We did all the hard work for you so you can focus on mom. We’ve put together a list of the best places to eat, drink, relax, and celebrate your mom or significant women in your life! From picturesque brunch cruises to a variety of decadent chef-curated brunches, interactive events, luxury hotel stays and pampering treatments, there are seemingly endless ways to make her the woman of the ‘mom-ent’!

Set Sail into a Lovely Mother’s Day

This Mother’s Day, plan a unique and unforgettable way to celebrate on the Chicago River or Lake Michigan. Onboard  City Cruises, treat the woman of the hour with delicious holiday selections, inviting libations, and breathtaking views of the city while enjoying the fresh breeze with beautiful and sweeping scenery. Plated and buffet-style eating will be available, make sure to check out all the options here.

Wow Her with a Special Brunch

The Hyatt Lodge Oak Brook is hosting a special Mother’s Day Brunch experience on Sunday, May 12 from 10am – 2 pm with reservations available on OpenTable. Brunch will be held in their gorgeous Prairie Ballroom, and guests will be treated to live entertainment during their meal. Executive Chef Leonard Ventura has curated a range of delicious offerings including a traditional buffet plus a wide range of interactive stations including omelet, carving, seafood, antipasto stations, a kids buffet and sweets table. Guests will also enjoy a champagne toast to all of the motherly figures in their life. The Mother’s Day experience is available to reserve for $120 per person for adults, $35 per person for kids (children 3 years and under are free). 

Celebrate Mother’s Day with the family at Carnivale’s Mother’s Day Brunch on Sunday, May 12th from 10am-6pm! Enjoy a delectable brunch buffet serving breakfast classics, flavorful Pan-Latin dishes, sweets and more!  Brunch is available for $60 for Adults, $25 for Children 12 years and under (coffee, soda and tea included). Reservations can be made on their Tock

Surprise Mom with a ‘One of a Kind’ gift to the One of a Kind Spring Show 

Searching for the perfect, unique Mother’s Day gift? The One of a Kind Spring Show is returning to THE MART from Friday, April 26 through Sunday, April 28! The One of a Kind Spring Show is the premier shopping event in Chicago featuring over 350 talented artists and makers with one-of-a-kind treasures made to gift to any mom of any style. While exploring the wide array of gifts for Mom, savor gourmet eats, live music and immersive activities. Tickets are $15 and provide entry for all 3 days of the show and can be purchased on their website

Watch Your Relationship ‘Bloom’

Get ahead on Mother’s Day celebrations with Oaken Bistro + Bar’s delightful Floral Arrangement Class! On Saturday, April 27th from 11am to 12:30pm witness a hands-on workshop led by Eileen Weber from Lake Forest Flowers. Bond with the special women in your life as you learn the art of crafting the perfect bouquet. Tickets are available for $99 on Eventbrite and include fresh flowers, a vase, expert instruction, and a bonus 15% discount to enjoy in the restaurant before or after the class. Don’t miss this chance to create beautiful memories with Mom! On Mother’s Day from 7am-3pm, treat mom to a Mother’s Day Brunch experience complete with brunch specials, live music, and a complimentary photo area. Brunch specials include asparagus with morels, smoked egg yolk, wild garlic, diver scallops made with ajo blanco, verjus, miso glaze and a variety of mimosas. Reservations can be made on OpenTable.

Stay with Mom

Celebrate Mother’s Day with a relaxing staycation at the Canopy by Hilton Chicago Central Loop (226 WJackson Blvd)! Just steps away from iconic Chicago spots from the Willis Tower to Cloud Gate, take mom for a trip to the Chicago Loop and book a room and enjoy specially curated cocktails and bites in their in-house restaurant, Depot to be treated like the ultimate queen! For reservations and booking, please visit their website.

Treat Her to a Spa Day

Celebrate Mother’s Day in style by pampering Mom with a luxurious med spa experience at Beautifully New in Park Ridge (600 W Talcott Rd). Indulge her with a wide array of face, skin, and body treatments, along with top-tier injectables and exclusive skincare products. With a commitment to enhancing natural beauty, Beautifully New strives to reveal each guest’s best version, inside and out. Explore their treatment offerings and secure Mom’s next appointment on their website today, because she deserves nothing but the best!