Mother's Day, a celebration honoring Mom's dates back to 1908 when West Virginian Anna Jarvis held a memorial for her mother at St. Andrew's Methodist Church. Jarvis' mother was a peace activist who cared for wounded soldiers on both sides of the American Civil War and Anna wanted to honor her. Now this holiday is celebrated in over 40 countries around the world and on May 14th, mothers everywhere will receive such honors as breakfast in bed prepared by their families, gifts, cards and lots of pampering.
If you're planning a big day for Mom Barefoot Landing is a must see and do experience on the list. Enjoy a leisurely stroll while taking in the scenery and wildlife, as you wave to the boats passing by along the Intracoastal Waterway. Afterwards, settle in for a beautiful lunch or dinner at one of the many waterfront restaurants.Flying Fish, Greg Norman's, Stillhouse BBQ and River City Café offer wonderful Waterway views, while lakefront choices include Castano's, Joe's Crab Shack, Umberto's, Wild Wing Cafe and many more.
For the Mom who has a bit of a sweet tooth, the choices are endless. Pralines are the house specialty at River Street Sweets, you'll find homemade taffy in an abundance of flavors at Wee R. Sweetz, both sweet and traditional popcorn flavors are on the menu at Colette's Popcorn and any kind of candy she can possibly imagine is always in supply at It'Sugar. And the crème de la crème of all sweets, ice cream is plentiful at Sweet Molly's or Crafty Cow, also with your choice of toppings.
Of course no visit to Barefoot Landing is complete without some good ole fashioned shopping! From fashion and jewelry to art, home accessories and holiday décor, the options are endless! Chico's, White HouselBlack Market, random boutique, Francesca's, Breezin' Up, Illusions, The Mole Hole, A Silver Shack, The Olive Shoppe and Master's Editions Fine Art Gallery are just a few of the many wonderful and unique shopping experiences where you can take mom to shop the day away or find her the perfect Mother's Day gift!
Make this year the one your Mom will remember forever with a visit to Barefoot Landing! We'll be waiting for you!