This week I have been racking my brain trying to come up with the best Mother’s Day gift to give to the one who has given me everything. I have also been researching fun things to do here in Jacksonville for Mother’s Day and I wanted to share a few with you. I have also come up with an outfit idea for each activity.
Mother’s Day Brunch: This is by far one of the most popular things to do on this day and here in Jacksonville is no different. My all time favorite place to get brunch here is the Crabcake Factory on Beach Blvd. They have brunch on Sundays starting at 11am. The food is buffet style all you can eat and comes with complimentary mimosas. If we decide to do brunch this is definitely where I’ll be headed. If you do decide to try it out I would recommend getting there before they open though because many of the times that I went people were already waiting outside and it wasn’t a holiday.
Mother’s Day Beach or Picnic Day: Living in a city this close to the beach, I couldn’t rule out a beach day. One of my mother’s favorite things to do is to spend the day at the beach reading a book (under an umbrella of course). So I thought it would be great to pack a picnic lunch and spend the day at the beach. One of our top places to go is Huguenot Park. Mostly because they allow you to drive on the beach so there is no hassle of having to walk back to your car because you forgot the sunscreen.
Mother’s Day Shopping: I actually wouldn’t consider this for my mother because she really doesn’t like shopping but I know when I become a mom this will be top of my list of things to do. If you’re looking for a good shopping plaza to go to here in Jacksonville, then you can’t do any better than the St. John’s Town Center. It literally has every store you could possibly need, not to mention any restaurant that tickles your fancy. I would also warn though that the Town Center is always crowded and I don’t expect it will be any better on Mother’s Day.
These are just a few of the ideas that I have for Mother’s Day here in Jacksonville but of course there are many more. Just make sure that anything you choose will be enjoyed not just by you but also by your mother. And check out the slideshow for outfit examples for each activity.