Amtrak® Give Mom the gift of travel this Mother’s Day. Bring the car, bring the kids, skip traffic and save with Amtrak! Take the Auto Train for your family vacation and arrive at great savings. This summer, kids ride for just $29. Forget all about the hassle of traffic you’ll encounter on I-95 and let your vacation begin onboard the train. This special offer is valid for sale thru May 21, 2016 and valid for travel June 3 thru Sept. 1, 2016. Click here for details.
Hornblower Cruises & Events A Hornblower cruise is the sophisticated way to dine and see New York’s sights. It’s even better for special occasions! Show Mom how much you care and surprise her with the Family Jazz Brunch Cruise or Champagne Jazz Brunch Cruise on Mother’s Day! Both Hornblower cruises sail out of Pier 40 in the West Village.
Manhattan By Sail Treat your mom to a relaxing sail around NY Harbor on one of Manhattan By Sail’s historic sailing ships. Choose from the company’s Gatsby-era schooner the Shearwater—where your mom can take in the sights with a cocktail while she lounges on the gorgeous teak deck—or on the larger ship Clipper City, where she can help hoist the sails and assist the captain while he steers. The Shearwater sails from the North Cove Marina at Brookfield Place in lower Manhattan and the Clipper City departs from Slip 2 in Battery Park near the Staten Island Ferry Terminal. Visit manhattanbysail.com or call 212.619.6900 to receive $10 off any sail (including Specialty Sails) on either ship with code WHEREMAG.
The New York Botanical Garden The most spectacular spring landscape New York City has to offer is the setting for live music, games, picnicking and more this Mother’s Day! The New York Botanical Garden’s Mother’s Day Weekend Garden Party—its biggest garden party ever—will take place May 7 and 8 from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. After a significant restoration and expansion, the historic Lilac Collection reopens, making room for more Garden spots to play and relax. Make a reservation for a delicious brunch and enjoy other special activities at The New York Botanical Garden.
2900 Southern Blvd., Bronx, NY
One World Observatory Spend this Mother’s Day weekend at One World Observatory at the top of One World Trade Center. On Sunday, May 8, upgrade your ticket with VIP access to The Summit, identify your mom when checking in at One World Observatory, and she will receive a celebratory glass of prosecco! For details, click here. Admission Pricing: Standard, $32; Priority, $54; Standard with The Summit VIP Pass, $52; and Priority with The Summit VIP Pass, $74.
One World Trade Center
285 Fulton St. (Enter on West St. at corner of Vesey St.)
Premier Exhibitions 5th Avenue In celebration of Mother’s Day, take an extra 10% off of your purchased admissions tickets for either The Discovery of King Tut or Saturday Night Live the Exhibition. The first 50 people to mention promotion code MOMS16 will receive a long-stem red rose. Come early and have a unique experience with the mothers in your life! The promo code is valid for Sunday, May 8 only. This promotion is not good with any other offer or previously purchased tickets.
417 Fifth Avenue (at 37th St.)
Spirit Cruises & Bateaux New York Spend Mother’s Day on the NYC Harbor with special Mother’s Day events from Spirit Cruises and Bateaux New York. Spirit Cruises’ Mother’s Day offerings will include early and afternoon brunch as well dinner cruises, complete with dancing, entertainment & skyline views. For details, click here. Bateaux New York’s Mother’s Day festivities will also include skyline brunch and dinner cruises, as well as a complimentary mimosa or glass of champagne (served during brunch only). For more information, click here. To save 20% on any of Spirit Cruises and Bateaux New York’s Mother’s Day cruises, purchase tickets before April 24 and use code MOM20 at checkout.
Bateaux New York
Solomon R. Guggenheim Museum Spend Mother’s Day at the world-renowned Guggenheim Museum on May 8! Explore artwork created by school children around the world through the Guggenheim’s Second Sunday Family Tour: Global and Local. For $20 per family, you’ll receive museum admission as well as tour passes for two adults and up to four children. Registration is required. Click here for details.
1071 Fifth Ave. (at 89th St.)
Allure Day Spa & Hair Design In celebration of moms everywhere, Allure Day Spa & Hair Design will offer several special packages this Mother’s Day. The Mother and Daughter Retreat, priced at $290 per person, includes coconut milk body polish, 30-minute body massage, facial, peppermint sea salt pedicure, manicure and spa lunch; the Mommy To Be Pregnancy Package, priced at $290 per person, includes a one-hour pregnancy massage, rejuvenating facial, spa manicure, spa pedicure and spa lunch; the Mommy and Me package, priced at $330 for both you and Mom, includes peppermint manicures and pedicures, 30-minute couples massages, party hair styling, sparkling cider and chocolates, as well as the use of the spa’s luxurious pink robes and slippers; and the Night out on the Town package, priced at $135 per person, features a shampoo and blow-dry, makeup application, manicure, champagne toast and chocolates.
139 E. 55th St. (Lexington/Third aves.)