Make Mom's Day Memorable with a Trip to the Beach

Why not turn Mom's big day into a weekend-long event with plenty of R and R in Gulf Shores &  Orange Beach? There's plenty to do to show her your appreciation for all those years of love and care. Start the weekend off with a sail aboard the WildHearts,

a 53-foot-long catamaran. Captain David Whidden and his crew ensure a fun and relaxing cruise. Bring a cooler of drinks and snacks and set sail for a good time of dolphin watching complemented by laid-back beach tunes. After a morning sail, pamper Mom with a treatment at one of the area's spas. Whether she enjoys a massage, manicure, facial or a pedicure for flip flop weather, she'll appreciate the gesture and some time alone. Round out the afternoon with a little beach time. There's nothing more relaxing than kicking back in a chair with your toes in the sand and listening to the waves. Pack a cooler with plenty of water and watch the afternoon light slip away to sunset. The last place Mom should be on Mother's Day is in the kitchen. Gulf Shores & Orange Beach have an array of dining options offering Mother's Day brunch and buffets for her special day. • Southbeach at The Beach Club will hold its annual Mother's Day Brunch from 10:30 a.m. to 3 p.m. Buffet items include salads and cheese board, Mango Country Ham, Prime Rib and an assortment of desserts. Reservations are required. Call 251-224-3600. • Perdido Beach Resort will serve a plated Mother's Day Brunch beginning at 10:30 a.m. featuring Herb-Scented Fillet of Atlantic Salmon or Chicken Piccata and a selection of salads and sides. Reservations are required. Call 251-981-9811. • Cobalt in Orange Beach offers brunch every Sunday, but will serve a little something extra special on Mother's Day from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Reservations accepted. Call 251-923-5300. Whether Mom has a taste for seafood or a taste for steak, the restaurants throughout the area will be sure to please on this special day.

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