Mothers Day in #DTJax

By: Brooke Lasky, intern

It goes without saying that being a mom is one of the toughest, most rewarding jobs out there and not a day goes by where we aren’t grateful for all the hard work and sacrifices that moms across the world make for their families. Mother’s Day is a special chance (but c’mon… every day is a new opportunity!) to say “THANK YOU MOM”.

Whether it’s a weekend with the whole family or just a girls trip, here’s some activities you can do in #DTJax with your mom to make her feel special this mothers day weekend!

Breakfast of Champions

Grab a fantastic brunch with mom to start off your day! Check out:

20 West
Café Nola
First Watch
Juliette’s Bistro (Omni Hotel)
River City Brewery
SHOR Seafood & Grill (Hyatt Hotel)

Shopping & Beauty: #TreatYourself

Give your mom the day off by sending her to the spa, shopping and grabbing a sweet treat!

Sweet Pete’s Candy
Wolf & Cub– vintage finds including jewelry, clothing and more!
Bellezza Nails Spa

Fun Around #DTJax: You Only Live Once

Mother’s Day is a fine time to take your mom on a guided boat tour of Jacksonville’s St. John’s River. If she’s adventurous, she might love to spend the day kayaking, sailing or fishing!


o Museum of Contemporary Art (MOCA)
o Museum of Science and History (MOSH)

Self-guided tours of #DTJax Murals

Water Activities
o St. Johns River Taxi
o Kracken Cycle BoatsGo Tuckin’ Tours

Nightlife & Events: Leave the Kids at Home


7th Annual Jacksonville Dance Theatre in Concert
Saturday May 11th at 8 p.m.

Jacksonville’s own critically acclaimed professional modern dance company returns to present its 7th annual dance concert at The Florida Theatre! It’s a show you won’t want to miss! Tickets available here.

Bob Seger & The Silver Bullet Band
Sunday May 12th at 7:30 p.m.

Be sure to enjoy a great performance from Bob Seger & The Silver Bullet at Daily’s Place and rock out to some great hits! Get your tickets here.

Here’s to all of the moms out there! May we humbly say that you’re simply the #BESTMOMEVER. Thank you all for everything you do every day.

Don’t forget to check out our Events Calendar for everything going on in #DTJax as well as our Directory to learn more about all the restaurants, shops and nightlife spots to enjoy. And of course, if you’re coming downtown and don’t know where to park don’t worry! Check out for helpful information!