Mother's Day is just around the corner. Have you made plans for your mom(s) yet? Before you scramble to buy another Mothers Day card and a debit card to tuck inside, let us help! Treat your mom to something different and fun this Mother's Day.  Sure, you could buy mom candy, perfume, and flowers but is that really what she wants?  Maybe it's time to treat Mom to a cool experience right here in Tampa Bay, take her on an adventure, allow her to try something new while spending quality time with you!  Use Mother's Day to explore cool places and things to do in Tampa, St. Pete, Tarpon Springs and more!  You'll make a cool memory with mom and give her a story she can't wait to share with friends! 

From the adventurous mom to the artsy mom to the outdoorsy mom, we've got you covered with some unique Mother's Day ideas in Tampa Bay for all the special moms in your life. 

Take a helicopter ride on Mother's Day with Vertical Flight

Soar to new heights with your mom on a helicopter tour with Vertical Flight.  See Tampa Bay from a whole new perspective!  These folks offer great tours throughout the weekend, so why not plan a great Mother's Day experience for both of you!

Special Mother's Day dining cruises aboard the Yacht StarShip!

A Yacht StarShip Mother's Day dining cruise is the perfect way to give mom a 5-Star dining experience along the waters of Tampa Bay!  Always a beautiful way to spend the day or evening, you enjoy a gourmet menu with great views and cool breezes. A dining cruise is more than just a meal together, it's a getaway experience, a gentle glide through the waters of Tampa Bay with music, and fun for the whole family! 

Mother's Day beach getaway at the TradeWinds Island Grand Resort

Many Mothers would relish spending the weekend at the stunning TradeWinds Island Grand Resort on St. Pete Beach!  They are gearing up now to pamper cool moms all weekend long!  You can enjoy great dining at Rumfish, schedule massage services, take advantage of their poolside bar service while relaxing to live music and beautiful beach views!  And best of all, they are offering a great Mother's Day Package Getaway!  Check it out soon, they often sell out!

Raise a glass to Mother's Day at the Craft Beer brunch at 3 Daughters Brewing

Does your mom love beer?  Give her a cool craft beer brunch like no other!  Show off your mom at 3 Daughters Brewing, tour the tasting room, play cool family games like oversized Jenga, ping pong, corn hole, darts, chess, checkers, life-sized Connect4, tabletop shuffleboard, Pictionary, Scrabble and many more. It's a Mother's Day Brunch and Market with suds of fun! 

Does your mom have a sense of adventure?  If so let her #FLyLikeAGirl at iFly Tampa. Off the Crosstown next to Topgolf Tampa, you and your mom can experience the rush of flying in a fun, safe indoor skydiving facility.  Imagine the story she will tell her friends!  It's a very cool experience you will both enjoy! 

Spend Mother's Day in Tarpon Springs

Does she love unique little shops and fun places to explore? Great food too? Stroll through historic Tarpon Springs as you visit quaint shops and enjoy traditional Greek meals and desserts, at some of the best Greek restaurants in the Tampa Bay area. Taking a day trip over to Tarpons Springs is one of the ways I spent many a Mother's Day in Pinellas with my mom.  It's quality time with great food, shopping, and entertainment.  Favorite haunts include Hella's Greek Restaurant and Bakery, Paul's Shrimp House (50 years), Dimitri's on The Water, Mama's Greek Cuisine, Anclote Brew and Fournos Bakery, we liked Costa's too.  Before heading home we always head to the point on Dodecanese Blvd. to Cox Seafood to pick up fresh seafood for dinner. Don't miss the Sponge Docks and take the boat tour, it's relaxing and you learn something! Create great memories and bring home unique treasures found while exploring Tarpon Springs.

Mother's Day Dinner Show at the Tampa Improv Comedy Club

Did your mom maybe have a little something to do with that great sense of humor you developed? Does she love funny movies?  For the mom with a great sense of humor, what could be better than dinner and a memorable night out at a comedy show? Tampa Improv offers both with a special Mother's Day Dinner and Show package this year, you want to take advantage of this deal if your mom loves to laugh! Comedian Greg Warren will delight the fam on Mother's Day; Greg is best known for his honest mix of self-deprecation, frustration and an arsenal of lifelike characters he employs to highlight his perspective on things.  Recently seen on The Late Late Show and Comedy Central Presents, Greg built his strong fan base with a ridiculously funny act inspired by his Midwestern upbringing. Must be 21 & up.

Painting With A Twist Carrollwood

Create a work of art with your loved ones at Painting with a Twist. This place is great for moms of all ages! And best of all - it's BYOB!  Bring her fav champs or wine and make it a cool and colorful Mother's Day in Tampa.  You can turn it into an extended family group date: grandmas, moms, aunts, nieces, cousins, daughters, you name it! Painting with a Twist has locations across Tampa Bay.  Book your palette at any of their four Tampa Bay area locations:  Painting with a Twist in Carrollwood, South Tampa, St. Pete, Clearwater!

Take Mom to the Fountain of Youth at the Safety Harbor Resort and Spa 

Moms love spas, period!  Did you know one local spa is purported to house the Fountain of Youth? Yes, the historic Safety Harbor Resort and Spa is like a mini vacation as you enjoy a full spa treatment and great dining in the cafe or al fresco in the garden.  After a day of pure pampering, plan to wander the streets of Safety Harbor and enjoy great dining at one of many fabulous restaurants, and of course, find mom something special to remember the day in one of the cool shops along the way.  A day at Safety Harbor Spa, plus dining and shopping - it's a grand way to splurge on mom! It's time to book a spa day!


Whatever you choose to do for your mom this Mother's Day, make it special., she has earned it and so much more!  I'm closing with a favorite piece of mine by Erma Bombeck that pretty much sums up most moms, Enjoy!

We invite you to tell us about your mom in comments below and hope you found something spectacularly perfect to do with your special mom this Mother's Day in Tampa Bay!