No matter where you’ll be this Mother’s Day, Orlando can help you celebrate in style with a host of fun virtual and in-person activities you and Mom can enjoy together.

Mother’s Day is May 10, 2020, and there’s no better place than Orlando to celebrate the moms in your life … even if you can’t be here in person this year. Whether you’re both in Orlando, you’re in Orlando but Mom lives elsewhere (or vice versa), or neither are in Orlando but you’re huge fans of the destination, here’s your guide to virtual and in-person ways to celebrate Mother’s Day 2020 with us, including dining, online shopping, shared experiences and other ideas for giving Mom the special treatment she deserves!

Get Mother’s Day Brunch via Orlando Takeout & Delivery…

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Treat Mom to a Gourmet Brunch at Home With Orlando Takeout & Delivery

Mother’s Day and brunch go together like, well, moms and kids. Numerous Orlando eateries are making brunch packages and other Mother’s Day specials available for takeout and delivery. Refer to the end of this blog for a full list.

Contact your favorite restaurants to learn about their plans for Mother’s Day 2020. Every purchase is a delicious way to support our community!

…Or Learn to Cook From Orlando’s Top Chefs

chef Brandon McGlamery of Luma on Park restaurant
Chef Brandon McGlamery of Luma on Park, Prato and Luke’s Kitchen Near Orlando

Do you or Mom prefer making your own culinary masterpieces over ordering someone else’s? Some of Orlando’s best chefs have you covered. For starters, Amazon sells cookbooks authored by some of Orlando’s homegrown James Beard honorees, including Norman Van Aken’s Florida Kitchen; James & Julie Petrakis’ The Ravenous Pig: Seasons of Florida, which shares a name with their signature restaurant; and 9 Courses from Brandon McGlamery of Prato and Luke’s Kitchen.

The Chef’s Kitchen on YouTube: Chef José Andrés’ Lobster Tzatziki

You can also head to YouTube and learn to cook with some of Orlando’s celebrity chefs, including José Andrés of JALEO and Pepe, Masaharu Morimoto of Morimoto Asia, Art Smith of Homecomin’ Florida KitchenRick Bayless of Frontera Cocina, and others.

Send Mom an Orlando eCard

The Wheel at ICON Park on International Drive
Let Mom Know She’s Your ‘ICON’ With Mother’s Day eCards From Visit Orlando (The Wheel at ICON Park™ Pictured)

Forgot to get Mom a card? Don’t worry — you can send her one of our custom Orlando eCards! If she’s an Orlando fan, she’ll appreciate them more than something from Hallmark, anyway. In addition to featuring famous Orlando imagery, each card has a special message for Mom. You can find them on Visit Orlando’s social media channels, including Facebook and Twitter.

Buy Gifts From Orlando

Lakeridge Winery & Vineyards red and white wine bottles
Wine From Lakeridge Winery & Vineyards Near Orlando

Cookbooks from Orlando’s James Beard-winning and nominated chefs aren’t the only Orlando-made goods that are perfect gifts for Mom. For example, did you know that Corkcicle — the innovative, insulated drinkware — is made right here in Orlando? It is, and you can get their creations shipped straight to Mom!

Other Orlando-made products Mom might enjoy include wine from Lakeridge Winery & Vineyards, spirits from Winter Park Distilling, barbecue sauces and rubs from 4 Rivers Smokehouse, gift baskets from Orlando Gift Baskets, gifts and stationery from Paper Goat Post, stationery and more from R. Nichols, gift sets from Rifle Paper Co., fresh sunflowers and produce from Southern Hill Farms, organic honey from Winter Park Honey, marshmallows from Wondermade, and even custom T-shirts that support Orlando restaurants.

What’s more, two of our most popular discount shopping centers — Orlando International Premium Outlets® and Orlando Vineland Premium Outlets® — are still offering big savings on top brands via their shared online store. Starting May 4, retailers throughout Orange County and the State of Florida are permitted to operate at 25% capacity, but check with your favorite stores and shopping centers for their hours before visiting. For example, The Mall at Millenia is now offering pickup services for all of its stores but won't reopen for regular shopping until May 11. 

