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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 12, 2024), 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 Pineapple Upside Down Pancakes. 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. Carefully curated indulgences like the Moisture Bound Body Wrap and Desert Botanical Facial are sure to make her day. Make it a Mother’s Day weekend with the Reset & Unwind package at Omni Scottsdale Resort & Spa at Montelucia, which includes daily breakfast, luxury accommodations and a $125 spa credit to be used towards one of Joya Spa's rejuvenating treatments or rituals like the signature Hammam Experience. And for a trifecta of relaxation, book mom the Citrus Ritual at Alvadora Spa at the Royal Palms Resort & Spa. This juicy treatment includes a full-body exfoliation, a soak in the garden tub and a custom massage. Follow it with a Citrus Honey Blossom manicure and pedicure for a full day of pampering. 


If Mom Loves Wine

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Treat mom to a taste of the local terroir at The Wine Collective of Scottsdale, with the Sensory Wine Tasting for Two. This experience includes a glass of sparkling wine upon arrival, two logo'd wine glasses to take home, a sommelier-led tasting of five incredible wines (including white, rose, orange and red options), and a small food pairing for each wine. Mother’s Day never tasted so delicious!  


If Mom Loves Music

MIM family

Spend Mother’s Day exploring the music and instruments of the world at the Musical Instrument Museum! Browse the geographic galleries, stop by the Experience Gallery and try your hand at instruments like a Javanese gamelan or a West African djembe, and enjoy lunch at the MIM's Cafe Allegro, featuring a rotating menu of entrées, salads, soups and grill items showcasing local produce and flavors from around the world.


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, the Garden’s Spring Butterfly Exhibit and much more. Mother’s Day picnic baskets to enjoy at the Garden are available for pre-order beginning in April, or make a brunch reservation at the onsite Gertrude’s restaurant. You also can treat mom to a pop-up mini spa class where she'll create her own eye serum, sugar scrub, lip balm and salve to take home!