5 Unique Mother’s Day Ideas from Cape Cod to Boston

UPDATED FOR 2019 – As we take time this Mother’s Day to celebrate their importance in our lives, we look at these unique and fun ways to show mom how much you care. Whether your mom wants to climb to the top of the Provincetown monument or enjoy a picnic lunch at the arboretum,  these events are sure to put a smile on mom’s face. And guys, don’t forget to buy her a card…

#1. Take a train ride through scenic Cape Cod | HyannisMother's Day

Hop aboard the Cape Cod Central Railroad and treat your mom to a delicious brunch. Enjoy quality time as you pass through marshes, dunes and catch glimpses of the bay. Enjoy a delicious selection of scrod scampi, eggs benedict, chicken piccata and much more.

#2. Pet the chickens while enjoying a delicious brunch | Falmouthmother's day

Stop by Coonamessett Farm from 10am-3pm for a scrumptious all-inclusive brunch buffet. While you are enjoying your meal, children can decorate a plant for mom to take home. Then the whole family can take a leisurely stroll through the farm to look at the animals and fields. Be sure to stop by and pet the chickens!

#3. Pack a picnic and enjoy the Lilac’s | BostonMother's Day

The Arnold Arboretums large lilac collection bursts into bloom in May, putting on an incredible show of color and intoxicating fragrance just in time for Mother’s Day. Lilac Sunday is the only day of the year when the Arboretum allows picnics – so take advantage by bringing a tasty brunch or lunch.

#4. Run a 5K to benefit women and girls in SE Mass | Mattapoisettmother's day

Get some exercise with your mom and raise money for a good cause while you’re at it. The Women’s Fund Tiara 5K  starts at 9:30 a.m. Sunday at Oxford Creamery in Mattapoisett. Funds raised benefit the Women’s Fund which supports women and girls in communities across Southeastern Massachusetts. 

#5. Climb to the top of the Pilgrim Monument | Provincetown mother's day

Spend Mother’s Day at Pilgrim Monument and Provincetown Museum and treat your mom to an unforgettable time, and her admission is totally free! Climb up the 252-foot Monument and see the amazing views of Provincetown, followed by a visit to the Museum where the history of the Pilgrims and of Provincetown is on display. Afterwards stop by one of Provincetown’s many fabulous restaurants for a delicious meal with mom.