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Mother’s Day in Orlando 2020 Complete Guide

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Mother’s Day in Orlando is different this year! We love our city. And as a Mom of 5, I certainly love Mother’s Day. In fact, we often celebrate Mother’s Day with a fancy brunch or meal in Orlando. And even though we might be spending more time at home, Mother’s Day in Orlando is still special. Check out all of the different ways to celebrate Mother’s Day in Orlando from VisitOrlando.com.

At Visit Orlando, they know Orlando residents need to be creative with new ways to celebrate Mother’s Day (May 10). So in response, Visit Orlando has compiled a guide of 10 ideas. These allow us to connect virtually, via special delivery or through social distancing. And all of which support local businesses in the process. In fact, all of the Mother’s Day experiences below, and more, can be found on VisitOrlando.com.  

Mother’s Day in Orlando with Brunch To Go  

Although dining rooms may currently be closed or limited, Visit Orlando’s online Mother’s Day guide includes a variety of Orlando restaurants. These are offering special brunches and meals specific to the holiday. And these are available for delivery or takeout. Or, you can search over 500 open restaurants on the Orlando To Go website for a new place to try.  

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Buy Local Gifts 

Locally made gifts are always a hit. And the online guide include items such as a pretty stationary set from Winter Park’s Rifle Paper Co. And there are foodie items like bourbon blended vanilla barbecue sauce from 4 Rivers Smokehouse. There’s also home-made marshmallows from Wondermade or wine from Lakeridge Winery & Vineyard. 

In addition, for the fashion-minded, Orlando International Premium Outlets and Orlando Vineland Premium Outlets are offering big savings on top brands. These are shared on their online store

Take A Scenic “Socially Distanced” Walk Outdoors 

Local nature parks are open throughout Orange County. These include Lake Eola Park in downtown Orlando and Kelly Park in Apopka. It also includes the West Orange Trail between Winter Garden and Apopka, and many others. Take scenic walk through the flowers at Harry P. Leu Gardens, where admission is currently free. Or you can pick fresh blueberries at places like Beck BrothersBekemeyer Family Farm and Long & Scott Farms

Meet Virtually in Orlando 

Make Mother’s Day phone calls memorable with custom Orlando Zoom backgrounds. For example, these feature everything from iconic roller coasters to dinosaurs that allow moms (and kids of all ages) to virtually escape to the Theme Park Capital of the World™. Or you can hang out in downtown Orlando at beautiful spots like Lake Eola. 

Send an Orlando eCard for Mother’s Day in Orlando

Visit Orlando has created custom eCards that will be available via Facebook and Twitter with iconic Orlando images and message like “You are a ROAR-some MOM-a-saur” (Universal Orlando Resort’s Jurassic Park).  How fun!

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The Wheel at ICON Park™
Photo Courtesy Visit Orlando

Say It with Fresh-Picked Flowers

Support local florists, who are offering special Mother’s Day bouquets include Bluegrass Chic Floral DesignIn Bloom FloristOrlando Florist and Colonial Florist. Or, go the fresh-picked route by picking up a bundle of giant sunflowers and zinnias from Southern Hill Farms in west Orange County. 

Get Front-Row Seats to the Orlando Arts (Virtually) 

There’s not a bad seat in the house when you arrange a date to enjoy virtual artistic experiences from Orlando Philharmonic Orchestra, Orlando Ballet and Cirque du Soleil. Or explore virtual galleries from The Charles Hosmer Morse Museum of American Art, the Albin Polasek Museum & Sculpture Gardens and Orlando Museum of Art.  

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The Charles Hosmer Morse Museum of American Art in Winter Park
Photo Courtesy Visit Orlando

Take Cooking Lessons from Orlando’s Top Chefs 

Make a culinary masterpiece by learning to cook with some of Orlando’s celebrity chefs, including José Andrés of Jaleo, Masaharu Morimoto of Morimoto Asia, Art Smith of Homecomin’ Florida Kitchen, Rick Bayless of Frontera Cocina, and others.  In addition, Amazon also sells cookbooks authored by some of Orlando’s homegrown James Beard honorees, including Norman Van Aken’s Florida KitchenJames & Julie Petrakis’ The Ravenous Pig: Seasons of Florida; and 9 Courses from Brandon McGlamery of Prato, Luma on Park and Luke’s Kitchen. 

Learn Something New Together 

Bond over learning a new skill or experiencing something new by exploring more than 20 free digital experiences from our local experts. For example, these include up-close animal encounters, art instruction, history and even makeup tutorials.  

Share Virtual Orlando Experiences for Mother’s Day

Although not currently open, Orlando’s theme parks and attractions can still be enjoyed virtually on VisitOrlando.com. So now, you can enjoy 360-degree online experiences, Facebook Live broadcasts, live streamings of special films, YouTube videos and more. For example, whether Mom likes riding roller coasters or standing on Main Street in front of Cinderella Castle, there are all kinds of fun ways to both chill and thrill together virtually. 

Like so many holidays in 2020, Mother’s Day in Orlando is going to be memorable this year. However, hopefully Moms will feel special and loved everywhere. As a Mom of 5, this holiday means a lot to me. And as always, I’m happy to celebrate at home in Orlando!

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