Make the Most out of Mother’s Day Weekend

Make the Most out of Mother’s Day Weekend

Who says you should only celebrate your mom one day out of the year? At Shoreline Sightseeing we believe if you’re not celebrating your mom year round you should at least do it for an entire weekend. We’ve put together a foolproof guide to ensure your mom has the best Chicago Mother’s Day Weekend!


We’ll give you the benefit of the doubt and assume you have a great 8-5 job that makes your mom very proud, so we’ll start the Friday plans in the afternoon.

Treat your mom to an early dinner in Chicago’s beloved Downtown Theater District. For a spot right on the river South Branch Tavern Grille offers the big city views with a large menu. With a classy chic ambience Atwood has just what you’re looking for if you’re in search of something nicer than bar food. And of course there’s Luke’s Lobster, it might not offer that gourmet five course meal but you can never go wrong with a Maine-style lobster roll.

Dinner is over, now what? Well since you’re already here catch a show at one of Chicago’s acclaimed theaters. My Fair Lady is playing at the Lyric Opera, while Hamilton, Rent, and Disney’s Aladdin are taking over at Broadway in Chicago.

The show was amazing, let’s continue the fun! Take a quick Uber ride to River North to keep the night going. With bars like Three Dots and a Dash, Howl at the Moon, and Public House every mom can find something to enjoy.


Rise and Shine! Saturday is here which means an entire day of exploring the city with your momma bear.

Prove to your mom that you really do value that expensive education – take her to a museum! There are endless options of where you could continue your learning but you can’t falter with a trip to Museum Campus. The Field Museum, Adler Planetarium, and Shedd Aquarium offer three unique perspectives on the world we live in and what’s outside it.

After a full morning of your brain working harder than it has since college, grab a Chicago dog from Kim and Carlo’s Chicago Style Hot Dog stand, you can never go wrong with a Chicago favorite.

With a brain full of knowledge and a stomach full of hot dogs it’s time to relax. Lucky for you and your mom our water taxi dock is conveniently located at Museum Campus, hop on board for a relaxing trip with great views.

Navy Pier is the destination and with the recent renovations there is plenty to do. From the Centennial Wheel to the Chicago Shakespeare Theater to the new food lineup, we can guarantee you won’t be disappointed with all the great options. Plus, our Classic Lake Tour departs every hour from our dock at the Pier.


Today is the day we’ve been waiting for – it’s actually Mother’s Day. This entire weekend has been great but now you really have to make it special.

Treat your mom to a relaxing day of spa treatments and shopping. Located in the heart of downtown mySpa, The Red Door, and Anna George Salon & Spa all offer your mom the pampering she deserves this Mother’s Day. Whether your mom is looking for a facial, full body massage, or a new hairdo these fabulous spas have it all.

Keep the relaxation going all day long, after the spa enjoy a leisurely boat ride with Shoreline Sightseeing. Our Michigan Ave dock is home to one of the best Architecture River Tours around! Grab a drink, sit back, and enjoy all the views of Chicago’s famous skyscrapers as you cruise down the Chicago River.

The only thing left to do is get your mom that perfect Mother’s Day gift, and you know it’s only perfect if she picks it out herself. Treat you and your mom to a shopping trip on Chicago’s Magnificent Mile. If you’re the type that enjoys a nice stroll in and out of stores everything you want is located within a short walking distance. Or if you’re the type that knows where you want to go and there’s no stopping on the way there, this convenient website will help you find your go-to shops.

We hope you and your mom have a fabulous time this Mother’s Day weekend!