Mother's Day is a great opportunity to treat your mom to a unique experience and spend time together as a family. While there are some obvious choices for Mother's Day activities, Atlanta has activities for a variety of tastes.
From sightseeing to getting in touch with nature or enjoying a great meal, these top things to do in Atlanta for Mother's Day will make the day even more memorable for Mom.
Mother's Day is the perfect time to peruse the beautiful plants and exhibits at Midtown's Atlanta Botanical Garden. This urban forest has been named one of the top ten botanical gardens in the United States by USA Today.
Sunday operating hours at the Atlanta Botanical Garden are 9 a.m to 7:30 p.m., and adult tickets are $21.95 each. In addition to the normal beauty present at the garden, they're running a Gardens for Connoisseur Tour during Mother's Day weekend that takes visitors around ten of Atlanta's best private gardens.
The High Museum of Art is the largest art museum in the Southeastern U.S. They have over 15,000 pieces of art and collections in seven different areas, including an impressive collection of photography.
One of the exhibits currently on display allows visitors to observe creations from Dutch designer Joris Laarman. Admission is always free at the museum on the second Sunday of the month from 1 p.m. to 4:00 p.m., so it's sure to be a popular attraction on Mother's Day.
Art lovers can also indulge in the Dunwoody Art Festival, which is back for its eighth year on Mother's Day weekend. There were over 70,000 people who poured into the festival last year to see work from some of the country's greatest artists and take part in fun family activities.
Some of the highlights of the event are the live music stage and a Kidz Zone packed with activities for youngsters. Festival admission is free and operating hours on Mother's Day are 10 a.m. to 5 p.m.
Those moms who still have young kids might find Zoo Atlanta a fun family activity. Giant pandas are the featured animals on the premise with the zoo being one of only four in the nation to house them.
There are also a variety of other fascinating animals including elephants, lions, and kangaroos. Zoo Atlanta offers free admission to moms on Mother's Day with the purchase of another regular-priced adult or children's ticket.
Mother's Day Brunch
Taking Mom to a fantastic brunch never fails on Mother's Day. The Atlanta area has several standout spots where you can gobble up dishes like omelets, pancakes, and eggs benedict.
Diners can eat on the banks of the Chattahoochee River at Canoe Restaurant or take in one of upscale Buckhead's many fine eateries like Local Three. Always make sure to call ahead and ask about reservations or any Mother's Day specials.
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Take your mom to do one of these things in Atlanta for Mother's Day and give her the best gifts of all: your company and time.
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