Are you looking for some really good ideas for Mother’s Day activities this year? If you’re searching for fun things to do in Denver with mom, we’ve got some great family-friendly suggestions for activities she might enjoy!

1. Have a Mother’s Day Brunch with The Velvet Elvis

For something truly unique, why not start the day by taking mom out to brunch at Ophelia’s Electric Soapbox, located at 1215 20th Street in Denver, and enjoy being serenaded by Mr. Johnny Barber, aka The Velvet Elvis? The show starts at 10:30 am (doors open at 10:00 am) and there is no cover charge. This special Mother’s Day event isn’t something you’ll see every day, and mom is sure to love this special performance if she’s an Elvis fan.

2. Sit Back and Enjoy Spectacular Spa Treatments

Mother and Daughter Spa DayA favorite among the many things to do in Denver is a spa visit. For a truly relaxing, pampering experience, choose the spa at the Brown Palace where mom can enjoy a Colorado River Stone Massage and stay hydrated with the artesian water that comes from the hotel’s own well. If mom could go for a full body spa treatment using craft beer, check out the urban sanctuary that is the Ritz-Carlton Spa for a stimulating Microbrew Ex’beer’ience to smooth, tighten, and hydrate her skin as she relaxes, renews, and refreshes her body and soul. The spa also offers unique waterfall experiences, body wraps, manicures, pedicures, and salon services that include facials and massage treatments. Mom deserves this kind of special treatment every day of the year, but especially on Mother’s Day!

3. Smell the Flowers at The Denver Botanic Gardens

Mother's Day FlowersYou can’t beat the Denver Botanic Gardens when it comes to favorite things to do in Denver. One of the top five botanic gardens in the country, this is truly an oasis of beauty and peace in the midst of the city. Stroll through the grounds, pause to sit on a secluded bench and take in the scent of blossoming flowers and growing plants, enjoy the beauty of vibrant bursts of color and greenery, and feel your body, mind, and spirit being renewed. If mom would love to take home some plants of her own, surprise her with an early Mother’s Day gift and take her to the Spring Plant Sale Friday, May 10th from 8:00 a.m. to 6:00 p.m. or Saturday May11th  from 8:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. Admission to both the plant sale and the gardens is free both days!

4. Explore One of The Denver Museums

Denver is loaded with world-class museums to suit every mom looking for cool things to do in Denver. The Denver Art Museum, one of the largest art museums between the West Coast and Chicago, is always a popular destination for art-loving moms, with extensive art collections, hands-on activities for visitors, and world-class exhibitions. If mom loves contemporary art, check out the Museum of Contemporary Art, Denver’s first institution devoted entirely to contemporary art in a new, environmentally sustainable facility. The Clyfford Still Museum, with more than 3,000 artworks in the collection, is the place to visit if mom is a fan of the Abstract Expressionism movement.

5. Watch a Performance at a Theatre in Denver

Is mom a theatre buff? For memorable things to do in Denver on her special day, treat mom to an afternoon of musical theatre at the Denver Performing Arts Complex with “Sweat” at the Space Theatre, “The Marriage of Figaro” at the Ellie Caulkins Opera House, or “Wicked” at the Buell Theatre.

Is classical music more mom’s style? The Berlioz Symphonie Fantastique performance at Boettcher Concert Hall in the heart of the theatre district is sure to thrill and delight her this Mother’s Day. Times and prices for all events can be found on the website.

When you’re out and about in the Denver area with mom on Mother’s Day and you need a delicious meal that tastes like home, head on over to one of our two convenient Original Pancake House locations in the Denver area. You can find us at Cherry Hills or Denver Tech Center any day of the week from 6:00 am to 2:00 pm. We look forward to welcoming you soon! Have a happy Mother’s Day!