Just like every seashell found on our white sand beaches, each mom is one-of-a-kind. From the one who doesn’t bat an eye about baiting her own hook to the mom who’d rather bask in a detoxifying body wrap, we’ve curated a variety of options for them all. Here’s 5 fun ways to make your mom (or mother figure) feel special this Mother’s Day.
1. Help Her Unwind with a Spa Day
Pamper Mom with a luxe beauty treatment at one of New Smyrna Beach’s relaxing spas, like Advanced Beauty Care Day Spa or The Spa at Venetian Bay. Or go all out and book a full day for the ultimate thank you.
2. Show Mom She’s a Prize Catch with Fishing Fun
If your mom would rather cast off than kick back, a private fishing excursion is a sure way to lure her in this Mother’s Day. Charter a private vessel to get tips from an experienced local guide. Looking for more low-key? Do your own thing and rent a pole from JB’s Fish Camp for a small fee.
3. Tell Her She’s Dear to Your Art
Take Mom on a stroll down Canal Street, NSB’s historic arts district and browse galleries like The Hub on Canal, a venue filled with creative works from talented local artists. If she’s feeling inspired, sign her up for an art class at the Bob Ross Art Workshop or DIY studio, Hammer & Stain.
4. Get to Bonding over Brunch
Known for its spectacular independent foodie scene, New Smyrna Beach is, of course, an ideal spot for brunch enthusiasts. Along with idyllic waterfront views, The Grille at Riverview offers an extensive menu of breakfast and lunch favorites, like the strawberry and baby brie salad. Over at The Baker’s Table, the stuffed challah French toast is just as sweet as Mom, who’ll love this cozy little spot.
5. Go All Out with a Full Weekend Getaway
Even Mom needs a break sometimes. Go big this Mother’s Day and gift her a few days away at one of New Smyrna’s charming little B&Bs, like Anchor Inn or the Night Swan. If she’d rather be beachfront, you’ll want to book her at the Best Western (every room has an ocean view!), the Marriott SpringHill Suites, or the Salty Mermaid. All locations are right on the beach, so Mom will be just steps away from dipping her toes in the sand.