Sure, mom would definitely appreciate breakfast in bed or a brunch excursion. But why not surprise her with one of these not-so-typical mother’s day outings?

Garden Festival at Ladew Topiary Gardens
For the ultimate Mother’s Day present, bring Mom to Ladew Topiary Gardens during the peak of spring flowers! The Monkton area gem is giving away complimentary coffee and tea plus a free gift for moms while supplies last on Sunday.

Get out on the Water with a Woodwind Schooner Sailboat Cruise
Set sail for a two hour cruise with the Woodwind Schooner crew. Although the Mother’s Day Brunch event is sold out, there are three other cruises taking place that day. Get a little sun and breeze, then hit up your favorite Annapolis restaurant.

Decorator’s Show House: Symphonic Suites
The Baltimore Symphony Orchestra Associates present the 35th Symphony Decorators’ Show House, featuring the work of Maryland’s most prominent interior designers from May 7 – May 30.Tthis year’s event bucks tradition and will take place in two luxury condos of The Ritz-Carlton Residences in the Inner Harbor. Complimentary valet parking.

Enjoy Sonidos and Wine with The Poulenc Trio at the Walters Art Museum
The Poulenc Trio and special guests will perform at the Walters Art Museum on Sunday at May at 6 pm to celebrate spring with a concert of music by latin american composers. The program will include music by Argentine composer Astor Piazzolla, Cuban jazz legend Paquito D’Rivera, and a suite of Tangos by Mexican-american composer Enrique Carlos Medina. $15/ticket. A wine reception follows the concert.

Moms Fly Free… on the Zip Line
Experience the thrill of gliding through the trees 30 ft in the air at speeds up to 20 miles an hour as you travel on our 330 ft. long zip line at Terrapin Adventures. Moms fly FREE on Sunday with 2 adventure purchases of equal or greater value. Userpromo code MFF15 when booking.