Celebrate mom by bringing her to the country’s liveliest city. New Orleans is the perfect destination for food, music, and the celebration of family. Whether she enjoys a picnic beneath the ancient live oaks of City Park or a white-tablecloth brunch at one of the city’s many fine restaurants, a Mother's Day in New Orleans is guaranteed to be memorable.
Many restaurants offer special Mother’s Day menus, including Brennan’s, which has three courses for $75, and Palm&Pine, which hosts a special Jazz Mom Brunch. The Roosevelt Hotel offers a Mother's Day brunch complete with salt and pepper bao buns, Belgian waffles, and bottomless mimosas. Other spots for Jazz Brunch on Mother’s Day include Miss River and Court of Two Sisters, plus spots found here.
Enjoy a variety of things to do on Mother’s Day weekend including the final two days of the New Orleans Jazz & Heritage Festival, the Creole Queen Mother’s Day River Cruise, and Krewe de Pink’s Pink Bra Run benefitting Tulane Cancer Center's Breast Cancer Research Center. Treat mom to Mother’s Day Tea at Sucré or Mother’s Day Tea at the Windsor Court, or take her out to a Tulane Green Wave Baseball game.
New Orleans has plenty of day spas; treat mom to some pampering with a facial or massage. Some spas even offer special package deals. Favorite places to unwind include NOLA Organic Spa and Woodhouse Day Spa, but hotels often have great spas as well, including the newly-opened spa at Four Seasons Hotel New Orleans.
Treat Mom to a day spent shopping around the city. Magazine Street, Royal Street, Canal Place, Bayou Road, and the Riverwalk are great spots to snag something special. From clothing and jewelry to art and candles, you'll find a great gift.
Maybe all mom wants is a day in the park. Grab a blanket and head to City Park, Audubon Park, or one of these picnic spots for the perfect Mother’s Day feast. After all, it is crawfish season, and this Mother’s Day is the perfect time to chow down. Find our top spots for boiled seafood here.