Tampa Bay Celebrates Mother's Day

May 8, 2017 by PR@VisitTampaBay.com

Tampa Bay Celebrates Mother's Day

Spoil mom with special deals at museums, spas, animal encounters, water sports, culinary creations or yoga in the park. Better yet, combine several to make a memorable day the entire family.



Florida Aquarium – Dive into the cool blue of a Caribbean coral reefs, then come up for air at the aquarium’s new splash zone. Mom is free with another paid admission.

Dinosaur World – Travel back 65 million years and come face-to-face with a whole crew of Cretaceous creatures.

Glazer Children’s Museum -- Moms play free and can get special treatment in the Mother’s Day lounge.

H.B. Plant Museum – Explore the extravagance of the Gilded Age with a tour through Tampa Bay’s iconic Plant Hall, once the Tampa Bay Hotel and the jewel in the crown of Henry Plant’s 19th Century railroad empire. 10 a.m.

MOSI, the Museum of Science and Industry – It’s mom’s turn to take a break on the bed of nails at Kids In Charge, pedal a bike on a high wire, or enjoy a breath-taking view in Florida’s only IMAX Dome movie theater. 10 a.m.

Pirate Water Taxi – Cruise the waterfront and the Hillsborough River on board downtown’s iconic yellow water taxis. Mom rides free all day. Try the Zoo Express for a unique trip upriver to Tampa’s Lowry Park Zoo. The Zoo Express boards from the Tampa Convention Center waterfront. 11:30 a.m.

Tampa Bay History Center – 12,000 years of Tampa Bay history is at your fingertips, from the Tocabaga Indians to Cuban cigar worker and the new “Finding Fairyland” exhibit, bringing back to life Tampa Bay’s popular children’s playground.

Tampa’s Lowry Park Zoo – Check out the new splash zone, meet a Florida manatee, come eye-to-eye with the past in the Dinos Alive! Exhibit, or feed a rhino by hand.

Yoga in the Park – Push mom to her limit (in a good way) with the always popular community yoga class in downtown’s Curtis Hixon Waterfront Park. And, yes, technically, everyone gets in free. 6 p.m.



Spa Evangeline – The Epicurean Hotel’s in-house spa offers a Mother’s Day package May 13-14: 60-Minute Massage, 30-Minute HydraFacial, Bubbletini Manicure & Pedicure all for $330.

TopGolf Tampa – Mom comes out swinging with a two-hour driving range bay for up to six guests plus dining and drinks, all for $180.

Urban Kai – Hit the water with paddleboarding for mom May 13-14. Moms get $10 off their rental or private lesson. Or try Kai Water Fitness Class on May 14 for the special rate of $20. Call (813) 598-1634 for reservations.

Rock Spa – The Seminole Hard Rock Casino’s spa lets you buy one 50-80 minute treatment and get a second one for half off. Couples retreat, anyone?


Tampa Bay’s world-class collection of restaurants are at your beck and call for Mother’s Day, whether you’re looking for brunch, lunch, or dinner. Check with your favorite place or try something new.

Below you’ll find an ample selection of partners offering Mother’s Day specials:


Bok Towers

Free admission will be offered to all mothers in celebration of Mother’s Day on Sunday, May 14. Families are encouraged to give the living bouquet of landscaped gardens created by Frederick Law Olmsted Jr. to the special mothers in their lives. The Blue Palmetto Café will be open and the Tower & Garden Gift Shop will offer a special gift with purchase for all moms. https://boktowergardens.org/


David A. Straz Jr. Center for the Performing Arts (Maestro’s Restaurant)

A Mother’s Day extravaganza on Sunday, May 14, includes chef-attended omelet and carving stations, a bountiful salad bar, hot buffet and beautiful dessert display. Mimosas and champagne are included in the price. Seatings at 11 a.m. and 1:30 p.m. Cost: $45.95 Adults, $16.95 Children 5-12. Free for children four and under.

