Mother's Day is around the corner, and it's the perfect time to show appreciation for the incredible women in our lives. Whether it's your own mom, grandmother, wife, sister, or friend who embodies the essence of motherhood, this special day calls for a celebration that reflects her uniqueness and importance. If you're searching for the ideal way to honor her this Mother's Day, look no further. We've curated a list of the best places to celebrate her and make this occasion truly memorable.

Indulge in a Luxurious Spa Day: Treat your mom to a day of pampering and relaxation at a luxurious spa. Many spas offer special Mother’s Day packages, including massages, facials, and manicures, allowing her to unwind and rejuvenate in style. From soothing aromatherapy treatments to invigorating body scrubs, a spa day is sure to make her feel loved and appreciated.

  • Wave Aesthetics – A full medical spa located in the beautiful Windmark Beach town center.  Offering facials including hydro facials, chemical peels, wrinkle reduction, laser therapy, and weight loss therapy.  Gift cards available. For more information about services, visit their website
  • Spyglass Beauty – Located in downtown Port St Joe on Reid Avenue. They offer facials, makeup, waxing, and spray tans. Gift cards available. To book and appointment, give Bethany a call @ 850.340.1230 or visit her website
  • Skin Care Essentials – Located at 35 Island Dr – The Point Mall Suite 13, Eastpoint, FL.  Offering a personalized facial, facial waxing, manicures, and a luxurious waterless pedicure treatment. Gift cards available. For more information about their services, contact Carla at 850.339.7146 or visit her website                           

Enjoy a Scenic Brunch: Show your mom how much you care by treating her to a delicious brunch with a view. Many restaurants offer special Mother’s Day brunch menus featuring gourmet dishes and bottomless mimosas. Whether you prefer a cozy café or a scenic spot by the waterfront, brunch is the perfect opportunity to spend quality time together and enjoy some delectable cuisine.

  • Keeper’s Lighthouse Bistro – Located at 114 Sailors Cove, Port St Joe, FL overlooking George Core Lighthouse Park and St Joseph Bay. Serving Mother’s Day Brunch 11:00AM til 3:00PM. For reservations call 850.227.9872.
  • The Owl Café – Downtown Apalachicola on Avenue D will be serving Mother’s Day Brunch 10:00AM – 4:00PM and Dinner 4:00PM – 9:00PM. Reservations encouraged. 850.653.9888.
  • The View at St Joe Bay – Located in the town center at Windmark Beach overlooking St Joseph Bay. Mother’s Day Lunch – MOMS eat FREE! 10:00AM to 2:00 PM Eastern Time.  Call for reservations 850.899.9029.
  • Pomodoro Italian Grill – Located at the St Joseph Country Club in Port St Joe, FL will be serving Mother’s Day Brunch 9:00AM to 3:00PM Eastern Time. Bottomless mimosas.  Call 850.227.3427 for reservations.
  • The Franklin Café located in the Gibson Inn in historic downtown Apalachicola will be featuring a Mother’s Day brunch buffet from 11:00AM to 3:00PM Eastern Time.  For reservations:       

Outdoor Adventure: Embark on an exhilarating outdoor adventure that gets her adrenaline pumping. Whether it's hiking through scenic trails, taking a sunset cruise, kayaking in St Joseph Bay or the Dead Lakes, there's an array of thrilling activities to choose from. Share unforgettable moments and conquer new challenges together, strengthening your bond along the way.

  • AquaBear Adventures is the best place to go on a sunset cruise or snorkeling trip in St Joseph Bay. They offer a 90-minute afternoon sightseeing cruise along the historic shorelines and waterways of Port St. Joe. The crew identifies historic sites and points of interest while sharing tidbits from the region’s past and keeping a lookout for friendly dolphins. Bring a small cooler with beverages and snacks! They also offer Scenic Eco-tours and snorkeling trips. Gift cards available. Secure your spot today by calling 850.227.8200 or conveniently booking online at
  • Off The Map Expeditions:  Embark on an unforgettable adventure with Off The Map Expeditions in Wewahitchka, FL! Discover the enchanting beauty of the Dead Lakes aboard our expertly guided kayak tours and pontoon  boat excursions, led by licensed Coast Guard Captain, Matt Goodwin. Spanning 6,700 acres, the Dead Lakes beckon with their unique blend of river, swamp, and lake environments, teeming with diverse wildlife and inspiring vistas. Don't miss the chance to capture these breathtaking moments – remember to pack your camera! To book your expedition call 850.819.3053 or visit
  • T.H. Stone Memorial St. Joseph Peninsula State Park:  Explore the untouched beauty of T.H. Stone Memorial St. Joseph Peninsula State Park, renowned for its 20 miles of pristine shoreline and tranquil ambiance. Whether  Mom prefers lounging on sun-warmed sands, collecting seashells, or embarking on aquatic escapades like snorkeling and scuba diving, there's something for every taste. For the more adventurous spirits, camping under the stars and casting lines promise thrills and unforgettable moments. And don't miss the opportunity to meander along the Maritime Hammock Nature Trail, where the family can bond amidst lush landscapes and diverse ecosystems. For more information visit their website

 This Mother’s Day, show your mom just how much she means to you by treating her to a day she’ll never forget. Whether you opt for a relaxing spa day, a scenic brunch, or an adventurous outing, the most important thing is to spend quality time together and create cherished memories. After all, there’s no one else quite like mom, and she deserves to be celebrated in style.

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