Have you made plans yet to celebrate mom this Mother’s Day? Here are five creative ways to honor her in Chicagoland on Sunday, May 14.
1. Take Her to Brunch atMaxfield's 2290 Ogden Ave, Aurora 630.820.1177
If the mom in your life primarily does all of the cooking in your household, give her a break and take her out to brunch. Maxfield's in Aurora is known for offering the best brunch in town. The skillets are out of this world, but you can't go wrong with the pancakes either. Locals love this restaurant for the large portions, friendly staff and attention to detail. Make sure to call ahead for a reservation as Maxfield's is a popular brunch destination in Aurora.
2. Hit the Trails For a Hike on theSaw Wee Kee Trail 3300-3680 Sundown Ln, Yorkville 630.554.1010
The Saw Wee Kee Trail is one of the best trail systems in Northern Illinois and is the perfect place to take mom to enjoy the outdoors on Mother's Day. Keep in mind that Saw Wee Kee is an old rock quarry, so the terrain is rocky and elevated. Be sure to pack a picnic to enjoy a meal al fresco by the river.
There's no better way to celebrate the spring season and the special mom in your life than a day at the Morton Arboretum. The immaculately landscaped grounds have been enjoyed by Chicagoland residents since 1922 when the Arboretum was founded by the Morton family (of Chicago's Morton Salt Company). The Morton Arboretum features nine miles of paved roads and sixteen miles of trails that can be explored by walking, running or bicycling.
4. Treat Mom to a Spa Day atSojourn Salon 29 S Randall Rd, North Aurora 331.212.5803
Give your mom an afternoon of relaxation and beauty at Sojourn Salon, which is one of the top-rated salons in North Aurora. The talented hair stylists will assess your mom's individual needs and desires and will deliver a haircut and style that exceeds her expectations. Every cut includes a complimentary neck and shoulder massage and the salon also offers makeup services, hair waxing, and extensions to leave your mom feeling rejuvenated.