Mother’s Day is Sunday, May 8th, 2022, and there’s no better place to honor the mothers in your life than Orlando. Are you stuck as to what to do for Mother’s Day this year? Casiola will take care of you. Our lovely vacation homes in Orlando, Florida are still available to book for a last-minute Mother’s Day getaway. Read on for some of our favorite Orlando activities to celebrate Mother’s Day.
1. Go to a Theme Park festival or another extraordinary event
Festival season has started at Orlando’s theme parks! Treat Mom to food and fun on Mother’s Day at these special events, which are both included with park entry and will be open on Mother’s Day:
- Walt Disney World®: EPCOT® International Flower & Garden Show (Reservations Required)
- SeaWorld®: Orlando’s Seven Seas Food Festival (Reservations Required)
- Universal Orlando™: Planet Mardi Gras (ends April 24, 2022)
2. Experience nature’s beauty together
Flowers and natural beauty are excellent for Mother’s Day in Orlando, and both can be found in Orlando’s public parks and distinctive outdoor attractions. Lake Eola Park in downtown Orlando, Kelly Park in Apopka, the West Orange Trail between Winter Garden and Apopka, and many more are among Orange County’s most popular public parks and green areas. Several parks with natural springs are also located nearby. They’re all fantastic spots for a Mother’s Day or any other outdoor get-together, and they’re all free!
3. Enjoy a day at the beach with Mom.
There are so many fun things to do at the beach, and getting some sun is an additional benefit! We’ve got you covered, whether your mom is a foodie or just likes to be pampered. These beaches are within a few minutes drive from your vacation home.
Clearwater: Clearwater Beach, home of Winter the Dolphin from Disney’s Dolphin Tale, is noted for its stunning sunsets and miles of white sand beaches.
St. Pete Beach: The year-round vacation resort of St. Petersburg, popularly known as St. Pete, allows families to reconnect and relax together.
- Cocoa Beach: Want to catch a wave in the surfing hub of the East Coast? Drive east to Cocoa Beach, which is about 60 minutes from Orlando. Visit the Cocoa Beach Pier to see what’s going on in the area.
- Daytona Beach: Daytona Beach, “the birthplace of speed,” is about 80 miles north of Cocoa Beach and about an hour’s drive from Orlando.
4. Treat your Mom to a brunch
Brunch is not only one of the most popular weekend meals, but it’s also a fantastic time to reconnect with family and friends. It’s that perfect moment between breakfast and lunch, when you’re up early enough to enjoy your day but not so late that you’re cutting into dinner time. Mother’s Day is on Sunday, May 8th, so make your reservation as soon as possible, any brunch goer knows how quickly the popular locations fill up! Here are some of our favorite Mother’s Day brunch spots:
Villa de Flora at Gaylord Palms Resort:
Villa de Flora has reopened following a major makeover, with a new look and more fresh and seasonal menu selections. The buffet restaurant is themed after current Mediterranean coastal countries such as Italy, Spain, France, and others.
Cafe Osceola at Rosen Shingle Creek:
Savor freshly prepared buffet chef cooking stations and a la carte menu dishes while admiring breathtaking floor-to-ceiling vistas and the gorgeous décor of Spanish-revival blue and gold at Cafe Osceola.
Mia’s Italian Kitchen:
Mia’s Italian Kitchen is a family business. Owner Dave Nicholas’ Sicilian grandmother provided the cuisine with homestyle traditional Italian recipes for fresh pasta, house-made sauces, soups, and snacks. Mia’s serves supper seven days a week, as well as Sunday brunch with endless mimosas.
- Soco Restaurant:
Under the guidance of award-winning Executive Chef/Partner Greg Richie, Soco Restaurant serves Southern Contemporary Cuisine with a creative culinary approach. In a warm and friendly atmosphere, the restaurant delivers authentic southern hospitality.
5. Asking your Mom for lunch or dinner is always a good idea
Of course, if brunch isn’t your thing, lunch or dinner are both excellent options! Mother’s Day deals are available all day at some of our favorite restaurants. Tapa Toro is offering a special Mother’s Day meal. Take a short trip into Downtown Orlando for a fantastic Mother’s Day meal at The Boheme or prepare a lovely meal in your fully equipped kitchen and dine in the comfort of your vacation home!
6. Give your Mom a day of shopping
If your Mother is a shopaholic, you’ll want to take advantage of the fantastic local shopping available in all of our communities. The Mall at Millenia focuses on premium shops and in-demand brands and provides plenty of opportunities for not only shopping but also entertainment just minutes from Universal Orlando™ and SeaWorld®. Orlando also has outstanding options for deals and discounts at Orlando International Premium Outlets. The Vineland Premium Outlets has 160 stores and tons of great deals that Mom will like. Visit The Florida Mall, only a short drive from your vacation home, for a day of seemingly unending shopping.
7. Spend a relaxing day at the spa with Mom.
We have yet to find a single mom who does not like being pampered. There are a few good salons and spas to choose from in Orlando. These full-service salons and spas can do everything, whether you want to give her a fantastic massage or a manicure. With a Mother’s Day Spa Package from The Spa Orlando, you can treat Mom like the queen she is and help her relax to a whole new level!
Of course, there’s no better way to unwind than in the privacy of your own vacation home. Allow our professional reservations team at Casiola to take care of the details so you can relax and enjoy your holiday. We can assist you in finding the ideal vacation home of your dreams close to many shopping opportunities, allowing you to spend valuable time together.