Call 813.229.STAR (7827). www.StrazCenter.org


Dinosaur World

Mother's Day 5/14/17: Mom gets in free with a fully paid child's admission on Sunday, May 14.


Escape Countdown

Escape Countdown, the Florida leader in live-action escape games, is offering mothers a chance to “Escape from an Island.”  Moms and their families will be finding clues and solving puzzles in order to escape before the 60-minute clock runs out in the company’s Escape from Gaspar Island game. All mothers playing the Escape from Gaspar Island game on Mother’s Day Weekend, (Saturday, May 13 or Sunday, May 14), will receive a $25 gift card to Seasons 52 restaurant, located one block west of Escape Countdown.  Mothers will also receive a flowered lei gift in this special promotion. Games can be booked in advanced at the company’s website, www.EscapeCountdown.com.

Enter the promo code MOMISLAND when making a reservation.



Enjoy GameTime with your kids on Mother’s Day and Mom will eat FREE*!

*Mom will receive one entrée or appetizer FREE with the purchase of one entrée or appetizer of equal or lesser value. Mom will receive an appetizer or entrée of maximum $10 value with the purchase of a kid's meal. Maximum two offers allowed per table. Dine-in only. Promotional offer cannot be combined with any other offer. https://www.gametimeplayers.com/mothers-day/


International Plaza and Bay Street

  • International Plaza businesses are offering special menus or brunch for Mother’s Day, including:
  • Bar Louie: Mother’s Day Brunch from 10am - 3pm; no reservation required.
  • Nordstrom Bazille: Special menu offered 11am – 6pm; reservation recommended.
  • Brio Tuscan Grille: Brunch menu available from 10am - 3pm; reservation recommended.
  • The Capital Grille: Brunch menu from 10a – 3pm; reservations recommended.
  • The Cheesecake Factory: Brunch menu from 9am - 4pm; no reservation required.
  • The Pub: Brunch menu from 10am - 3pm; no reservation required. Complimentary brunch entrée for all Mothers from 10-3pm
  • Ocean Prime: Brunch menu 10a – 2pm; reservation recommended.
  • Pelagia Trattoria: Brunch menu 10a – 4pm; reservations recommended.


Nannies Who Care

Give mom a well-deserved break by purchasing a gift certificate from nanny and babysitting agency Nannies Who Care during the month of May and receive one FREE additional booking fee (a $35 value).  Additional date must be booked no later than June 30, 2017.

 To book call 727.784.8868 or go to  www.nannieswhocare.com


Sky Zone Trampoline Park is offering all Mothers a free jump with the purchase of a $15.99 one hour jump pass!



Special Mother’s Day reservation is $180 and includes:

  • One (1) golf bay for two (2) hours of Topgolf play (first and third floor available)
  • Each golf bay accommodates up to six (6) guests playing with eight (8) guests maximum per golf bay**
  • Food & beverage prepaid amount of $80 (prior to tax and service charge(s))

Register at www.topgolf.com/mothersday


Treeumph Adventure Course, Manatee County

Guests receive $30 off when they book 2 tickets for Mother's Day weekend (May 13th OR 14th) with promo code ILOVEMYMOM

Reservations can be made with promo code at http://treeumph.com/book-now or by calling 941-322-2130.


Urban Kai

This Mother's Day take Mom out paddle-boarding or Kayaking with Urban Kai. Mothers and Grandmothers receive $10 off rentals or private lessons/tours! Discount is for use on May 13 and 14 only. Make reservations or sign Mom up for our Kai Water Fitness Class, Sunday, May 14th, from 11:45a -12:45p.  Special Mother's Day rate of $20.00 including board. Call 813-598-1634 to reserve.


