Things to Do with Mom This Mother’s Day (And, of Course, Brunch)

by | Apr 18, 2017 | Greater Cape Fear, The Blog

It’s only once a year, so make Mother’s Day special – make it just right for Mom! Here are several suggestions for things to do with mom this Mother’s Day. Let her choose the things she likes to do best.

The big day is Sunday, May 14, 2017

If you’re stumped, we have a few ideas for fun things to do on Mother’s Day. To thank your mom for all she has done, try some of these things:

Take Mom on a Tour of the Town This Mother’s Day

Visit Historic Homes Wilmington NC

Bellamy Mansion and Burgwin-Wright House in Wilmington NC

  • Airlie Gardens: On a pretty Mother’s Day, take a walk with Mom on Airlie’s 67 acres of paths and formal gardens that showcase seasonal blooms.
  • Bellamy Mansion: Your mom will love a Mother’s Day tour at this historic antebellum mansion with a lush Victorian garden.
  • Battleship North Carolina: Step back in time at the Battleship North Carolina and follow the story of its brave crewmen in the Pacific theater of World War II.

Treat Mom to Some Pampering

Treat Mom to a Mother’s Day Brunch

Wilmington NC Mother's Day Brunch

Brunch is a Mother’s Day tradition! Make your reservations soon to be sure you get a place at the table this Mother’s Day. Try brunch at one of these favorite Wilmington restaurants:

There are lots of Brunch choices in Wrightsville Beach too:

Staying on Topsail Island?

  • Daddy Mac’s: On the ocean in Surf City with brunch from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m.

Go Shopping with Mom on Mother’s Day

Shop at Lumina Station in Wilmington NC

Lumina Station shopping center near Wrightsville Beach

Take Mom out for a shopping trip that’s just for fun, and buy her a little something she likes! Try these unusual shopping experiences:

As of February 2019, Anne Bonny’s Waterfront Dining and Bar is open for the season!

Soak up beautiful waterfront views while indulging at downtown Wilmington’s most beloved outdoor bar and restaurant. Nicknamed “The Barge,” Anne Bonny’s Bar and Grill can be found floating along the Riverwalk on South Water Street, offering a casual atmosphere and reliable American food paired with frozen cocktails, wine or beer. Take up a prime spot at the tiki bar, a large table under the covered roof or at the high top counter lining the riverside wall and feel the water slosh beneath you while you drink and dine.

Anne Bonny’s pride and joy is their Calabash-style seafood, named after “fish camps” held in the town of Calabash in the old days, in which locals would gather for fish fries made with freshly caught seafood deep fried in a seasoned batter. This comes in the form of fish and chips, a loaded fried shrimp basket, fried grouper sandwich and crispy panko-coated Maryland style crab cakes served with a sweet and spicy Cajun remoulade sauce. Other seafood options include a Yo-Ho Po’ Boy, salmon sandwich served blackened or grilled, and a highly raved about lobster roll loaded with a fresh made lobster salad of mayo, onions and celery and topped with crunchy salt and vinegar chips. The generous portions are enough to satisfy any craving after a day spent either on the water or on the town.

If you’re not in the mood for seafood, Anne Bonny’s also offers both classic and signature bar food options, including piled-high nachos, a variety of chicken wings, deliciously golden cheese curds and crinkle cut french fries, perfect for sharing with friends on a long, relaxing evening out spent taking in the serene riverscape. No evening out at Anne Bonny’s is complete without one of their signature frozen cocktails, ranging from a Sangria Slushie to the Mango Sunrise, a refreshing concoction of Jose Cuervo tequila blended with mango and poured over strawberry puree, just oozing with tropical vibes.

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