By Josie Wachi
Mother’s Day is about spoiling our moms. If you’re a visitor to Huntsville, we've got you covered with ideas from Rocket City locals on the ideal gifts and experiences for your mom that will get you that always coveted star-child status.
BONUS: Select attractions are offering free admission for moms and other special activities. Check out the full list here.
Take in the views at Monte Sano State Park
For any outdoor fanatic mama there is no better way to snag some family time together than a Mother’s Day picnic. Monte Sano State Park promises plenty of fresh air with zero wait time. All you have to do is pack that basket and spread the runner on the picnic table. You’ll get lost in the spectacular views and forget any troubles in no time. After you finish up your picnic atop the 2,140-acre state park, enjoy the therapeutic sounds as you walk by the mineral springs, or hike/ bike along the trails of blooming native azaleas. You can also get some cardio in by playing frisbee at the disc golf course (or throw frisbees to your feline family). For kids, there is plenty of room to run in the playground and pavilion area. This family outing is bound to be your sweetest picnic yet.
What you need to know about Monte Sano State Park
Address: 5105 Nolen Ave, Huntsville, AL, 35801
Hours: Trails close 30 minutes before sunset
Brunch it up
Check out the delectable brunch offerings at these Huntsville/Madison County locations.
Time: 10 am - 4 pm
Call: 256-830-4447 ext. 248
Time: 10:00 am - 2 pm
Time: 10:00 am - 2 pm
Time: 11 am - 3 pm
For the mom who adores dessert, bring her by Cafe 153 for some delicious treats. Their homemade chocolate cake and pumpkin bread with cream cheese frosting, or the Snow Fruit with Green tea ice cream are most definitely the way to mom's heart. Then walk to her favorite shops at Bridge Street Town Centre to burn off those calories that were worth every bite.
Relax and unwind
Give your mom the ultimate gift of relaxation and pure pampering at Hand and Stone Massage and Facial Spa. Specializing in hot stone and Himalayan salt treatments, they offer a wide variety of services like facials, deep tissue massage, and decompression therapy.
Address: 935 Bob Wallace Ave SW, Huntsville, AL 35801
Phone: (256) 333-4239
“The Mothers Of Science” at the U.S. Space & Rocket Center
If mom likes engineered inventions and all-things space, hit the U.S. Space & Rocket Center for the ultimate Mother’s Day field day. Mothers get in free (with one paid admission) to explore and experience America’s space history and future. Don’t forget to try the Mars Mission Simulator, the Mars Climbing Wall and the G-Force Accelerator. You can also check out the new, state-of-the-art INTUITIVE Planetarium.
Address: 1 Tranquility Base, Huntsville, AL, 35805
Phone: (256) 837-3400
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Josie was born in coastal Kenya. She has resided in Huntsville, Alabama, for 17 years. While in the Rocket City, Josie launched a clothing line, Josie Wachi, to give women a better tailored modern and classic style. Awarded the ‘North Alabama Emerging Fashion Designer’ by the Alabama Fashion Alliance, Josie is much more than a designer of stylish clothes. A real source of inspiration for style and healthy living, she enjoys blogging and podcasting for people in Alabama. She is a graduate of Leadership/Huntsville Madison County’s Connect Class for young professionals.