on May 6, 2022 / by Dylan Thomas / in Blog Posts, Things To Do, Uncategorized

The Best Spots in Downtown Dallas to Celebrate Mother’s Day

The Ultimate Guide to Brunching, High Tea, Pampering, Shopping, and Spending the Day Downtown with Mom

In the past twenty years, Downtown Dallas has undergone quite the renaissance that has created the home of some of our city’s most high-profile dining experiences (Read: Monarch, Catbird, National Anthem, Dakota’s, Sassetta, among others), 150 acres of public parks, boasts more than thirty renowned hotels (with more on the way), and has some of the most sought after luxury retail in a walkable, urban environment that encompasses amazing neighborhoods like the Arts District and Farmers Market. Combine these qualities with Downtown’s central location, convenient proximity to adjacent district’s, such as the Design and Harwood Districts, as well as Uptown, Victory Park, and Deep Ellum. Spending the day in Downtown Dallas means you have all that you need to pull off an exceptional Mother’s Day worthy of the woman herself.

Indulge with Mom

Downtown Dallas is host to an impressive list of renowned brunch spots that are superb to start the day dedicated to Mom. Toast Mom at the newly offered brunch at Hawthorn, conveniently located in the AT&T Discovery District Downtown, with dragon fruit sangrias or champagne refreshers while enjoying inventive fare, such as Fruity Pebbles french toast

Consider also, adding a little Dallas Arts District flair to your morning with the Mother’s Day Jazz Brunch at Ellie’s in the fabulous HALL Arts Hotel. Enjoy inspired spring creations alongside lively music, or elect for a terrace table along the Texas Sculpture Walk and James Welling mural to fully take in the Arts District’s delights. Make the day extra special with a custom–engraved bottle of Möet Impérial Champagne or Côtes de Provence Rosé available for purchase day-of!

Take the stress out of planning Mother’s Day brunch with the $48 per person, prix-fixe brunch at Sloane’s Corner. Start out with a selection of shared appetizers for the table, then your choice of entrees, and finish with shareable desserts.

High Tea at The French Room

Truly wow Mom with seats at the exquisitely executed Tea at The Adolphus Hotel. Served in the jaw-droppingly beautiful French Room dining space, the high tea service is filled with much delight. 

During each sitting, guests enjoy a three-course menu of classic tea sandwiches and pastries curated by the hotel’s culinary team paired with a special loose-leaf tea blend created just for The Adolphus by local purveyor Zatki. 

Inside the historic Neiman Marcus store in Downtown Dallas, treat Mom to tea at The Zodiac Room for a flowing array of savory canapes, finger sandwiches, pastries and jams, followed by petite sweets. Served with your choice of Dammann Freres freshly brewed teas and additional select specialty wines and beverages available for purchase.

At the Joule Hotel, enjoy an inventive menu of savory fare, pastries, desserts, fine teas, and bubbly—all within the intimate setting of the TASCHEN Library. Plus, as a gift, Mom will receive a copy of a beautiful TASCHEN book befitting the tea’s theme to take home.

Pamper Mom

Show Mom how much she means to you by booking at The Spa at the Joule. Recognized as a Forbes four-star spa and rated as the #1 spa in Texas by Spas of America, this is an experience that will give Mom the pampering she deserves.

Drawing inspiration from geothermal energy, The Spa at The Joule offers a journey of European heat experiences, customized high-performance skincare treatments, and restorative holistic body rituals. Surrender to the sanctuary and slip into tranquility with a cup of steaming Ikaati tea and warm essential-oil-infused towels. Thoughtful amenities include a dry sauna, eucalyptus-infused steam room, Swedish rainfall shower and an ice fountain.

Before you check out, shop an innovative and results-driven range of products from Biologique Recherche, Environ, Niven Morgan, and more.

Another spot Downtown to perfectly pamper Mom, is the lovely Pink Toes Nail Bar. With Mother’s Day specials like a Mani/Pedi Combo or Pink Himalayan Healing Pedicure, Pink Toes is a stop that Mom is sure to love. The resort-inspired space is cozy and sophisticated and lends such an air of luxury. Let Mom sink until lush pillow-top seating while watching movies or listening to music on Pink Toes-provided iPad minis and Beats by Dre headphones. Pink Toe’s talented nail specialists will pamper Mom thoroughly.