Yacht StarShip

Treat the special mom in your life to the spectacular Mother’s Day she deserves on a brunch or dinner cruise aboard Yacht StarShip in Downtown Tampa on Sunday, May 14. The entire family will love dining on freshly prepared cuisine while taking in the views on the sparkling waters of Tampa Bay. www.yachtstarship.com


Bay Harbor Hotel

Bay Harbor Hotel is showing Mom appreciation with an exclusive Mother’s Day Brunch this year. The buffet will take place from 10 AM to 3 PM at Bay Harbor’s waterfront restaurant, Beach Bar | Restaurant, and will include an exceptional menu with breakfast favorites, fresh seafood, and all moms will be greeted with a single rose and mimosa.


The brunch selection is comprised of 5 different stations including a breakfast station with build-your-own omelets, breakfast potatoes, bacon, sausage, and Jamaican shrimp and grits. There will be a carving station with select meats from prime rib to spiral ham and roasted veggies, a seafood bar featuring oysters, snow crab, shrimp cocktail, and sushi. To finish, guests will enjoy the Mother’s Day dessert bar that will have assorted pastries, fruit platters, and a chocolate fountain. www.bayharbortampa.com


Epicurean Hotel

Enjoy Mother’s Day Brunch in Élevage on Sunday, May 14 – 9 a.m. – 3 p.m.

Spa Evangeline - Special Package: 60-Minute Massage, 30-Minute HydraFacial, Bubbletini Manicure & Pedicure all for $330. If you are not able to make it in that day you can purchase a gift card – spend $200 and receive $25 bonus bucks. In addition, Spa Sommeliers have put together gift baskets from our boutique for the perfect gift for mom to un-wrap.  www.SpaEvangeline.com


Le Méridien Tampa (Bizou Brasserie)

Mother’s Day Brunch Buffet takes place Sunday, May 14, at 10 a.m. – 2 p.m. includes a complimentary family photo and $6 bloody marys and mimosas (available after 11 a.m.). $36 per person (plus tax and gratuity), $17 for children ages 5-12 and Free for children ages 4 and under.

Call 813-227-9555 to reserve your spot.


Renaissance Tampa International Plaza Hotel (Pelagia Trattoria)

Make this Mother’s Day a relaxing family time to dine together while enjoying delicious dishes offered exclusively for this special occasion at Pelagia Trattoria, located at International Plaza in Tampa. Pelagia Trattoria Executive Chef Brett Gardiner has created an a la carte menu that features seasonal ingredients, succulent seafood, traditional breakfast favorites with a twist, savory dishes and, of course, irresistible desserts.

Reservations are available from 10 a.m. - 4 p.m. on May 14 for this always popular holiday event presented by Pelagia.

Brunch seating is limited and reservations are recommended for Mother’s Day Sunday at Pelagia Trattoria. For reservations, call 813-313-3235 or go to www.pelagiatrattoria.com.


Saddlebrook Resort

Saddlebrook Resort offers a Mother’s Day Weekend Special Package with nightly stays from $179 for a Deluxe Guest Room with special weekend activities for the family.  The package can be seen at http://www.saddlebrook.com/special-offers/featured-offers/mother%E2%80%99s-day-package/

The Resort’s popular Magnificent Mother’s Day Buffet runs from 11:00 am to 4:00 pm.  The Mother’s Day Menu can be viwed at http://www.saddlebrook.com/getmedia/c47ec90f-b9db-4aff-8d5d-b8671f9495b4/Mothers-Day-Buffet-Menu-2017_2.pdf/


Safety Harbor Resort and Spa, Safety Harbor

Mother’s Day Brunch is offered 11am-3pm, with live music and welcome mimosa

$39.95* Adults, $14.95* Children 10 and under (Does not include tax and gratuity)

Mother’s Day Spa Specials – Starting at $129. http://www.safetyharborspa.com/mother-s-day-brunch-2017/mother-s-day-brunch-menu.htm


Seminole Hard Rock Hotel & Casino Tampa

The Seminole Hard Rock Hotel & Casino Tampa has several special attractions on Mother’s Day. For one, as part of $100,000 Mother’s Day Sweepstakes, hourly drawings are scheduled between noon and 6 p.m. with one additional drawing at 7 p.m. Also at the Rock Spa®, purchase one 50-80 minute service and get 50 percent off any service that is of equal or greater value. A free Tipsy Candle will be offered with the purchase of the Mother’s Day special.

