You know your mom is special, and Mother’s Day is the perfect time to show her how much you care. And although Mom definitely loves gifts and flowers, there’s really nothing better than the gift of time together. If you’re planning a special day for your mom this Mother’s Day, here are some of our best recommendations on where to take her.

Take her to a beautiful garden

After the long, bitter winter we just had (we don’t ever need to hear the word nor’easter again) treat your mom to a day of sunshine, warm air, and beautifully landscaped gardens. New York Botanical Garden is hosting a weekend garden party featuring games, picnics, live music and more. If your mom likes a little farm-to-table goodness with her garden, then take her to the Mother’s Day Brunch at Queens Botanical Garden. For a sweet end to the day, book a Central Park Sunset Walking Tour where you can see the best park in the world at the best time of the day.

Take her to a fabulous brunch

Mother’s Day and dining out go hand-in-hand. There are tons of great choices to be had and you don’t have to go far to find them. Book a Mother’s Day Brunch Cruise and enjoy amazing views of the city, unlimited mimosas, a tasty buffet and a live jazz band. L’Appart is a Michelin-starred restaurant right here in FiDi that offers a delicious tasting menu as well as caviar service if you’re in the mood to splurge. Or try The Malt House, also located in FiDi, which features a brunch menu with all the favorites, served up in a cozy tavern atmosphere.

Take her to a show

If your mom loves a good show, there’s no better place to find one than in New York City. Moms with little ones will enjoy Puppetsburg, not only because it’s a fantastically fun puppet show, but also because it includes wine tasting. If you’re looking for something a little more avant-garde, check out Symphonie Fantastique, which has been described by Ben Brantley as “like listening to music with your eyes.” For those that love Broadway standards and the divas who made them famous, score your mom some tickets to Hello, Dolly! It’s now on Broadway featuring the legendary Bette Midler.

Take her to the museum

For moms who love to learn and explore, a day at the museum is the perfect gift. Check out the Children’s Museum of Manhattan, which is featuring a full weekend of activities for families. Or experience some whimsy at the Butterfly Conservatory at the American Museum of Natural History. Or give Mom what she really wants – a day at the Chocolate Museum sampling some of the best chocolates on earth.

Take her to a Platinum Properties open house

Is a new home on Mom’s wish list? Then why not head to one of the open houses hosted by Platinum Properties. To talk to an agent about what’s on the market, click here or call 646-759-9675. From all of us at Platinum Properties, we wish you a very happy Mother’s Day!