Melt away at least a few years worth of childrearing-based exhaustion by booking Mom a much deserved treatment, or two, at The Spa at the Thompson Dallas. Recognize Mom with a luxurious full-service spa with treatments designed to help relax the body, strengthen the mind, and calm the soul. Take advantage of steam showers, infrared saunas, hot and cold plunge pools, and relaxation areas for the ultimate spa day. Complete your spa experience with a visit to the nail salon and blow dry bar. Yes, please!

Spa Adolphus is another idyllic spot to revitalize and rejuvenate with Mom. Explore a carefully crafted menu of treatments featuring plant-based body products and organic fragrances, as well as a curated retail selection, designed to promote wellness and beauty inside and out.

Or, make time for a soothing facial, body treatment, massage, manicure or pedicure with Mom in the refined, quiet oasis that is the Mokara Spa at The Omni. Each spa treatment by Mokara begins in the exquisite relaxation room with sublime views of Downtown Dallas and a soothing fireplace. Whether you’re getting pampered with a signature body treatment, a manicure or a visit to the salon, you are sure to enjoy every minute of your time.

The Spa at The Joule | Vitality Pool

Acknowledge Mom with the Perfect Gift

There are so many amazing retail spots Downtown to get Mom a gift that she deserves. Show Mom how much she means to you by visiting one of these spots that will help you show Mom how much she means to you. 

At the iconic Neiman Marcus flagship store Downtown, you are sure to find a gift worthy of Mom. With several floors worth of luxury and designer goods, there’s almost no chance you can walk out without finding a perfect gift that is sure to impress any mother.

A few doors down on Main Street is The Hotel Shop at The Joule, which makes gift shopping for Mom a breeze with the curated selection of ceramics, books, wellness items that make for an amazing gift. 

If you want to go the floral route for gift giving, look no further than The Botanical Mix. This award-winning floral-artistry space is known for their unique combination of fresh and preserved botanicals assembled into structures, colors, and textures that delight the senses and are a true botanical mix!

Botanical Mix | Arrangement by Shane Friesenhahn

Spend Precious, Quality Time with Mom

The Mother’s Day Celebration at AT&T Discovery District is a wonderful excuse to spend the day with Mom. After any of the previously listed activities, take a stroll with Mom through The District and check out the beautiful floral photo wall, a gif booth, and a vendor market by Happily Ever Crafty

AT&T Discovery District

If you’re looking for a unique and thoughtful way to share a meal celebrating the woman of the day, look no further than Rise+Thyme. While in The District, consider stopping by the Exchange Hall for Rise + Thyme’s delicious picnic baskets available for purchase on Sunday. Pick up a picnic basket and bring a blanket to place on the sprawling District Lawn, or pack up your picnic and head to one of Downtown Dallas’ parks

Another fabulous option for Mom is to order from La Parada, the grab-and-go window at Mi Cocina at the iconic Klyde Warren Park. Featuring favorite items from the MiCo menu, La Parada makes the best spot to pick up your favorite bites and a MiCo Rita and picnic at Klyde Warren Park. With lovely, warm spring weather forecasted for Mother’s Day weekend, also consider laying out your picnic spread at the newly opened Carpenter Park this Sunday!

A quick trip from the center of Downtown, The Dallas Farmers Market also makes for a wholesome and relaxed Mother’s Day. Spend time with Mom meandering through the shops and wares at The Shed, the Market Shops, and the adjacent retail spaces such as Nikki Smith Designs

The best part is, all of these suggested places and activities are within just several square blocks of Downtown Dallas, which makes Downtown the ideal epicenter to absolutely nail Mom’s wishes for the day. With such a high concentration of world-class hospitality, dining, businesses, and public spaces, Downtown is truly a dynamic environment with something to celebrate every mother. 

Please note that with Mother’s Day this weekend, many of these spots and activities may already be full with reservations. However, we hope that you will enjoy any of the free activities at these Downtown spots and they inspire you to give Mom a Mother’s Day she won’t soon forget. If any one of these experiences is booked, consider buying Mom a gift card to use at a later date!

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