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The Perfect Mother's Day in Scottsdale

For everything she does all year long, mom deserves a special day of celebration! This Mother’s Day (May 14, 2023), treat mom – and all the influential women in your life – to a day of indulgence, from sun-drenched brunches and pampering spa treatments to fun activities you can enjoy together.

Below are just a few of the delights Scottsdale has in store! For more Mother’s Day happenings, visit our Events page here.


If Mom Loves Brunch

Hash Kitchen Strawberry Pancakes

When it comes to celebratory meals, you can’t go wrong with a decadent brunch at Scottsdale’s finest resorts and restaurants. For a casual meal the whole family will love, Hash Kitchen dishes up delights like Cannoli Donuts and fluffy Strawberry Tsunami Pancakes. Over at the Hyatt Regency Scottsdale Resort & Spa at Gainey Ranch, the extravagant Mother’s Day brunch features Southwestern-inspired specialties as well as classics like prime rib, Scottish salmon and rosemary-roasted leg of lamb. Andaz Scottsdale Resort & Bungalows treats mom to an artful brunch at Weft & Warp Art Bar + Kitchen that includes a raw bar, land-and-sea spread and fun options like “Carbonara” Mac ‘n Cheese, pie pops and honey cakes – all accompanied by live entertainment. And if a plated, prix fixe dining experience is more mom’s style, check out the elegant multi-course offerings at T. Cook’s at Royal Palms Resort and Spa and elements at Sanctuary Camelback Mountain, A Gurney’s Resort & Spa.


If Mom Loves Pampering

Well & Being Spa

Moms take care of everyone in the family. This Mother’s Day, let Scottsdale’s spas return the favor. After a delicious brunch at the Fairmont Scottsdale Princess, give mom the gift of relaxation with the treatment of her choice at the resort’s on-site Well & Being Spa. Seasonal indulgences sure to make her day include the Clementine Dreams Massage and Citrus Harmony Body Scrub. Make it a Mother’s Day weekend with the Joya Spa Retreat Package at Omni Scottsdale Resort & Spa at Montelucia, which includes luxurious overnight accommodations, daily breakfast at Prado restaurant, and a $125 spa credit per adult. And for a trifecta of relaxation, book the recharging Retreat Yourself package the W Hotel Scottsdale’s AWAY Spa. Mom will enjoy a 50-minute Reset Massage, Mani Essential and Pedi Essential – all while enjoying a complimentary cocktail.


If Mom Loves Wine

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Treat mom to a taste of the local terroir at The Wine Collective of Scottsdale, which specializes in premium Arizona wines. As a special treat, Mother’s Day tasting flights at The Wine Collective include a pairing of hand-painted, double-layer macarons. Mother’s Day never tasted so sweet!  


If Mom Loves Music

MIM family

Mother’s Day weekend at the Musical Instrument Museum is the perfect time to Experience the Caribbean! MIM will be kicking off summer – and celebrating moms – with Caribbean and African-influenced tunes. It’s a weekend of food, fun and tropical music the entire family will enjoy!


If Mom Loves Cacti & Gardens

Desert Botanical Garden Family

This Mother’s Day at the Desert Botanical Garden, moms get in free with a paid child admission! It’s a botanical good time for all ages, with complimentary photo opportunities, live entertainment, the Garden’s Spring Butterfly Exhibit and more. Mother’s Day picnic baskets to enjoy at the Garden are available for pre-order (each basket serves 2 people) or make a brunch reservation at the onsite Gertrude’s restaurant. Garden guests 21 and older also can treat mom to two fun interactive events: Candles, Cocktails & Cactus (May 13) is a two-person candle-making experience with a complimentary mimosa included, while Bouquets & Mimosas (May 14) includes a complimentary cocktail to enjoy while you make a beautiful floral arrangement for mom (non-alcoholic beverage options are available for both activities).