Mother's Day weekend is coming up fast! Looking to really wow Mom this year? No problem. Make memories that last a lifetime with our guide to the best Mother's Day activities across New York State. Think fun outdoor adventures, exceptional spas, music and shopping that won't break the bank - here are some fun things to check out around New York State.

Washington Park tulips and King Memorial Fountain. Photograph - Beth Hickox; Courtesy Albany Tulip F
Give a garden with the Albany Tulip Festival

Why give a bouquet when you can give an entire garden? Take your mom to the Albany Tulip Festival to get engulfed in a sea of fragrant brilliance. In addition to more than 10,000 blossoms, the festival boasts vendors and live music, so make a day--or a weekend--out of it!

Bethel Woods Center for the Arts, Bethel - Photo by NYS ESD
Dance at 
Bethel Woods
Mom a music fan? Take her to Bethel Woods Center for the Arts, the site of the 1969 Woodstock Music Festival. You can explore the grounds, which include an interactive museum devoted to the Woodstock festival and '60s culture.

Roosevelt Baths - Photo by Beautiful Destinations
Give the gift of relation at 
Roosevelt Baths and Spa
Want to give your mom a weekend away? Let her relax, renew and refresh at Roosevelt Baths and Spa. Between massages, soaking in the naturally effervescent water, facials and body wraps, she'll leave feeling relaxed and beautiful.

Letchworth State Park
Hike Letchworth State Park
Do some quality mother-child bonding while enjoying the beautiful spring weather at Letchworth State Park. The stunning 600-foot gorges, breathtaking overlooks and the winding Genesee River make this park "the Grand Canyon of the East."

Rochester's Lilac Festival - Photo Courtesy of Rochester's Lilac Festival
Stroll the Lilac Festival and Art in the Park 
The largest free festival of it's kind, Rochester's Lilac Festival in beautiful Highland Park offers ten days and nights of gardens, music, food and exhibits. Right next door, the Art in the Park exhibit features colorful pieces from more than 160 artists, designers and crafters. You'll discover beautiful work from a variety of media including ceramics, drawing, fiber, graphics and more. You'll have no problem finding mom a last-minute gift while she browses.

Montauk - Long Island
Relax by the beach at Gurney's Inn Resort Spa
Noted as one of Time Out New York's best spas in the state, Gurney's Inn Resort Spa is a seawater spa in Montauk built on the restorative powers of saltwater therapies. Send your mom to get a spa treatment and walk the beach to soak in some sun.

Tanger Outlets _ Photo Courtesy of Tanger Outlet
Enjoy outlet shopping

Take your mom shopping--because who doesn't love to shop? Head to Niagara Falls' fashion outlets for serious deals and awesome buys, check out the Waterloo premium outlets in the Finger Lakes or Tanger Outlets on Long Island for top brand names at a bargain!

Boldt Castle - Photo by Beautiful Destinations
Explore beautiful Boldt Castle on Alexandria Bay

If you want history, adventure and stunning waterfront scenery, then take the whole family to Boldt Castle. Construction on the grandiose castle--located on an island in the Thousand Islands area--began in 1900 as a tribute to George Boldt's wife. Discover the love story that unfolded to create the stunning edifice and explore the beauty of Heart Island.

Peek N Peak Ziplining
Get high in the sky with Mountain Adventures at Peek'n Peak Resort 
An aerial forest adventure featuring an aerial adventure course, ziplines and more, this adventure park is the perfect place for thrill-seekers, family adventures or relaxing at the resort. Soaring through the trees will make this Mother's Day one she'll never forget.

Enjoy outlet shopping
Take your mom shopping--because who doesn't love to shop? Head to Niagara Falls' fashion outlets for serious deals and awesome buys, check out the Waterloo premium outlets in the Finger Lakes or Tanger Outlets on Long Island for top brand names at a bargain!

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