Brunch and tea are typical Mother’s Day celebrations but they may not be the best for everyone. If the mom or grandmother in your life loves adventure and excitement, celebrate her special day with a unique activity she’s sure to love. Orlando has no shortage of exciting attractions that are ideal for a fun day out with mom. Check out some of our favorite ways to celebrate Mother’s Day in Orlando below.
Hot Air Balloon Ride
For a once-in-a-lifetime Mother’s Day adventure, surprise mom with an early morning hot air balloon ride. You’ll float high above Central Florida’s lakes, waterways, and tree tops. You might event spot some of Orlando’s attractions. There are several hot air balloon companies in Central Florida, including Painted Horizons, which offers group and private flights. Another fun perk Painted Horizons offers is a post-flight champagne or sparkling apple cider toast along with pastries, cheese, and crackers.
Tree Trek Orlando
Remember all those times Mom took you to the playground, cheering you on as you conquered the monkey bars and climbing walls? Show her how much you appreciated it by gifting her a trip to Tree Trek Orlando, where you can both relive those childhood thrills as you make your way together through the obstacle courses. This exciting attraction offers high-in-the-sky aerial ropes courses where you can climb anywhere from 10 to 50 feet above the ground. Each course includes a zip line for maximum thrills.
Airboat Ride and Wildlife Observation
If Mom loves to explore the great outdoors, treat her to an airboat ride through the diverse ecosystems of Central Florida. This uniquely Floridian activity is a great way to see alligators, turtles, herons, and other Orlando wildlife. Even the boat ride is an adventure as you’ll glide over the waterways at high speeds. Spirit of the Swamp offers airboat rides on Lake Tohopekaliga, which is a 30 minute drive from the I-Drive area. The boats carry no more than six passengers at a time so the whole family can enjoy a private tour.
Day Trip to Wekiva Island
Another great Mother’s Day activity for moms who love the great outdoors is a day trip to Wekiva Island, home to one of Orlando’s most popular natural springs. A bit more laid-back than a guided airboat tour, a trip to Wekiva Island is also budget-friendly as admission is only $2 per person. You can explore the springs by renting canoes, kayaks, or paddleboard. There is also volleyball, a boardwalk perfect for wildlife watching, and a café and wine bar.
Another budget-friendly option, the Orlando Starflyer at ICON Park provides big thrills. If mom is a daredevil who is always the first in line at amusement park attractions, she’ll love Orlando’s newest I-Drive thrill ride. Standing an impressive 450 feet high, the Orlando Starflyer reaches speeds of 45 mph. Rides start at just $10 per person and anyone over 44”can ride.
Your Orlando Hotel on I-Drive
If you are looking for an Orlando hotel for Mother’s Day weekend, Rosen Inn at Pointe Orlando is clean, comfortable and affordable. We are a short drive from all the adventurous attractions mentioned in this blog, and our deluxe amenities will make mom feel special. To book your room, simply click on the orange button at the top of the page or give us a call at 407-996-8585.