Seven Places in Miami Your Mom Will Love

The perfect place to pretend you have culture.
The perfect place to pretend you have culture.
Photo by Dan Lundberg | Flickr CC

Despite the hubbub around Christmas, Thanksgiving, and Easter, everyone knows there's one holiday that trumps all others: Mother's Day. This annual tribute to the women who birthed us is the the granddaddymommy of occasions, and screwing it up isn't an option.

This year, instead of trotting your mom out to a disappointing brunch, why not take her somewhere that shows you really care? Miami has plenty of spots that will impress even the most demanding mommy dearests. Here are seven of our faves: 

Vizcaya
Many a mom has oohed and aahed over James Deering's spectacular villa. From the picturesque, European-inspired gardens to the priceless art, this is the kind of place you'd buy her if you had Bill Gates' bucks. 

Fairchild Tropical Botanic Garden
Fairchild Tropical Botanic Garden
Photo by Mr. Usaji | Flickr CC

Fairchild Tropical Botanic Garden
This 83-acre tropical wonderland offers one Kodak moment after another. Stroll with your mom through the butterfly garden, buy her a coconut soda at the café, and learn about the baobab tree on the tram tour. She'll be so relaxed at the end of the day she'll forget to berate you about your terrible posture and go-nowhere gig.

Pérez Art Museum Miami (PAMM)
PAMM's majestic collection is the perfect place to prove to Mom that she instilled a little culture in you. Impress her with your knowledge of 20th-century contemporary art, and maybe shed a tear over a particularly poignant piece. She'll be so proud.

Biscayne Bay
Though swimming probably isn't the best option, there are plenty of boat rides that'll showcase the aquatic side of our fair city. Island Queen Cruises even offers a special Mother's Day brunch sail, all while showing off the city skyline, the Port of Miami, Fisher Island, Miami Beach, and Millionaires' Row.

Louis Vuitton at Aventura Mall.
Louis Vuitton at Aventura Mall.
Photo by Ines Hegedus-Garcia | Flickr CC

Aventura Mall
Not all moms are into shopping, but for those who are, Aventura Mall is a paradisiacal pleasure dome. If you've got cash to spare, take her on a shopping spree. Scoop up a Fendi bag, a Tiffany & Co. necklace, and some Lululemon gym gear. You can't buy love, but you might be able to rent it for awhile. 

Schnebly Redland's Winery
You may not have the cash for the Napa Valley trip she's always dreamed about, but Schnebly is the next best thing. Tropical fruit wine is even better than the standard grape variety, and the lush setting makes for a charming afternoon. Set up shop in the tasting room and watch your mom get happily sauced on avocado vino. 

Biltmore Hotel
The Biltmore is a landmark, an elegant throwback to a glamorous era gone by — guaranteed to make any mom swoon. Take her for a day at the hotel spa. Treat her to a Thai massage, a Chardonnay sugar scrub, or an age-defying facial. She deals with you — Lord knows she's earned it.

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Vizcaya Museum and Gardens

3251 S. Miami Ave.
Miami, FL 33129

305-250-9133

www.vizcayamuseum.org

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Fairchild Tropical Botanic Garden

10901 Old Cutler Rd.
Coral Gables, FL 33156

305-667-1651

www.fairchildgarden.org

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Pérez Art Museum Miami (PAMM)

1103 Biscayne Blvd.
Miami, FL 33132

305-375-3000

pamm.org

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Aventura Mall

19501 Biscayne Blvd.
Aventura, FL 33180

305-935-1110

www.aventuramall.com

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The Biltmore

1200 Anastasia Ave.
Coral Gables, FL 33134

305-445-8066

www.biltmorehotel.com


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