This weekend we have a very important day ahead of us.
Hopefully you already know that on the 10th of May most countries celebrate the Mother’s Day. For those who have forgotten about it, don’t worry. There is still some time to prepare and to find a way to show your mother how much you appreciate her.
What is a better way to show your love than surprising her with a little present? Chocolate and flowers are always nice, but if you want to be more original and give a really memorable gift that will make both you and her happy, than maybe it would be a good idea to book a hotel and explore a new city with your mum.
You can see this trip as a well-deserved break, but in the same time it is also a nice occasion for bonding and spending some time together.
To make your lives easier, we made a special list with the cities that are perfect for a weekend getaway with your mum.
Explore the beauty of Amsterdam on a bike tour around the historic canals. Specially on the day before the Mothers ‘day, you can see the city’s landmarks on a historic ice breaker boat on the 9th of May. The city is has a special flare during the month of May, when the Spring Snow celebrations take place. During these days, the beauty of all of the elm trees in Amsterdam is celebrated. For some cultural experience, it would be a good idea to visit some of the Amsterdam’s most famous museums, such as Rijksmuseum, Van Gogh Museum or, more interesting for the mothers, the Handbag Museum. Go shopping in Kalverstraat, one of the Amsterdam’s most famous shopping streets.
The best way to get to know the Austria’s capital is by walking the Ringstrasse. Stop by for a little cultural experience in the Albertina Museum or Hofburg. If you are lucky enough to have a nice weather, spend your day outside in the ZOO Schonbrun, the amusement park Prater or rent a pedal boat at Alte Donau. Apart from all the lovely brunch offers from many hotels and restaurants for you and your mother, Vienna also offers another alternative for those desiring gastronomic experience. Genussfestival in the beautiful Wiener Stadtpark in the city center will be transformed into a food festival where all the delicacies will be free to try. If your mother prefers some time for relaxation, you should take her to Therme Wien for a nice and relaxing day. And as a perfect end to the day, the concert Viva la Mama at Metropol will be hosting singers performing some of the most popular mama hit songs.
In the inner city of Copenhagen, there are many art galeries and cute antique shops waiting to be discovered. Mostly these are concentrated in the Bregdade and the Meatpacking district. You can continue your exploration of the city by finding out the new trends that Stroget shopping area, as one of the longest pedestrian areas, has to offer. Do not miss paying a visit to the some of the city’s biggest attractions such as the National aquarium, Experimentarium City and the National Museum. In case you and your mother are movie fans, The Filmhouse & Cinematheque is a perfect place to go. If the weather will be warm and sunny, one of the prettiest gardens in Copenhagen, the King’s Garden is a perfect place for throwing a picknick.
The big number of the boat tours offered are the perfect way to get to know the city. Some of the famous tourist destinations are Oceanario de Lisboa and the National Tile Museum. For treating yourself with some gastronomic delights, make sure to check out the pancakes buffet made especially for this occasion. It is also always fun to spend some time together but also to learn something new. For those willing to improve their cooking skills, there are plenty of interesting cooking workshops that guarantee fun times.
With the nice Lisbon’s climate, do not miss visiting the beach and spending a day tanning and relaxing on beautiful beaches Carcavelos and Tamaris.
Make your mother feel like a queen on the Bayern Sunday Brunch in the royal Maximilianeum where the coffee and delicious cake specialties are served for Mother’s Day brunch. Continue your day in Munich with a gondola ride in Nymphenburger Schlosspark. When you are there already, make sure to enter the famous castle Nymphenburg and wander throughout the Botanic Garden. Munich has a variety of spas and saunas, areas for the ultimate relaxation. Blue Spa at Bayerischer Hof is definitely worth visiting.
After some time relaxing, you can use the variety of Munich’s shops to treat your mum (and yourself) with some nice items, and don’t forget to pop by Viktualienmarkt for fresh food and specialties.