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Top 10 Things to Do in Charlottetown on Mother’s Day

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Mother’s Day is just around the corner and we’ve put together a list of 10 great ways to celebrate the mom(s) in your life in Charlottetown!

1.     Spa It Up!

Make your mom feel like a million dollars with a visit to Grand Senses Spa, where she can try an aquatherapy bed, get a new hairstyle or make an appointment for the ultimate luxury, a fusion stone massage.

2.     Brunch on the Waterfront

Brunch is a quintessential part of any Mother’s Day celebration and Water’s Edge Resto Bar & Grill will be pulling out all the stops to make it an unforgettable meal for mom.  With a massive buffet offering that will feature everything from Belgian waffles to roast turkey to PEI mussels, there’ll be no worries about menu selection or waiting for your meal to arrive (translation: more time to eat!).

 3.     Show Your Love with Chocolate Treats

Chocolate is the best friend of moms everywhere! Sweeten her day with a gorgeous gift basket from Anne of Green Gables Chocolates, filled with irresistible delights including Cows chips (chocolate-covered potato chips!) and Chocolate Sweeties (brown sugar fudge covered in milk chocolate).

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4.     Experience Historic Elegance on the North Shore

Take a leisurely drive out to picturesque Dalvay-By-The-Sea, just 15 minutes from town, and indulge in a delightful Mother’s Day brunch while soaking up the North Shore’s stunning vista. Their menu offers a wide selection of options including brunch classics like Eggs Benedict, sea-inspired dishes such as an Atlantic Lobster BLT, and twists on breakfast fare such as Banana Battered French Toast.

5.     Enjoy an Impromptu Photo Shoot at the Harbour

A morning walk along Charlottetown’s colourful waterfront is a must if your mom loves the outdoors. Bring a camera (or your phone!) to snap sweet and goofy pics of the family as meander your way from Founder’s Hall to the Delta and beyond.

Family on the Waterfront

6.    Celebrate the Arrival of Lobster Season

Here on PEI, no Mother’s Day is truly complete until a lobster dinner has been devoured. For a traditional lobster dinner and brilliant water views, make a reservation at Lobster on the Wharf - the children’s menu and expansive deck make it the perfect place for family dining . For more elaborate lobster dishes (think lobster poutine, lobster lollipops and lobster gnocchi to name a few) and fare from the land, the Row House Steak & Lobster Co. on Victoria Row is a must.

 7.     Give Her the Gift of Music & Live Theatre

If musicals are your mom’s thing, surprise her with tickets to see Mamma Mia!at the Confederation Centre of the Arts in June – tuck them in a bouquet of fresh spring flowers and, if the kids are game, channel your inner-ABBA and delight her with a preview show!

 8.     There’s No Such Thing as Too Much Brunch!

Eating is definitely a big part of Mother’s Day in Charlottetown, so it’s no surprise the restaurateurs have created amazing offerings for this special Sunday. One brunch-alicious option in downtown Charlottetown you’ll want to check out is The Brickhouse Kitchen & Bar. With a love for local, they’ll be serving up an all-day brunch bursting with options for the whole family. Importantly, there’s also a selection of brunch-friendly cocktails to keep Mom hydrated – mmmmm is for mimosas!

9.     Discover Your Artistic Talents Together

Fancy taking your mom to one of Charlottetown’s coolest new events? Piatto Pizzeria,well-known for their scrumptious Neopolitan-style pizza, will be hosting a special Mother’s Day edition of Art After Dark.  No need for any background in painting, as a seasoned artist will guide everyone in creating a gorgeous image while sipping drinks and having a grand time. Typically an evening affair, this Mother’s Day edition will start at 1PM.

 10.     Sit Back and Enjoy Mighty Fine Brews

Beer after brunch – perhaps it’s time to start a new tradition? If Mom appreciates a good craft brew, pop into Upstreet Craft Brewing or PEI Brewing Co. for a leisurely afternoon beverage. For moms that love sipping wine rather than beer, tickets to the upcoming Festival of Wines at the Eastlink Centre are sure to be a hit.

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