By Marissa Willman

Sunday is Mother’s Day, a time to celebrate the special mothers in your life. But before you rush out to buy a “Best Mom Ever” trinket or pick out a new vacuum cleaner, check out Coachella Valley Weekly’s picks for some truly great ways to show Mom how special she is. From decadent brunches and steak dinners to lavish spa treatments, we have you (and Mom) covered.

• Fantasy Springs Resort Casino in Indio will host a Mother’s Day brunch from 10 a.m.–3 p.m. Treat her to fresh seafood, prime rib and a chocolate fountain at The Fresh Grill, which will also serve a Mother’s Day dinner from 3 p.m.–9 p.m. For reservations, call 800-827-2946.

• Desert Willow Golf Resort in Palm Desert will host a Mother’s Day brunch from 11 a.m.–2 p.m. The spread will include something for everyone, including soup, salad and buffet-style offerings. Also included are omelet, carving, pasta and dessert stations. Reservations can be made at (760) 346-0015.


• The Miramonte Resort in Indian Wells has Mom covered with Sunday brunch and month-long spa specials. Brunch will be served on Mother’s Day from 10 a.m.–1 p.m. and will feature fresh pastries, hand-carved meats and omelets. Moms will also receive a rose and a $25 gift card to the resort’s spa and mothers of an active duty military family dine for free. The spa will have Mother’s Day specials all month long, such as the indulgent “Queen for a Day” package that includes a simultaneous facial and reflexology foot massage. Brunch reservations can be made at (760) 341-7200. Spa reservations can be made by calling 1-866-THE-WELL.

• Melvyn’s Restaurant at the Ingleside Inn in Palm Springs is offering a Mother’s Day champagne brunch at the iconic hotel. The special Mother’s Day menu includes 14 entrees, including dishes such as Lobster Benedict and braised New Zealand lamb shank, accompanied by complimentary pastries, fruit and champagne. For reservations, call (760) 325-2323.

• Morton’s Steakhouse in Palm Desert will offer a three-course Mother’s Day menu from 3 p.m.–9 p.m., perfect for a late lunch or dinner. Appetizer choices include treats such as lobster bisque and an Ahi tuna tower. For your main course, choose from filet mignon, honey chili-glazed salmon or Chicken Bianco. Dessert options include vanilla bean crème brulee, double chocolate mousse or an individual soufflé. For reservations, call (760) 340-6865.

• SpaTerre at the Riviera Palm Springs Resort and Spa is offering spa packages in May in honor of Mother’s Day. Treat Mom to a sweet cream body exfoliation and blueberry milk bath with a strawberry Bellini in hand, followed by a full-body Swedish massage with the “Berries and Bliss Body Delight” package. Or take Mom for a mani-pedi with the “Mother Glows Best Nail Delight” package, which includes a honeysuckle and orange custard manicure and a honey-glazed pedicure. For reservations, call (760) 778-6690.

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