Memorable Mother’s Day experiences in Orlando

Source: Four Seasons Resort Orlando at Walt Disney World Resort

Orlando’s ever-growing dining scene boasts incredible offerings for a Mother’s Day celebration. Spots like MICHELIN-starred signature steakhouse Knife & Spoon and Michelin-recommended options such as California Grill, Selam Ethiopian & Eritrean Cuisine and Four Flamingos, A Richard Blais Florida Kitchen offer ways to get a taste of some of the best dining the destination has to offer.

Several of Orlando’s top resorts and restaurants will offer decadent dining specials for Mother’s Day, like a chef-driven buffet at The Alfond Inn ($89 adults, $29 children 5 – 12, under 5 free) or a Spanish-inspired brunch buffet or prix-fixe dinner – complete with live flamenco performances – at Tapa Toro Tapas Bar & Paella Pit (Brunch $49 adults, $18 children under 10; Prix-Fixe Dinner: $49 adults).

For even sweeter indulgences, places like The Dolly Llama – serving Insta-worthy waffles and ice cream delights in Winter Garden – and the White Rabbit Dessert Experience – an Alice in Wonderland-themed, dessert-focused restaurant in Waterford Lakes – offer one-of-a-kind sweet treats to savour with Mom. Meanwhile, The Glass Knife in Winter Park is a must-stop for any mom looking to savour delectable treats and savoury brunch items among Instagramable backgrounds.

Toast to the ‘Best Mom Ever’

Orlando’s newest Art Deco-inspired speakeasy, The BANDBOX, is an intimate non-alcoholic tasting lounge located in Ivanhoe Village serving signature craft mocktails, such as Blueberry Bombshell and High-Hat, as well as sprit-free beer, wine and other tasty beverages.

At The Wine Room on Park Avenue in Winter Park, wine enthusiasts, especially “wine moms,” can indulge in a wide variety of up to 156 carefully curated wines and complement their wine tastings with an extensive assortment of charcuterie options and a selection of small plates to savor.

The Tea Room Experience in Downtown Orlando – offering a modern, yet authentic take on an old English tradition – will host a Mother’s Day Vintage Tea Time on May 11-13 complete with loose-leaf teas, finger sandwiches, baked goods, desserts and “MOM-osas.”

Relaxing Experiences That Are Unbelievably Real

Treat Mom to a Healing Honey Treatment – using raw, 100% pure local honey – at the Four Seasons Resort Orlando’s spa or a 30-minute facial using cruelty-free, vegan ingredients at Clean Your Dirty Face.

Meanwhile, a meditation class following Deepak Chopra’s teachings at the Chopra Mind-Body Zone and Spa or a sunrise paddle board yoga class on beautiful Lake Ivanhoe near downtown Orlando with Epic Paddle Adventures make for perfect (and unique!) ways to focus on overall well-being.

Or spend the day at Discovery Cove, an all-inclusive retreat where Mom can relax on white sandy beaches, hand-feed exotic birds and even swim with dolphins. Mom won’t need to pack or plan a single thing, since towels, sunscreen, swim gear and even wetsuits are all included with admission. Meals, snacks and drinks are also included, along with complimentary beer and wine for adults 21 and up.

James Chung

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