Top 10 ideas for Mother’s Day in downtown Los Angeles

For this year’s Mother’s Day (Sunday, May 10), The
Downtown Center Business Improvement District has compiled the Top 10 ideas and deals that will please
any mom. For complete details and how to take advantage of these great
packages, please visit


1.       Sample Downtown’s Culinary Delights, Day and Night:  Celebrate Mother’s
Day with brunch at the beautiful, outdoor Blue Ribbon Garden at the Walt Disney
Concert Hall or at the Grand Caf at the Omni Los Angeles Hotel. You can also enjoy
a special pre fix dinner at Roy‘s
Hawaiian Fusion Cuisine. The Grand Caf and Roy’s have created special
deals exclusively for the DCBID.


2.       Delight in Afternoon Tea: Relax in the afternoon and enjoy
this wonderful tradition of aromatic tea, delicious pastries and desserts,
finger sandwiches, and delightful conversation with your mom with exclusive
DCBID packages at the Japanese
American National
and SipTea. Treat
her with Asian inspired delectable treats and oriental tea at the Museum or
healthy, organic dishes at SipTea.

And the Millennium Biltmore Hotel is transforming its Rendezvous Court into a live garden for
this special occasion and hosting tea for that special person in your family


3.       Wine Tastings in the City:  Test your knowledge of colors,
flavors and smells of various wines at the San Antonio Winery, the last of the
100+ producing wineries that once lined the L.A. River Basin.
The Winery is offering an exclusive DCBID package that includes free wine
tasting, a winery tour and a Mother’s Day Menu as well as complimentary
glass of sparkling wine. 

You can also treat mom with a delicious brunch, created exclusively for DCBID,
at the new Corkbar.  Check out its wide selection of wines afterward.


4.       Shop Til You Drop: Make mom feel like a VIP with exclusive
DCBID offers at Tiara Caf, the Museum of Contemporary Art (MOCA) Store and the
L.A. Philharmonic Store. Known as the Fashion District’s Trendiest Spot,
Tiara is the place to be to savor fashionably gourmet and healthy courses. 
Also, receive a gift certificate for a personal shopping trip with Urban
Shopping Adventures. 

End your tour of the MOCA at its store and receive a free gift or receive a 10
percent discount at the LA Phil Store by mentioning the DCBID.


5.       Relax and Pamper:  If your mom needs a day of
relaxation, pamper her with spa services with the DCBID exclusive “Mother’s
Day Mix-and-Match Spa Treatments” at the Hilton Checkers Spa on its sunny
roof spa or indoors at its serene spa. Mix and match different 30-minute
treatments for your mom and for yourself. If you’re planning to stay the
night, just add a room for two at a fantastic price of $149 / night, plus tax.

Check out Neihule, a sophisticated urban oasis on Olive Street, and sign up for one of
three different Mother’s Day spa packages, all exclusive to the DCBID.
While being pampered, delight in an assortment of teas and sandwiches. 


6.       Absorb the Arts:  If your mom enjoys live theatre
and musical acts, then surprise her with tickets to a classical concert,
“Bronfman Plays Prokofiev,” at the Walt Disney Concert Hall or snap
your fingers and tap your toes to “Ain’t Misbehavin’: The
Fats Weller Musical Show” at the Ahmanson Theatre.


7.        Marvel at Rare, Museum Collections:  If
your mom likes to take in some history, modern or ancient, then she can peruse
the new GRAMMY Museum, which offers an exciting and
interactive celebration of the power of music. Mention DCBID on Mother’s
Day and moms get in for FREE when accompanied by their children.

Learn about Dan Graham, a central figure in the development of contemporary art
since the 1960s, with a free Mother’s Day tour of the “Dan Graham:
Beyond” exhibit at MOCA.  Or check out the Central Library and awe at the
outstanding sketches, figure drawings and building renderings by Richard
Neutra, one of modernism’s most important architects.


8.       Dabble in Downtown’s Diversity:  If Mom likes
exploring and being on-the-go, then hop on a fun, nighttime bus tour of neon
signs, movie marquees and permanent installations of contemporary neon art through
Downtown and Hollywood, offered by the Museum of Neon Arts

Also, explore the rich architecture and history of the magnificent Biltmore
Hotel, which was known in its early days as the “The Host of the
Coast.” Over the years, the Biltmore played non-stop host to high
society, international political figures, movie stars and royalty.


9.       Pack a Picnic:  If you’re looking for
something low-key, then laze around on a grassy knoll with good conversation
and a good book at the beautiful Elysian Park, a green haven right in the
backyard of Downtown L.A.  You can also try Downtown’s Vista Hermosa
, which features
walking trails, streams and picnic grounds amid native Mediterranean
vegetation.  The best part – both are free!  You can purchase a basket of
goodies for a picnic at Ralphs Fresh Fare, Bottega Louie or any of the Famima
locations in Downtown.


10.   Experience Downtown at Night:  For mom who wants to stay and
make a weekend of her trip to Downtown, several marquee hotels are offering
DCBID exclusives that will help you just do that, no matter what your budget. The
Wilshire Grand is offering the “Just for You Package” which
includes an Executive Jr. Suite, $50 food and beverage credit and other
amenities for just $229.  At the Millennium Biltmore, whisk your mom away for a
relaxing weekend in one of the Classic or Club Level rooms, from $239 – $289. 
If you’re treating your mom during this special holiday, then give her
and your dad quality time with each other with the “French Kiss Package
for Moms and Dads” at the Omni Hotel.  The Omni is sealing the special
getaway with champagne and French toast breakfast in bed.

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