Mother’s Day Around Phoenix, AZ

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Mother’s Day Around Phoenix, AZ

Phoenix. Between the Sonoran Desert, low mountain ranges and rapid growth, this Southwestern city only gets more exciting with every year. Between an increasingly young and diverse population and breathtaking landscapes, there’s something for everyone here in the Valley of the Sun. So whether you’re a visiting tourist, returning to see friends and family, or a curious local, read on for our favorite places to celebrate Mother’s Day here around Phoenix!

Mama’s Maker Market

Browse some of the best in small business, independent artists, and homemade crafts here at Mama’s Makers Market, a great way to get an introduction to creativity and the arts of Phoenix and Arizona, as well as find that one-of-a-kind gift for Mom this mother’s day. Aside from the countless artisans and vendors, visitors will also enjoy live local musical acts and food, a great way to enjoy the May sunshine.


For a getaway from your getaway, take the family to nearby Tubac, a town renowned for its beautiful nature and numerous independent boutiques, and restaurants, a charming location to spend Mother’s Day amid lush parks, numerous shops, galleries, and quaint eateries. 

Hiking, Picnicking around Phoenix

We’ve put these two together due to their proximity. Papago Park is another of these lookouts over Phoenix celebrating the natural beauty of Arizona, while also making for a great viewpoint and family hiking trip on its own. The Desert Botanical Garden is a further celebration of the natural beauty of this state, showcasing its native variety of flora in a colorful and lush backdrop, a great tour for families to enjoy the natural beauty of Arizona with Mom in the May sunshine.

Phoenix Suns Home Game

For those moms who are big on basketball and sports, the thrill and excitement of a Phoenix Suns Home Game is an unparalleled spectacle, and a great photo opportunity at the Footprint Center. This is a truly unique and memorable Mother’s Day experience, courtside buzzing with Phoenix pride, and a different way to spend Mother’s Day with the family.

Dining around Phoenix

Of course, we haven’t forgotten the main event of Mother’s Day: brunch! Or indeed, tea, dinner, or all three. And with the selection of talented chefs, kitchens, eateries, and restaurants around Phoenix, moms of every palate will find themselves spoiled for options. Blue Hound Kitchen and Cocktails boast an enviable selection of a la carte items, Westin Phoenix Downtown’s Jacy and Dakota’s brunch buffet offers an extensive meat, seafood, and cheese bar while the CIELO restaurant’s carved bone-in leg of lamb is a local highlight. We recommend the versatile selection, live music and amenities at the Camelback Inn Resort and Spa for those families who can make the trip, where Mom can dine on salmon, chimichurri lamb chops, and unwind with a full spa treatment afterwards.

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