includes a glass of champagne, as well as a selection of teas, finger sandwiches, freshly baked scones and delicate tea pastries. Live music by renowned pianist Alan Comyns provides a charming backdrop for this memorable experience.



As one of the top places to sip on a glass of wine in Scottsdale, FnB is a local favorite for dining as well. In fact, FnB’s Chef Charleen Badman was recently named a finalist for the 2019 James Beard Award (the only finalist from Arizona!). With veggie-forward dishes skillfully crafted from local ingredients, an award-winning wine list and a charming Old Town location, FnB is the perfect place to take mom out for dinner and a drink on her special day.



Wrap up Mother’s Day on a sweet note with a decadent dessert. At Citizen Public House, Pastry Chef Erin McNaught whips up a small-but-mighty menu of delights like Maple Pot de Crème and Chocolate Layer Cake with chocolate mousse and raspberry meringue. Ice cream confections top the menu at Old Town’s legendary Sugar Bowl, or opt for a seat on the patio and a slice of gooey Butterscotch Cake at The Vig McDowell Mountains. Scottsdale has the finest sweet-eries to satisfy Mom’s sweet tooth!