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Celebrate Mother’s Day in the Loop

Posted  28 days ago  in  Loop List

5 MIN READ – Celebrate this Mother’s Day in the Loop. Go out to brunch and drink specialty cocktails. Appreciate the spring weather with a boat ride on the Chicago River. For a scenic view, dine at a rooftop bar. To relax, rejuvenate at the spa. Give gifts, sweet treats, and floral arrangements. Regardless of how you spend your day downtown in the Loop, you will bond with Mom, and that’s all that matters.


Shoreline Sightseeing

On a beautiful spring day, take your mom on a cruise through the Chicago Loop with Shoreline Sightseeing. View the city’s impressive skyline as you travel down the Chicago River. The city is known for its unique blend of historical and modern architecture. So, relax and enjoy the ride with close-up views and excellent photos. Shoreline Sightseeing’s 75-minute Architecture River Tour is led by one of Shoreline’s expert guides. Tours depart from the Michigan Avenue Bridge or Navy Pier. Masks are required, and no cash is accepted (pay with credit and debit only). Learn more here, and check out other tours and attractions in the Loop here.



Raised is an Urban Rooftop Bar with exceptional service and breathtaking views of Chicago. Their venue features an industrial aesthetic with cabanas and fire pits to provide a relaxing atmosphere. For an afternoon overlooking the Chicago River, Raised welcomes you to their indoor/outdoor bar, open roof deck, and private outdoor areas.  Enjoy the relaxed, luxury atmosphere, and raise your glass in celebration to an unforgettable dining experience with Mom. Take a look at the menu here.

ROOF on theWit

For extravagant rooftop dining 27 stories above it all, ROOF on theWIT is offering elevated service and fine dining. Their venue features a stunning design, sweeping views of Chicago, private event spaces, entertainment, and a unique dining experience. Try Neapolitan-inspired pizzas made fresh in their hearth oven, along with classy cocktails and drifty city views. Reservations are encouraged due to limited capacity restrictions, and can be made here


Ocean Prime Chicago

Ocean Prime Chicago is a modern American restaurant and lounge with a savory menu of seafood and steaks. Mother’s Day brunch will include a delicious citrus rhubarb "momosa" and other signature cocktails paired with items from their special brunch menu from 11 a.m-3 p.m. Read the menu here.

The Dearborn

The Dearborn is a down to earth American tavern, featuring leather booths, subway tiles, vintage-inspired lights, and murals of Chicago's history. Book your Mother's Day brunch and indulge in The Dearborn's special menu items such as Lobster & Caviar Deviled Eggs, Maple and Pecan French Toast, and Blueberry and Violet Pavlova. View the full menu here.

Chicago athletic association

Celebrate Mother's Day at Cherry Circle Room at the Chicago Athletic Association with a very special high tea service on Sunday, May 14! Enjoy a beautiful spread of classic high tea fare like cucumber sandwiches, mini lemon tarts, macaroons, and more; plus featured seasonal cocktails and a selection of tea from Rishi Tea & Botanicals. Seatings are available from 10 a.m. - 3 p.m. Menu details and tickets are available on Resy. 


In the Loop there are plenty of places to enjoy a day of relaxation. Do a spa day with mom at JW Marriot Chicago, Kimpton Gray Hotel, Spa at Palmer House, or the Godfrey Spa Boutique. Services include facials, body treatments, waxing, and in-room massages. 


Floral Workshop at Chicago Athletic Association

Don't just buy a bouquet of flowers for mom, make it! Each participant will be supplied with an assortment of fresh local flowers and greenery, along with a vase and all the tools needed to assemble a cute tabletop bouquet. Learn about different shapes and designs of bouquets, how to pick the perfect flowers, extending the life of your bouquet, and sustainability practices to incorporate at the end of your bouquet’s life, such as composting, drying your flowers, making natural dyes, and casting flowers in resin. Light refreshments and drinks will be provided. Purchase workshop admission here

Lighthouse artspace Chicago

Mozart Immersive and Immersive Van Gogh are the most magical way to celebrate Mother's Day in Chicago! Treat Mom to see two amazing immersive exhibits for the price of one! For a LIMITED TIME, Lighthouse Immersive is offering you the opportunity to see both Mozart Immersive and Immersive Van Gogh for one great price!  And these two immersive shows are celebrating all Moms with 20% off all tickets. The Mother's Day promotion is valid for all available dates - but ends on May 14. Don't miss it! Take Mom on an immersive adventure she'll never forget! Shop this deal here

impress orthodontics

Give mom the healthy, confident smile they deserve! Or if you are a mom, treat yourself this Mothers Day. Meet Impress Orthodontics, the experts in modern orthodontic care. Their smile-perfecting treatments are faster, safer, more effective, *and* less expensive for all ages. Impress provides expert treatment led by licensed clinicians who design your dream smile. Their cutting-edge technology helps craft the most effective plan for your teeth, safely and twice as fast. 

Lyric Opera of Chicago

There’s no better gift for mom than that of time spent together – and what’s a more memorable way to spend the day than enjoying a big Broadway show together? Lyric’s West Side Story takes the stage from June 2 – 25 with nearly 100 artists onstage, including an orchestra with more than 40 musicians and a large ensemble of Broadway’s finest artists, performing this iconic “Romeo and Juliet” story set in New York City. Use promo code CLAMOMS to save 25% off shows June 2-13. Purchase tickets here

The Body Shop

Give Mom refreshing spring fragrances from The Body Shop. Pick out a body butter to restore soft, spring skin after a long, dry winter. Buy a spa and pampering gift package here.

And why stop there? Might as well check out the other shops on State Street while you're at it! Not sure where to start? Let our shopping guide lead the way. You know your mom best, so be sure to make her special day a memorable one.