Offbeat Mother’s Day Ideas and Activities in South Florida
Whether it is your mother, grandmother, mother-figure or the mother of your children, there’s a lady in our lives that we can thank for their love, support and nurturing through the years. Here are some awesome and offbeat ideas to give thanks to your Mother.
Fort Lauderdale Air Show
May 7-8 at the Fort Lauderdale Beach
After a two-year break, this year’s Fort Lauderdale Air Show is a much anticipated event. One of the most interesting planes to zip by audiences is the F-35 Lightning II Joint Strike Fighter, which will fly with a World War II P-51 Mustang fighter. The display of the unique F-35 will be the first time it has been shown at a civilian air show. Pilots and teams showing off their skills come from three nations: the U.S. Air Force Thunderbirds, the Canadian Air Force Thunderbirds and the Breitling Jet Team from France.
Schnebly Redland’s Winery and Brewery: Mother’s Day Brunch or Just a Day Spent Together
A day spent at Schnebly’s winery in Homestead is a great activity any time of the year, but their special Mother’s Day Brunch is a fun way to wine and dine with mom. The special brunch menu ranges from local seafood like mahi mahi, the Southern staple of steak, eggs and grits and healthy items like tabbouleh salad. Not interested in brunch? Head to the brewery on the weekend or during the week and taste your way through the local winery’s beers, wines and homegrown produce.
Spend a Day Exploring the Everglades National Park
What’s better than checking out a natural, quiet beautiful environment. Escape the hustle and bustle of the city and make the 1.5-hour drive to the Everglades National Park. Bring a camera for photo ops and some food or snacks for a picnic. Since it is located on the West coast, be sure to stay for sunset.
Up Close and Personal Tours with Baby Exotic Animals
A trip to the Zoological Wildlife Foundation located in southwest Miami for an encounter with an exotic baby animal would make a great gift for mom. While the cost of this activity is pricier than the other activities on this list, it is truly a unique and memorable experience. In addition to the tour of the ZWF’s animals and property of monkeys, big cats, camels and other exotic animals, guests can also schedule a meet and greet to interact with exotic baby animals like hyenas, cougars, tigers, monkeys and sloths. Visit their website for full details and pricing, www.zoologicalwildlifefoundation.com.