Have a Socially Distanced Outdoor Get-Together…

Flower at Harry P. Leu Gardens
Harry P. Leu Gardens in Orlando

Local parks are open throughout Orange County, including Lake Eola Park in downtown Orlando, Kelly Park in Apopka, the West Orange Trail between Winter Garden and Apopka, and many others. (Find Orange County parks near you and check the status of their amenities.) Any of them make for a great place to enjoy an outdoor get-together at no cost — assuming, of course, that you maintain the recommended 6-foot distance from Mom if you don’t live together!

Close to downtown Orlando, Harry P. Leu Gardens is also open. They’ll be hosting special Mother’s Day festivities on May 10 from 9 a.m. – 5 p.m., and they’re currently offering free admission to everyone! If you and Mom aren’t opposed to a little work, also consider some of the area’s picking farms, including fresh blueberries at Beck Brothers, Bekemeyer Family Farm, Long & Scott Farms, and others.

…Or Meet Virtually in Orlando

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Meet Mom at Lake Eola Park (Pictured) and Other Orlando Locations With Custom Zoom Backgrounds

Even if you and/or Mom won’t be in Orlando on May 10, you can still meet here courtesy of custom Zoom backgrounds featuring our theme parks, attractions and other venues! Designed for use with the popular video-conferencing service, Zoom, these backgrounds can make it look like you and Mom are meeting at Universal Orlando ResortSeaWorld® Orlando or LEGOLAND® Florida Resort, as well as iconic Orlando locations such as The Wheel at ICON ParkGatorland, Lake Eola Park and many others. Best of all, Zoom and our custom images are completely free!

Learn more: Orlando Zoom Backgrounds

Say It With Orlando Flowers

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Treat Mom to Flowers From Bluegrass Chic Floral Design (Pictured) and Other Orlando Florists

Don’t just send Mom flowers this Mother’s Day — send her flowers from Orlando! Local florists with online storefronts include Bluegrass Chic Floral Design, In Bloom Florist, Orlando Florist and Colonial Florist, to name a few. Just keep in mind that this is one of the busiest times of year for flower deliveries, so the sooner you place your order, the better.

Share Virtual Orlando Experiences

Screenshot of aerial shot of ICON Park from the Orlando Virtual Tour
Orlando Virtual Tour

Although Orlando’s theme parks won’t be open for Mother’s Day 2020, you and Mom can still enjoy them together thanks to Orlando Virtual Tour and other virtual experiences from Orlando! Together, they offer dozens of virtual thrills and wondrous moments, including 360-degree online experiences, Facebook Live broadcasts, live streamings of special films, YouTube videos and more. From riding our tallest roller coaster, to ziplining over alligators, to standing on Main Street in front of Cinderella Castle, you and Mom are in for the virtual adventure of a lifetime — and it won’t cost either of you a dime!

Learn more: Virtual Orlando Experiences

For more virtual fun, House of Blues at Disney Springs is hosting a Gospel Brunch Mother's Day Weekend Live-Stream on Saturday, May 9, and everyone's invited to the party!

Get Front-Row Seats to Virtual Orlando Arts

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Explore Virtual Arts From Orlando, Including Digital Galleries From The Charles Hosmer Morse Museum of American Art in Winter Park (Pictured)

If Mom loves the arts, serenade her with the best of our cultural offerings with virtual artistic experiences from Orlando. Enjoy virtual performances from Orlando Philharmonic OrchestraOrlando Ballet and Cirque du Soleil. Explore virtual galleries from The Charles Hosmer Morse Museum of American Art, the Albin Polasek Museum & Sculpture Gardens, and Orlando Museum of Art. And let your spirits soar with virtual versions of special events like Orlando International Fringe Festival and FusionFest. These and many other free artistic celebrations from Orlando await you online!

Learn more: Virtual Orlando Arts & Culture

Take a Fun Orlando Virtual Class Together

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Enjoy Virtual Learning Resources From Central Florida Zoo & Botanical Gardens (Pictured) and Other Orlando Venues

Has Mom ever wanted to learn how to draw Mickey Mouse, or even design her own theme park ride? Maybe she’s curious about the science behind living in space? Or perhaps she’d like to learn more about some of the world’s most majestic animals and their environments? Good news: She can become an expert in all these and more with virtual learning experiences from Orlando! We’ve gathered more than 20 free digital “lesson plans” that you and Mom can share, including dance classes, creative activities, animal encounters, science, art instruction, history and even tennis. Mom has taught you a lot of invaluable lessons along the way — here’s your chance to return the favor!

