It's not easy being a mom. Whether you're mom to a toddler or adult, plant or puppy, folks at work or anyone else you take care of and carry life burdens for, Mother's Day is your day to enjoy just how rewarding it is, also. And if you're here because you're doing research for the mom in your life, this itinerary is a top tier way to say "thank you for all that you do."

It's a pick you're own adventure itinerary, for the outdoor enthusiasts, wine lovers, sports moms, spa-goers, moms of adults, and moms of young children. Enjoy!

Mother's Day Itinerary: The Wellness Queen

Mom-ing isn't just a full-time job, it's an around the clock, always on call type of job. For the mom that loves or needs a wellness day full of relaxing 

The Bellevue Club Hotel

For the wellness queen mom, the Bellevue Club Hotel is the perfect getaway. From yoga and pilates classes to swimming pools and pickleball courts, guests staying at the hotel has full access to the Bellevue Club Athletic Club, which is a destination all in itself. 

Adaptogen Teas & Green Smoothies

Moms will love all the cafes spread across Bellevue, and for the health-forward maternal figure in your life, Matcha Magic is a fabulous woman and minority-owned cafe offering plant-based matcha lattes, adaptogen potions, acai bowls, and more. The green smoothies at Mercurys Coffee Co. have a strong fanbase here, and the roastery and bakery next to the headquarters is worth the visit. 

Hydrotherapy, Spas, and Facials Galore!

Bellevue is home to some incredible spas for mom. Bring her to Yuan Spa for a hydrotherapy session in the relaxing waters. Truce Spa inside the Westin Bellevue offers wonderful facials. Inside The Bellevue Collection, you can take her to get her lashes done at Noir Lash Lounge, get a treatment at SkinSpirit Skincare Clinic and Spa, a fresh haircut or style at Chromatique Salon, or a refreshed set of brows at Brow Arc. The Shops at The Bravern is home to the fabulous Gene Juarez Salon & Spa, which is totally offering a Mother's Day Sale. 

Wellness Shopping

Wellness is a lifestyle and mom deserves to have the tools to make that lifestyle happen for her! As the premiere luxury shopping destination of the Northwest, you can take her for a shopping spree at places like Aesop, the Aveda Experience Center, Kiehls, L'Occitane En Provence, Lush, and so much more. 

Mother's Day Itinerary: The Garden Gnome

If she loves gardens, parks, plants and flowers galore, Bellevue, Washington is your one stop shop for it all. We are, after all, known as a "City in a Park. 

Start with Brunch

Fuel up for the day with a signature Mother's Day Bellevue Brunch, complete with specialty menus featuring Dungeness crab, bottomless brunch, French Toast, waffles, mimosas, and more. There are plenty of options throughout the city, but reservations are strongly encouraged. 

Bellevue Botanical Garden

Head to the Bellevue Botanical Garden for a delightful afternoon with mom through the 53 acres of gardens, meadows, and forests. Book a guided tour or wander through the dahlia garden, water-wise garden, Yao Japanese garden, and Ravine experience on your own.

Don't forget to stop by the Trillium Store gift shop while you're there.

Bellevue Florist & Cafe 

Take mom to the Bellevue Florist & Cafe for a unique Northwest artisan coffee experience. Grab some pastries, snacks, and maybe a bouquet. 

Bellevue Square's Center Court

For a photo op that will end up in a frame on your desk, head to Bellevue Square's Center Court in The Bellevue Collection for a vibrant floral display.

There are special shopping events happening throughout, so you might end up staying a while. 

Mother's Day Itinerary: The Epicurean

For a true culinary escapade, head to Bellevue to craft your Mother's Day Foodie Getaway. With brunches, high tea, wine, and multicultural cuisine, this is the city that's going to impress the epicurean mom.

The Bellevue Brunch Experience

Mother's Day or not, mom deserves to experience a Bellevue brunch. From lavish breakfast and dessert spreads at Ascend Prime & Steak with stunning views, to seafood menus featuring the bounty of the Northwest, there's so much to choose from! Mother's Day Brunch is a special affair, with menus that are sure to impress.

High Tea at Fogrose

Treat mom out to the stylings of Fogrose Atelier at Rouge Cocktail Lounge, where you'll be able to enjoy an assortment of tea sandwiches, scones, eclairs, macarons, chocolate, and more. The classy ambiance paired with the afternoon tea pop-up is a delight in Old Bellevue.

Wine Tasting

Along Main Street, there are plenty of shops to peruse, and Browne Family Wines Tasting Room is the perfect spot to take mom for a taste of Washington Wines. The tasting room is gorgeous and so are the wines. 

Flavors of the World

Bellevue has a mecca of multicultural culinary options, with options like Farzi Cafe for a gastronomic Indian food experience, or Cantina Monarca for elevated Mexican cuisine with a stunning margarita menu, or The Dolar Shop for hot pot, or Castilla's beautiful spread of tapas and paellas. Explore Bellevue's restaurants and be sure to make a reservation.

Mother's Day Itinerary: The Outdoor Expert

For the mom that loves outdoor adventure, Bellevue is the basecamp city for the perfect Mother's Day getaway. With ample outdoor adventure and access to the national parks nearby, these are the memories that will last a lifetime.

Action Sports

Whether it's paragliding at Poo Poo Point on Tiger Mountain, mountain biking at Raging River, or ziplining at Bellevue Zip Tours, enjoy endless adventure with Bellevue as your base camp. 

National Parks with Mom

Take mom to see Mount Rainier National Park, home to the active volcano with the most glaciated peak in the US, spawning 5 major rivers. It's just a 58 mile drive tot he Carbon River Ranger Station from Bellevue, where the climate represents a temperate rainforest.

If you want to check out Hurricane Ridge, Olympic National Park is a wonderful day trip from Bellevue. There's also the North Cascades National Park, which is known as the American Alps with an endless inventory of waterfalls. 

Water Adventures

Enjoy the spring waters of Lake Washington with some kayaking, paddle boarding, or canoeing at REI Boathouse at Meydenbauer Bay or REI Boathouse at Enatai Beach.

Venture out a little further, and you can take mom to go whale watching in the Puget Sound and cross that off her bucket list. 



When is Mother's Day 2024? 

Mother's Day is on Sunday, May 12, 2024, on the second Sunday in May. 

What is the weather like in Bellevue in May?

The weather in Bellevue during May is typically mild, with average temperatures ranging from 50°F to 65°F. It's a great time to explore outdoor activities and enjoy the blooming spring flowers.

Are reservations required for Mother's Day brunch at these restaurants? 

Yes, reservations are highly recommended for Mother's Day brunch, as it's a popular dining occasion. Be sure to contact the restaurant of your choice in advance to secure a table and avoid disappointment.