Special Menus are available at various restaurants on the property, including Council Oak Steaks & Seafood, Fresh Harvest and Rise Kitchen & Bakery.


Sheraton Tampa Riverwalk Hotel (Rivers Edge)

Rivers Edge is offering a special Mother’s Day Brunch Buffet on May 14th from 11:00 am – 5:00 pm that includes a Smoked Salmon Florentine Quiche, White Truffle Lobster Mac – N - Cheese

Pan Seared Crab Cakes with Old Bay Rémoulade, Peel and Eat Shrimp Cocktail, and a Chef’s Dessert & Pastry Station for $38.95. Children under 10 are half price.



The Westin Tampa Bay (Aqua)

Mother’s Day VIP Event includes Complimentary Mimas for Moms

Seafood Brunch on Rooftop Terrace on May 14. Choose from the following stations: Omelet, Waffle, Sushi, Carving, Grill, plus delectable selection of entrees and desserts and chocolates

$60/Adults, $20/under 12. Call (813) 675-8700 for rooftop brunch reservations; www.westintampabay.com


Glazer Children’s Museum

Moms play free on Mother’s Day at the Glazer Children’s Museum and can get special treatment in the Mother’s Day lounge on Sunday, May 14 | 1-6pm | Free admission for Moms



The Henry B. Plant Museum will offer free admission to mothers on Mother’s Day


The Museum of Fine Arts, St. Petersburg, FL

The Museum of Fine Arts’ in-house restaurant, the MFA Cafe, presents a special brunch to celebrate Mother’s Day on May 14th, 2017. Guests can dine in the glass conservatory at the Museum while enjoying an indulgent buffet spread with seafood, breakfast, carving, and dessert stations. Special menu items include Garlic and Rosemary Crusted Prime Rib, Red Snapper Ceviche, Made to Order Omelets, and Various House-Baked Desserts. Brunch also includes complimentary Champagne and Mimosas. The full menu can be viewed at http://bit.ly/2pFgMH6.

Prices for the Mother’s Day Brunch are $42.00 for Adults and $19.00 for Children twelve and under. Seatings are available from 11:00am to 3:00pm. Museum admission is not required to dine in the cafe. Reservations are strongly encouraged and can be made by calling the cafe at 727.822.1032. http://www.olympiacatering.com/.


MOSI (Museum of Science and Industry)

Mothers will receive free general admission to MOSI with the purchase of a child’s admission

On Saturday, May 13 and Sunday, May 14. For more information call 813-987-6000; www.MOSI.org


Phoenix Glass Studio

Renowned glass artist Susan Gott is offering a Special Cast Glass Orchid (20" x 19" x 1") for $49

for Mother's Day.  The stainless steel frame can be hung or installed in a wall, window; interior or exterior. Sculpted and signed by Susan Gott.

Contact Susan for details, 813-267-1762


Safari Wilderness

Safari Wilderness invites families to take advantage of their Vehicle Safari Tours as a great treat for mom. Use the codes MOM10 any Customized Vehicle Safari on Mother's Day to receive 10% off the cost of admission.


Tampa Bay History Center

The Tampa Bay History Center will celebrate Mother’s Day with free admission for moms with one paid Adult admission on Sunday, May 14, from 10 a.m. until 5 p.m.

The History Center will offer arts and crafts for kids in the Lykes Atrium and a 10% discount on select items in the museum store.

Moms can also see “Finding Fairyland: Rediscovering Tampa’s Lost Theme Park,” currently on view in the History Center’s Wayne Thomas Gallery.