Learn more: Virtual Orlando Learning Resources

Mother’s Day Brunch & Dining Packages in Orlando

Here’s what Orlando restaurants are serving up for Mother’s Day pick-up and delivery in 2020. Bon appétit!

Arthur’s Catering in Winter Park

Their Mother’s Day Brunch at Home package. serves four to six and includes croissant French toast, roasted vegetable frittata, curry chicken salad, salmon, salad and strawberry shortcake. Pricing: $155.

Big Fin Seafood Kitchen on Restaurant Row

Their Big Fin Family Meal serves four and includes house salad, house bread and your choice of Alfredo with Linguine, Fra Diavolo with Linguine, and Orleans (Blackened). Pricing: $80.

Bites & Bubbles in Orlando’s Mills 50 District

Choose from nearly 20 different a-la-carte brunch items, including Filet of Beef Tenderloin & Eggs, Mini Country Chicken Pie, Cheese & Charcuterie Board, and much more. Pricing: Varies.

Bulla Gastrobar in Winter Park

Choose from numerous Mother’s Day family meals or brunch for four to five people. Pricing: Starting at $40.

Cafe Tu Tu Tango on International Drive

This eatery will have two- and four-person packages that include one item from each of the main categories on their regular menu, your choice of Carne Asada Sirloin or Lomo Al Mojo, several sides, and dessert. Pricing: $59, $89.

Darden Restaurants

Throughout the Orlando area, Bahama Breeze Caribbean Restaurant, The Capital Grille, Cheddar’s Scratch Kitchen, Eddie V’s, LongHorn Steakhouse, Olive Garden, Seasons 52 and Yard House will have special Mother’s Day offers available for pickup. Pricing: Varies.

Del Frisco’s Double Eagle Steakhouse on International Drive

Serving two adults and two kids, their Mother’s Day Family Package includes appetizers for adults, salad, choice of Herb-Crusted 8-oz. Beef Tenderloin or Roasted Bay of Fundy 8-oz. Salmon for adults, choice of Cheeseburger or Chicken Fingers for kids, two sides for adults, and dessert. Add-ons are also available. Pricing: $130.

Dexter’s New Standard in Winter Park

This restaurant is offering numerous brunch and dinner options on an a-la-carte basis, including entrees such as Quiche, Crab Cakes, Rack of Lamb and more, plus an assortment of sides, to-go cocktails and wine, and even a flower partnership with The Tiny Orchid Co. Pricing: Varies.

DoveCote Restaurant in Downtown Orlando

Pick up a Mother’s Day Special for four featuring Roasted Lemon Thyme Chicken with sides, appetizer, salad and dessert. Pricing: $149.95

Earl’s Kitchen + Bar at The Mall at Millenia

This restaurant’s Brunch Kits are now available seven days a week. Designed to serve two, kit options include Avocado Benedict, Maple Granola Parfait, Chocolate Chip Buttermilk Pancakes and more, as well as a Mimosa Kit. Pricing: $13-$20.

Erika's Tea Room in Clermont

Enjoy gourmet scones, soup, quiche salad, sandwiches and cheesecake as part of their Mother's Day package. Pricing: $35 per person.

Hawker’s Asian Street Fare in Orlando’s Mills 50 District

Choose from a variety of Mother’s Day packages for either four or eight, including Fire-Roasted Chicken, Char Siu and Siu Yoke, as well as assorted add-ons. Pricing: Varies.

Luke’s Kitchen in Maitland

Their Mother’s Day Brunch package serves four to six and includes monkey bread, coffee cake muffins, kale salad, marinated shrimp cocktail, frittata, crab cakes and pork belly hash, as well as cooking instructions. They’re also offering 50% off all wine and three different cocktail kits. Pricing: $150 brunch, $24-$48 cocktail kits.

Luma on Park in Winter Park

Enjoy smoked salmon, asparagus salad, marinated beets, grit cake, cauliflower tarte, crab and mushroom crepe, and pastries for four to six with their Mother’s Day Brunch at Home. Specialty cocktails are also available to add. Pricing: $155.

