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7 Mother’s Day Adventures in Brooksville and Weeki Wachee



When it comes to mom (or the mother figures in your life), we know she deserves the best! Treat her to an unforgettable day that shows how much you truly appreciate her, whether by taking her out for brunch and mimosas, visiting a hidden gem, or creating a beautiful bouquet of fresh-cut flowers for her on a Sunflower Farm. Read on to discover seven ways to treat mom this Mother’s Day on Florida’s Adventure Coast, Brooksville – Weeki Wachee.


Brunch and Mimosas


Taking mom out for brunch is always a great bet for Mother’s Day. Choose from fan-favorite local restaurants like the Florida Cracker Kitchen, the Silver Dolphin Restaurant & Country Store, or Caffe Connection for breakfast and brunch. Order to go or pack a lunch and enjoy a picnic at peaceful spots like the Nature Coast Botanical Gardens, Pine Island Beach or Bayport Park near Weeki Wachee, FL.


Silver Dolphin Restaurant


Visit Weeki Wachee Springs


For more water adventures, Weeki Wachee Springs State Park offers an amazing experience at an affordable price. See the Mermaid Show which has captivated audiences since 1947, as well as a native wildlife show and ride a scenic riverboat cruise. Kids and adults alike can splash and play in the spring-fed waters of Buccaneer Bay, or lounge on the sandy shore.



Mermaid Kristy


Go Kayaking in Weeki Wachee


Paddling is a fantastic adventure for moms who love being on the water. For a guided tour and amazing natural views, go paddling in a see-through canoe with Get Up and Go Kayaking – Weeki Wachee. Those who have some experience kayaking can find a peaceful escape on the Bayport – Linda Pedersen Paddling Trail, offering scenic coastal views and plenty of bird and wildlife viewing.


Kayaking at Get Up and Go – Weeki Wachee


Get lost in a Sunflower Maze


Have an a-maze-ing Mother’s Day at a sunflower farm! Two farms on Florida’s Adventure Coast offer sunflower mazes and u-pick flowers during the Spring season. Check out the event schedules for Harvest Moon Fun Farm and Sweetfields Farm and plan a day of picking fresh flowers, enjoying food, drinks, and plenty of family-friendly activities including petting zoos, hayrides, and much more.


sweetfields farm


Treat Mom to a Day of Self-Care


Let mom enjoy a day of wellness and relaxation! WellCome OM Integral Healing & Education Center offers salt room and massage therapy, movement, and meditation classes, and much more on a beautiful campus surrounded by nature near Weeki Wachee Springs. In Brooksville, visitors can enjoy a peaceful retreat at Takoda Wellness Ranch, with over a hundred acres dedicated to wellness and outdoor adventures including horseback riding, massage, sauna, yoga, cooking classes, and more.



Sip Wine (or Mermaid Rum) at local distilleries


Would your mom prefer wine tasting or visiting a Florida distillery? Enjoy a tour and tastings at NJoy Spirits Distillery, maker of ‘Mermaid Rum’ and ‘Wildbuck Whiskey’, or relax on the patio overlooking the vineyard while sipping wine at Sparacia Witherell Family Winery. Check out our Calendar of Events to see a schedule of live music and food trucks visiting these locations.




Cruise on the “Island Rose”


Does your mom love sunsets, the Gulf, and dinner with a view? Marina Rose Enterprises offers sunset dinner cruises, lunch, and brunch cruises on the beautiful “Island Rose” out of Hernando Beach, FL. Enjoy a cool air-conditioned interior where meals are served, as well as two decks to enjoy the breeze and the majestic scenery on the Gulf of Mexico.


No matter how you choose to celebrate your mother, you’ll find plenty of entertaining options on Florida’s Adventure Coast.







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