While the weekend weather forecast might be gloomy, the following are sure to brighten your Mother’s Day weekend on Long Island. Whether looking for the perfect brunch spot, lavish spa day or craft beverage trail experience – here are our top picks to make this Mother’s Day extra special this weekend, rain or shine.
Ladies Who Lunch: Mother’s Day brunch is an event that is not-to-be-missed, as are these foodie focused events. The Hempstead House at Sands Point Preserve is serving up a traditional tea for mom’s looking for a Gatsby-esque affair. Complete with scones, finger sandwiches and live music this is a traditional tea service with a panoramic waterfront view. Cheese lovers can delight in The Village Cheese Shop’s brunch offerings in Mattituck, NY. Reserve a table in the garden and mom will receive a complimentary rose and glass of rosé along with a delectable menu suitable for any cheese connoisseur. Stony Brook’s Mirabelle Restaurant and Tavern at The Three Village Inn is hosting a grand buffet with something for everyone. Executive Chef Guy Reuge designed a menu fit for a queen – from raw bar offerings to kid-friendly mini hot dog carts, this family-friendly style menu is the perfect day out for Mom.
Scenic Strolls: If the rain makes way for a bit of sun this weekend, try an outside adventure on Long Island. Take the family for a bike ride on the recently renovated Long Beach Boardwalk with plenty of fun stops along the way including local shops and delicious restaurants with a view. With more than a dozen lighthouses across the region, pay homage to one of our famous beacons with a visit to a historic lighthouse. The Fire Island Light House is accessible by car via Robert Moses State Park, with scenic spots to lunch and trails running through the park’s natural preserve it makes for a fun family outing any day.
Seeking Tranquility: A day at the spa can reset the stress levels of any busy mom. The Seawater Spa at Gurney’s is a true seaside retreat complete with views of the Atlantic and a sea water pool. Try their Head-to-Toe Ocean Radiance Treatment designed to therapeutically rejuvenate the body, leaving you feeling balanced and well-rested. Those seeking a retreat on Long Island’s South Shore need look no further than The Garden City Hotel from brunch to a luxe Red Door Spa experience, this historic old-world-luxury spot has it all.
Elevated Tastings: Long Island is home to over 60 wineries and 30+ micro-breweries all boasting a unique craft beverage experience that connoisseurs won’t be able to resist. A few tasting rooms that will brighten any gloomy day include the Riverhead CiderHouse, an 8,000-square foot facility adorned with cozy fireplaces and rustic design. Offerings a wide variety of naturally harvested apple ciders, local beer and wine and small bites. Those seeking an authentic brewery experience should head out to Peconic to try Greenport Harbor Brewery’s new tasting room featuring favorite and seasonal ales as well as savory bites. Wine lovers can head to Bedell Cellars for locally made crepes and $6 rosé tastings.