When it comes to suggesting gift ideas for themselves, moms generally aren't too helpful. With Mother's Day approaching on Sunday, May 14, our Springs at Apple Valley and Springs at Egan Drive management staff has some great ways for you to show mom your love and appreciation.
Cole's Salon & Spa 8160 County Rd 42, Savage 952.226.5310 0.8 miles from Springs at Egan Drive
You and Mom can enjoy a day of luxurious pampering at Cole's. The Essential Spa Experience package includes a massage, facial, mani/pedi and hair treatment. Cole's also has a location at 15050 Cedar Ave S, just 1.1 miles from Springs at Apple Valley.
Start Mom's special day with a leisurely brunch at Bonfire. The buffet features an astounding variety of food including a seafood island, hand-carved prime rib station, and made-to-order omelets and eggs Benedict. Beverages are equally generous with a $6 pour-your-own Bloody Mary bar and $10 endless champagne bar. Price is $28 for adults and $12 for kids, while children age five and younger eat free. Hours are 9 a.m. until 4 p.m. and reservations are required.
Treat Mom to dinner and a show featuring a tribute to one of the iconic soft-rock groups of the '70s. Aimée Lee & the Superstars perform classic Carpenters hits such as "Close to You" and "We've Only Just Begun." Tickets are $55, or you can just see the show for $40. There is a matinee performance on Mother's Day with lunch served at 11 a.m. and showtime at 1 p.m. If you prefer an evening outing, the Friday and Saturday performances begin with dinner at 6 p.m. and showtime at 8 p.m.
Macy's Mother's Day Minnesota Zoo, 13000 Zoo Blvd, Apple Valley 952.431.9200 2.8 miles from Springs at Apple Valley
Remember how much fun it was when Mom took you to the zoo? This year you can return the favor, as moms receive free admission on Mother's Day. The gift shop will be offering a 20 percent discount on apparel and the IMAX Theater will have buy-one-get-one-free tickets. Sunday hours are 9 a.m. until 6 p.m. and regular admission is $18 for adults and $12 for kids between 3 and 12 years old.
Paint Nite Renaissance Minneapolis Hotel, 225 3rd Ave S, Minneapolis 612.375.1700 20.3 miles from Springs at Apple Valley
Share one of today's more popular entertainment trends with Mom at the Renaissance Minneapolis Hotel in the historic Depot. The $45 admission includes all art supplies and guided instruction to recreate a featured painting, while food and drinks are available for purchase. Class begins at 3 p.m. on Sunday, but why not make a weekend of it? Book a hotel room for Saturday night and spend the day exploring downtown Minneapolis.