Mothers are the unsung heroes of vacations (and really everything else, too). They are the snack-packers, the car navigators, the room-bookers, the meltdown-soothers, and so much more. This weekend, celebrate your personal hero with a Mother’s Day in Port A. Here are some ideas for how to show your mom you love her this weekend, the island way. 

Mom-elettes and Mom-osas

Excuse the puns, but what’s more classic than brunch on Mother’s Day? Treat your mom and yourself to a great meal and some quality time together during the Mother’s Day Celebration at Palmilla Beach Resort & Golf Community. Not only is Black Marlin Bar & Grill featuring a special Mother’s Day menu, but there will also be a Palmilla Pop-Up Bar on the Great Lawn with drinks and snacks. Before you leave, don’t forget to stop for a round of cornhole or a quick snap in the photo booth.

Beach Bonding

For the sand-and-sun-lovin’ mom, give a day at the beach–one where she has to do exactly nothing to prepare. Rent a palapa from Bron’s so she can relax in the shade, pick up a festive, beach-friendly wine goblet from Lone Star Taste for her favorite cocktail, and order a delicious to-go lunch from Miss K. If she’s the adventurous type, spring for some water sports gear from Island Surf Rentals and ride the waves with mom!

Shop ‘Till You Both Drop

Having a hard time picking out the perfect Mother’s Day gift? Here’s a solution for you: let her choose! Going on a shopping spree on Mother’s Day at the eclectic shops and coastal boutiques of Port A is sure to be a memory-making time for the both of you. Plus, you’ll score the perfect gift without having to agonize over what she will or won’t like. Take home a Port Aransas-themed picture frame and put a photo of the two of you in it for the ultimate keepsake of your time together.

A Day of R&R

Moms absolutely adore their children, but sometimes, the best gift is the gift of alone time. If you think your mom might be in that camp, book her a service or two at Balinese Wellness Spa and let her be pampered the way she deserves. This gem of a Port Aransas island retreat is the ultimate in relaxation, whether you book mom a hot stone massage or an oxygen-rejuvenating facial. Plus, beer and wine are complimentary with every service! This Mother’s Day, give your mom the gift of rest.