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Celebrate Mother's Day in Bloomington

From soaking up the sun in the great outdoors to enjoying a delectable meal at a local restaurant, there’s so many ways to honor Mom in Bloomington! Whether you’re a mom yourself or are looking for a way to celebrate the special mom in your life, here’s some ideas for spending Mother’s Day in our destination.

  • Celebrate in a traditional way with Mother’s Day brunch at a Bloomington restaurant. Lela, Cedar + Stone, Urban Table, and Smack Shack have delicious brunch menus, and many local eateries will have their patios open for the season (view our list of Bloomington patios for some ideas).
  • A more unique brunch option is at the Minnesota Landscape Arboretum. Enjoy a special buffet meal, then see the spring blooms throughout the 1,200-acre public garden.
  • Kick up your feet and see a chick flick (or action movie, you do you) in the comfortable reclining chairs at B&B Theatres Mall of America.
  • Golfing isn’t just for Father’s Day! Dwan Golf Course in Bloomington is open to the public, and some of Minnesota’s most iconic courses are included on the Great Northern Golf Trail.
  • Pamper Mom at the recently opened Laughing Waters Spa at Radisson Blu Mall of America. You can go all out and book the Laughing Waters Spa package at the hotel (it comes with an overnight stay and $150 spa credit!) or visit for an afternoon and book services like a Swedish massage or facial. Other spots to treat yourself in Bloomington include Southtown Nails and Snips Spa Salon.
  • Spend the day outside at one of Bloomington’s many parks, like the Minnesota Valley National Wildlife Refuge or Hyland Lake Park Reserve. You can take a hike, go fishing, rent paddleboats and canoes, or just have a picnic and enjoy a beautiful spring day.
  • Bring the whole family to The Escape Game Minneapolis, where you’ll work as a team to escape rooms like “Prison Break”, “The Heist”, and “Mission: Mars”.
  • Enjoy the current production at Chanhassen Dinner Theatres, Beautiful: The Carole King Musical! The iconic songstress's most well-known hits are featured in this uplifting show.
  • Have a good-old-fashioned shopping spree at Bloomington’s star attraction, Mall of America. Clothing and shoes are all tax-free at the nation’s largest retail and entertainment complex!
  • Have a pint at Bloomington’s first brewery, Nine Mile Brewing, or venture to nearby Waconia for a day of winery hopping at The Winery at Sovereign Estates, Schram Vineyards, and Parley Lake Winery.
  • Get a matching ear piercing with your daughter at Rowan at Mall of America (or for something more permanent, get matching tattoos at Blasted Ink!).
  • Check out the class schedule at lululemon Mall of America. The flagship experiential store offers yoga, aerobics, and strength-building classes – and you can grab a smoothie at the Fuel Bar after your workout.
  • Hop on the light rail to nearby Minnehaha Falls, where you can see a beautiful urban waterfall that was the inspiration behind Henry Wadsworth Longfellow’s poem “The Song of Hiawatha”.
  • Pick up some new beauty products at Lush, Worker B, Aveda Experience Center, or one of many other health and beauty shops at Mall of America.
  • Design your own jewelry at the Kendra Scott Color Bar! You can pick out your own bracelet, necklace, earrings, or ring style, then select the stone you’d like included.
  • Follow the South Loop public art itinerary, a walking tour of the art in the neighborhood surrounding Mall of America. Some notable stops on the itinerary include the “Convergence” sculpture, the Wright’s Lake Park community mural, and the Confluence Gallery at the Minnesota Valley National Wildlife Refuge.
  • Have a solo night in at one of Bloomington’s 45+ hotels! Order room service, cozy up in a fluffy robe, and watch whatever you want on TV. Check out our hotel packages to find a special offer for Mother’s Day.

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