Bring Your Mom to New Orleans and Celebrate Mother’s day

Looking for something special to do for Mom this Mother’s Day? Why not plan a trip to New Orleans, one of the most cultured cities in the country? You and your mother will find plenty to do, from seeing the sights to dining in the city’s best restaurants. Here are a few activities you can enjoy this Mother’s Day weekend (May 8-10).

Mother’s Day Brunch

Your mother has been feeding you your whole life, so why not treat her to a meal for a change? Make Mother’s Day memorable with any one of the cities famous Sunday brunches. You can go for a classic, traditional Sunday Jazz Brunch at Arnaud’s, with its four-course prix-fixe meal, or Commander’s Palace with jazz tunes served tableside and a bread pudding soufflé to top it off. If you’re looking for something more unique, head over to Elizabeth’s in the Bywater for praline bacon and duck waffles with pepper jelly.


Mother’s Day on the Steamboat Natchez

If you’re looking for an even more unique Mother’s Day brunch option, why not swoop Mom away down the Mississippi River on an unforgettable Steamboat Natchez cruise? Onboard, you and your mother will enjoy a delicious Mother’s Day brunch buffet with a great jazz band, reserved seating and free-flowing mimosas for Mom. Not only will you love your delectable meal, but you’ll do so with the picturesque backdrop of the river and New Orleans around you.

Mother’s Day at the Audubon Zoo

Each year, the Audubon Zoo hosts a special Mother’s Day celebration. Moms are invited to enjoy free admission to the zoo, where they’ll have a treat in store—a concert by beloved local musical matron, Irma Thomas. There will also be plenty of other music, food, fun and family activities—a local tradition that’s carried on for more than 30 years.


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