Mother’s Day is Sunday, May 12th, and we’ve gathered ideas to celebrate all the moms in your life! Find unique gift ideas, mom getaways, special events, and destinations for Mother’s Day brunch from all over West Michigan. 

Getaways & Packages

  • Explore exclusive events, treat mom to a spa day, or tempt her taste buds at her preferred restaurant in the Petoskey area. Select from a variety of exceptional spas, such as the Opulent Spa at the Inn at Bay Harbor, to schedule a day of rejuvenation for her this Mother’s Day.
  • Give the gift of relaxation. The Amway Grand Plaza’s spa boasts massages and facials that are sure to help relax. Celeste Salon & Spa at the Amway Grand Plaza is running a Mother's Day gift card promotion. Purchase a $250 gift card, and receive an additional $50 gift card. To purchase, stop into Celeste or call 616.776.6498. 
  • Plan an island getaway this Mother's Day. Escape to Mackinac Island with packages from the Grand Hotel. From horse-drawn carriage tours, a visit to the Spa, and nightly entertainment to a delectable selection of dining options, it will be nothing at all like you’ve got at home.
  • Treat the mother figure in your life to a weekend getaway at Crystal Mountain, complete with a Mother’s Day brunch followed by a round of golf. Or, give her the gift of a massage, facial, or body treatment from Crystal Spa. 

  • Marquette is the perfect place to enjoy a Mother’s Day weekend getaway. The historic Landmark Inn features thoughtfully curated amenities and uninterrupted views of Lake Superior for an unforgettable Mother’s Day celebration. Families can explore Marquette’s walkable downtown and visit the plethora of shops and boutiques to find the perfect Mother’s Day gifts. Book a Mother’s Day brunch at one of Marquette’s favorite restaurants and spoil your mother with a delicious meal. 
  • Celebrate Mom with a relaxing weekend at Northern Michigan’s Shanty Creek Resort. Located on 5,500 acres in Bellaire, Shanty Creek offers four villages --Schuss, Summit, Cedar River, and Hawk’s Eye all packed full of outdoor fun and recreation. Spend the weekend hiking, biking, and golfing. Moms enjoy 25% off any of the five championship golf courses May 6-12. Don’t forget to make reservations for the Mother’s Day Buffet at Shanty Creek’s Lakeview Restaurant, with a carving station, breakfast and lunch favorites, delicious desserts, and more.
  • This Mother’s Day, spend quality time with Mom on Walloon Lake or give her a getaway at Hotel Walloon that only requires her to pack one bag, hers. Don’t forget to make a reservation for Mother’s Day Brunch at Walloon Lake Inn. Learn more on their website
  • Show Mom how much she means with a weekend away at Boyne Mountain Resort. Surrounded by breathtaking scenery, stay in luxury accommodations, spa treatments, and exquisite dining. Bond over outdoor adventures like hiking or golfing, or simply relax by the pool. Book your stay here

  • Elevate Mother's Day with a stay at Evergreen Resort. Nestled in Cadillac, amidst lush forests and serene lakes, pamper Mom with a tranquil getaway. Enjoy cozy accommodations, on-site dining, and outdoor adventures like golfing, lawn games, and pickleball. Show Mom love and appreciation with a retreat in nature's embrace.
  • Stay at Village at Bay Harbor this Mother’s Day. Nestled along Lake Michigan's shores, this charming resort offers luxurious rooms with waterfront views and decadent dining. Adventure along picturesque trails, stroll along the streets shopping or simply unwind by the tranquil waters. 
  • Spend Mother’s Day weekend in Traverse City with special events and deals at Grand Traverse Resort & Spa. Enjoy Mother’s Day Brunch at Aerie or play a round of complimentary golf at one of their courses. Complete your getaway with unique retail offers at their Gallery of Shops, or spend a day in the spa pampering yourself with one of their Mother’s Day promotions

  • Treetops Resort in Gaylord wants to help celebrate all moms. Show her you care by taking her to Mother's Day Brunch, which features a free mimosa for mom. Don't miss their Spa & Golf specials just for moms too.
  • Celebrate Mom with a luxurious stay at Park Place Hotel & Conference Center. Nestled in the heart of Traverse City, she'll indulge in elegant accommodations, dining at the award-winning Minervas Restaurant. Explore downtown shops or stroll along the waterfront, creating moments in Michigan's charming coastal gem.
  • Bring Mom up for the weekend or just one night to celebrate and treat her to an island adventure at Mission Point Resort on Mackinac Island. The package runs May 10th & 11th and includes: a $50 food & beverage  credit per adult and teen (children 12 and under eat free from Mission Point’s kid's menu), a  beautiful seasonal fruit plate delivered your day of arrival, Shepler’s Ferry tickets and luggage transfer from the dock to the resort.  

Dining Experiences

  • Celebrate with Mom in Mt. Pleasant with brunch at several area restaurants. You can find anything from a build-your-own Bloody Mary and Mimosa Bar to S'Mores French Toast and Short Rib Omelets. Make your reservations today. 
  • Bring mom for an extraordinary Mother’s Day Brunch at the elegant Inn at Black Star Farms They invite you to celebrate your family at their beautiful winery estate just fifteen minutes from downtown Traverse City. Savor a one-of-a-kind brunch setting that will truly make mom feel special this year.
  • Treat Mom to a memorable Mother's Day at Audie's Restaurant. Nestled in the heart of Mackinaw City, Audie's offers a charming ambiance and delectable cuisine. From savory seafood to mouthwatering steaks, delight in a culinary experience Mom won't forget. Make reservations today and celebrate Mom in style at Audie's.