 Moms and families are encouraged to visit the museum and dine at the waterfront Columbia Cafe located inside the History Center. The Cafe features indoor seating and outdoor seating along the Riverwalk. http://tampabayhistorycenter.org/


Bavaro’s will be giving each mother who dines at the restaurant a jar of pasta sauce and $5 gift card. www.bavarospizza.com


Bernini of Ybor: Mother’s Day Special comes with unlimited Bloody Marys or Mimosas for only $6.95 and such delicacies as Smoked Salmon Salad, French Toast, and Shrimp Gnocchi. Restaurant opens at 11 a.m. http://berniniofybor.com/


Boca Tampa: Every mom will receive a complimentary rose a Mother’s Day Brunch at Boca Tampa. https://www.facebook.com/events/1690519444584400/


Brew Bus Brewing

Brew Bus has a special Mother’s Day Sunday Brunch, May 14th 11AM-3PM, which includes a free "mom-osas" for mom and a five-minute massage. Brunch Menu includes such yummy dishes a as Avocado Toast, BBQ Hash, Shrimp n' Grits and such delicious sides as Rollin’ Dirty Candied Bacon  and Cheesy Grits $3. Stay tuned for the special menu item released just for Mother's Day. http://www.brewbususa.com/tours/tampa-bay/


Carne Chophouse

Carne’s Mother’s Day Buffet, which starts at 11 a.m., offers selections of fruit & cheese, salad, pastries, a hot lunch station, all for $29.99 for adults and $15 for children. Unlimited Bloody Marys or Mimosas are only an additional $6.95. carnechophouse.com


Centre Club

Mother's Day Brunch takes place at Centre Club on Sunday, May 14th. Seatings are 11:00am or 2:00pm. Adults $36 (not including tax and service charge), Children $15 (ages 6 - 12) Children 5 and under are complimentary.

Scrumptious buffet to include made to order omelets, hand carved beef tenderloin, herb-crusted turkey breast, chilled raw bar, kids buffet, crème Brule station and more, plus  your choice of a complimentary champagne cocktail or bloody Mary. Reservations Required. Contact the Member Concierge at 813.286.4040 or contactus@centretampa.com.


Edison: Food+Drink Lab

Mother’s Day brunch on Sunday, May 14 inaugurates the start of the restaurant’s new seven-days-a-week schedule. Chef Jeannie Pierola’s special brunch menu, soon to be unveiled, will include new items as well as a selection of guest favorites from Edison’s regular menu.


Fleming’s Steakhouse & Prime Wine Bar is celebrating mom this year with an elegant, three-course Mother’s Day Brunch!

Guests will enjoy their choice of appetizer, entrée and dessert. Entrée selections include Fleming’s Signature Eggs Benedict with sliced filet mignon or housemade crab cake with a tomato-hollandaise, Farm Fresh Veggie Omelet, Cinnamon Apple Brioche French Toast, California-Style Steak and Eggs with sliced filet mignon, and Glory Bay Salmon Cobb Salad.

Brunch will be offered from 10 a.m. till 3 p.m., starting at $44.95 per adult and $18.95 per child. Guests can make their reservations online here.


Franklin Manor is offering a complimentary craft Frosè cocktail made with Rosè Wine, Peach and Prickly Pear Purèes to all mothers who come in on Sunday, May 14.


Jackson’s Bistro

Jackson's will be hosting their extravagant Mother's Day brunch from 10am-3pm. The cost is $36.95 for adults, $12.95 for children (10 and under).

  • Traditional Breakfast Items
  • Crispy, Fresh Salads
  • Hand Rolled Sushi
  • Chef Attended Action Stations
  • Fresh Baked Desserts & Pastries


Spain Restaurant

The restaurant offers a Mother’s Day Prix-fix Menu Special for $30 which includes a Glass of Sangria, Cava or Vino. It is open from 12 noon to 6 p.m. with live music from 2-6 p.m.. http://www.tomaspain.com/