How to spend the perfect Mother’s Day at Tahoe South

By: Cam Schilling

Mother’s Day is right around the corner. There are so many things you could do, but what will mom enjoy most? If you’re planning to spend the day in Lake Tahoe, you’re already off to a great start.

In Tahoe South, it’s easy to plan a fun and memorable day. Our local businesses love moms just as much as we do, and are going all out to ensure she has the day that she deserves – that she’s earned. Enjoy the outdoors, the spa, a nice meal with a view, or do it all. You can’t go wrong with flowers and food, but the south shore will be bustling with fun ways to wow mom this Sunday.


Treat Mom to an elegant Mother’s Day Brunch right on the lake for the Edgewood Tahoe’s renowned Champagne Brunch. The incredible team at Edgewood will be showcasing delicious breakfast dishes, delectable entrées and a bountiful seafood display, bottomless champagne, mimosas, and Bellini’s. Leave the chores of cooking and cleaning to the always incredible, hospitable team at Edgewood. Opt to use that time to stroll along the water after your meal and enjoy the rest of day together.

Riva Grill offers a lovely Champagne Brunch for Mom at Ski Run Marina and Mother’s Day Brunch at the Beacon Bar & Grill will not disappoint!

For a more unique Mother’s Day dining experience, consider brunch aboard the M.S. Dixie II for the Mother’s Day Brunch Cruise. What better way to start the day than with this breathtaking journey to Emerald Bay accompanied by a mouth-watering buffet?

M.S. Dixie II Summer Lake Tahoe
Photo | Zephyr Cove Resort/Lake Tahoe Cruises

Spas & Relaxation

Tahoe South has many spa locations that will get even the most tense mothers to relax and unwind. The Spa at the Landing Tahoe offers facials, massages and body treatments for different conditions and needs. Our favorite is the hydrating Emerald Bay facial. Their menu is quite extensive and they offer online reservations.

Consider joining mom for a deep tissue or hot stone massage available at many of the spas on the south shore. You can get a massage at BioSpirit Day Spa with a eucalyptus steam treatment included in the price. If you feel like you need a customized facial, check out the Elements of Tahoe day spa. If you’ve already enjoyed the spectacular Edgewood Champagne Brunch and are curious what else they have to offer, the Spa at Edgewood Tahoe offers the ultimate relaxation experience.

Spa at the Landing Tahoe

Shopping & Activities

Mom wants to go shopping on Mother’s Day? Of course she does. Tahoe South offers lots of shopping options and places to explore. The shops at Heavenly Village is a one-stop shop where you’ll find local artisan goods as well as designer brands, popular restaurants and an outdoor pavilion. With so many shops and eateries, you can easily spend the entire day there. If you want to shop local arts and crafts check out one of these places.

Lake Tahoe Paint and Sip
Photo | Lake Tahoe Paint and Sip

Want to create something together instead of buying it? We suggest Lake Tahoe Paint and Sip for an afternoon paint session with drinks flowin’ and lots of laughs. Even if you’re not artistically inclined, a little liquid inspiration is all you need. If they can make me look good, I can assure you’ll be alright, you might even surprise yourself.

Enjoy the Outdoors

Head over to Tahoe Bike Company and take a Surrey for a spin! These two, four, and six person bikes are a great way to get lakeside and see it all in half the time that it takes to walk.

Tahoe Bike Company
Photo |Tahoe Bike Company

With so many hiking trails in Lake Tahoe, it’s easy to take Mom out for a day in the outdoors. Whether you choose to hike to a hidden waterfall, discover the historic town of Genoa, experience the charm of Virginia City, or go for a scenic day cruise on Lake Tahoe, there are plenty of attractions and activities to do outside. Just remember to bring your camera.

If you want to venture out a bit, the Virginia & Truckee Railroad is running a Mother’s Day Special before they even officially open for the season. This 24 mile narrated trip will take you back to the bonanza days with beautiful scenery, wild horses, and nature the whole way. This one is well worth the trip.

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