Moms deserve to feel like a queen every day, especially on Mother’s Day (Sunday, May 12). Depending on what your mom or mother figure likes, you can surprise her with a picnic in the park, brunch at her favorite restaurant, or a shopping spree at the mall. If you’re a mom (or dog mom) looking for self-care, spend the day pampering yourself.

If you’re looking for stuff to do for Mother’s Day, you’re in luck—College Station has buzzworthy brunch restaurants, scenic parks, boutique shops, wellness spas, and more.  

Take Her to Sunday Brunch

TAMU Hotel Restaurant

Whether you’re celebrating with the family or just the two of you, a leisurely Sunday brunch—complete with mimosas—is one of the best things to do on Mother’s Day. You’ll find several noteworthy brunch spots in College Station. 

Stella Southern Cafe is a classic pick with specialties like blueberry French toast, biscuit pot pie, and huevos rancheros. Another Broken Egg Cafe boasts tasty handcrafted cocktails (the Brunch Blueberry Margarita is a standout) to pair with their customizable omelets, eggs benedict, and shrimp and grits. Porters Dining + Bar serves a mouthwatering brunch, with entrees that include Nutella waffles, filet and eggs, and banana pancakes.      

Shop ‘Til You Drop 

Every mother figure needs a shopping spree every now and then. Luckily, College Station has some excellent shopping options. 

Post Oak Mall is home to popular stores like H&M, Victoria’s Secret, Francesca’s, and more. Stroll around the weekend farmers market (held at the mall parking lot) and pick up fresh flowers, local produce, and artisanal crafts. Or, take your mom to Century Square, where you can browse upscale boutiques, attend community events, and refuel with ice cream, green juice, or a glass of vino.

Century Square

Enjoy a Spa Day 

For the woman who takes care of everyone else, an ultra-relaxing spa treatment is just what the doctor ordered. 

This Mother’s Day, give her a head-to-toe pampering session—one that starts with a soothing massage and ends with a rejuvenating body scrub—at White Elm Day Spa. Woodhouse Spa is known for their ritual treatments, which include a restorative sleep massage, salt therapy, a renewal bath, and a meditative mood soak. If she’s a skincare fan, spoil her with a glow-inducing facial at Emerald Lotus. She’ll be thanking you for years to come.

Explore Parks & Trails

Moms who love the great outdoors will appreciate spending Mother’s Day at The Gardens at Texas A&M. Aside from walking through the gardens, you can take her to a floral design class or enjoy a fitness class together. 

Spend the day hiking and picnicking at one of the many beautiful parks in town, like Bee Creek Park, Stephen C. Beachy Central Park, or Lick Creek Park. You can’t go wrong with fresh air, pretty scenery, and a picnic with all her favorite snacks. 

Treat Your Mom 

From Sunday brunch and a spa treatment to a stroll in the park, College Station offers plenty of things to do on Mother’s Day to celebrate the special ladies in your life. And if you’re looking for fun Mother’s Day weekend events, check out our event calendar with everything from our weekly farmers market to live music and more.

Cameron Hill

Cameron Hill

Marketing Manager