22 Things to Do for Mother’s Day in Pittsburgh

Point State Park in Pittsburgh

It’s right around the month of May when spring is in full bloom in Pittsburgh! With the gorgeous weather brings Mother’s Day and the perfect opportunity to get out there and share the special day with your mom, wife, mom #2 – you name it. From budget-friendly to splurge-worthy (and Mother’s day brunches in between!) here’s 22 things to do for Mother’s Day in Pittsburgh!

Pittsburgh Zoo bronze statue

Have you made plans for Mother’s Day yet? If you’re scurrying to make sure mom gets special treatment, here’s 22 ideas to give her the best Mother’s Day yet:

Downtown Pittsburgh

Point State Park trails

Take Mom to brunch! There’s plenty of restaurants with Mother’s Day menus including Braddock’s American Brasserie, Revel + Roost, &  Nine on Nine.

Head to Point State Park and grab a few family photos in front of the iconic fountain.

Rent bikes from Golden Triangle Bike Rentals or Healthy Ride and see the city from a pretty street view.

Rent a Pontoon Boat from Boat Pittsburgh and see the Golden Triangle from the three rivers.

Try you beat your best time with the Mother’s Day 5K Virtual Race.

North Shore

National Aviary in Pittsburgh Flamingo Encounter

Take a stroll along the North Shore (or a run if you like!) and count the number of Pittsburgh bridges you encounter.

Head to National Aviary and admire all of the furry and feathered now mamas – it’s baby season!

Visit Children’s Museum Pittsburgh and show Mom your skill for learning and creativity.

Check out Carnegie Science Center with Mom and let her act like a kid for a day.

Show off your best manners with the Annual Mother’s Day Afternoon High Tea at Arnold’s Tea Pittsburgh.


Phipps Conservatory for Mother's Day

Tell Mom she’s even more beautiful than the flowers in Phipps Conservatory with Brunch in Bloom.

Visit Heinz Memorial Chapel and take in a Mother’s Day Concert at 3pm.


Love is … – A Mother’s Day Murder Mystery Brunch by Mystery Theatre Pittsburgh

Station Square

Station Square in Pittsburgh Bessemer Court

Take a walk through Bessemer Court and take photos in your Sunday best.

Roll on a river with a brunch/dinner cruise on the Gateway Clipper Fleet.

Mount Washington

Mount Washington
A view of Pittsburgh proper from Mount Washington. Photo Credit: Steven Locke

Ride an incline to the top of Mount Washington and take frame-worthy family photos.

Highland Park

Pittsburgh Zoo Summer Safari Tasha Elephant

Celebrate mothers of all shapes, sizes, and colors at Pittsburgh Zoo & PPG Aquarium. Moms get in free when accompanied by their children.

A Well-Deserved Spa Day

Spa Treatment for Mother's Day in Pittsburgh

If a multigen day is what you have in mind, esSpa Kosmetika has a Three Generations Spa Day filled with luxurious pampering including an Organic Express Facial, Hungarian Spa Manicure, Hungarian Spa Pedicure, and 60-minute Swedish Massage for each guest.

Elliven Spa is offering mom to be services that will help to de-stress and soothe the upcoming mommy in your life including maternity massages and facials will will enhance your gal’s glow.

And if it’s pretty nails she wants, its pretty nails she’ll get at The NailSpa where items on the menu include manis, pedis, and a reflexology session. And for those days of self-care at home, Côte can offer you the products you need for a DIY spa day.


And a Bonus!

Pittsburgh Cultural Trust has that swinging (literally!) Disney jungle dude, Tarzan, at the Byham Theater. Not only is the soundtrack amazing, kids go for half price!

Not sure what to do for or where to take Mom for Mother's Day? Here's 22 things to do for Mother's Day in Pittsburgh!

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