Still scrambling for a mother's day brunch or fun activity plan? No worries! Tampa Bay & company not only has a restaurant search to help you find the perfect meal in the perfect place, but we've also done some leg work for you! Here are some great Mother's Day options for 2009, and guess what? You'll be simultaneously supporting National Tourism Week by coming out to the area's finest dining and activity locations!

Here are some things to do in Tampa Bay for Mother's Day:

Buffet Brunch by the Beach (or at least on the water)

Castaways Restaurant on the Courtney Campbell Causeway and Jackson’s Bistro on Harbour Island both serve amazing arrays of brunch cuisine from omelet and waffle stations to seafood and meat buffets.


7720 Courtney Campbell Causeway

(813) 281-2215

Jackson’s Bistro

601 S. Harbour Island Blvd.

(813) 277-0112

Make sure you visit our website to search for a wider selection of restaurants on this special day… it’s not too late to find the perfect place!

Fun for the whole family for Mother’s Day

If you have a family of animal lovers, make sure to check out Tampa Bay & Company’s partner Lowry Park Zoo for a Mother’s Day special! Mom gets in free with the purchase of a children’s ticket to see all the wonders (including a brand new baby elephant) of the Zoo.

Lowry Park Zoo

1101 W Sligh Ave.

(813) 935-8552

Want to treat mom like a Queen? Why not treat her to a special high tea in MOSI’s BioWorks Butterfly Garden on Sunday at 11am or 1pm? Or for a more elegant tea, Cups Cake Cupcakes! at 11am, 12:30pm or 2pm where the family can expect delicious teas, scones, and sandwiches.

Museum of Science and Industry

4801 E Fowler Ave.

(813) 987-6000

Cups Cake Cupcakes!

12219 W Linebaugh Ave.

(813) 855-8424

Want some Tampa Bay Arts and Culture? Take mom shopping for art made by local artists while sipping sangria and champagne at the Tampa Artist Emporium to really support Tampa Bay and buy something for mom to remember the day! There will be complimentary beverages and flowers for mom as well as Let’s Eat! catering. Admission is free.

3415 Bay to Bay Blvd.

(813) 835-0212

Make this Mother’s Day special and go support Tampa Bay’s businesses and tourism industry! If you live in Tampa Bay you have all the more reason to get excited about celebrating National Tourism Week because it brings in over $8 billion a year! Why not celebrate NTW and Mother’s Day all at once? Happy Mother’s Day!