  • Celebrate Mother's Day with a delightful dining experience at Boone's Long Lake Inn. Dine with Mom amidst the charming ambiance and scenic views of Long Lake on their outdoor patio. Indulge in delectable cuisine, attentive service, and a warm atmosphere, creating cherished memories she'll treasure for years to come.
  • Treat mom to brunch at Jamesport Brewing Company in Ludington on May 12th. Enjoy a buffet of favorites including pancakes, egg bakes, prime rib, and more.
  • Bay View Inn and Perry Hotel in Petoskey honor and celebrate the special women in our lives every year with a Mother’s Day Brunch. Both locations will be offering a classic buffet with more details to come in the coming weeks. All details will be on the website for each property soon.

Gifts for Mom

  • Give Mom the gift of membership. Did you know that a Michigan Maritime Museum membership provides unlimited free admission, a 10% discount on merchandise in The Ship's Store, a subscription to the Museum’s printed newsletter, The Ship’s Lamp and e-newsletter The Ship’s Bell, free or Member rates on lectures, programs, and selected classes & events all year plus much more
  • Mother's Day is just around the corner, presenting the perfect opportunity to express your love and gratitude for the exceptional woman in your life. While many may opt for the traditional bouquet, Indigrow of Muskegon proposes an alternative floral gesture for your mother. If smoking isn't her preference, they also provide a variety of edibles and tinctures. For a distinctive cannabis encounter, consider surprising her with a guided facility tour
  • Give your art-loving Mom a LowellArts membership this Mother's Day. Not only does your gift show your Mom how much you love her, but it also helps support the arts and is active for 12 months. In addition to knowing your gift is supporting a dynamic, non-profit arts organization for all, your membership gift includes the following benefits: discounts on LowellArts theatre tickets, concert tickets, and art classes, 10% off all Artist Market purchases during our Member Appreciation Weekend in December, and discounts on exhibition entry fees.

  • This Mother's Day, give Mom the gift of relaxation with a CBD Store of Michigan gift card. Let her explore a range of wellness products from CBD oils to soothing creams, tailored to enhance her well-being. Show your love by providing her with a ticket to unwind.
  • Surprise Mom with a unique Mother's Day gift from Twisted Fish Gallery in Elk Rapids. Explore their collection of exquisite artworks, from paintings to sculptures, crafted by local and regional artists. Whether it's a vibrant painting or a captivating sculpture, find the perfect piece to show Mom your appreciation and love on her special day.
  • Make Mother's Day memorable with a unique gift from Uniquely North in Bellaire. Explore a curated selection of handcrafted treasures, from artisanal jewelry to locally-made candles and artworks. Give Mom a thoughtful present that reflects the beauty and charm of Northern Michigan. Shop now and make her day unforgettable.


  • Spend some time outdoors with Mom this Mother’s Day in Ludington by taking a hike at Ludington State Park. Visit the Big Sable Lighthouse, view the keeper’s quarters, and climb to the top for picturesque views of the park and Lake Michigan. The lighthouse opens May 9 and is open Tuesdays-Sundays, 10 a.m.-5 p.m. 
  • Moms receive a complimentary gift with their tour of the beautiful, Queen Ann-style, historic homes at the Hackley and Hume Historic Site. Muskegon County moms will also receive free access to the Historic Sites. Tours include both lumber-baron mansions, the City Barn, the Fire Barn Museum, and the Scolnik House of the Depression Era. Visitors are welcome to walk in during open hours. Learn more here

  • Tulip Time wraps up on Mother’s Day, so why not wrap up your mom’s day in smiles? Come to Holland and marvel at a towering Dutch windmill surrounded by a sea of tulips at Windmill Island Gardens. Explore Veldheer Tulip Gardens and city parks bursting with blooms, admire 100 exquisite quilts handcrafted by local artists, take a walking tour led by a costumed local historian, or board a motor coach to experience all of this and more on the first-ever VIP tour curated by the festival’s organizers. Discover all the possibilities here.
  • Join CranHill in Rodney for Mother & Son Day on May 11: a day that gives moms and sons an opportunity to escape for a day spent together doing a variety of activities, adventuring, and enjoying dinner at their “denim and pearls” banquet. This will be a day that builds special moments for a lifetime. For more information on Mother & Son Day, click here
  • Experience a delightful Mother's Day on the enchanting Leelanau Peninsula Wine Trail. Treat Mom to a scenic journey through picturesque vineyards, savoring exquisite wines and creating cherished memories amidst the breathtaking beauty of Northern Michigan's wine country.

  • Located minutes from Downtown Traverse City, Old Mission Peninsula Wine Trails tasting rooms offer unique experiences including tastings, flights, wine by the glass, and light bites. Sip and savor at Black Star Farms, Chateau Chantal, Chateau Grand Traverse, Brys Estate Vineyard & Winery, Hawthorne Vineyards, Peninsula Cellars, and more. 
  • The Petoskey Wine Region Passport is a great way to enjoy all 14 wineries with Mom. Purchase the Wine Passport and you will receive a $5 discount off a wine tasting at Blu Dot Vineyards, Lost Cellars, Maple Moon Sugarbush & Winery, and the rest of Petoskey Wine Region Partners. There is no better way to spend time with mom than walking through vineyards while sipping on delicious local wines.