Marlow’s Tavern Throughout Orlando

This Mother’s Day Brunch for four includes your choice of Slow-Roasted Leg of Lamb and Oven-Roasted Turkey Breast paired with sides and dessert. Several cocktail and wine packages are also available. Pricing: $85 brunch, $10-$23 cocktails/wine.

Mia’s Italian Kitchen on International Drive

For Mother’s Day, this restaurant has two- and four-person packages, complete with your choice of salad; choice of Steak Pizzaiola, Chicken Parmigiana or Eggplant Parmigiana; choice of two sides; and Tiramisu for dessert. Pricing: $59-$89.

The Osprey Tavern in Orlando's Baldwin Park Neighborhood

Get a Mother's Day Package featuring Oven-Roasted Salmon and sides for two or four people. Add-ons, including a Mimosa Kit, are also available. Pricing: $55-$95 meal, $25 mimosa kit.

Pig Floyd's Urban Barbakoa in Orlando's Mills 50 District

Their family spread for four includes two pounds of turkey breast, assorted sides and a half-gallon of mimosas. Pricing: $79.99.

Puff ‘n Stuff Catering in Winter Park

Get a Mother’s Day Picnic Brunch for four featuring grazing basket with biscuits, ham, jam, artisan cheese board, garden salad, quiche, crepes, and bloody Mary mix. Cupcake decorating kit and flowers are available as additions. Pricing: $100.

Ravello at Four Seasons Resort Orlando at Walt Disney World® Resort in Lake Buena Vista

Choose from Four Cheese Cannelloni, Chilean Seabass, Citrus & Rosemary Stuffed Branzino, or Steak (either 16-oz. Dry-Aged Ribeye, 8-oz. Filet Mignon or 12-oz. NY Strip), plus your choice of appetizer, salad, sides and dessert. Pricing: $68 per person.

The Ravenous Pig in Winter Park

Their Mother’s Day Pamper Pack for two includes brunch (asparagus, spring onion & goat cheese quiche, plus salad and dessert) and dinner (porcini-rubbed filet mignon). Pricing: $100.

Reyes Mezcaleria in Orlando's North Quarter District

This upscale Mexican restaurant's Mother's Day Dinner Package for four includes Tequila-Cured Scottish Salmon alongside assorted sides and house-made rolls. Summer Blueberry Peach Galette is available as an add-on. Pricing: $85 meal, $15 dessert.

Sixty Vines in Winter Park

This restaurant is offering ready-to-heat Mother's Day Brunch for four to six and Mother's Day Dinner for four, as well as add-ons such as frose, sangria, macarons and flowers. Pricing: $110 each for brunch and dinner, add-ons vary.

Tabla Restaurant in Orlando and Winter Park

Order from their curbside pickup menu on Mother’s Day and you’ll get a complimentary pineapple pastry to sweeten Mom’s day. Pricing: Varies.

Tapa Toro Tapas Bar & Paella Pit at ICON Park

Choose from Waffle and Bagel Brunch Boards and add DIY Mimosas. All three serve four to six. Pricing: $69 per board, $15 mimosas.

Taverna Opa at Pointe Orlando

Like its sister restaurant Tapa Toro, this eatery is offering Waffle and Bagel Brunch Boards plus DIY Mimosas. All three serve four to six. Pricing: $69 per board, $15 mimosas.

Tavistock Restaurant Collection in Lake Nona

Boxi ParkCanvas Restaurant & MarketChroma Modern Bar + Kitchen, and Park Pizza & Brewing Company are teaming up to offer breakfast-in-bed and dinner packages for Mother's Day. The former includes Spinach-and-Goat Cheese Eggs Strata and sides, while the later features Lobster Stuffed Haddock and accoutrements. Numerous add-ons, including kids' favorites, are also available. Pricing: Varies.

Windmill Restaurant at Celebration Golf Club

Get your choice of salad, entrees (Chicken Picatta or Roasted Salmon), sides and dessert. You can also add a bottle of champagne and a single-stem flower. Pricing: $18 per person (meal), $10 (champagne), $3 (flower).

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