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Spoil Mom with a Garland Road Trip

You can secure your “favorite child” status by whisking mom away on a memorable road trip to Garland. Play up that "good child" reputation and invite the siblings or aunts. Garland has plenty to keep you and the squad busy throughout the weekend.

Start by booking a stay at one of Garland’s newest hotels like Holiday Inn, Holiday Inn Express, Hyatt Place, or Tru by Hilton. A few of these hotels are offering Mother’s Day packages. When you book at the Holiday Inn Express, for example, you will receive a bottle of wine, flowers, and candy with your room reservation.

Remember when mom juggled everyone’s schedule including her own? We are offering you a chance to show mom how you learned from the pro. However, since you are busy as well, we have prepared a Mother's Day weekend guide that is sure to impress her. Follow the guide exactly or adjust it for your crew4. The guide is full of dining and activity options that will make this mom trip the most memorable.

Mother's Day Garland Weekend Guide


3 PM Check in to the hotel

5 PM
Pick an arts and crafts activity to do with mom just like old times but with wine! Here are a few places where you can make reservations. Most places allow you to bring in food and beverages so pack the wine, cheese, and crackers.

How long has it been since mom had a night out at the theatre or the symphony? The Granville Arts Center and Plaza Theater in Downtown Garland offer plenty of shows, musicals, and exhibits to keep mom entertained. Here are a few options taking place over Mother’s Day weekend.

7:30 PM Garland Symphony Orchestra with internationally-acclaimed pianist Daniela Liebman

8:00 PM The Complete Works of William Shakespeare (abridged)

Dinner Options

If you truly want to splurge on mom, Pangea Restaurant & Bar is obligatory. This elegant local is the creation of Chef Kev Ashade who came out on top against Bobby Flay on the Food Network’s Beat Bobby Flay. Chef Kev keeps that winning signature Coq Au Vin dish on the menu among additional exquisite dishes. Dining hours on Friday and Saturday are from 4 pm to 11 pm so you can fit dinner into your evening plans.

For additional dining options, you may want to review the recently published A Guide to Garland’s Diverse Food Scene by Dallasites 101.



Have some giggles with mom as you reminisce over memories of Saturday mornings past. Current Saturdays are made for brunch feasts that include Greek omelets, waffles, or chilaquiles. However, the most fun brunches come with mimosas or bloody marys! We feel obligated to mention that Ferah’s Tex-Med Kitchen is offering a special Mother’s Day Brunch Buffet on Mother’s day that mom is sure to label divine! Here are a few brunch options:

Treat mom to a day of spa treatments and shopping in Downtown Garland and Firewheel Town Center. Below are a few spots to visit for beauty treatments and shopping. Should you make it out to Urban Market, the first 150 moms will receive flower bouquets.

5:30 PM Dinner

Wind down with BBQ, salads, or seafood. Downtown Garland Square has many dining options. Here are a few you do not want to miss.

7 PM Free Classic Movie- I Remember Mama


Rise and shine, check out of your hotel room, and head out for your last brunch of the trip. TLC on the Lake offers a delicious meal along the lakeshore just be sure you try the TLC Loaded Bloody Mary.

After brunch, make your way back to Downtown Garland for a self-guided Public Art Walking Tour. Start at 506 Art, the downtown pocket park with the perfect backdrop for selfies with mom. You and mom have had a great trip and the final touch of your trip is making sure mom has perfect pictures of your Garland trip to hang on the wall back home.

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