By Teresa Bitler
Mother’s Day is Sunday, May 14, this year. While you’ll never be able to make it up to your Mom for all the things she’s done for you, you can make her day special with these three extraordinary Phoenix experiences.
BRUNCH AT LON’S AT THE HERMOSA INN
Almost every resort and a number of the Valley’s best restaurants serve Mother’s Day Brunch, but the view of Camelback Mountain from the Saltillo-tile patio of The Hermosa Inn is unrivaled. Not to mention the food. The sit down brunch includes your choice of a starter, entrée and dessert, plus Lon’s fresh baked, sticky monkey bread ($75 per person). As you dine, take note of the art in the restaurant and hotel lobby. It’s the work of cowboy artist Alonzo “Lon” Megargee, who once owned the 6-acre property. lons.com
HIGH TEA AT THE PHOENICIAN
Mom will feel like royalty as she munches on delicate finger sandwiches, tender scones with imported Devonshire cream and rich pastries, all the while sipping her choice of tea and listening to a pianist tickle the ivories in the Lobby Tea Court at The Phoenician. Add the unlimited sparkling wine option to really make her day special! High tea at the resort almost always sells out around holidays, especially Mother’s Day, so make your reservations early (from $42). Gloves, hat and the latest Kate Middleton fashions are optional. To learn more about Lobby Tea Court at The Phoenician, click here.
SPA AT THE FAIRMONT SCOTTSDALE PRINCESS
Score some serious points by pampering Mom with a day at the spa. The Well & Being Spa at the Fairmont Scottsdale Princess is one of the Valley’s best, offering not only traditional spa treatments but innovative programs such as floating fitness classes and wall yoga. Consider booking the spa’s signature treatment, the Havasupai Falls Rejuvenation, which includes a purifying scrub using desert salts from Utah and a relaxing jojoba body butter massage. After the experience, Mom can spend the rest of the day enjoying the spa’s eucalyptus inhalation room, therapeutic whirlpool and adults-only rooftop swimming pool. To learn more about what is offered at the Well & Being Spa at the Fairmont Scottsdale Princess, click here.
Plan a Phoenix getaway for you and your mom at allegiant.com.