Aren’t moms the best? Mine sure is and she’s not materialistic at all so shopping for her for mothers day can be a challenge. I’ve learned that she likes the simple things, her favorite flowers, hanging out with Waffles (my dog) and spending time together in one of her favorite cities – New York! So today I’m sharing 5 five things to do with your mom in NYC.
The Highline – Since I’m a downtown girl, we visit the high line often but its still fun to take my mom here when she’s in town. The High line is a railroad turned park suspended in the sky – giving you an epic view of the city and a rich history all at once. We’ll often walk the highline for a bit and then eat at Chelsea Market, a spot with various shops and restaurants.
The Met – It’s no secret that there are a lot of museums in NYC, but my favorite one to visit is the Met. My mom is obsessed with history, art, culture and interior design, so she’s always entertained at the Met! To to mention, they have an amazing rooftop this time of year with one of the best views of the city.
Historic Home Tour – Merchant’s House Museum is the cities only 19th-century family home that has been preserved intact, both inside and out. It once belonged to prosperous hardware merchant Seabury Tredwell and the furnishings, decorative objects, clothing and personal memorabilia on display are all original. We’ve yet to go, but I know this is something my mom would love as we used to tour homes (old and new) all the time growing up. Mount Vernon and Morris-Jumel Mansion are also tours I would love to check out
See the Chrysler Building – Of all the amazing buildings in the city, my mom loves the Chrysler building. I found a few rooftop bar situations that would grant us an amazing view of the building. Thinking of taking her there at sunset next time she’s in town for Sangria (for her not me) and apps (okay, that one’s for me!). Both the Upstairs at the Kimberly and the BAR will give you an awesome view of my moms favorite building.
Brooklyn Botanical Gardens – Growing up, we loved visiting the botanical gardens in Arizona, but since living in NYC I’ve yet to check out what Brooklyn has to offer in this department. In the spring, the Brooklyn Botanical gardens looks particularly beautiful, so I would love to take my mom there next time she’s in town. Another option to bring my mom closer to mother nature, is to enjoy a leash free morning in central park with Waffles!
Uber has changed the way we get around in the city. We can do so much more when she’s here because of Uber and the connivence that it provides. That’s why this year, my mom is getting a gift card to Uber and a IOU for a fun activity next time she’s in town – so we can skip the subway and jet around to one of the above five ideas in style.
If you’re stuck on what to give you mom, give this a try! I promise she’ll love spending time with you more than anything you can buy at the mall. Gift cards are available for purchase online at Uber.com and amazon or in-store at Best Buy and Walgreens.
Love you mom!
Happy Mothers day 🙂
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