Take a Mom-ent to Celebrate a Wonder Woman

Mothers are superheroes who deserve to be loved all year long. Here are some great ways to amplify your love for her on Mother's Day, in Aurora, Colorado.

Start with a beautiful bouquet from these excellent Aurora, CO florists.

Simple Elegance

Simple Elegance has been hand-delivering premium floral arrangements and gift baskets to help strengthen relationships, give love and support, and celebrate life’s special moments since 2013. Their stunning arrangements allow nature’s beauty to inspire your special moment.

Poppy & Pine

The folks at Poppy & Pine believe that fresh flowers are good for the soul. They also believe in finding pleasure in every little detail. Their grab-and-go bouquets use only the freshest and highest quality seasonal blooms!

Diana's Flowers & Gifts

Forget those bland national website flower arrangements. Diana's Flowers & Gifts chooses only the freshest, highest-quality flowers with a fantastic staff to create a fully personalized bouquet for the one who has your heart.

Enjoy a brunch outing

Every year, Mother's Day falls on Sunday, which also happens to be the universal day for excellent brunch. Treat Mom to her favorite restaurant — just call ahead to make a reservation.


For a wake-up call, get a great coffee drink produced with organic, fair-trade beans, and look forward to a vast menu that includes everything from the corned beef hash and spicy chorizo Bennies to almond tres leches French toast and build-your-own sammies, omelets, and crepes.


Weekend crowds flock to this family-owned restaurant for traditional brunch fare and house-made cinnamon rolls, but dishes like Nutella swirl pancakes, savory vegetarian pancakes, Elvis Toast (French toast smothered in peanut butter and topped with bacon.


Prepare for a breakfast/brunch meal that will satisfy all of your cravings. New Day Café is a no-fuss American-style breakfast restaurant near Cherry Creek State Park. Try their homemade green chili breakfast burritos or their biscuits and gravy. Order the burger, wrap, or anything that comes with a serving of fries if you're more of a lunch type!

Book her a massage

Mom will be grateful that you went out of your way to schedule a massage for her. If you're able, join her and turn it into a relaxing spa day!


Clementine's Salon, established in 2011, is a multi-award-winning hair salon. In addition to its full-service salon, their newest facility inside the Stanley Marketplace proudly features superior skin care treatments. Relax with a popular hydrafacial or try something different in their hair salon.


Step into Havana Sauna and you'll feel instantly relaxed; they include massage therapy, facial and body treatments, a steam/dry sauna, a hot and cold pool with a jacuzzi, and salon services to provide maximum relaxation.


At Relâche Spa, you'll find ultimate relaxation and comfort. From our Alpenglow Fireside Lounge to the Rocky Mountain Rain Shower and Crystalline Ice Fountain, their spa resort in Aurora has something for everyone.

Women use tandem bike at Pedgo Southlands.

Take mom on a shopping spree

Take mom on a shopping spree where you help pick out things for her. Help her try things on, pick out outfits and make her feel like the special queen you know she is.

Southlands Mall

On a modern Main Street in the center of southeast Aurora, Colorado, fashion, food, and entertainment have mingled. Here you'll find some of the most well-known names in retail, dining, and entertainment. AMC Southlands 16 Theatre, Barnes & Noble, Eddie Bauer, Victoria's Secret, Maurices, Chico's, H&M, Charming Charlie, Ted's Montana Grill, Tokyo Joe's, Buffalo Wild Wings, Best Buy, American Eagle, and a number of others are among them.

Town Center at Aurora

Town Center at Aurora is a large indoor mall in Aurora, Colorado, with over 130 shops and food vendors. This mall has two levels of fashion, sportswear, beauty, home products, and gifts, making it an excellent place to shop for apparel and other items. Dillard's, JCPenney, and Macy's are the department stores you'll find at Town Center. Express, Torrid, and Victoria's Secret are just a few of the clothing stores.

Stanley Marketplace

This mixed-use urban marketplace features boutiques, gift shops, food and drinks, a chocolatier, and a cutting-edge zero-waste market among its retail offerings. It houses more than 50 independently owned Colorado businesses as well as a public park.

Take a tour of historic sites

Gather the family for a visit to neighboring historic places if your mother enjoys history. Her day will be made even more memorable by the wonderful weather and landmarks, which will make for some great photos.


Like no other memorial in the United States, the Colorado Freedom Memorial honors those who have made the ultimate sacrifice for our country. Its glass panels, which are located near Buckley Air Force Base, contain the names of nearly 6000 soldiers names. The memorial serves as a place for people to remember Colorado's heroes.


The Aurora History Museum is a community-based history, arts, and cultural center with a permanent display on Aurora's history and two changing exhibit galleries concentrating on local, state, and regional history, cultural understanding and appreciation, and decorative and fine arts.


Lawrence Halprin and Satoru Nishita built this 27-acre memorial park in 1982 to honor the victims of the 1941-1943 Nazi massacre of Ukrainian Jews and others in Kiev. The memorial is designed around a central Star of David-shaped pathway, with three unique architectural features: an amphitheater, a grove, and a ravine.

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