Mother’s Day is on Sunday, May 14th, and chances are that you’re scrambling around at the last minute looking to make those plans to celebrate your beautiful and amazing Mom!

Here’s a look at where to dine and what to do with Mom;

1 – Spend Mother’s Day at Hotel Viking

Treat your mother to a fantastic Mother’s Day Brunch at Hotel Viking. Indulge in the delights of our elaborate buffet and spend quality time together. Mother’s Day is Sunday, May 14th, 2017. With seatings at 11 am and 1 pm, our brunch features a breakfast station, omelet station, bagels & lox station, seafood bar, salad stations, chef’s carving station and a dessert station. Prices are $68 for adults, $55 for seniors, children (6-12) for $26. For reservations, call (401) 848-4874 or email or book online. For an added Mothers Day experience, treat mom to a spa treatment at SpaFjor or spend the night.

2 – Diego’s Brunch

Mom, margaritas, and brunch were made for each other, especially on Mother’s Day! If it’s nice out, the patio may even be open! Enjoy Diego’s world-famous great Mexican take on brunch from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m., lunch menu available from 11:30 a.m. to 5 p.m. and dinner menu from 5 p.m.  to 9 p.m. See The Menus Reservations strongly suggested at 401-619-2640.

3 – Norman Bird Sanctuary’s Spring Plant Walk on Mother’s Day

This family-friendly walk is a great way to celebrate Mother’s Day! Join an NBS naturalist as they take the time to look for flowers and other plants waking up from winter along the trails. Guests will learn about basic plant identification techniques, common native and invasive plants of Rhode Island and even look for wild edibles. $8 Members ($4 for Moms), $10 Non-members ($5 for Moms). More Info

4 – Mother’s Day at The Brick’

Treat Mom to a very special lunch, dinner or cocktails at the iconic Brick Alley Pub! For more than 35 years, they’ve been feeding moms from near and far!

5 – Mom’s Day Brunch By The Vines

Cheers to Mom with a glass of wine in hand while enjoying a day at the vineyard complete with our farm-fresh, locally sourced Mom’s Day Brunch. Enjoy the creations of their Executive Chef Andy Teixiera such as Roasted Farmer’s Vegetables, Chef-Attended made to order eggs, a carving station and more. Plus live music from Grayson Ty! More Info

6 – Mother’s Day Brunch at The Wharf Pub

The Wharf Pub will host a very special Mother’s Day Southern Style Brunch, featuring creative cocktails, from 9 am to 1 pm. Make reservations at 401-619-5672.

7 – Mothers Day Sunday Bloody Funday at Jimmy’s

Join Mermaid Masterpieces for a special Mother’s Day Sunday Bloody Funday! $50 gets you a new pair of LuLaRoe leggings, a paint party with Mermaid Masterpieces and a Bloody Mary or build your own Mimosa. They will also have several vendors set up so you can go shopping, there will be tarot card readers and cash bar/ food! More Info

 8 – Mother’s Day Brunch at Castle Hill Inn

Castle Hill Inn will host an elegant Mother’s Day brunch with reservations available from 11:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m. The cost is $82 for adults, $28 for children under 12 years. A selection of salads and chilled seafood begins the brunch experience, followed by a Carvery that includes Salmon en Croute with green asparagus, salsa verde and dill-sour cream and Slow-roasted Angus Ribeye with horseradish-chive crème fraiche. Main dishes feature Serrano Ham & Manchego Monte Cristo with fig jam, arugula and Vincotto; Kale and Goat Cheese Frittata with caramelized onions, fava beans and peppadews; Baked Atlantic Cod with tomato-saffron sauce and garlic crumbs; and Herb-roasted Statler Chicken with spinach-artichoke stuffing and a four-cheese sauce; and Belgian Waffles with Vermont maple syrup, fresh fruit and whipped butter. Sides include Roasted Mushroom & Vegetable Hash and Marinated Yellow Wax Beans. A selection of traditional desserts follows.

Additional NRG restaurants located in Newport that will also feature Mother’s Day specials include 22 Bowen’s and The Mooring.

9 – Mother’s Day Getaway

Show appreciation to the most important woman in the world, your Mother. Treat her to a two night stay at The Vanderbilt Grace and be welcomed with chocolate covered strawberries and Prosecco upon arrival. Pamper her throughout your stay with a 60 minute massage at the spa and our exclusive afternoon tea service available Saturday or Sunday, where you will have a selection of the finest blend teas by Tealeaves and an assortment of delicate finger sandwiches, warm crumpets and scones. Package starting at $595, exclusive of taxes and fees. Available from May 5th through May 14th. More Info

TIP – Mother’s Day Open House at Kristen Coates

Kristen Coates’ Annual Mother’s Day Open House boasts thousands of flowers, plants and sweet gifts for the loveliest women of our lives – MOTHERS! Call now to reserve your bouquet, plant or gift for Mom. More Info

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Ryan Belmore has been the Owner & Publisher of What's Up Newp since 2012. He also currently works for Mountain News, where he serves as Senior Editor - North America for OnTheSnow. He previously worked for the New England Patriots and American Cancer Society. He currently serves as Vice President of Fort Adams Trust and is a member of Local Independent Online News (LION) Publishers and North American Snowsports Journalists Association (NASJA).