When it comes to sacrifice, hard work, and dedication, no job can compare to motherhood. It’s a 24/7 position that sometimes doesn’t get the acknowledgement it deserves. Mother’s Day is a time to let Mom know much you appreciate everything she does. Two things are certain this holiday: the best gift you can give her is yourself, and every woman appreciates a box of fine chocolates for Mother’s Day.
The Delysia Chocolatier team got together to create a list of the best spots in Austin to visit with your mom this Mother’s Day depending on what she loves best – besides you, of course.
Austin Spots for Sporty Moms
Does Mom need a new pair of sneakers? Austin is an athletic town, and there are a number of great shops that provide highly personalized service. No spot is better than Luke’s Locker. They have athletic shoes and accessories for every type of activity. Anytime mom steps out in the gear you got her she’ll remember the special Mother’s Day shopping excursion. Rouge Running is also highly recommended, and Lululemon Athletica is also a great option for yoga moms.
Other Ideas for Sporty Moms:
Roy and Ann Butler Hike and Bike Trail
Rock climbing at North Austin Rock Gym
Austin Spots for Adventurous Moms
Scavenger Hunting Downtown
Whether you’re an Austin local or visiting for the weekend, it’s impossible not to have fun completing the Urban Adventure Quest with your mom. This modern-day scavenger hunt will take you through two miles of historic downtown Austin as you solve clues.
Other Ideas for Adventurous Moms:
Guided canyon tour at Westcave Preserve
Lake Travis Zip Line Adventures
Austin Spots for Scholarly Moms
Taming of the Shrew at the Zilker Hillside Theatre
If your mother is a fan of Shakespeare you won’t want to miss seeing one of his most famous tales played out on the stage of the Zilker Hillside Theatre. There will be a Mother’s Day showing of The Taming of the Shrew. Put together a picnic complete with a bottle of white wine from Becker Vineyards for a relaxed evening watching Shakespeare under the stars.
Other Ideas for Scholarly Moms:
Shopping at Austin Bookpeople
La Belle and Roller Derby exhibits at The Bullock State History Museum
Austin Spots for Art-Loving Moms
West Austin Studio Tour
Stroll around West Austin to see the latest work of local artists in the environments where they work. The West Austin Studio Tour is a follow up to the extremely popular East Austin Studio Tour that happens every fall. Along the way you can pick up a piece of art to commemorate the day.
Other Ideas for Art-Loving Moms:
Blanton Museum of Art
See the Swan Lake ballet at The Long Center
Austin Spots for Foodie Moms
Mother’s Day Chocolate Tasting at Breed & Co.
Celebrate with your mom a few days early at our Mother’s Day Chocolate Tasting on May 8th, or come by to find the perfect gift. We’ll be providing truffle samples and pairing chocolate with wine at Breed & Co. during lunch. Specialty Mother’s Day Truffle Collections will be available or you can create your own one-of-a-kind box of chocolates for your special lady.
Other Ideas for Foodie Moms:
Cenote (amazing selection of cold coffees)
Mueller Farmers’ Market
Central Market North Lamar Food From Crete cooking class
Composting class at Hope Farmers Market