Mothers will tell you that everyday should be Mother’s Day. While they may make a great case for that, we have at least one day when we honor the woman who brought us into the world. Usually, it means taking her out to a fancy dinner or buying her flowers. Here’s a list of great places to take Mom on her special day.

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Gold Coast Railroad Museum

12450 Southwest 152nd Street
Miami, FL 33177-1402

The Gold Coast Railroad Museum offers free admission on Mother’s Day. The museum is a non-profit organization dedicated to preserving and operating historic railroad equipment. Visitors can ride trains or simply learn about the evolution of the railroad system.

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Shula’s Steakhouse

The Alexander Hotel
5225 Collins Ave.
Miami Beach, FL 33140
(305) 865-6500

Shula’s Steakhouse is offering a special $49 per person Mother’s Day brunch featuring a variety of salads, oysters, sushi rolls and traditional eggs Benedict. It will also feature a ham, beef and sirloin carving station among other items. The restaurant also overlooks the Atlantic Ocean and the property’s two lagoon-style pools.

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Acqualina Resort & Spa

17875 Collins Avenue
Miami Beach, FL 33160
(305) 918-8000
The upscale resort and spa is offering a special Mother’s Day spa pampering session. For $295 session begins with the welcoming foot ritual, followed by an aromatherapy massage and an ESPA active peel facial. Mothers will also be treated to Bento Box Spa Lunch that includes a choice of healthy foods – salads, shrimp, salmon or chicken. The package includes complimentary valet parking.

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Lion Country Safari

2003 Lion Country Safari Road
West Palm Beach, FL 33470
(561) 793-1084

It’s a 4-mile drive through adventure that’s free for moms on Mother’s Day with an online coupon. The Lion Country Safari is well known for its free-roaming animals who roam within inches of your vehicle. Included in the price of admission is the Safari World Amusement Park with encounters with animals and rides.

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Mandarin Oriental Hotel Spa

500 Brickell Key Drive
Miami, Florida 33131
(305) 913 8288

What better way to surprise mom than to treat her for a day of rest and therapeutic relaxation. The spa at the Mandarin Oriental is billed as Miami’s five-star spa and offers a variety of spa packages, including a Latin Rhythms program that includes body oils infused with clove or citrus. Packages range in price from a $70, 20-minute body scrub treatment to a $785 weekend, full spa day.


The Bonnet House Museum & Gardens

900 North Birch Road
Fort Lauderdale, FL 33304
(954) 563-5393

Listed on the National Register of Historic Places and designated a Ft. Lauderdale landmark, Bonnet House Museum & Gardens is a mix of art, architecture, history and ecology. The estate covers 36 acres and was once the winter retreat of the Birch/Bartlett family. The historic house designed by Frederic Clay Bartlett, and built in 1920. On display are collections of art and personal treasures. The surrounding grounds of the estate remain a virtual oasis of coastal wilderness and informal gardens, nestled amid the commercial development of the Fort Lauderdale beachfront. The best part – mothers receive complimentary entrance with the purchase of one ticket.

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Mother’s Day Brunch at Essensia

Palms Hotel & Spa
3025 Collins Ave
Miami Beach, FL 33140

Consider treating mom to a special brunch where the backdrop includes tropical gardens facing the calm Atlantic waters as they taste everything from omelets to gourmet salads and even a ceviche and sushi station. Brunch begins at 11:30 a.m. and remains open until 3 p.m. on May 8th. The price tag: $59 plus tax, tip and $17 valet parking.